Welcome to my hypnosis blog! Let me share a bit of background with you to explain how I got here.
I have been trying, unsuccessfully, to lose weight and get healthy again. Mind you, I’m not in bad health per se’ but certainly far from fit and carrying around 90-100 pounds excess body weight. Eventually, that catches up with us. With a family history of diabetes, I needed to make a change for the better before I became a statistic.
I finally found a gym that I like (yay!), but still really struggled to get my food under control. I don’t mean eating healthy foods. Lean meats? √ 5-8 servings of fruits and veggies? √ whole grains? √ What I mean is that I struggled with not eating unhealthy crap. Whoopie pies? Yes please! Chips? 1 bag per serving! Candy bars? King (size) me! Sharing a popcorn at the movies? Yes, jumbo please with extra butter. You get the idea…it wasn’t pretty. Overeaters Anonymous had no appeal to me; I wasn’t interested in any 12 step “programs”. I knew what I needed to do (STOP eating that crap!), yet I had zero self control. None. I would try to talk myself out of buying the junk, and be surprised when I was facing an empty package. How did that happen?? What was wrong with me??
Several years ago, when I still smoked (see, I have a history of unhealthy behaviors), I tried a group hypnosis to quit smoking. It worked! Well, it worked until I didn’t have a self hypnosis “backup” tape to listen to (that’s cassette tapes, before cd’s were invented). I started smoking again waiting for my backup tape. But I knew hypnosis had potential to unlock my willpower or whatever it was that I was lacking. Continue reading “Quietly Investigating”