Does this sound familiar?
- I do everything I can think of.
- I eat a healthy diet.
- I don’t eat enough food and still can’t lose the pounds.
- My calorie intake is hardly anything.
- I exercise.
- Why can’t I lose weight?
More and more we are beginning to understand that weight loss is not always about what you eat or how much you exercise. Yes, these things are important. You are what you eat! Eating lots of vegetables, fruits, nuts, seeds, and any foods that are on the outside walls of the grocery is generally our healthiest choice. And yes, getting enough exercise to burn calories and build muscle strength is beneficial to our body.
However, no matter how ‘good’ you think you are at these things, they will not produce weight loss if you are carrying around a backpack filled with emotional baggage.
That’s right! Emotional baggage can be our biggest deterrent to losing unwelcome weight. Science is beginning to show an important correlation between weight and emotions. The biggest hiccup preventing weight loss is TRAUMA! Trauma holds weight. If we have been sexually abused, there is more chance that we will hold on to weight. Something in us believes that extra padding will protect us from further trauma. Even with other types of trauma, many of us eat to change or avoid our feelings.
This article from Mashable describes that weight loss apps and programs probably don’t work because they do nothing to help users with healing from past trauma. Trauma that is holding you back from experiencing the type of success warranted by your hard work. The fault is not yours – it’s in the emotional baggage you are carrying around.
For my female clients this often means they start seeing themselves as the goddess they were born to be.
When a client comes in to see me for weight loss, I always ask first about their background. Most of my clients who have trouble with losing weight have experienced some sort of childhood trauma. Therefore, the first goal is to work on that trauma, the negative self-talk, and poor self-treatment. Generally, our second session works to enable the inner child to find its voice and power they felt they weren’t allowed to have. Most of all, we let it know that there is nothing wrong with that Little One and there never was. He/she is loveable. Giving that Little One a voice creates more change for the adult than a million self-help apps and books. Once that Little One feels accepted and loved and listened to, the adult starts to experience internal changes and the unwanted weight can be released more easily and naturally.
When this inner child healing takes place, the adult will no longer engage in saying mean, nasty things to themselves. This is the vital step. They learn to look in the mirror and see who they really are, not the false image of themselves they have learned to accept as natural. For my female clients this often means they start seeing themselves as the goddess they were born to be.
If you have struggled unsuccessfully to release unwanted weight and you’re tired of the vicious circle, then hypnosis could be your answer;
If you tend to look in the mirror (or avoid the mirror) because you don’t like what you see;
If you know that you have trauma in your past that you are ready to release;
If you are tired of carrying around a backpack filled with yesterday’s junk, then hypnosis might be just what you are looking for.
“When I started letting go of the things I had been holding on to for years
I began to see myself as powerful again. What’s also great is that I am not thinking
about food all the time like I used to.” — Kevin
Schedule your free 30-Minute Discovery Session and see if Hypnosis might be right for you!