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Best Advice to Hypnotherapists from Hypnotherapists

Best Advice to Hypnotherapists from Hypnotherapists

As a newly trained hypnotherapist, it can feel uncomfortable or even scary to step into your new role as hypnotherapist.

Explaining how the process works, defining what hypnosis is and is not, and building rapport can be enough to deal with before the hypnotherapy session even begins.

Don’t worry, with enough practice and continued training you will become pro in no time!

I remember doing my first hypnotherapy session after my training. I was both nervous and excited. Was it going to work? Can I do this on my own? What happens if I don’t know what to do at some point during the session?

So much mind chatter can enter your thought stream as a newly trained hypnotherapist. So how do we stay grounded and confident as newly trained hypnotherapists?

Advice to Hypnotherapists from Hypnotherapists

Here’s the best advice to newly trained hypnotherapists.

1. Allow the client to lead and go where they need to go for healing and release. Don’t try to force it.

2. Relax and breathe.

3. Learn to identify and treat the subtleties of shock (including Self).

4. Follow the script, remember the client is going to get exactly what they need, treat your shock, and breathe.

5. The client doesn’t know if you’re doing it “perfect”. Just be you. They will know if you are real.

6. Keep doing your own work to stay grounded during sessions.

7. It’s okay if the session doesn’t go “as planned.” Take your time, breathe, and follow your own intuition and inner wisdom. All works out the way it should. The soul really does know where to go.

So what’s next after you complete your 5-Day Hypnotherapy Training at Boulder Hypnotherapy Institute?

Join our Past Life Regression Training and discover your own past lives and get certified while you do.

Further your study and explore advanced hypnotherapy techniques when you join our Advanced Hypnotherapy Training and Certification.

Define your hypnotherapy niche with our Hypnotherapy for Weight Loss Training and Certification and become a Weight Loss Expert.

For those of you who are ready to build your private practice, join our Business of Hypnotherapy Intensive.

Digitally transform your hypnotherapy practice and learn how to facilitate Hypnosis for Groups (both online and in-person).

There are so many ways to learn, grow, and evolve at Boulder Hypnotherapy Institute!

 

Hypnotherapy for Weight Loss

Hypnotherapy for Weight Loss

Hypnotherapy for Weight Loss

Do you find yourself eating when you are stressed?

Do you ever get bored and decide it’s time to eat?

Does your nighttime snacking have a mind of its own?

This could be a case of emotional eating.

What is emotional eating?

It is eating to feed your emotions vs. your body. It is sometimes known as stress eating because many emotional eaters eat in response to stress (though stress is not the only trigger – happiness, sadness, among other emotions can be triggers too).

Emotional eating is the result of an unhealthy relationship with food. Instead of seeing food as what it is, something you consume for survival (like air and water), you misconstrue it into something else. You become attached to it, give it emotions, personify it, and make it out to be something it isn’t. Sometimes food is love. Sometimes food is a pain killer. Sometimes food is entertainment.

Binge eating is an aggravated form of emotional eating. It happens when (1) the original emotional eating issue is not addressed (2) the triggers for emotional eating are aggravated, leading to an increased need to eat to feed the emotion(s).

Given time, an emotional eater switches from merely eating in response to emotions, to massively overeating in response to emotions, since they are unable to get relief from their original consumption. While not always the case, compulsive overeating often comes with poor body image and low self-esteem.

Emotional eating is more prevalent than you might think. Believe it or not, nearly 2.5 million adults in the United States today suffer from compulsive overeating, with probably many more unreported cases. Because of how our society has wrapped itself around food, almost all of us have a skewed relationship with food, whether we acknowledge it or not.

