Stress, Eating and the Holidays

The holiday season is upon us.  Starting with Halloween and running all the way through New Years, we have so many occasions to celebrate.  Fun, right?

For some people, this is the most stressful time of year.  They are supposed to be happy, but they are not!  They are supposed to enjoy the company of family, but they don’t!  They feel that they need to impress friends and family with gifts and the buying frenzy causes financial stress.  They go to parties where they over indulge in food and drink.  Expectations are high but the reality is often disappointing.

Before becoming completely overwhelmed and overtaken by the “spirit of the season”, I would advise an inward look and, of course, hypnosis is a wonderful tool for that purpose.   I recommend a three session program.  The program can be completely customized for the individual but usually includes the following:

Stress reduction

Sticking to a healthy eating plan

Releasing negative emotions around relationships with family

If you are interested in reducing stress during this time of year, please call us at 925-368-8398 for a complimentary half-hour  consultation to explore how hypnosis can help.

Is it Magic?

I always tell my clients that hypnosis is not a magic wand. I can’t “fix” someone who is 50 pounds overweight even though I can make the process of losing that weight easier.  In the case of weight management, hypnosis focuses on the thinking about food; reducing cravings and eating for health.

I recently read somewhere that hypnosis can be a magic wand in the sense that the changes in the subconscious mind begin to happen quickly. However, the analogy I like best is that hypnosis and the process of hypnotherapy is more like a snow ball rolling down hill and picking up more snow as it goes. Hypnotherapy is a cumulative process which becomes more and more effective with multiple sessions and frequent listening to the recordings that I make during a session.

I very often recommend, at least, three sessions in order to get significant results.  At our free consultation I will explain the process more fully.  Call me at 925-368-8398 to schedule.

Have a great day!