After starting a new diet I altered my drive to work to avoid passing my favorite bakery. I accidentally drove by the bakery this morning and as I approached, there in the window were a host of goodies. I felt this was no accident, so I prayed. “Lord, it’s up to you, if you want me to have any of those delicious goodies, create a parking place for me directly in front of the bakery.” And sure enough, on the eighth time around the block, there it was! God is so Good! 

Don’t you just love this?! This was emailed to me a long time ago and every once in awhile, I am reminded of it. Most recently, yesterday. A client had put some weight back on, which is unusual for her. You should have heard the story she had spun around the circumstances of her weight gain –  I think her version of this cartoon would be “The Devil made me do it!”

 I have learned over the years with weight loss to expect that this will happen. It usually takes years to gain the weight and those old habits and behaviors become deeply rooted. We move in and out of trance all day long. Those of you who have been reading my blogs for awhile know that from my perspective, hypnosis is taking control of the trance that you are in. That is why I believe it so imperative that weight loss clients learn self-hypnosis and use it several times a day, everyday, for the rest of their life. The client that I mentioned had stopped using her self-hypnosis.

We constantly receive hypnotic suggestions all day long: There is the smell of the bakery being pumped on the street to entice you in. There are TV commercials, large portions of food in restaurants and chocolate sitting on the desk next to you. You have a choice, you can use self-hypnosis and be in control of the suggestion you follow, or if you stop using hypnosis as this client did, you at some point eat more food than you need at meals, stop more frequently at the bakery for a cinnamon roll, and stop showing up at the gym. Hypnotherapy works.