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Weight Loss Update

protein shakeHello! I’m going to be my own case study now. I’m still going strong, though I’m on a plateau. That’s cool, though. I’m sticking to the plan, and my next step will be to get into regular gym activity. Just have to get over this last hanging-on bit of bronchitis.

Been listening to my hypnosis CD on Getting Organized for Weight Loss. That’s a good one for me right now because I have to constantly make sure I have the right foods on hand to make my mealtimes as efficient as possible. I make most of my meals, but generally make enough for two or three meals. I always bring my lunch to work with me. Today I have a homemade stew strictly adhering to The Cancun Diet list of allowable foods. It’s tasty, filling, and healthful. For breakfast I had a fruity protein shake, and for dinner, probably I’ll be eating a Chile Relleno, maybe two.

Occasionally, I’ll go to In and Out and have one of those lettuce-wrapped double-doubles.

What I love about this diet is being able to eat fruit. You know, this is summertime and the markets are filled with fresh, ripe, delicious watermelon, berries, peaches, nectarines, grapes, cherries, melons, apricots, and all the rest! This is the easiest time of the year to eat right, and lose weight. The Cancun Diet is wonderful because it fits like a glove with SoCal’s beach attitude. beach

What I really love about the Cancun diet is that it seems to be targeting my midsection-belly fat. That has been my biggest problem area – definitely the most uncomfortable. I feel much freer in my clothes, sitting in a theater chair, and even just putting on the seatbelt in the car.

If you haven’t tried hypnosis for weight loss, I’ll bet you’ve at least heard about it, or thought about it. We address concerns such as roller-coaster weight history, nutrition, exercise, snack addiction, self-image, self-esteem, plateaus, and much more.

I know that from where you stand, it might be hard to see the light at the end of the tunnel. I’ve been there, it can be so hard to get motivated! It has been suggested that curing cancer is easier than curing obesity.

It’s understandable. Old fashioned weight loss treatment was a deprivation diet, which no one likes. And while some people may stay on it long enough to lose weight, they have done nothing about their weight problem but get smaller. The actual problem part – you know, the bad eating habits, and sedentary lifestyle – almost always remain behind, rearing their ugly heads almost immediately after the person stops doing whatever weird things they were doing to lose the weight. Hypnosis makes a difference. You see, while dieting changes you from the outside-in, hypnosis changes you from the inside-out! You see food differently. You see yourself differently.

The studies are in that people who use hypnosis tend to lose more weight than people who don’t use it, but more importantly, they keep it off longer, too!

If you are in the position of being overweight and uncomfortable with it, stop doing the same old things about it and let’s chat. Give me – Gina – a call at (760) 233-8800, and we’ll set up a free evaluation to get your history, and answer all your questions about hypnosis.

FOX Hypnosis / Hypnosis Training International – Since 1999.
120 West Grand Avenue, Suite # 204
Escondido, California 92025
(760) 233-8800


Afternoon Saturday Group Added

Our AM Saturday weight loss group is completely booked so we are going to open a second session, in the afternoon, which will meet from 1:00 to 2:30. It’s the fastest hour and a half ever, because we are a fun, supportive bunch.

Whether you want to lose 10 pounds or 100, this group addresses your individual issues.

The class is made up of four parts.

Maximize focus and commitment.
Redefine self-image.
Adopt new relationship with nutrition and exercise.
Hypno-programming for motivation and success.

At the first session each new member will receive a copy of our exclusive Cancun Diet Plan, and an amazing take-home hypnosis CD.

Please call (760) 233-8800 for a free evaluation. Private sessions also available. Since 1999.

Hypnotically yours,

Gina Fox, CHT
HypnoLean Groups
120 West Grand Avenue, Suite # 204
Escondido, California 92025
(760) 233-8800


Saturday Morning Weight Loss Meetings

secretary.jpgGood Morning Dear Reader!

Today is Saturday! Every Saturday morning, we meet. We are the Hypno-Lean group. We meet from 9:00 to noon. It’s the fastest three hours ever, because we are a fun, supportive bunch. Generally we start out by catching up with how our weeks have gone. Sometimes we’ve had struggles, but we try to leave the garbage at the door. No whining, no moaning, no giving up. Keeping our focus on progress. Acknowledging the results of our efforts.

Usually we have very positive reports: how much we’ve lost, how many times we’ve been to the gym, what hypnosis CD we’re currently listening to and how it’s making changes in our old habits.

Then we have a class: either about nutrition, or exercise motivation. For example, we may have a class on the importance of drinking water and how drinking 8-10 glasses benefits the weight loss process. Everyone has heard that when on a weight loss program, water is crucial, but no one ever tells us why! We think it’s important to know why.

