With the increase in weight loss surgery, both physical and psychological recovery is an important concern and struggle for patients. The focus of this short course will be on both body and "emotional dysmorphic disorder," that is not "seeing" oneself as others do. We will address how brief how brief, effective mind-body approaches can aid in resolving these conditions and enhance lasting recovery. Methods will include counseling, social support, massage, yoga, martial arts, acupuncture and exercise.
The control of body weight is largely remote instinctively. When conscious efforts go nowhere, hypnotherapeutic strategies can open new possibilities. Presented is a model of hypnotherapeutic strategies of weight regulation introduced on the M.E.G. Congress 2018 in Bad Kissingen (Germany).
Millions of Americans are overweight or obese. Medication and psychotherapy may result in modest weight loss but nearly all regain weight within five years. The missing ingredient for successful treatment is cognition. To make permanent changes in their eating behavior, and thus their weight, individuals must learn how to change their dysfunctional ideas about food,eating, other people, themselves, and learn how to cope with a sense of unfairness, deprivation, disappointment and dis-couragement. Cognitive behavioral approaches have been demonstrated to be effective for this problem.
This workshop explores Ericksonian approaches to weight loss, including paradox, metaphor, utilization, humor and possibilities. Motivational Interviewing will be utilized. The metaphor of weight loss as a journey is central. Departure, initiation and return are highlighted, noting obstacles and struggles encountered during this exciting adventure! A transformational journey representing a higher level of conscious-ness with increased meaning that makes change possible will be presented.