Weight Loss and the Subconscious Mind

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.

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About Genvièv St. Clair

GENVIÈV ST. CLAIR, Fellow and Former President of the Oregon Hypnotherapy Association, is an award-winning Board Certified Instructor with the NGH.

A Valedictorian from the Ivy League University of the Sorbonne in Paris, she graduated summa cum laude from the department of doctorates of one of the oldest and most prestigious universities in the world. With specialized training in forensic discovery, and years of expertise in the medical and legal fields, she acted as a communication liaison in complex and critical situations, including duties for the Department of Homeland Security, the US court system, and leading medical centers.

Featured on Discovery Channel, radio and television programs worldwide, Genvièv is the author of Zen in the Art of Survival, published in the best-selling series Chicken Soup for the Soul, as well as Diving into the Unsolved Mysteries of the Mind, Make a Friend of Fear, Meditation in Motion, Life Line, The Gift, Emotions, and countless magazine columns and articles on performance, achievement and success. Her story is featured in Chicken Soup to Inspire the Body and Soul – Motivation to get over the hump and on the road to a better life. She produces an educational health and wellness series on YouTube.

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