Your eyes are heavy … you are getting sleepy … you really don’t want that piece of coffee cake …
Sound like a state of mind you’d like to cultivate? Danville-based clinical hypnotherapist Trina Swerdlow says hypnosis has helped her clients shed pounds and boost their self-esteem. Now she is reaching out to a broader audience with her CD Weight Loss: Powerful and Easy-to-Use Tools for Releasing Excess Weight. The two-CD set contains self-hypnosis exercises—relaxing guided imagery set to tranquil background music—to help transform unhealthy eating habits at a deeper level.
Swerdlow says hypnosis offers an opportunity to explore what’s triggering overeating, such as a disguised need for love, safety, understanding, respect, or a sense of belonging.
“Most diet plans don’t address underlying issues that have become ingrained in a person’s lifestyle, such as emotional eating,” Swerdlow says. “It’s important for people to understand why they reach for sweets.”
The CD set sells for $25 and can be purchased through the John Muir Women’s Health Center in Walnut Creek or online at www.womenshealthcenterstore.com.