I had one client say that her doctor always told her to drink a glass of water with lemon juice, but she never knew “why” so she didn’t do it. In our class about acidity / alkalinity she learned of the benefits, so she started doing it.

After our class, we get hypnotized to…well, whatever the class was on. So if the class was on water, we’ll get hypnotized to drink more water!

I must say, the hypnosis is the best part – we have the most advanced brainwave units available to get us into the alpha/theta state. People sometimes ask me, “What if I can’t be hypnotized?” I say, “Well, I’ve never met anyone yet who couldn’t be, and with our technology, you’re going down!” That’s what I tell them, and it’s the truth.

People also ask me, “What does hypnosis feel like?” it feels different for different people, but commonly, it’s a very relaxed, comfortable feeling. As if the mind is still awake, and the body is asleep. Some people will feel very light and floaty…while others feel very heavy, and limp, like a wet rag lying on a kitchen counter. Others feel tingly, as if they could feel the blood circulating through their bodies. It’s a very healthy state.

Every health and fitness expert will tell you everyone would do their bodies good if they’d spend 20-30 minutes engaged in some relaxation technique – whether hypnosis, meditation, prayer, reflecting quietly by a pond…As we know, much illness is triggered by stress. Hypnosis is a famous for stress reduction.

Lately, we’ve been going over the concepts of The Secret, and how to use Visualization and the Law of Attraction for creating a fit and trim physique. Most people with weight issues have hazy and fuzzy self-images. One thing we do is have the hypnotized client visualize him/herself thin – and you’d be amazed at how many people cannot do that – imagine themselves thin. And it’s just their imagination! It’s the first rule of manifestation: The clearer and more accurate the vision, the clearer and more precise the results. I think you can guess how important it is for us to get clear on our goals!

That’s all for now!

Hypnotically yours,
Gina Fox, CHT

HypnoLean Groups
120 West Grand Avenue, Suite # 204
Escondido, California 92025
(760) 233-8800

“When you marooned me on that god-forsaken spit of land, you forgot one very important thing, mate: I’m Captain Jack Sparrow.” – Capt. Jack Sparrow (Pirates of the Caribbean)

Hypnosis Weight Loss CDs Instructions

headphones.jpgFor those of you who are listening to the hypnosis CD tapes, here are some instructions: Listen 1-3 times daily for thirty days.Basically, using a Do-It-Yourself hypnosis CD is very easy, convenient, and effective. All you need is a weight loss plan you want to stick to, a pair of headphones, a CD player, and a comfortable place to recline. Here are some important listening instructions for those of you who have already purchased the CD and for those of you who are going to:

Listening Instructions:
1.) Put the CD into a player. Put your headphones on. Close your eyes.

