An addiction is a physical and psychological dependence on a habit. When we are addicted we devote ourselves to that habit.
People unconsciously attempt to meet their fundamental needs the best way they know how. Sometimes those ways include smoking and significant weight gain or loss.
As hypnotherapists we reeducate and empower our clients to find more desirable ways to satisfy their needs.
Weight loss or gain program is made of three sessions + autohypnosis + follow-up sessions once per week in next 2 months:
- Initial interview + hypnotherapy (90 minutes) + laser acupuncture + diet plan – 1st day
- Hypnotherapy (45-60 minutes) + laser acupuncture – 2nd day
- Hypnotherapy (45-60 minutes) + laser acupuncture – 3rd day
- One week of homework with autohypnosis on CD
- Counseling (60 minutes) + laser acupuncture + hypnotherapy per need – once a week in following 2 months
Underlying issues of weight problems
- Childhood sexual abuse
- Adolescent trauma
- Emotionally neglected in childhood
- Lacked emotional outlets
- Traumatic childhood eating situations
- Unhappily married
- Undeveloped adult coping abilities
- Obsession with control
- Fear of loosing control
Transpersonal Hypnotherapy perspective
From transpersonal perspective, recovery from addiction, becomes a spiritual process that leads one to inner wholeness and unity. This healing perspective can, of course, be applied to any addiction whether it be to drugs, food, sex, relationships, or gambling. Christina Grof (1993) in her book, The Thirst for Wholeness: Attachment, Addiction, and the Spiritual Path, states: “If we begin to quench our thirst with the experience of God instead of with our addictions, we will eventually know the satisfaction for which we have been longing (p. 20).”
From a transpersonal perspective, addiction becomes a process whereby personal-self or ego-identified awareness turns away from its true spiritual nature and becomes tied up with or attached to things in the world. More specifically, addiction attaches desire to specific behaviors, things, and/or persons, thereby enslaving the energy of desire. These objects of attachment then become preoccupations and obsessions; they come to rule our lives. In this sense, we are all addicted, as the same process of attached desire which underlies the addiction to alcohol or narcotics is also responsible for the addiction to ideas, work, relationships, power, moods, and fantasies.
Approach in transpersonal hypnotherapy that we use is that we reeducate and empower our clients to find more desirable ways to satisfy their needs.
We are helping them to recognize what do they do to block feeling the disconnection.