The Skinny On Hypnosis

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With Sheri O. Zampelli, M.S., CCH Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist An Interview By Laura M. Turner, CHHP

I admit, I didn’t know much about hypnotherapy, particularly for weight reduction. But the results are indisputable. So to discover more, I sat down with Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist, weight reduction coach and creator of Donate Your Weight (www.donateyourweight.com) to get the skinny. Here’s what she told me:

Q: Sheri, What is the background or history of hypnotherapy?

A: Modern hypnosis is stated to have been around given that 1776 and has actually faded in and out of popularity and acceptance since then. Sigmund Freud used hypnosis in his practice and his theory of psychoanalysis was formed based upon a few of the things he liked and didn’t like about hypnosis. Lots of therapists and doctors incorporate hypnosis into their practice to assist customers manage physical pain, break routines and resolve deep mental issues.

Q: What is your story as it pertains to hypnotherapy? Why were you drawn to it?

A: I at first discovered out about hypnosis when I was frantically having a hard time with my weight and eating and went to see a female called Dr. Nancy Bonus. The truth is, lots of programs using ‘visualization’ are using some variation of hypnosis.

The goal with hypnosis is to get past the rational or analytical part of the mind and to access the part of your mind that makes automatic, spontaneous, emotionally driven choices. With hypnosis, you can assist your mindful mind work in consistency with your subconscious mind so that eventually, you are automatically drawn to new behaviors without having to believe about it or use self-discipline.

Q: Why would an individual select hypnotherapy as a method of promoting weight reduction?

A: A good reason to select hypnotherapy as a method of promoting weight reduction is since hypnosis helps you get past the crucial element and access that part of the mind (the old brain) that’s like a little brat and firmly insists, “I desire cookies, I desire sweet, I do not wish to work out.” That old brain (amygdala) wants pleasure principle and rewards, it doesn’t care about repercussions or logic. You can reprogram that part of the mind to look forward to health, fitting in smaller clothes, dancing, playing, getting off medication and all the other advantages of weight reduction, all of a sudden you have its cooperation. Now your mindful and subconscious mind are working together. Your subconscious mind doesn’t care about great or bad, should or should not, right or incorrect. In truth, the subconscious mind seems to rebel against guidelines, however it loves rewards.

Q: What would a private session associate with regards to expenditure and time dedication? Do you use personal sessions via internet?

I do use coaching over the phone and I will create a tailored hypnosis CD for the client after I’ve been working with them for about 3 weeks. The truth is, when it comes to weight loss, the majority of people will not benefit from only one session. Fixing your weight problem completely generally requires work on emotional triggers, mental triggers, routines, self-talk and self-confidence.

Some customers have experienced injury or abuse that is the root of their weight problem. Unless injury is dealt with, the weight and poor eating routines are most likely to resurface again and again, particularly in times of stress.

Q: Could an individual get the advantages of hypnotherapy by themselves and how?

An individual can definitely take advantage of using a CD recording of a hypnosis session. CD’s often work fantastic for inspiration and focus and staying on track with new goals. CD’s can also assist you break routines. A self-motivated individual with little or no previous injury or abuse may find that a CD is sufficient to achieve their goals. If the CD alone seems to stop working or lose efficiency it may be either time for a brand-new CD or time to see a professional who can assist you overcome roadblocks that may be standing in their way of getting the complete advantages of hypnosis. Self-sabotage can also be a consider the efficiency of hypnosis. If an individual holds core beliefs such as “I do not deserve good things, I’m useless, Why trouble, People will believe I’m snooty, slutty, selfish, etc.” then hypnosis alone might not suffice to overcome those beliefs. My book, From Sabotage to Success uses a wide array of tools for getting rid of self-sabotage.

Sigmund Freud used hypnosis in his practice and his theory of psychoanalysis was formed based on some of the things he liked and didn’t like about hypnosis. A: I at first discovered out about hypnosis when I was frantically having a hard time with my weight and eating and went to see a female called Dr. Nancy Bonus. The goal with hypnosis is not just to imagine or see something in your mind. The goal with hypnosis is to get past the rational or analytical part of the mind and to access the part of your mind that makes automatic, spontaneous, emotionally driven choices. With hypnosis, you can assist your mindful mind work in consistency with your subconscious mind so that eventually, you are automatically drawn to new behaviors without having to believe about it or use self-discipline.

Susan Campbell
Susan Campbell
Susan is a freelance writer covering hypnotherapy, hypnosis and general health and wellbeing topics. Susan also writes about NLP and PSYCH-K.

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