2.) Listen and follow hypnotist’s instructions. There are suggestions at the end of the CD to return to full awareness, however you can bring yourself back up as needed.3.) Listen to your CD in a quiet, SAFE, comfortable place, where you can relax and not worry about someone barging in and causing a distraction.4.) SINCE LISTENING TO THE CD WILL PUT YOU INTO A VERY RELAXED, INTERNAL FOCUS, (AND YOUR EYES WILL BE CLOSED) NEVER LISTEN WHILE DRIVING A AUTOMOBILE, OR RESPONSIBLE FOR RUNNING HAZARDOUS EQUIPMENT, OR WHILE CARING FOR SMALL CHILDREN, OR DOING ANYTHNG THAT REQUIRES YOUR FULL FOCUS AND ATTENTION.5.) LISTEN TO YOUR CD EVERY DAY, AT LEAST ONCE. Commit to a time for daily listening. I personally find it works best for me around five in the afternoon. This is the time I generally get so hungry I could eat a bear. It’s a dangerous time because I try to keep dinner light, since I don’t engage in much activity after work. After I listen to my CD it calms my appetite, and I am satisfied with small portions. For others, they get the most benefit by listening to it in the morning, while others only find time at night. Some listen to it several times a day. That’s great!
6.) Check into this BLOG at least once a week for continued support. Together, with the aid of self-hypnosis, we’ll get fitter, and trimmer, with a self-confident, positive attitude to boot!
7.) If you have any additional questions or comments, or you’d like to order some weight loss CDs, email me at:
Here is some information about me, your Home Hypnotist:
Gina Fox, Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist
My Journey
Thanks to hypnosis I’m 200 pounds thinner, and 200 times happier. I would like to share my story with you.I was at the end of my rope when I decided to try hypnosis for weight loss. I was in a high stress social services job. I was extremely obese, addicted to ice cream and that’s a bad combination. My health was at risk. Needless to say, I was miserable.I wanted to lose weight, but I didn’t want to do pills, or surgery. I was burned out on dieting, and knew from experience that diets were not my long-term answer. What excited me about hypnosis is how I would be changing from the inside out.And the changes occurred from the very beginning. I literally started craving healthy foods. I lost ten pounds my first week. As my energy level increased, I joined a gym, and actually found myself getting excited about exercise. I had always loved the beauty of belly dancing so I signed up to take some classes!I’ve started hiking and am able to play basketball with friends. I love going to the gym at least 3 times a week. I’m active, my body is energetic, my mind is clearer, sharper. My self-confidence has improved drastically. I feel physically stronger than ever.
When people see my “before” pictures they ask, “Is that your mother?” I have to laugh. My mom wouldn’t laugh though. She keeps her weight in a healthy range and always has. Yes, I used hypnosis to overcome my own compulsive overeating, and obsession with food. I’ve lost nearly 200 pounds, but more important than that, for the first time in my life I know the changes are permanent. My weight loss hasn’t been speedy, but it has been consistent and healthy. If you have a weight problem or have been struggling with bad eating habits, what was good news for me, can be good news for you, too.Your Journey
I know that from where you stand, it might be hard to see the light at the end of the tunnel. It has been suggested that curing cancer is easier than curing obesity. If you have been struggling with poor eating habits for awhile, then you’ve probably tried various methods to get resolve, only to find lasting results elusive.Historically it’s understandable. Traditional methods of weight loss demand a person go on a deprivation diet, which no one likes. And while some people may stay on it long enough to lose the weight, they have done nothing about their weight problem but get smaller. The actual problem part – you know, the bad eating habits, and sedentary lifestyle – almost always remains behind, rearing its ugly head almost immediately after the person stops doing whatever weird things they were doing to lose the weight.And as you probably know, just like a horsefly almost always lands back on the nag after a tail swat, so does the lost weight almost always return to the poor dieter.

If you’ve been seeking a key to weight loss, most probably my hypnosis CDs will not only open the door, but encourage you to step through and into a world of weight loss success. Together, we will play in that healthy world.

Yours truly,
Gina Fox, Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist

Weight Loss in 3 Easy Steps – Hypnosis CD

cds1.jpgHello Again! Every now and then I’ll share some “cases” with you. Here’s one I thought was significant.

>>>>> The Case A 38 year old lady (whom we’ll call Hilda) phoned me with a burning question – which I’ll get to later. Hilda is suffering a dilemma common to many of us in the quest for ideal weight – Fear of Failure. She is currently in Weight Watchers for her third time. The first time with WW she lost forty pounds, and kept it off for ten years. Unfortunately, over said years The Lost Forty has crept back like a lichen, until her body is covered with it again, plus an additional ”finder’s fee” forty, leading her to where she is present day, at 220.

Between then and now Hilda’s tried Weight Watchers a second time (lost seven pounds before giving up), Jenny Craig (lost twenty pounds on that before giving up), and Atkins on and off (losing and re-finding several pounds on that, finally realizing that diet could never be more to her than a part-time lover), and she’s back to WW.

So far with WW she’s lost five pounds but she’s really struggling with sticking to the plan. She’s afraid she’s going to cheat and lose all willpower, and that she’ll end up another six months/ten pounds heavier before making another attempt. She’s exhausted – frustrated with the roller coaster.

Her question to me was : Would listening to a self-hypnosis cd for weight loss help her stick-to-it-ive-ness?
My Recommendation: Yes, yes, yes. Yes. Yes. A good hypnotic Cd can definitely enhance a well-balanced weight loss program, such as Weight Watchers. In fact, many university studies are concluding that for weight reduction success, hypnosis and a good weight loss program is a combination that can’t be beat. Participants that did BOTH hypnosis AND a weight loss program lost more weight, and kept it off longer than people who only did the program. That’s pretty much a duh! when you consider the power of the two components working together.

Daily listening to a good CD gets her all this:

Changes occur from the Inside –> Out

Emotional (self) support

Increased focus and commitment,

Positive reinforcement,

Unconscious programming for permanent changes.

