The Skinny On Hypnotherapy

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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 understand much about hypnotherapy, specifically for weight loss. However the outcomes are undeniable. To find out more, I sat down with Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist, weight loss 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 said to have been around because 1776 and has faded in and out of appeal and acceptance since then. Sigmund Freud utilized hypnosis in his practice and his theory of psychoanalysis was formed based on a few of the things he liked and didn’t like about hypnosis. Many therapists and doctors integrate hypnosis into their practice to help clients handle physical discomfort, break practices and solve deep mental concerns.

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

A: I initially found out about hypnosis when I was frantically having a hard time with my weight and consuming and went to see a woman called Dr. Nancy Bonus. The fact is, numerous programs utilizing ‘visualization’ are utilizing 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, impulsive, mentally driven choices. With hypnosis, you can help your conscious mind work in harmony with your subconscious mind so that eventually, you are automatically drawn to brand-new habits without having to think about it or use determination.

Q: Why would a person select hypnotherapy as a method of promoting weight loss?

You can reprogram that part of the mind to look forward to health, fitting in smaller sized clothes, dancing, playing, getting off medication and all the other benefits of weight loss, unexpectedly you have its cooperation. Now your conscious and subconscious mind are working together. The subconscious mind appears to rebel against guidelines, but it enjoys benefits.

Q: What would a personal session involve in regards to cost and time dedication? Do you use private sessions by means of web?

A: Private sessions can range from $75 to $300 an hour. My per session fee is $150 but I choose to use six-session bundles for $700. I do use training over the phone and I will develop a personalized hypnosis CD for the customer after I’ve been working with them for about 3 weeks. The fact is, when it concerns weight loss, most people will not take advantage of just one session. Weight and consuming concerns are extremely complex and often begin in infancy. Resolving your weight issue completely usually needs work on psychological triggers, mental triggers, practices, self-talk and self-confidence. It also consists of making modifications to your environment and frame of mind associated to food, consuming, fun, benefits and weight.

Some clients have experienced injury or abuse that is the root of their weight issue. Unless injury is dealt with, the weight and bad consuming practices are likely to resurface again and again, specifically in times of stress.

Q: Could a person get the benefits of hypnotherapy by themselves and how?

An individual can absolutely take advantage of utilizing a CD recording of a hypnosis session. CD’s frequently work excellent for motivation and focus and staying on track with brand-new goals. CD’s can also help you break practices. A self-motivated person with little or no past injury or abuse might find that a CD suffices to achieve their goals. If the CD alone appears to stop working or lose efficiency it might be either time for a new CD or time to see a specialist who can help you overcome obstructions that might be standing in their method of gaining the full benefits of hypnosis. Self-sabotage can also be a consider the efficiency of hypnosis. If a person holds core beliefs such as “I do not should have advantages, I’m useless, Why bother, People will think I’m snooty, slutty, self-centered, etc.” then hypnosis alone may 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 utilized 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 initially found out about hypnosis when I was frantically having a hard time with my weight and consuming and went to see a woman 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, impulsive, mentally driven choices. With hypnosis, you can help your conscious mind work in harmony with your subconscious mind so that eventually, you are automatically drawn to brand-new habits without having to think about it or use determination.

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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