Once people’s conscious desire, which is, “I want to lose weight” is aligned with the ‘I must survive’ needs of the unconscious mind, the conflicting viewpoints recede and people tend to keep the weight off.
I told him that one session probably wouldn’t rewire 36 years worth of Catholic Guilt, any more than it would do so for the Jewish version. That said, it was possible that hypnosis could ease this particular situation. We both agreed it was worth a try.
People wanting to quit smoking often go to an acupuncturist or a hypnotist, because both modalities have (correctly) earned reputations as being effective in mitigating various cravings. My approach uses both techniques successfully: