Holistic Weight Loss: Hypnosis and Emotional Freedom Technique

Even though weight gain is not thought of as a disease, overeating and obesity can contribute to a number of serious health problems, including type II diabetes, stroke, various kinds of cancer, and heart disease. Maintaining a healthy weight is a key contributor to overall health.

healthy-weight-loss-pic-un-blog-sept-3-13weight lossA holistic weight-loss program helps you discover and release the underlying causes of your weight problem. Why do you eat more than you should? How can you make better choices and eat in a healthier way? How can you get motivated to exercise? What factors—physical, psychological, social—are inhibiting your diet and exercise program?

Most diets fail to address the most important aspect about weight loss and that is stress. If it was just the food that was an issue, you could easily reduce your intake and lose all the weight. According to Dr. Pamela Peeke, a professor of medicine at the University of Maryland who has studied nutrition and hormones, “elevated cortisol levels during stress trigger an uncontrollable appetite.”

With a combination of Hypnosis and the Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) we are able to release the feeling of stress and uncover the reasons for overeating and address the triggers that cause the weight gain. We create a personalized plan to change the beliefs and contributing behaviors to weight gain.

In a study published in the Journal of Clinical Psychology (http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/1097-4679(198501)41:1%3C35::AID-JCLP2270410107%3E3.0.CO;2-Z/full), regarding the effectiveness of using Hypnosis for Weight Loss, participants were 17-67 year olds who completed a behavioral treatment for weight management either with or without the addition of hypnosis. Results show that, at the end of the 9-week program, both interventions resulted in significant weight reduction. However, at 8-month and 2-year follow-ups, the hypnosis subjects showed significant additional weight loss, while those in the behavioral-treatment-only group exhibited little further change. More subjects who used hypnosis achieved and maintained their personal weight goals.

In a study published in the Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology (http://psycnet.apa.org/journals/ccp/54/4/489/), the effects of hypnosis in weight loss was investigated for 60 females at least 20% overweight and not involved in other treatment.

There were two experimental groups (hypnosis with and without audiotapes) and a control group. The groups were assessed immediately after treatment and at 6-month follow-up. Ability to be hypnotized, use of audiotapes, and other variables were not predictive of weight loss. But, when the follow-up was conducted it was found that hypnosis was more effective with results of 17 pounds lost in the group that was hypnotized versus a 1/2 pound lost for the group that was not hypnotized.

What is Hypnosis?

Hypnosis is a natural state of relaxation and focused attention, and, even though it is 100% natural and normal, it remains one of the most fascinating phenomena of the human mind. You have actually experienced the hypnotic state if you have driven home safe and sound but don’t remember part of the journey.

Your subconscious mind took over and got you safely home. The subconscious mind holds all the programming that helps you operate in your daily life. With hypnosis and the Emotional Freedom Technique we can access the subconscious mind and install new programming to over-ride past ineffective programming so that you feel more confident, sleep better, exercise more, eat less, give up bad habits like smoking or eating junk food, and become more relaxed in communications and take the steps to succeed in your career.

What is the Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT)?

The Emotional Freedom Technique is based on Ancient Chinese Acupressure power points in the body and we tap on these points to release negative emotions stored in the mind and body and get startling results. EFT is very effective in reducing stress and anxiety as reported in The Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease. After a 30-minute EFT tapping session, the EFT participants showed statistically significant improvements in anxiety, depression, and the overall severity of symptoms.

The Emotional Freedom Technique has been used effectively to reduce cravings and addictions, release grief, anger, procrastination, feelings of failure, symptoms of illness, and to release emotional trauma. Each client is taught the EFT tapping protocol and is able to apply it in the moment of stress, anxiety or life event.

In a research study conducted by Dawson Church, PhD, participants found their craving levels dropping by 83% within 20 minutes while applying the EFT protocol. In a few rare cases, this simple procedure has also collapsed the overall addiction.

EFTs long-term successes are due to its ability to address an important cause of addictions: the need to tranquilize the anxiety caused by underlying emotions like anger, fear, and guilt. EFT helps reduce the intensity of the emotionally troubling memories that underlie many of addictive behaviors. Once they’re resolved, the need to tranquilize with addictive substances often goes away.



Sherry Hardt is the President of Healing Power Within, LLC and is an expert in Hypnosis, the Emotional Freedom Technique, and Leadership Development. She is a Certified Hypnotherapist, AAMET Emotional Freedom Technique Level 3 Practitioner. Certified as a Global Career Development Facilitator, and Certified Professional in Human Resources. Sherry has 22 years of experience in the Human Resource Management field and a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology.

Healing Power Within, LLC
385 Tequesta Drive, Suite 6
Tequesta, FL 33469


Achieving your Weight Loss Goal with Ease – Healing

I’m celebrating losing 28 pounds!

Achieving your Weight Loss Goal with Ease Using Ideal Protein Plan and EFT/Hypnosis

According to the video, Hungry for Change, sugar is the cocaine of the food world. Americans on average are eating 22 teaspoons of sugar a day. Our body searches for fats and sugars based on our engineering from our ancestors. We are programmed to hold onto the weight. You are what you eat, drink and think.

