Welcome to the Weight Loss with Hypnosis Podcast! (Ep. 0)

January 1st, 2022

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Welcome to the Weight Loss with Hypnosis Podcast!

This blog post is the transcript version of Ep. 0 of the Weight Loss with Hypnosis podcast. To listen to the episode, please go to this link.

Welcome to the weight loss with hypnosis podcast episode zero, the intro. My name is Doug Sands, and I’m a professional hypnotist who helps people all around the world to lose weight, heal their body image and overcome compulsive eating. No much of what I do focuses on weight loss. I work extensively with disordered eating with body image issues, and even with body dysmorphia. 

This brief episode is about finding exactly who this podcast is for. To see if you are in the right place. The weight loss with hypnosis podcast is all about bringing cutting edge, knowledge and resources to help you with excess weight with body image issues and with compulsive eating.

If you are someone who is struggling with your weight either now or in the past, if you’re someone who’s frustrated by all the false promises that people make in the weight loss field, or if you’re someone looking [00:01:00] for a weight loss solution that actually works, this podcast is for you. If you’re someone who is fighting an eating disorder, someone who is struggling with emotional or binge or compulsive eating, if you’re searching for the best way to resolve disordered eating and get it out of your life for good, this podcast is for you.

If you’re someone who is struggling with your body image, someone fighting the unconscious programming that years of negative social media norms have ingrained in your mind. If you’re someone concerned that you may have body dysmorphia, or even if you’ve been diagnosed with body dysmorphia, this podcast is for you.

Whether you’ve been dealing with these issues for five months or five decades, this podcast can give you all the tools you need to resolve it. Whether you go a traditional route or you opt for a surprisingly powerful different method, this show will help guide you towards resolving this issue for good.

This show is also for people who may not [00:02:00] think they have a problem, but are trying to find out for sure. Maybe you don’t fit the standard mold of someone with weight issues or body image issues or disordered eating.

I often work with people who seem outwardly completely healthy, but they still might struggle with unexpected binges. Maybe it’s only once a week, once a month or even a few times a year. But when it does strike, they feel completely out of control to stop it. This podcast is going to show you how to take back that control.

And we’ll touch more on that in just a minute. I often work with bodybuilders who seem to be crushing it, but they still have a very unhealthy relationship with their eating and with their body image. I also often work with people who haven’t told anyone about their disordered eating. Many still feel too ashame to face the issue in public and ask for that help and I don’t blame them. Many don’t want to spend months or even years in therapy working through [00:03:00] these issues. Then I explained to them that hypnosis is a powerfully effective way to deal with the root cause oftentimes in a single session. And we’ll touch on more of that as well in upcoming episodes.

Before that I need to share the structure of this podcast. It’s going to be a healthy mix.

Going off of that phrase, all things in moderation. Some of the shows will be solo, especially the beginning shows. I’ll be breaking down a new aspect of our weight, of our eating and body image in easy to understand language, to give you resources that you can use to deal with these issues. Some of these shows will be guest interviews.

One of my main goals with this show is to give my clients and future clients information about complimentary health professionals. Whether that’s nutritionists, dieticians, health coaches, psychologists, or another professional in the field. Together, we work on different areas of the issue to help our clients with a well [00:04:00] rounded approach.

The goal of interviewing them is twofold. Number one, you’re going to get cutting edge information from the source. Remember, I’m a hypnotist, not a nutritionist or a health coach. I do not claim to be an expert in all of these areas and that’s why I am interviewing the experts who have this knowledge.

Even if you’re not currently searching for a health coach or nutritionist, you’ll still get powerful tips, tools, and knowledge that you can implement today. And number two, you’re going to get to test drive your health expert before you even come in for that first session. Many clients wants help from a nutritionist or a coach or another expert in the field, but they get overwhelmed with the options. 

In these interviews, you’re going to get to see what separate each expert from the crowd. Many specialized in very distinct niches. For example, I work with health experts who specialize in PCOS, in [00:05:00] beriatrics, in body dysmorphia, in gut health body connection, and even bodybuilding, and so many more areas. You’ll also get a sample of each expert’s personality.

So much of our health journey is very personal to us. If one of the experts on the show doesn’t quite fit your personality, that’s fine. Find the help that best fits you, because that’s what’s going to give you the best results in the long term. Along the way, you’ll also get bits of my own journey, the mistakes I’ve made, the struggles I’ve faced and the reasons I’ve made this my career.

You’ll also hear that you’re not alone in struggling with this. I struggled with compulsive eating for years. It was my main coping mechanism for dealing with difficult emotions. And even after I’ve lost the extra weight, it took some effort and some powerful hypnosis to finally release that terrible relationship I’d had for years with food.[00:06:00] 

Most of all, I want to congratulate you. You’re taking the very first step, which is often the hardest to make. You’re finding out more about what you can do to overcome this issue once and for all. I’m excited for you. I’m excited that you’re taking this step and listening to this podcast.

Not everyone is brave enough to even do that. So many of us would rather stick to the status quo, even if it’s terrible for our mental and physical health. Why? Because it’s easier than taking action. It takes courage to raise your hand to say, I want something different. I applaud you for that courage.

And if you’d like even more from the weight loss with hypnosis community, you can connect with us on Instagram, TikTok, and YouTube. On Instagram, our handle is @loseweighthypnosis. On TikTok, it’s @weightlosshypnosis and on YouTube, it’s simply Anywhere Hypnosis, which is the name of my [00:07:00] company.

I apologize for the multiple names. We’ve been experimenting with keywords to help even more people to find these valuable resources. And now, you’re ready. You know whether this podcast is meant for you. You know, what to expect in upcoming episodes. And you know that you’d like to hear those shows.

The final step is to subscribe. If you’re using a podcasting app, click that subscribe button. If you’re watching on YouTube, since this is also a video podcast, click the bell and subscribe there. Finally, if you don’t use YouTube or a podcasting app, you can get these podcasts delivered right to your inbox, each time that they’re released. Go to anywherehypnosis.com/podcast. You’ll be able to sign up there so you won’t miss a single episode. Make sure you subscribe however you do it, because we’re sharing a ton of great information that I know you’re going to want to hear with that. It’s time to wrap up [00:08:00] episode zero.

If you’re as excited as I am about this, you can listen to episode one right now, right after this. If you’re someone who likes to listen to your favorite shows back to back like I do, head over to episode one right now to get started. Again, my name is Doug Sands and I’m the host of the weight loss with hypnosis podcast.

Thank you so much for tuning in, and I look forward to seeing you again in upcoming episodes. 

Wherever you are on your journey, let’s dive in and keep that momentum that you’ve built moving you forward. 

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