Arlene Thompson Clinical Hypnotherapist


WHAT IS HYPNOSIS? Hypnosis is a method used to totally relax your body and your conscious mind, which in turn allows your subconscious to be more open and accessible. In this relaxed state, your subconscious will accept positive suggestions and visualizations, such as for becoming slimmer and fitter.

The amount you eat and the way in which you use food is a pattern that has been established in your subconscious. In order to change your negative eating habits, new patterns must be created. This is accomplished through re-programming your subconscious through hypnosis.

Perhaps you’ve already experienced losing weight through sheer will power, which is a function of your conscious mind. But as soon as you reached your goal and eased up on your will power, your subconscious took over. This is because the subconscious is a great deal stronger than the conscious mind, and it is in the subconscious that the reasons (the why) and the patterns (the when and where) for overeating are stored.

Why you overeat has to do with the emotional satisfaction derived from food. For example, you may eat to reward or to comfort yourself. Working together, we determine suitable replacement activities that will meet those same emotional needs.

We also look at when and where you overeat; for example, during coffee breaks, while watching TV, in social situations, etc. Again, we come up with new options for you to do at these times, and I lead you in visualizing these new behaviors while in a trance state. The subconscious accepts and believes these new scenarios, and you reinforce all of these new patterns of behavior through your at-home playing of the audio tapes of our sessions.

In addition, suggestions for a more healthy lifestyle will be included. In order to (1) achieve weight loss, (2) maintain weight loss, and (3) incorporate new habits in your life, we will work together to:

  • Reduce your stress levels.
  • Build up your confidence and self-esteem.
  • Give less importance to food as it relates to your feelings of well-being.
  • Increase the appeal of healthful food. Make other foods less desirable.
  • Feel satisfied with smaller portions.
  • Eat more slowly and derive more satisfaction from the food you do eat.
  • Incorporate into your life new patterns of behavior, including increased exercise, if desired.

So, allow me to help you empower yourself to make the changes you desire in your life!