Dear Dr David Kraft
My name is J. I am 14 stone and I have had two babies. I am now 42 and decided to have a hysterectomy last month because of what my doctor said. I went to a specialist in London and he performed the operation under a general anaesthetic. I want to take off weight so much. I was 10 stone five years ago before I had my two daughters and I want to take off that weight. Now, I am so depressed too. I know that the operation was a life changing event for a woman, but I feel less of a woman. I still want sex and everything, but I somehow feel less attractive to my husband. I feel fat, and non-sexy, and this feeling has worsened since I had the operation. I want another operation now to get rid of the fat, but I know that this would probably be a bad idea. Can we use hypnotherapy to help me with this problem? I heard that weight loss hypnotherapy was very effective for woman.
The fact that I have had a hysterectomy won’t effect my ability to take off weight, will it? I was told by my doctor that each person is different and that I should be fine, and still have good sex. I have had good sex since the oiperation, although it took some time to recover from this trauma.
I took a lot of care after the operation. Many surgeons agree that six to eight weeks is sufficient time to recover from the operation: I did not have sex for three months even though I was dying for it.
I worried that I would get chronic pelvic pain, but I didn’t.
Please help me take off weight and feel better about myself. If hypnotherapy is useful, please help me.
I can certainly help you get back on track. Feel free to give me a ring at my office. Thee number is 0207 467 8564.
Dr David Kraft is a fellow of the Royal Society of Medicine and one of the leading specialist hypnotherapists in central London. He is a psychotherapist who uses hypnosis within the remit of his practice. He has a diploma in clinical psychology, and two diplomas in clinical hypnotherapy. He is a member of the GHR Register and a member of the British Society of Clinical and Academic Hypnosis (BSCAH). He has published several articles in international and national journals. David is also a member of the Section of Hypnosis and Psychosomatic Medicine of the Royal Society of Medicine.