A well-balanced weight loss program (which WW is) gets her all this:

Changes occur from the outside => In

Group support

Nutritional guidelines


Behavioral structure

All that said, she invested in several of my CDs. (She’d come to my group classes if she could however she lives in Arizona and that’s an unreasonable commute!) The CD I recommended she begin with is called: Weight Loss in 3 EZ Steps. It’s main focus is diminishing the yo-yoing effects on her system and psyche, so she can renew faith in herself, her potential, her future. The following is a brief description of the CD I told her to start with and listen to exclusively – once a day, for thirty days, while staying on her WW program:

(Title – Weight Loss in 3 Easy Steps Track 1 – Focus (10 minutes). Finally see the light at the end of the tunnel. This brief session sharpens the mind for renewed commitment. Gets you excited about staying the course. Ideal for lunch-break refresher.

Track 2 – Taking the Steps (20 minutes). Excellent for the stress/emotional overeater. Perfect for the ex-yo-yoer. In the relaxed state, finally let go of frustrations over past weight loss failures. Find yourself super-focused on your weight reduction goals of today, becoming increasingly super-charged about sticking to the weight reduction plan. Listen 1-3 times daily for thirty days. )

If you’re interested in implementing the power of self-hypnosis CDs into your weight reduction strategy send me an email. I will assist you however I can – via email if necessary! In the meantime I’ll let you know about Hilda’s successes as I hear from her!

Till Soon, Gina

My “before and after” pics :

The Power Of HypnoTherapy!

virginia-n3.jpgIs listening to a CD as powerful as having a one-on-one session with a present therapist? Note the purposeful use of the word Present. There is nothing worse than having a session with a therapist whose mind is elsewhere. That said…today I’ll talk about one-on-one, interactive sessions. That means that you and your hypnotherapist are in intentional communication with the goal of resolving some obstacle holding you back somehow. I typically use interactive sessions with clients who’ve been overweight since childhood, have more than sixty pounds to lose, and/or are running self-sabotage systems. In these populations there can oftentimes be found deeper underlying issues to get past, before they can embark successfully on the transformational journey of weight loss.

The first two are self-explanatory, but let me illustrate the third – The Self-Saboteurs. This is the gal (or guy) who says she wants to lose weight but can’t give up cookies – NO MATTER WHAT. Now I actually had a client tell me that, about chocolate chip cookies. She started our first session with this statement, “I’ve been through loads of counseling, and even had fights with my therapists – no one is going to make me give up chocolate chip cookies. No one!” This gal was in her fifties, an educated woman (most of our clients are professional people – this lady was a teacher), she had about seventy pounds to lose, and she had emotional strings to cookies. In her case, as it was rather severe, I didn’t believe listening to CDs alone was going to cut it. I DID have her listen to CDs, mostly (at first) for the repeated hypnosis conditioning, creating that supportive cheerleading section in her head, and continued positive reinforcement for the work we were going to be doing.

In our one-on-one hypnosis work, we found out that when she was a child – it almost always goes back to childhood – her mom was manic-depressive. Back then (1940’s-1950’s) people didn’t get on psych medication so easily as they do now. Since her mom was not on any medication her vicious mood swings posed a real threat to her five children. For example, on several occasions when fighting with dad, this mom threatened to kill the kids – IN FRONT OF THE KIDS! She was almost always mean to everyone, except for once in awhile, when she was feeling good, and during those times she showed her motherly love by baking…(sing out in unison) Chocolate Chip Cookies.

My poor client cried hysterically as she dug up a good portion of her emotional damage. As a result of her mom’s strange behavior (well not so strange for a manic-depressive) my client had emotionally associated chocolate chip cookies with all kinds of warm and fuzzies – love, calmness, kindness, acceptance, safety, security. Scary stuff, huh? You might wonder if my job entails hearing scary stuff like this all the time – YES. More often than you’d think.

Back to the client. By revisiting the cause of her obsession, we were able to dissolve the hold it had on her. Imagine the hidden cause as a an angry BOIL, festering like an evil abscess inside her psyche, making her behave in ways that made no sense to the outside world. Nor even to herself, for that matter, for she had no conscious recollection of what was leading her to obsess on cookies. She thought she was born a cookie monster. Now, imagine the work we did was equivalent to lancing that boil. We went through a lot of muck and mire but you have to squeeze it clean. Then it can heal, good as new. That day, after the tears were dried up, I gave her a particularly powerful CD to rebuild her self-esteem and raise her feelings of self-worth. Now cleansed, the CD would be the ointment to strengthen ego, and quicken healing.

She returned the following week and happily reported she hadn’t had a cookie all week! We have a saying, You can’t un-see something until you’ve seen it. I hope you’ve read enough so that the saying makes sense to you. She didn’t know what was there, then she understood, and that transformed the thing into gold. I call it turning lemons into lemonade. I should know. I myself had to go through intense one-on-one sessions. I’m not going to get into my core issues right now, but suffice it to say I was unconsciously holding on to my fat. I had massive hidden fears about becoming smaller, more vulnerable in an unpredictable, threatening world.

