Weight loss is not always straight forward. Many people wonder why they can not lose weight and spend years going to diet clubs. They then become bigger and this decreases their self-esteem, leading to more eating. There is one reason why some people find it difficult to lose weight. Sometimes the problem can be the cure. Being overweight can help you avoid something you are afraid of. For example – sexual trauma. Unfortunately in our culture being overweight is often seen as being unattractive. Consequently, being overweight, may help you feel safe. You may feel you will get less attention. This will help you feel safe. This is not something that is done consciously. Our subconscious is very powerful and very protective.
This problem can be overcome with the use of EMDR and hypnotherapy used together to treat the trauma. Consequently, this will reduce the anxiety around sexual attention and hence the client should lose weight.