12 Signs of Emotional Eating

There are many kinds of emotional eaters – some eat in response to a negative emotion, while some eat in response to a positive emotion. Below are 12 signs of emotional eating:

  1. You eat when you are stressed. When you have things to do (work/studies/exams), you reach out for food subconsciously. Especially when you’re up late at night and by yourself, though it can happen in the day and in front of others too.
  1. You eat as a response to your emotions. You eat when you feel sad / annoyed / disappointed / angry / lonely/ empty / anxious/ tired / bored. It’s a reaction so subconsciously embedded that you don’t even think about it. You just automatically reach out for food whenever you experience those emotions.
  1. You seek solace in food. When you feel down, you seek out “comfort food”. You bury yourself in food like ice cream, cake, chocolate, and cookies, even though they are absolute junk and have zero nutritional value. For some reason, you can’t quite explain, they provide you with comfort.
  1. You have trouble losing weight (due to the way you eat). Even though you want to lose weight and you know the technicalities behind losing weight such as the foods and quantities you should eat, you have trouble sticking to your diet. You can’t seem to stop yourself from eating as and when you want to.
  1. Your eating is out of control (You can’t stop eating). You eat even when you are not hungry, and you continue to eat even when you should have stopped long ago. Your desire to eat seems to have taken a life of its own. At times you would even go out of the way just to get food or to satisfy a particular craving, even though you may not be hungry at all.
  1. You eat to feel happy. You are emotionally dependent on food, relying on it for happiness. You derive positive emotions from eating, even though it’s nothing more than a neutral activity to help you live, just like breathing, drinking water, and passing waste. Note this is entirely different from appreciating food as you eat it, which I’m all for. This is about eating specifically to derive the feeling of happiness, which creates a lopsided relationship.
  1. You eat when you feel happy. You see eating is a necessary companion to happy emotions, just like how people eat to celebrate good news.
  1. You are fascinated with eating/food. You love food. You love to eat. When you’re not eating, you can’t help but think about food. You long and crave for it. When you’re eating, it’s like you’re in a wonderland. Eating and food draw an intense level of interest from you. Interestingly, none of your fascinations is reciprocated by food or eating.
  1. You use emotionally-charged words to describe food/eating, like “sinful”, “decadent”, “guilt-ridden”, “love”, “lust”, “indulgent”, “enticing”, “craving”, “tempting”, etc, even though food is a non-living thing, incapable of feelings nor returning your love/hate.
  1. You eat even though you are rightfully full. No matter how much you eat, no matter how full you feel, you never feel quite satisfied. Whatever satisfaction you get from eating is momentary, and you return to eating after a while to recapture that emotion.
  1. You think of eating even though you are rightfully full. Even after you’ve had your fill, you continue to think of food. You think about what to eat for the next meal right after you’ve finished eating. You obsess about X, Y, Z food, and when you can eat it. You can’t wait till it’s time to eat again. You think about how satisfied you’ll be when you finally get to eat. You count down to the next mealtime.
  1. You have random food cravings out of the blue. Sometimes, you get urges to eat a certain food, which you can’t explain yourself. And it’s not even that you’re hungry. It’s just a craving which you must satisfy, else you’ll feel unhappy for the day.

Hypnotherapy for Weight Loss

Weight loss is the most sought out and the most lucrative area for newly trained or seasoned hypnotherapists.

People spend billions of dollars each year to lose weight and take drastic measures, from toxic medications to radical surgeries, trying to achieve their weight loss goals.

Just one successful weight loss client can result in a big increase of referrals to your private practice.

If you’re interested in becoming a specialist in hypnotherapy for weight loss, you are invited to my 3-Day Hypnotherapy for Weight Loss Certification Training!

Become a Weight Loss Expert!

Engage in 24 hours of expertly guided, live online training during our Hypnotherapy for Weight Loss Certification Training.

During this three-day training, you will explore the theory of Hypnotherapy for Weight Loss as well as engage in the practice and application of this technique.

Past Life Regression Therapy for Weight Loss

Past Life Regression Therapy for Weight Loss

Past Life Regression for Weight Loss

Do you struggle with weight?

Have you tried everything under the sun and still nothing works?

Is it difficult to be healthy at any size?

Sometimes the past holds the key to our present.

The same is true for weight loss.

With Past Life Regression Therapy (PLRT), we regress the client using hypnosis to a previous life that holds the key to the client’s present life issue.

