Contrary to popular beliefs, the wide-spread battle for weight loss has less to do with food and more to do with the way your mind is programmed. In the US, food is available to all of us. Yet, some people face lifelong struggles with excess weight and obesity while others remain slim and fit throughout their lives. The reason for these differences in motivation, fitness, energy and life choices is rooted in the way your brain is programmed to respond and react. It has little to do with genes or hereditary makeup. It is simply learned and rehearsed programmed behavior. The brain controls every part of our lives, from vital functions such as breathing to our capacity to comprehend the world around us, process and memorize events, and react accordingly. When we change the programming of our mind, we change the way we act, react and experience life.
Take Control of Your Fitness Goals
Following a proven, step-by-step approach, we will teach you how to reprogram your mind to permanently transform your life, silhouette, health and fitness. Forget the uphill battle of yo-yo dieting, self-sabotaging behaviors and discouraging relapses. Hypnotherapy allows you to permanently retrain your brain to reach your goals easily and effortlessly, restore your energy levels, boost your immune system and begin a new chapter of life.
The American Medical Association now recognizes weight loss as a medical condition. A physician's written authorization is required prior to initiating work on medical conditions.
As clinical hypnotherapists, we work in close cooperation with your medical team. If you are currently taking prescription medications, do not stop or reduce your dosage without your doctor's approval. Your continued progress is monitored by your doctor. This enables us to ensure your progress in an optimal manner.
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Permanent Weight Loss in Portland
Initial Consultation - Through a personalized, one-on-one consultation, we discuss your goals, identify blocks, obstacles or automatic behaviors sabotaging your success, and design a plan specifically tailored to your individual needs.
Step 1 - Using your specific experiences, we follow negative behaviors back to their root cause or source. Understanding why these automatic behaviors were set in motion gives you the opportunity to permanently release them and readjust the responses of your brain to be in effortless alignment with your goals.
Step 2 - Using precisely targeted methods, we reprogram your tastes and desires to align them with your fitness and health goals.
Step 3 - Using powerful acupressure techniques, you are taught to reprogram yourself, anytime you need, anywhere you are, to permanently eliminate cravings, enhance your fitness and well being and boost your energy.
Role of the Subconscious Mind
The subconscious mind controls every part of our lives, from the functioning of our organs to the processing and storage of our experiences, memories, learning and functioning capacities. Very often, events and situations we might not even consciously remember play an important role in our deeply engrained habits, behaviors and actions.
A child, for instance, who witnesses the illness of beloved family member, may notice how thin the person is and could very well, without consciously realizing it, establish a subconscious association between weight loss and illness, potentially death. Once this association is imprinted in the mind, it becomes a lifelong and deeply rooted protective mechanism. Later on in adult life, no matter the attempts, will power of methods employed, if the subconscious mind is convinced weight loss leads to illness, it will kick in and resist every attempt to lose weight in order to preserve and protect health.
Hypnosis enables us to go back to the cause and examine the initial sensitizing event with an open, objective and adult mind. This allows us to bring clarity and understanding to the actual cause of the problem. The cause is never food or the specific behaviors in themselves, but deeply anchored emotional issues such as low self-worth, misperceptions or negative beliefs buried within the subconscious mind. By going back to the cause, we understand these protective mechanisms are no longer needed and have in fact been hindering our health, well being and happiness. Once this understanding is integrated, we are finally able to achieve our goals easily and effortlessly. When the cause is dissolved, the problem disappears.
A swimmer, downhill skier, equestrian and gymnast through her childhood, she became an aerobic fitness instructor at the University of Nice and within leading fitness centers in Paris.
She has decades of expertise helping others boost their energy, reshape their bodies and discover new, healthier, happier lifestyles.
Elijah, Portland, Oregon, March 2011
Thank you Genvièv. Before coming to see you, I had been struggling with weight issues my entire life. With every diet, I went through excruciating cravings. The caffeine and sugar withdrawals I experienced each time I tried to quit my addiction to sodas were unbearable. Every failed attempt discouraged me further.
When you explained trying to fix self-sabotaging behaviors without finding and treating their cause was the reason for the unsuccessful outcomes, I wondered how we would find the cause of this lifelong problem. I wasn't aware of it.
I had never been hypnotized before, yet, the moment you brought me back to origin of the problem and I found myself a little boy again, waiting for the ice-cream truck in front of my parents' home, the scene was so vivid, it was like being there all over again. I was barefoot in the grass and I could actually see how tall the grass was. When the ice-cream truck arrived, I could see every sticker on the truck, the face of the man driving it, the shirt he had on, with startling clarity. I had no idea I still remembered that man who played such an insignificant role in my life in the grand scheme of things. When we followed me back to my childhood home, everything was there in vivid and colorful details.
Finally being given the chance to understand the profound reason behind my lifelong self-sabotaging habits was incredible. After one session, I truly feel more in control of my destiny. In the week since, I have not had a single soda and did not experience any of the cravings and withdrawals I always had in the past! The shift was easy and natural. I changed my eating habits as well, choosing healthy, nutritional foods instead of the unhealthy choices I made before.
I cannot believe I didn't try hypnosis years ago! It is a very awakening experience, truly something I had never experienced before.
Florence, London, England, July 2010
I listened to your session only once and it is funny, at times, as I am walking through the streets of London, I can hear your voice, vibrating in my imagination and filling me with confidence. What an incredible gift! I didn't fall back in the negative patterns I had been struggling with since my childhood. Sometimes, when I'm tired and stressed, I feel the glimpse of an old negative habit, as a far away memory trying to attract me from a distance, but I drink a tall glass of water and the temptation is gone.
Chip, Ashland, Oregon, June 2010
Genvièv, wow... you have a true gift! What an incredible experience your session was. I felt "elsewhere" as I was listening to your voice, and when you took me back to the root of the problem in my childhood, I saw the little boy I was then. By the end of the session, I felt liberated, full of energy and joy. The results were instantaneous.
Your Fitness Goals
If you are interested in targeting weight loss with hypnosis, contact us to schedule an initial consultation. Our mutual commitment to your goals is essential to your success.
© GMB ~ Headquartered in Portland, Oregon, Genvièv Martin-Bernard is a Board Certified Forensic and Clinical Hypnotherapy Practitioner who consults locally, nationally and internationally. A published author, she serves as President of the Oregon Hypnotherapy Association and is Board Certified and a Certified Instructor with the National Guild of Hypnotists.