Gaining Weight via Clinical Hypnosis

Although there’s still a great number of people in the U.S. dying to lose weight, there will also always be the other side of the coin: People who are obsessed with weight. They may not necessarily be anorexic or bulimic, but afraid of food. Hypersensitive to the amount they eat, unusually picky, frequently skipping meals, these people may not even be aware of their problem until their behavior results in severe illness.

If you find yourself emotionally undereating, unable to regain the weight – or steady appetite – you used to have, I encourage you to consider Clinical Hypnosis. Based on the concept of neuroplasticity, the treatment will directly address the mental causes of your eating disorder. Often, malnutrition will have led to other psychological difficulties, particularly related to self-image; these problems naturally dissolve once you have your appetite returns.

Have a gut instinct that Clinical Hypnosis can get you eating regularly again? Let’s talk. Give my office a call at (212) 599-3195 and be sure to browse my website for details.

Hypnosis and the Fear of Success

A fear of success is common, even in NYC. The interesting thing is that underlying the obvious fear of success is atychiphobia, which is the fear of failure. If you are suffering from posttraumatic stress, you know that before the traumatic event – and in fact what probably made it worse – was a moment of intense joy followed abruptly by disappointment.

Survivors tend to fall into two categories. The first includes people who avoid situations in which even the slightest bit of risk is involved. When avoidance gets obsessive, people get stagnant in some vital way. They might cut off necessary relationships or make ruinous professional decisions. Second category includes people who seek to avoid avoiding. That is, they do want to continue to being productive, aware that part of progress includes making mistakes. They keep taking risks, seizing opportunities, staying hopeful no matter what. This is healthy so long as the behavior doesn’t eventually transform into a compulsion to replicate the sensations of being traumatized.

There’s trouble is, realizing an upcoming success, the person suddenly starts to self-sabotage. And if the person does this again and again. Why? Usually because the person feels a sense of comfort in the loss. It is better to have controlled the loss than to possibly lose again no matter how hard they’ve earned their success. Being in charge of a downfall outcome boosts the person’s self-confidence. If one can hurt oneself consciously, one won’t suffer as much or at all from unexpected failure.

However: The comfort one derives from thwarting success is ultimately followed by guilt when the actual consequences of failure arise. Problems start to pile up. We will address them during treatment that combines Life Coaching and Clinical Hypnosis. Most importantly, I will work on rewiring your brain to make new associations with achievement in general.

Interested in learning exactly how? And in actually experiencing the changes for yourself? Let me know at (212) 599-3195.

Can Hypnosis Erase Memories?

The answer is no. However, hypnosis can reshape your thoughts about particular memories. Clients usually see me for traumatic ones that pose obstacles in their day-to-day affairs. Others come seeking to stop “resting on their laurels.” All of them are desperate for necessary action and change.

The question is whether you’re willing to let go of the associations you’ve made to your past when they start causing obvious harm. By that I mean: you develop a specific phobia, say, or blank out on basic upkeep like showering and eating. Don’t let the effects worsen into major disorders.

During treatment, you’ll learn to deal with memories without being overwhelmed or stuck. My success rate is remarkable. And I’ve been practicing in NYC for 37 years.

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Curing SAD Through Clinical Hypnosis

A sad womanSeasonal Affective Disorder (aka SAD) is a sickness that I expect to be treating in these next months. The symptoms are straightforward but heavy. They include sudden melancholy accompanied by alienation that occurs simultaneously with the change in season. It happens most commonly to people in the Northeast.

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The Time Frames of Hypnosis Sessions

Other than how much hypnosis costs, the most popular question I get from prospective clients is how long does hypnosis take? The answer depends on you and your issues. Having successfully treated nearly 1,000 clients from NYC (and, frequently, from NJ) for 37 years, I’m versed in dealing with different rates of progress.

The beautiful key thing to keep in mind is that hypnosis is a short-term treatment with long-term or permanent results. That doesn’t mean hypnosis is quick and easy, however! In-depth and flexible? Yes. Unlike psychology and psychiatry, which often take two sessions per week for an open-ended time frame (often years), hypnosis treats any issue in a realistic number of sessions. You and I will always have your goal in sight, and because of the immediately suggestive nature of therapy, your efforts will be effective right away. That is one of hypnosis’s chief appeals.

You’ll find that smoking, drug addictions and alcohol abuse take shorter time because these problems are instantly defined. You’re looking at anywhere between three to six sessions. While some substance-abuse stems from repressed psychological pain, a great deal of cases have grown into dependencies rooted in the present. This means that whatever has to be mended, in order to stop the destructive behavior, can be mended directly. There’s nothing too mysterious and abstract in the way! Again, I want to stress that I don’t see my clients as one monolithic group—you each have a unique relationship to your problem, and should receive a distinct and tailored treatment. I can’t emphasize this point enough.

On the longer side of the spectrum, you get anxiety, depression, mental illness, phobias, and dating/relationship skills. Often these issues build upon themselves and have complex ties to past relationships (often with people who aren’t even around anymore, or whom you shouldn’t be contacting), traumatic events, among other factors. With these issues, you’re looking at something between three to seven or eight sessions.

Weight-loss is its own distinct category: Your session number is contingent on your weight-loss goals. If you come to me wanting to lose 100 pounds, it might take four to ten sessions (realistically). But if you’re coming to me in Spring looking to get a beach body in order, then you’re looking at over five sessions or less with plenty of effort. Don’t ever worry, though: I will put you on the right supplement plan that you can rely on even after you’ve stopped seeing me.

Wrapping up with the basic facts: A single session is fifty minutes long. I also offer “sessions-and-a-half” and double sessions. Interested? Call my office at (212) 599-3195, and let’s get you on the ball.