You are not only helped to experience this heightened state of suggestibility and relaxed, focused concentration in the office, but also on your own at home. This is accomplished by making you an audio tape (CD or cassette) that you are instructed to listen to at least once a day at home for months. By repeatedly listening to your hypnotist's suggestions over and over again, the messages get through to your subsconscious control center in your brain. This helps to re-program your eating and exercise habits, your body image, and your self image. You are also taught how to harness the power of self-hypnosis so that you can enter this state of focused concentration on your own to meditate on your goals and your new self image.
Hypnosis is also a tool for uncovering and discovering underlying, unconscious emotional factors that cause you to overeat or make poor food choices when you are stressed, anxious, bored, depressed, and so forth. Once these emotional eating factors are made conscious, the hypnosis tool is then used to help you change them to more positive motivators so you can make better choices under stress.
Hypnosis for weight loss is very effective when the reason you are overweight is overeating, or "problem eating".
Overeating is usually
an automatic, anxiety-based coping behavior. It tends to occur
frequently and repetitively without your having much conscious
control over it. You may overeat in many different situations
without realizing you have done so until after the fact.
However, your overeating behavior usually triggers negative physical sensations afterwards, such as your feeling overly full, bloated and stuffed, as well as negative emotional feelings afterwards, such as guilt, further anxiety, shame, etc. It is also a behavior that you probably recognize as having negative health consequences.
I specialize in the effective brief hypnotic treatment of overeating or "compulsive eating". Through the use of individually designed psychological, educational, and behavioral interventions and clinical hypnosis, I can help you change and control your problem eating behavior.
Most of my patients who come to me for "hypnosis for weight control" have a history of going on and off various diets. For the majority of my patients, these diets have not been successful at keeping the weight off for the long-term.
Many of my "weight patients" report having experienced some success on some diets initially, but then, at some point, they began to have difficulty continuing to adhere to the particular dietary regimen. Initial weight loss that is not maintained is often followed by larger weight gains or "weight rebound". These "dieting failures" often lead to demoralization and depression associated with negative coping behaviors.
My approach to Weight Loss Hypnotherapy involves first finding the reasons you eat too much or too often. Then, I help you come up with alternative, healthier ways to cope with these causative and maintaining factors. On a conscious level, you may answer the question of "Why do I do this?" one way, but typically your answer is a conscious rationalization that does not address what is really going on. This is where hypnosis can be a very helpful tool.
Call me at 215-947-7867 (947-STOP).
The Hypnosis Tool:
I use hypnosis to analyze the underlying, subconscious causes of your overeating behavior, and as a tool for helping you initiate and continue the process of positive change. Often “addiction to food” masks anxiety, and this underlying anxiety and your ways of coping with it need to be addressed. If you have a habit of "problem eating", you probably eat to reduce feelings of anxiety that may or may not be related to current stress.
In your Intake Evaluation, together we will develop a thorough initial understanding of your eating patterns and a hypnotic and behavioral treatment plan for solving your overeating problem.
People who are successful at changing and controlling "problem eating behavior", and in losing weight, reframe their relationship with food and with formerly problematic food-social situations. My approach will help you to do just that.
In our initial session, you are also hypnotized and helped to feel comfortable with hypnosis.
I typically see weight loss patients for two to five visits. Of course, this is individualized to your unique needs and situation. Following the intake session, I use hypnosis to:
1. Help you
recognize why you overeat and to find alternative coping strategies.
For more information about how I can use hypnosis with you to help you lose weight, see my article on Self-Hypnosis, our Weight Loss Hypnotherapy slide presentation, and my Advances In Behavioral Change Hypnosis Workshop Outline.
If you want to start losing weight now, I can help you do it!
For more information and to schedule an appointment with me, call me at 215-947-7867 (947-STOP), or e-mail me, Dr. Eimer, here.
Isn't your health and well being worth it?
Call today: 215-947-7867 (947-STOP), or email me.
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