Hypnotism: Bona Fide or Balderdash? Aka Adventures in Alterna-Medicine


So I have struggled with weight loss for the entirety of my adult life.  I wasn’t an overweight kid.  I was actually average in weight.  But because I was average, and the new kid at my elementary school, and a reader, I was the target of bullying.  Those toxic, hateful kids convinced me that I was not good enough, that I was fat, ugly, and a loser.  It took years to unravel the pain I endured during my formative years but, by the time I did, the damage was done.

And when I say damage, I mean weight.  I know I’m overweight and have, over the years, attempted to motivate myself to diet and exercise.  Sometimes I’ve shaved a few pounds but never enough to start a snowballing effect towards real health and wellness.

The biggest problem is that I sometimes eat without even thinking about it.  Something to do when I’m sad or bored.  Which a behavior I need corrected.

That’s why today, November 27th, I did something I never thought I’d do.  Ever.  I scheduled an appointment with a hypnotherapist.  The appointment is on December 4th and I’m hopeful.  The woman who does this has amazing reviews on Google and a 5 Star Rating.


The appointment was on Tuesday and I’m optimistic.  Her business was located out of her house which freaked me out initially.  Out of nerves, when she opened the door, I blurted out, “You’re not a serial killer, are you?”  Which is how most people greet each other in civilized society.  But seriously, she was a tiny, older lady and I was confident in my ability to take her in a fight so I went inside.

She was way more clinical then I expected which reassured me, as did all of her diplomas and certificates.  I found the session to be very relaxing and she e-mailed me a recording of that session to listen to every night for the next week until our second appointment.

As of right now I don’t feel any different, but I’m willing to give this a shot.

Bye for now!

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