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AJ Jonczak says
As a recently graduated Certified Hypnotherapist, I'm always looking for reference material to study and integrate as I get my business started. I was very pleased to come across your site and I'm enjoying the podcasts very much. I have a question concerning marketing myself. I am very overweight and concerned that I perhaps should not market myself as being able to help with weight loss issues. Certainly I don't want to say to a client that I can't afford hypnosis for weight loss myself. Should I address it at all? If asked, "how can you help me when you can't help yourself" what would my best response be so as to not lessen the experience for the client? I understand that being morbidly obese is a real risk; I understand that I've just grown weary of trying to improve it; I am not financially able to have sessions myself and I've yet to find an effective weightloss podcast for me. How can I best help a client in this case? My Professor felt that it would be best to have several weight loss sessions with him first, but I just don't have the resources. Thank you.
Cal Banyan, MA, BCH, CI, DNGH says
Thanks for your question. Here is the deal - being morbidly obese is going to negatively affect everything you do, especially decreasing your ability to help others. And, of course attempting to do weight loss hypnosis is going to go no where. BUT, if you can successfully use hypnosis to begin a weight loss journey, then that can change everything. Even if you can lose, say, 20 pounds using hypnosis, then you have a compelling story to tell. You can meet with new weight loss clients and say something like this, "A few months ago I was very frustrated. Nothing worked for me. But now I have something that I am very excited to share with you. I've already lost 20 pounds and I expect that I will continue to lose weight until I get to a healthy level myself."
Now of course, this requires that you are actually using hypnosis to lose weight and get healthy. In your hypnosis certification course you should have learned how to use self-hypnosis. Hopefully, during the course you had ample time to practice it. Also, you should have learned about the emotional component of weight loss.
Be the success story you want to share with others. I personally lost a significant amount of weight using hypnosis as a component of that weight loss program. A little more than a year ago I developed some knee and back problems that caused me to not be able to exercise, and I have put some weight back on. But now my knees and back are doing much better and I am back on a regular exercise routine. I motivate myself every day using 7th Path Self-Hypnosis.
Wishing you the very best,