The biggest problem is addiction to foods because of the additives and chemicals in the food. There was a study about MSG which showed it makes you want to eat more because it excites your brain. In this study mice that were thin were fed MSG and the rats that ate MSG became fat. MSG is in 80% of modern day foods.

I tried various meal programs and weight loss programs with little results to match up with the Emotional Freedom Technique and Hypnosis for losing weight. And then through a Health Fair I was participating in, I was introduced to the Ideal Protein Program and Coco Melchiarre, who is an amazing Weight Loss Coach.
Coco celebrates your success with you each week as you get measured and weigh in. She also encourages you when you haven’t lost as much as you thought you should. She also makes sure you understand the best ways to use the Ideal Protein Products and sends videos about the program to you every day. She is always available for questions and is invested in your success.

The food on the Ideal Protein program is very good to the palate. There is a great variety of options. My favorites are the Chocolate Chip pancakes, Chocolate drink, Barbeque Chips, Cookie Dough bars, Lemon bars, and Broccoli Cheese soup.

The Ideal Protein Weight Loss Method is a medically designed protocol that results in fat loss while sparing muscle mass.

Check out information about the Ideal Protein Program here:

Get in touch with Coco to set up an appointment to discuss your individual program at: 561-935-8406 or coco.hopehealth@gmail.com

I used the Emotional Freedom Technique, which is tapping on acupuncture points and hypnosis to take away any negative feelings about the change in diet (feeling deprived), withdrawal from sugar, and to focus my energy on seeing my body at a new size. When I used the tapping along with the Ideal Protein plan I was able to let go of the weight and food focus (am I losing fast enough) and instead focus on seeing my new fit and trim body which is now in focus. You can do it too if you START N O W!

Contact me to partner with you on letting go of the emotional drivers, letting go of any limiting beliefs around eating and focus on a new fit and trim body.

Sherry Hardt, Certified Hypnotherapist & Emotional Freedom Coach can help
you reduce stress, anxiety, emotional eating, stop smoking, fears, sadness, frustration and find
your joy in life.

Website and testimonials: www.efthealingfl.com
Email: emotional-freedom@live.com

Office: 561-855-4906 Cell: 561-714-9513

Become Emotionally Free!

It is true that continual or repetitive thoughts expressed in the subconscious mind will create in your world. 


How the subconscious communicates: Consider if you were diagnosed with an illness and then you researched the illness on the Internet and you read the list of symptoms.  You connect with a group that has this illness and they talk about their symptoms and what the prognosis is for this illness.  You see others in the group not doing well.  You start to worry about your diagnosis.  It is the first thing you think about in the morning and the last thing you think about at the end of the day. You are imprinting these thoughts into your subconscious mind.  When these thoughts are expressed into the subconscious mind, they are accepted as truth and the subconscious begins to act on these thoughts. You begin to look for the symptoms and they start showing up, just like you thought they would!


We can change your subconscious programming by using the Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) which is tapping on acupuncture points and making statements to release repetitive negative thoughts.  As we are tapping we gain access to the subconscious mind and can target the idea, thought or image that created the illness, pain, or emotional trauma and while tapping we are able to reprogram the thoughts to become emotionally free of the symptoms, pain or distress. 


I experienced a diagnosis of an aneurysm in the middle of my brain.  I did not research my diagnosis, join a group to talk about my diagnosis or read about symptoms.  I took a wonderful vacation with an amazing friend and celebrated living!  I got into a joyful state in the moment and forgot the diagnosis.  I became grateful for every experience and spent a lot of time laughing.  I also used self-hypnosis and meditation to release any negative thoughts.  A month later, I had a procedure to determine where the aneurysm was and it was gone!


Working with Sherry and using a combination of EFT and hypnosis, I have had a major release of pain from a car accident 2 years ago. My head on the left side felt like there was a rock in it. Of course everyone thinks the worst, maybe it’s a brain tumor etc. but after one session that feeling went away. I was amazed and have since had 2 more sessions to work on other issues like being on time and not procrastinating. Other deeper issues like my Mother’s transition at the age of 85, selling her home moving in with me etc. are also coming into play.

Call today to begin releasing any negative thoughts that are stored in your subconscious mind that you just can’t seem to change.

Sherry Hardt, Certified Hypnotherapist and EFT Level 3 Practitioner, 561-855-4906




Dieting Is Not The Answer!


In the Healthy Weight Loss Program we will use the Emotional Freedom Technique and Hypnosis to release behavioral and emotional issues stored in the body and mind to drop the weight and keep it off. 

Healthy Weight Loss Workshop offered:

October 16, 2014, from 6:15 p.m. – 8:45 p.m.

Publix Greenwise, 11231 Legacy Ave., Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410

Investment for this program:  $35    Call 561-855-4906 to reserve your space.  Limited seating.



Dieting Fails, It is true …

Most diets fail to address the most important aspect about weight loss and that is stress.  According to Dr. Pamela Peeke, a professor of medicine at the University of Maryland who has studied nutrition and hormones, “elevated cortisol levels during stress trigger an uncontrollable appetite.”

