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about this process.
"During [these] periods of relaxation after concentrated intellectual activity, the intuitive mind seems to take over and can produce the sudden clarifying insights which give so much joy and delight. "
- Fritjof Capra
"Releasing excess weight in our minds and hearts, we release excess weight in our bodies. "
- Sondra Ray, The Only Diet There Is
Releasing and Managing Weight
As with the process of Smoking Cessation, Releasing and Managing Weight requires that the client be very motivated to change the addictive behavior. The hypnotherapist will likely use aids like Sondra Ray’s The Only Diet There Is to help the client collect appropriate suggestions that may be used during hypnosis. These are often suggestions for self-esteem and other aspects of self-empowerment. Suggestions for behavior modification (e.g., exercising, eating the appropriate foods, etc.) are given while the client is in hypnosis along with post-hypnotic suggestions for doing self-hypnosis with affirmations. Hypnotic future pacing (seeing oneself without the addiction) is also incorporated in the session.
See also Virtual Gastric Band Hynosis listed on the main Services Offered page
However, the dilemma around weight often involves secondary gains (such as avoiding intimacy) for maintaining the otherwise unwanted behavior. In such cases some form of Hypnotic Parts Therapy and/or Regression work is also required for resolution.