Weight loss hypnosis is another option for those of us who have tried other diets but just can’t seem to get on the right track. There is an ever growing number of people who are overweight and obese, and much of this can be attributed to the standard Western diet, which is laden with sugars, fats, and oils.
With weight loss hypnosis, the goal is to reprogram your mind so that losing weight does not come at the expense of feeling hunger pangs and cravings like you normally would when you are trying to lose weight.
Most of our weight problems, along with many of our other difficulties in life, according to psychologists, come from our subconscious mind and how we relate to food.
Our ability to lose weight successfully is directly affected by how we were brought up and the relationship we have with our food.
If you weren’t taught as a child that you should always ‘clean your plate’ whether you were hungry or not – you probably know someone else who was. Obviously this is a habit that follows us through to adulthood, and so is a dangerous habit to instill in children. Many times our plates may have been over-filled to begin with and such teachings will only encourage weight gain later in life.
Weight loss hypnosis is designed to break the pattern of eating the foods we crave when we are stressed, afraid, happy, sad, or whatever emotions we are feeling when we reach for that ‘comfort food’.
During weight loss hypnosis, the goal is to reprogram your mind so that you no longer have attachments to food. It is not the ‘magic pill’ of weight loss, but it can be a great tool in your battle with the bulge.
The basis behind weight loss hypnosis is to open up the mind so that it is more receptive to suggestions. These suggestions are made when the client is in an altered state of consciousness, and it is similar to the use of positive affirmations to give you more self confidence and to put you more in control of your food choices.
Weight Loss Hypnosis – Two Basic Tenets:
*Helping clients to understand that it is much more beneficial to permanently change your eating habits than to merely ‘diet’. This progressive changing of your eating habits should leave you feeling less deprived than just going on a diet.
*Spend less time thinking of food. While dieting, we tend to be occupied with two things most of the time – how much weight we might potentially lose and what our next meal will be. Concentrating on small changes to our eating habits instead makes us more likely to make these simple changes, one at a time, and feel less deprived in the process.
Most people can be hypnotized if they wish to do so, and people who are willing (and able) to open their minds and relinquish control to the hypnotist have been shown to have much more success with weight loss hypnosis.
There are people however who just prefer to have total control at all times, or who just don’t care for hypnosis because of the expense. And for these people there are other ways to lose weight that don’t involve weight loss hypnosis. Positive self-affirmations with the help of a support person can be much more beneficial than you might think. You can find some great downloads for weight loss here.