For many years I have been working on achieving my ideal shape and helping others create theirs. For many people the reality of achieving their ideal shape is about as believable as finding that pot of gold. Many have tried and failed repeatedly to get there.
I have lamented for years about how to get those I am helping to their ideal shape. Over and over I have asked myself what is the key to getting people there? In the beginning I told my clients they just needed to work harder and get to the gym more often. For some that was true but for the majority they didn’t get results. See my experience with weight loss was being the fat kid in junior high that ended up playing high school sports and losing all the weight. I spent two to three hours in the gym everyday to do that.
Ok, so in my arrogance I thought that you could out workout a bad diet. People wanted to eat junk I just wanted to provide them a way to get to their ideal shape that would allow them to keep doing that. I quickly realized that most people’s metabolism, with the addition help of the workouts, wasn’t good enough to make up for the excess calories they were taking in.
I finally relented and decided I would get serious about teaching people about the importance of healthy eating. I would educate them about what to eat and then help them plan the meals. A few more people got it and started losing weight and getting to their ideal shape, but still the majority were struggling. They may have even been wildly successful with the exercise and healthy eating in the beginning only to struggle as time went along.
More questions started to surface for me. Why couldn’t these people stick to a meal plan? Why were they lying to me about what they were eating? Why were they settling for mediocrity? Don’t you just set the goal, make a plan, and go out and get it done? Why were they sabotaging themselves on the road to their ideal shape? Don’t these people care about themselves?
Then one day it clicked I was training my clients how to exercise and how to eat, but I wasn’t doing anything for their head. What was I going to do? I wasn’t a psychologist. I already knew more about their pasts then I wanted to and I knew that goal setting only got people so far. It was time to make that pot of gold a reality for people but how?
That is when I was introduced to hypnotherapy for child birth by one of my family members. My wife decided she would use it to help her have our second child naturally. “Naturally” I was recruited to be her coach. I went to all of the classes and was involved with the birth. Amazingly she was able to have our second child naturally and was able to manage the pain very well.
I was convinced hypnotherapy worked. The power of hypnotherapy is that it works on the subconscious mind. The place were all the junk from our past is stored. Come to find out there is research out there that says addiction recovery using hypnotherapy is 93% after 6 sessions versus 38% after 600 sessions of traditional talk therapy. Here was the tool that would help my clients get in the right mindset and stay in the right mindset. I went to work on finding a competent therapist and created a program called mastering your mind to achieve your ideal shape. Now all of my clients begin the journey to their pot of gold(ideal shape) by visualizing what it looks like and acquiring the tools to make it a reality.
The success rate has sky rocketed.