I have always been a bit leery of hypnotherapy, assuming it was mumbo-jumbo of some sort. But a good friend swears by it, so when I saw this audiobook I thought I'd give it a try. I am so glad I did! I have been listening for three weeks now, and my emotional eating habits are gone. Seriously, gone. I would never have believed it possible.
To wit: I took my family to our favorite burger-and-shakes restaurant for dinner (one of my biggest weaknesses is eating out) and when I realized I wasn't actually hungry, I decided not to order anything. Instead I sat and talked to my family while they ate and didn't feel regret, resentment, deprivation--in fact, it didn't even feel like I was using willpower at all! Trust me, this has never been my experience in my entire life. I stopped eating a root beer float tonight after a couple of bites when I realized that I wasn't enjoying it. I'm making healthier food choices all day long, I'm not eating from boredom or stress or to reward myself. It's really a miracle.
I don't write reviews often, but I have found so much success with this audiobook that I need to share my experience. Thanks, Anne!!
Max's voice is pleasant and there are no major distractions in the 'soothing' background noise. He has a sensible approach to weight loss and balances hypnosis with accepted medical advice. None of the hypnotic suggestions are ridiculous, as he advocates 'eat less, exercise more' throughout. This is an aware hypnotic state audiobook, so don't plan to sleep through it. I like this style, because I like to know the messages I'm absorbing. I'm looking forward to listening to this book every day until my junk food eating habits become a thing of the past and I think it will come very soon. I felt energized and positive at the end of the tape. Good luck to you!