Now, would listening to CDs alone have helped lance the boils? Maybe, but it’s unlikely. One- on-one intervention speeds up the process so people like me and my client can get past the ”rewards” of overweight behaviors and get busy losing weight.

There, you have a clue to the difference between listening to CDs and interactive therapy sessions. Hope it moves you closer to your weight loss goals.

Till Later!

Hypnotically yours,

Gina Fox, CHT

Tapes or Live Hypno-Therapy?

cds.jpgHypnosis sessions: Tapes or Live Hypnotist?

There are different types of hypnosis sessions. I’ll be talking about two types: Power Programming Sessions and Interactive Sessions. Because this blog is about weight loss, all my references will revolve around that particular topic.

Power Programming – This is where (mostly), the hypnotist does the talking. This can be done effectively via live session, or through a CD. The goal of this type of session is to have the client be supercharged with powerful suggestions for changing core thinking systems, which obviously leads to a modification of behavior. Anyone who has listened to hypnotic weight loss tapes (or CDs) knows they are filled with positive suggestions for making healthy food choices, drinking sufficient water, getting exercise, reconnecting with the body, eating in a relaxed manner, chewing food thoroughly, portion management, etc.etc.etc. Sometimes (usually unbeknownst to the listener) they contain some type of NLP – NeuroLinguistic Programming – technique to facilitate the assimilation of these suggestions into the unconscious.

So, what is NLP, you might ask. The answer to that is rather complex, but suffice it here to say that back in the sixties two brilliant guys (Richard Bandler and John Grinder) got together and came up with the concept. One guy was a linguist (Grinder), and the other (Bandler) an information scientist. One thing they found was that there are basically “recipes” for success and that anyone could have the same success as another simply by following the recipe. Of course, sometimes getting the secret ingredients posed a challenge, but they also researched how to uncover pretty much any information they wanted. But that’s another story.

They also noticed that human brains and computers have a lot of similarities in how they use language to process, organize and categorize information, and thereby produce results. Anyway, these brilliant guys boiled it down to a science, and devised various techniques to help us upgrade our “bio-computers”, if you will, so we can live more efficiently, more effectively. Simple stuff really. In fact, it’s all common sense techniques – like role modeling after people close to us. What we’re doing anyway. They just tied it up neatly, and labeled it, so we could do it on demand, instead of haphazardly.

A question I get a lot is, “Is listening to a CD as powerful as having a one on one session?” I’d have to say, “Possibly.” Listening to a tape or CD does several things.

1) Have you seen those commercials where the guy wakes up, and there’s a cheering section saying, “Thataboy Bobby, you are amazing. You are what makes the sun come up every morning. Even the moon hated having to retreat from your presence. You are awesome!…” Then he goes to the car and the cheering section is out there, “Bobby, we are so proud of you! You’re the best driver in the world…” Then he gets to work and the cheering section is there with more accolades. Well, listening to the CDs will create a cheering section for you, in your head. You’ll be at breakfast and the voice in your head will say, “Gee Mandy, you’ve been so great this week, choosing the right foods…You’ve lost three pounds…make sure to get some protein with that toast…you are so awesome staying on track…” Now that voice sounds like your hypnotist at first, but eventually it starts sounding like YOU, and You are proud of yourself…You are taking responsibility for making good choices…Then you’re at lunch and the voice in your head says, “Are you sure you want that Coke? Water would be better for you. You’d feel better if you drank water instead, whaddoya think?…” Then another voice in your head says, “Yeah, You’re right. I should have water.” And you order water and life is good.

2.) Listening daily to your CDs will magnify your commitment, keep you focused, cement your self-confidence, raise your feelings of self-worth, reinforce and compound prior suggestions inside your unconscious mind, fortify your determination, and keep you solidly on track.

I always ask my clients, “Is there a noticeable difference between listening and not listening to your tapes?” Every single time the answer has been YES. My clients know that when they are being supported emotionally and mentally by their tapes that they make better choices, feel stronger, exercise more, and eat less. Isn’t it nice to know you can reduce feelings of stress, deprivation, and anxiety around weight reduction simply by LISTENING TO A THIRTY MINUTE CD OR TAPE! Stop reading this and GO put your headphones on.

I have to go now. I’ll finish this post tomorrow. Beginning with Interactive Therapy Sessions.

Hasta La Vista, Baby! Gina