Obesity and alcohol abuse are almost always symptoms of unresolved emotional issues (often trauma), which means that those unresolved issues must be addressed to create lasting behavioral change. Todd and Gina discuss two examples of clients who got mediocre results because they deliberately failed to disclose important traumatic experiences from their past. While sharing specific details usually isn’t necessary, it’s critical to reveal emotionally-charged events to your hypnotist to increase your odds of a successful outcome. Todd also offers a simple technique to determine if a past experience is currently affecting you emotionally or physically. This has major implications for potential future illness or immune problems. In addition, he shares an interesting and useful method of assigning excess body fat or unwanted habits to your emotional baggage.