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Freedom From Emotional Eating (Hay House, 2016) by Paul McKenna, PhD
Described as “a cross between the Dr. Phil and Tony Robbins of Britain,” Paul McKenna is a world-renowned hypnotherapist. He was recently named by the Times of London as one of the world’s leading and most important modern gurus-and I agree!
In his latest book, Freedom From Emotional Eating, McKenna brings hope to millions of Americans struggling with the unsatisfying cycle of frustration and self-medication with food. “Emotional eating is the No. 1 cause of excessive weight gain,” says McKenna. “We now have a procedure that reduces overwhelming emotions, resets your brain chemistry, and restores emotional health.”
What is this procedure? McKenna combines guided hypnosis and neuro-linguistic programming (NLP) techniques for an extremely effective approach to the issue of weight loss. The book comes with free downloadable audio and video sessions that are relaxing, educational, and ultimately, transformative. McKenna’s soothing voice and compassionate, caring manner leave you feeling as though you’ve had a one-on-one session with the guru. There’s no judgment here-only someone who truly wants to help you break free from behaviors no longer serving you.
The book guides you through McKenna’s program so you know exactly what to do each day. It also helps you delve deeper into emotional issues around overeating, including self-sabotage, faulty dieting mentalities, low serotonin, and trauma issues.
Nicole’s Take: I highly recommend this book. If you have dealt with weight and body issues for years, find yourself in a cycle of losing and gaining weight, or feel hopeless about ever getting the excess weight off, this book is for you.
For more information, visit paulmckenna.com.
Freedom From Emotional Eating uses a cutting-edge form of neurochemistry that McKenna developed with Ronald Ruden, MD. “Dr. Ruden and I have used this technique on more than 1,000 people, and it works over and over again without any side effects. We’ve worked with relationship issues, post traumatic stress disorder, depression, and many other conditions,” says McKenna.