Your Problem Evolved Like A Mountain of Bricks!
Notice the upside-down stack of bricks. How the problem developed, into what it is today, is somewhat like this stack of bricks. The brick on the very bottom is just like that first occurrence in your life (typically forgotten) that started the whole thing.
It is some belief, idea, situation or thought that happened somewhere in your past, it was like a “seed” of a weed. All by itself, it does not amount to much, but given the “right” circumstances, enough reinforcement over the days, months and years (the next three layers of bricks), and it can develop into some real troublesome symptoms (the top layer of bricks). Each brick on the top layer could represent a different symptom such as compulsive eating, anxiety, low self-esteem, drug abuse and addictions, etc. (just like the part of the weed that sticks up out of the ground).
Clinical Hypnosis (Hypnotherapy) when done correctly, removes the bottom brick (the power of the initial event) that is holding up all of the rest of the bricks. When that bottom brick is removed, the whole thing crumbles, problems, symptoms and all! (Brick example is from Stephen Parkhill’s, Answer Cancer.)
Some treatments and therapies just deal with the behaviours, or the outward symptoms, and that would be like mowing off the weed, it is very likely that it will quickly return.
In the short term you may feel better, like going on a fad diet, losing the weight, and then the weight returns, because the real causes of the excess weight was never really eliminated!
You then feel frustrated, and may even gain more and more weight (more weeds!).
Hypnotherapy done properly will remove the problem at the root, by helping the client to see or experience the situation, thought or idea, that started the problem differently. If the root is removed, then the problem ceases to exist!