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

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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.

UPDATE:

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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