We are often asked how hypnosis works with lifelong issues like weight mastery.
The subconscious mind has a powerful control over every part of our lives, from the functioning of our very organs, heart, liver, lungs, breathing ability, etc. to the storage and management of all our memories, experiences, learning and functioning capacities. Very often, events, situations, words, traumas, memories we might not even consciously remember play an important role in the deeply engrained habits, behaviors and actions of our day-to-day lives.
A child who, for instance, witnesses a family member’s illness and notices the person’s weight loss, could very well, without consciously realizing it, establish a subconscious association between weight loss and illness, potentially death. Once this association is imprinted in the mind, it becomes a lifelong, deeply rooted protective mechanism. Later on in adult life, no matter the attempts, the willpower, the methods, if the subconscious mind is imprinted with the belief weight loss leads to illness, potentially even death, a survival mechanism will kick in and resist any and every attempt to lose weight.
Hypnosis enables us to go back to the cause and examine the initial sensitizing event with an open, objective and adult mind to bring clarity and understanding to the actual cause of the problem. The cause is never the weight or specific behaviors in themselves, but issues such as low self-worth, perceptions or beliefs buried deep within the subconscious mind. By going back to the cause, not only do we uncover that this protective mechanism is no longer needed, but we realize it has in fact been hindering the health, well being and happiness of the person. Once this comprehension is achieved, everything thereafter suddenly unfolds in a beautiful, harmonious way. When the cause is dissolved, the problem disappears.
Your Weight Loss Goals
If you are interested in exploring the possibility of weight loss with hypnosis, we offer a free initial consultation to first-time clients in our Portland center. Our mutual commitment to your goals is essential to your success.