Research has shown that 95% of all diets fail within five years or less because they do not address the real problem.  It’s not the food that is making you fat, but the relationship you have with food.  Have you eaten when you are not hungry? Have you suddenly realized your head is in the refrigerator and wonder why you are looking for food? What about cleaning your plate and feeling miserable when it’s clean?  

With most problems or conditions like excess weight, excess drinking, excess conflicts, or excess TV/Internet we are using eating, drinking, acting out, or TV to escape the stress.  When you learn the Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) you will have a tool to manage the stress right in the moment and then you won’t be feeding your emotions.


Interesting facts about dieting                        

$20 Billion

The annual revenue of the U.S. weight-loss industry, including diet books, diet drugs and weight-loss surgeries.

108 Million

The number of people on diets in the United States. Dieters typically make four to five attempts per year.

85 Percent

The percentage of customers consuming weight-loss products and services who are female.

1 Hour

The amount of time spent on daily exercise by people who lost and kept off at least 30 pounds of excess weight for five years.


The number of people with morbid obesity in the United States who had bariatric surgery in 2009.

$11,500 to $26,000

The average cost of bariatric surgery, which reduces the size of the stomach.

$500,000 to $3 Million

The average salaries paid to celebrity endorsers of major weight-loss programs.


The amount of money celebrity endorsers, on average, earn per pound lost.


Regain the weight and end up heavier than when they started dieting.

Sources: John LaRosa of MarketData; National Weight Control Registry; American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery; Jo Piazza, author of “Celebrity Inc.: How Famous People Make Money.”  ABC Show 20/20



Creating Abundance in Your Life


Abundance is just a state of allowing all the good that you have asked for (created by your thought, words, beliefs, feelings and expectations) to come into you.  It does not require doing.  It does not require hard work.  It does not require you to be something that you are not or go to a job you dislike.

You are a spirit being and abundance is all around you at all times.  It is the same as taking a drop of water out of the ocean.  The ocean does not cease to exist after you have taken a drop out of the water, it is continuous as the waves are continuous flowing in and flowing out.

Flowing in, flowing out, that is the same with abundance in your life – its flowing in, flowing out.  As you trust the Divine, God, Source you are letting go of all the trappings of civilization that says you have to work hard.  That says you don’t deserve it unless you work hard and are persistent.   You can let all of that go.

Right here, right now where you are you can let go and know that abundance is flowing to you at all times from the deepest recesses of your soul.  You are abundance in all forms.  It is always around you and with you and there is no need to be concerned or worry about where it will come from because it will just show up for you.

You ask and you receive.  You ask and you receive.  You ask and you receive.  Just imagine the money coming in, feel it coming in.  Feel blessed with the abundance that is coming in to you.  Feel blessed by the abundance you already have.  You can continue to do your work and let the abundance just flow in.  No worries, no concerns.  Just let it flow in like the raindrops from the sky.  You don’t ask how they will come or when they will come, you just accept that raindrops will come.  You can do the same with abundance.  Just relax, relax and let go of all your worries and concerns. 

You are always in an attraction state and as you raise your vibration and open up to divine source it easily flows into you and you easily manifest it.  All you need to do is be in that state of love and light, offering yourself up for the money to flow into you. 

Abundance is everywhere present now.  It is just a form of energy.  You can attract it easily by asking and letting go, allowing and receiving all in one easy step.  Just let it come in.  Allow it to come in.  You are always provided for.  Be in the light of love in all things and you will transform yourself and everything around you.

John: 10:10  I came that they may have life and that they might have it more abundantly.   

EFT process for creating free money:

Starting at the eyebrow point tap 3-5 times lightly with fingertips, saying I easily see money coming to me.

Go to the side of the eye and tap 3-5 times lightly with fingertips, saying I easily manifest free money coming to me.

Go to under the eye and tap 3-5 times lightly with fingertips, saying I know I easily manifest money day or night.

Go to under the nose and tap 3-5 times lightly with fingertips, saying I feel so excited about how easily I manifest money coming to me.

Go to under the collarbone points and tap 3-5 times lightly with fingertips, saying I am so happy that I easily receive free money whether day or night.

Next grab your wrist with the other hand, take a nice deep breath in and out and release the wrist and say peace.  Close your eyes and vision money coming to you easily and effortlessly.   Repeat until you know you will be receiving money


My results from Tapping for Abundance – I celebrate my abundance!

  • I had a credit on my electric bill of $45.
  • I had a credit on my phone bill of $15.
  • I received a stock check in the mail.
  • My mortgage payment went down.
  • I got reimbursed on my escrow.
  • When I was checking out at the grocery store, the cashier told me if I spent 50 cents more she could use a coupon worth $10 off.
  • I went to the grocery store to use a gift card that had $79 on it.  I had a list of things I needed to buy.  As I shopped I changed the list as usual, dropping some items off and adding other items.   I did not keep track of the cost of the items but kept thinking I can only spend $79.  When I checked out of the store my total was $78.99!  Yes the universe will use humor in your manifestations.
  • I manifested retirement money from a job I had for six years in the 90s.
  • I went with a friend to the horse track and we manifested nine winning tickets.