In that past life, the client discovers the reason for their weight issues in their current life.

Did they decide to use weight to protect themselves?

Did the client decide to use weight as a way to keep others away?

Did they make some other decision that is connected to their present life issue?

Once the client discovers the reason in their past life, we then guide the client to break the old bonds that keep them energetically tied to this way of being.

The result is freedom, liberation, clarity, peace of mind.

Now, who doesn’t want more of that in their lives?

I know your clients do.

Discover your own past lives and get certified while you do! Join our 3-Day Past Life Regression Training and Certification.

Walking for Weight Loss Made Easy

Walking for Weight Loss Made Easy

Walking offers many health benefits, including easy opportunities for weight loss. In fact, walking is one of the few activities where you can double your impact because you can use it as formal exercise, as well as incorporating more steps into your daily routine.

Although you’ve probably been walking since you were a child, there may also be some new techniques you can pick up that will help you burn even more calories. Take a look at these ideas for walking your way to a slimmer you.

Walking Workouts for Weight Loss

1. Speed it up. Depending on your weight, you can burn about 65 to 100 calories for each mile you walk. If you move faster, you’ll burn more calories covering the same distance.

2. Vary the pace. Studies also show that interval training is an effective way to burn more calories. Alternate between periods of walking briskly and strolling at a more moderate pace.

3. Check your posture. To move efficiently and avoid injuries, ensure you’re using proper form. It’s usually safer to take more steps rather than trying to lengthen your stride. Check that your heels hit the ground first, and use your toes to push you forward. Engage your core muscles to take pressure off your back.

4. Use your arms. Swinging your arms will also increase the intensity. If you want to add props, try walking poles or hand weights.

5. Go backward. For an extra challenge try walking backward in a safe area. Climbing up hills is another constructive option.

6. Hit the beach. Just changing the surface can power up your workout. Traveling across sand or snow requires more energy than walking on smooth pavement.

7. Listen to music. Playing your favorite tunes can make any workout seem like less effort. Put together a lively soundtrack that will motivate you to keep going.

8. Dress comfortably. You can buy shoes designed specifically for walking or just choose any pair with low heels and firm support. Dressing in protective layers will also help you deal with cold or wet weather.

9. Find a buddy. Walking with others can be fun. Invite family and friends along or join a local hiking group. If you have a dog, you have a companion who would love to join you at the park.

10. Talk with your doctor. Even though walking is a generally safe and low-impact activity, you may want to check with your doctor if you’ve been sedentary for a while. Your physician can help you set goals that are realistic for you.

Incidental Walking for Weight Loss

1. Take the stairs. Skip the elevator and escalators. Climbing upstairs burns almost 2 calories for every 10 steps.

2. Park further away. Walk or bike to work if possible. If the distance is too far or there’s no safe route, you can still choose a parking space that will enable you to squeeze in a brief hike before arriving at the office.

3. Schedule work breaks. Pause every half hour to stretch and move around. You could also make it a habit to use the restrooms and copy machines on the next floor instead of the ones by your desk.

4. Stand and dial. Think about how many minutes you spend talking on the phone each day. You can easily spend a lot more time on your feet if you pace around while you’re checking on your children or reaching out to clients.

Walking is so simple but does so much for your health and fitness. In addition to burning more calories, you strengthen your muscles and condition your heart with each extra step you take. Make walking a regular part of your workout program and daily routines.

Discover the healthy way to lose weight. Trim Life’s scientifically proven approach combines hypnosis and guided imagery techniques that are clinically proven to release emotional triggers that cause overeating.

My clients report losing 10-20 pounds with the Trim Life program.

Trim Life starts tonight and all sessions are recorded if you can’t attend live.

I Am Losing Weight At A Healthy Pace

I Am Losing Weight At A Healthy Pace

My health is important to me because I value my body. My overall success depends heavily on how healthy I am. When my body is healthy, I can work harder toward my goals.

