Go to Top

Hypnosis For Weight Loss

More and more people are using hypnosis for weight loss. Less known is that hypnosis and acupuncture together can help people lose weight more rapidly than any ‘diet’, exercise model or weight-loss gimmick. The genesis for this post was a NY Times article about how MD’s are ‘less nice’ to obese and overweight patients than they are to other patients.  I found that little tidbit less interesting than infuriating. One patient, tired of her doctor chiding her, just didn’t return even after finding a lump on her breast. By the time she went back to him the cancer was stage 4. Clearly the medical profession carries certain biases.

imagesCounting calories helps, but is destined to fail without getting to the root issue. Why? Because most people who carry unhealthy weight do so not because they are ‘glutinous’ or lazy— typical attitudes among those not calorically challenged— but because their unconscious mind essentially commands them to do so.  What most people don’t grasp—including MD’s — is that at some point an agreement was made, between the conscious and unconscious mind, that weight was armor, a survival mechanism.

The unconscious, being all about survival, ran with this agreement.

Tthat’s why ‘simple’ weight-loss methods rarely work: They don’t fit into an overweight person’s survival mechanism  (this applies for smokers as well). Successful weight loss requires talking with the subconscious via hypnosis. Using trance we first acknowledge the old mindset and thank it fo providing comfort and protection when it was needed. We then let it know that it has served its purpose, and that the job is no longer needed. Then we offer the subconscious mind a new survival system that includes half-portions, lots of water, exercise and slower eating to enjoy every morsel.

Peoples’ bodies change when the unconscious is spoken to directly images-6and clearly. I’ve seen people drop 100 pounds in just this way. The number of sessions will depend on how much weight one wants to lose. Typically we find that between 4 and 8 sessions, which may include acupuncture as well, create long-lasting change. Once a conscious desire that states, “I want to lose weight” is aligned with the ‘I must survive’ needs of the unconscious mind, conflicting viewpoints recede and people tend to keep the weight off.

If you have any questions about how to proceed with this process, contact me at (212) 777-7191.