Thank you all for your reply. Some interesting insights. I agree that it is fundamental to look at the underlying reason for the problem. Weight is only a symptom of something else. Whether this is a poor relationship with food (food is a reward, punishment, comfort, distraction) or whether there is a poor relationship with oneself (lack of confidence, self esteem/worth, negative body image). There are also unresourceful beliefs which can get in the way of successful, permanent weight loss such as "losing weight is hard", "I have no motivation", "my health prevents me from losing weight"...
A well trained therapist will look for the driver of the problem and clear this away in order to work with the person to build in new helpful, resourceful and solution-focused strategies to have consistent and progressive fat loss.
I'm always careful about ensuring my clients understand that hypnotherapy or even the virtual gastric band weight loss is not a quick fix. It's about consistent, progressive fat loss. So if a client could expect to lose 1 pound of fat per week until they reach their goal and keep it off forever that would be great right?!
It's a lifestyle change, not a diet. Change the mind and the body will follow.
It's important to remember that hypnosis has nothing at all to do with mind control. This is not Harry Potter and hypnotherapists to not have magic words. They use language, therapeutically to help the client to change unresourceful thoughts, feelings, behaviours and beliefs that are preventing them from living up to their full potential. It's 100% safe, natural and you are always in control.
Your therapist acts like a guide with a good map to help you to your solution, efficiently and effectively.
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