I commit myself to healthy weight loss to ensure my success and improve my well-being. Taking the challenge one step at a time and one pound at a time allows me to secure long-term results.

I stay away from fast and easy fixes, such as fad diets, because my goal is to make permanent changes. I am willing to work hard over a long period of time to achieve the desired results.

I see my effort, not as a sacrifice, but as an investment. The time and energy I invest in my health today yields long-term results for me. I know that the changes I am making to my diet are beneficial and well worth the effort.

Watching my portion sizes to reduce my caloric intake, limiting my sweets, and increasing my fiber are positive changes. Drinking a glass of water before every meal helps me eat less and also makes me feel energized. I feel proud of myself for taking these important steps for my health.

It takes hard work and commitment to lose weight, but each day, I feel small improvements in my overall health. My goal is closer than it seems.

Today, I choose to focus on positive actions to keep myself motivated. I reaffirm my commitment to healthy weight loss because the only way to keep the weight off is by having a safe and healthy pace.

Self-Reflection Questions

1. What positive changes have I made to my diet?

2. How far am I from my ideal weight?

3. Why is it better to lose weight safely than quickly?

Reaffirm your commitment to healthy weight loss and join my Trim Life: 6-Week Weight Loss Program that begins on April 26th. 

Only $197 when you register by April 21st. 

5 Weight Loss Tricks That Actually Work

5 Weight Loss Tricks That Actually Work

It’s not easy to stay motivated while you’re trying to lose weight.

You’re surrounded by temptations, and everyone seems to be able to eat the things you can’t enjoy anymore.

However, there are tricks that can help you stay on the path to losing weight.

Try these tips to stay motivated as you shed those extra pounds:

1. Dispose of your big clothes.

Most people who diet on a regular basis have clothes of all sizes. You probably have a closet filled with small, medium, and large clothes that you wear depending on your weight.

Your large-size clothes are a crutch that is affecting your weight loss. They’re a constant reminder that you may return to that size at any time and, by keeping the clothes, you’re ready to do so.

By getting rid of your big clothes, you’ll be giving yourself a boost of motivation to lose weight.

2. Give yourself small rewards.

Research shows that simple rewards can help you stay motivated. Implement a system that gives you rewards at various points along the way, so you can celebrate your wins, even when these wins are incremental. You can use a simple points system or reward chart to keep track.

Plan a big reward for when you meet your big goal.

Some of the best rewards have nothing to do with food. They can be spa trips, new books, new clothes, or other items.

3. Hang up your inspiration.

If you’re desperately trying to recreate an old photo of your younger self or have a skinny outfit you want to wear again, display this inspiration. Choose only one or two items that inspire you the most, and stay focused on them.

It’s important to put them in a spot that you use frequently, so you’ll see the inspiration all the time.

4. Avoid using the scale every day.

Research shows that it’s normal for your weight to fluctuate by several pounds each day. If you weigh yourself every day, you can get discouraged. Instead, use the scale less frequently and focus on how you feel or how your clothes fit.

Switch to a weekly or monthly weigh-in schedule. You’ll look forward to your weigh-ins and have added motivation to lose the extra pounds.

5. Post a daily photo.

Unlike a daily scale routine, a daily photo can help motivate you. You can use social media or store the photos in a cloud.

Take your photos after a workout. Choose photos that show you’re making progress.

It doesn’t matter if your hair isn’t perfect. The goal is to track your progress and pay attention to the small details.

The photos will serve as a record of your weight loss journey and inspire you to keep losing the pounds.

They’ll be a fun way to see how much you change over time.

By staying motivated as you lose weight, you’ll make the process easier.

You’ll be able to maintain your enthusiasm.

The right inspiration and motivation will keep you focused on your weight loss goals and encourage you all along the way to success.

Looking for more weight loss tips? Join Trim Life: 6-Week Weight Release Program and learn to use the power of hypnosis to lose weight fast.

Only $197 when you register by April 21st. (tomorrow)

All you have to do is sit back, relax, and close your eyes.

It’s that simple!

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