Do you struggle with your reflection?
Many people are dissatisfied with the amount of weight they carry.
Even when a diet is successful, the weight comes back.
What if it didn’t need to be that way?
What if there was a more effective way to help you lose weight for good?
That is how hypnosis can help.
Here are 5 specific benefits to consider.
#1. It changes your perspective.
Hypnosis can help you to associate negative feelings with favorite food destinations.
These are called “counter-symbols.”
If you love cheeseburgers, a counter-symbol that takes away the craving can become part of your experience.
#2. It triggers modifications.
Every person has a high-calorie craving that can be difficult to fight.
Hypnosis can be used to trigger a modification of your most difficult temptation, so a lower-calorie option can satisfy the craving.
#3. It finds your inner strength.
You have the power to lose weight.
Sometimes, that power gets lost in the depths of the mind.
Hypnosis can help you to access it.
It can help you to trust in your abilities.
It can help you find your balance once again.
#4. It allows you to see moments of perfection.
Diets are negative, but they should be positive.
Instead of looking at certain foods and what they do to you, hypnosis can help you find how each food provides a perfect moment.
The difference is that some foods have more moments to find than others.
Doughnuts might make you feel good emotionally, but dark, leafy greens can make you feel good physically.
#5. It finds opportunity.
Hypnosis is about learning how to be you once again.
Every day is a new opportunity to learn from your experiences and how to handle them appropriately.
Hypnosis enhances what you want to do, but it isn’t a magic cure.
One session of hypnosis is the beginning of the journey, not the ending of it.
Keep going, take the next step, and you’ll find that hypnosis can help you lose weight for good.
Weight Loss Hypnosis FAQ
If you want to subconsciously change yourself and your relationship with food to promote a healthy method of weight loss, you may want to consider hypnotherapy, or hypnosis, to help in your weight loss endeavors.
What is hypnosis?
Hypnosis is a state of relaxed focus.
Many people often think that hypnosis is unnatural or will be uncomfortable in some way, but this trance-like state is actually very natural and calming, placing the individual in a place that is warm, fuzzy, and almost equivalent to dreaming.
Imagine hypnosis as that hour long dream you have in 10 minutes after hitting the snooze button on your alarm clock.
In fact, this trance-like state happens when people do the things that are second nature, such as driving to work, listening to music, or even simply “going with the flow.”
How does it feel to be hypnotized?
Since everyone is different, the hypnosis experience is never exactly the same for everyone.
Some people have reported feeling like they are floating away.
Others claim they are heavier than usual.
However, no one dislikes the feeling, for they find themselves relaxed.
Can I be hypnotized?
Yes. Anyone can be hypnotized.
That said, you have to want to be hypnotized.
If the participant is unwilling to participate, then hypnosis is not possible.
Will I be asleep?
No, you will be aware.
While the state you are in is deeply relaxed, and you will find yourself drifting through various levels of awareness, your subconscious mind is very active.
When will I “wake up”?
No one has ever remained in hypnosis forever.
Even if something was to go amiss and the hypnotherapist had to leave the session.
Once the rapport between you and the therapist is broken, you will eventually come out of the trance state.
Will I remember the session afterwards?
This depends on the depth of the trance.
Generally, most people can remember the session, or at least bits and pieces of it.
You may remember specific suggestions made by the hypnotherapist during the session when thinking about certain behaviors.
Do I have to remember painful memories to get over my problem?
No. All hypnotherapists have different approaches, and some of them will never do anything to hurt you.
However, if the cause of the weight loss problem (or any problem) is connected to a negative repressed memory, then the therapist will want to bring it back to your conscious awareness to help you see the issue from a new perspective.
That said, they will only do so if you give them permission to.
Be sure to discuss this with your therapist before entering into the trance-like state.
You are not going to make me bark like dog or cluck like a chicken, right?
No, absolutely not. Hypnosis has been painted poorly in Hollywood and other forms of media.
Hypnosis will not cause you to lose control of yourself.
Hypnosis cannot make you do anything that goes against your morals and ethics.
In other words, you have to actively choose to behave like a dog when asked.
This is why some people who undergo hypnosis to, for example, quit smoking, will still continue to smoke even after several sessions.
In their mind, they don’t want to stop.
In order for hypnosis to be effective, you have to want to change, agree with the change, and actively make that change reality.
While there have been incidences of hypnotherapists using this therapy for their own purposes, keep in mind that this is illegal.
Always double check to make sure your therapist is licensed and has joined the official association (see below).
Are there any side effects of hypnosis?
The only side effects that have been reported are beneficial.
Those who undergo hypnotherapy report that they feel much more relaxed afterwards.
You will solely feel more positive about the whole weight loss process – and isn’t that a wonderful thing?
Why is hypnosis so effective against weight loss?
Hypnotherapy addresses the actual causes – the root causes – of the weight problem.
Sometimes, the weight issue is not caused by health problems or a lack of activity.
Sometimes, you have a problem with emotion eating (also known as comfort eating) and cannot return to your set-point or healthy weight range.
No diet teaches you how to overcome your relationship with food.
However, with weight loss hypnosis, if there is an underlying psychological problem that has contributed to your weight problems, the problem can be dealt with in a healthy way.
You can think change the way you see, think and perceive food.
What does the subconscious have to do with losing weight?
Again, many people overlook the connection the subconscious mind has with our daily lives.
The subconscious controls thoughts, beliefs, and behaviors.
It is connected with our deepest values.
Subconsciously, if you believe that losing weight is hard or not worth it, you end up not exercising and failing at your diet.
Hypnosis, however, can help you overwrite these faulty beliefs and aid you in setting up more effective beliefs so you can succeed.
Are the results going to be dramatic after using hypnosis for weight loss?
Hypnosis is not going to compel you to lose an excessive amount of weight.
That depends solely on your efforts.
Hypnosis is gentle.
It will help you distinguish between what is emotional hunger and true hunger.
In other words, you might learn to stop binge eating.
You might decide to stop noshing on candies and replace that processed sugar with fruit.
You might overcome a fear of vegetables and start adding more greens to your plan.
Over time, the weight will manage itself.
In short, you may experience rapid weight loss, but this is your motivation and how closely you follow the hypnosis script.
How long has hypnosis been an aid for weight loss?
Hypnosis has been around for a long, long time.
In Greek mythology, Hypnos is the name of the god of sleep.
Babylonians are noted to use hypnosis for pain relief.
Egyptians underwent hypnosis in dream temples.
Indian yogis and Buddhist monks enter the trance-like state through meditation for pain-control and spiritual enlightenment.
Though weight loss hasn’t always been within the scope of hypnosis, since the process of hypnotherapy has been widely used as alternative medicine for developing stress management and working through other cognitive-behavioral issues, weight loss hypnosis makes sense.
How do I know if I am a good candidate for weight loss hypnosis?
A good candidate for weight loss hypnosis is someone who understands that hypnosis is not just about sleeping.
Every session requires work to be done.
You will have to participate in the session work and have a deep desire to lose weight, get healthy, and create a healthy lifestyle.
When you have a strong motivation and are willing to make short and long term goals, you will produce a very sustainable transformation and better health.
Is there a way I can check if the hypnotherapist is qualified?
All hypnotherapists have to belong to the professional association known as The Professional Hypnotherapy Practitioner Association in order to be eligible to claim the Professional Indemnity Insurance.
Therefore, if you want to check if the therapist you are visiting is qualified, check if they are listed on the members page of the organization.
Or, you should contact the therapist directly and request verification.
Hypnosis is an excellent conventional therapy that helps clients understand their past and current relationship with food.
By adding weight loss hypnosis to your journey, you can begin to recognize the negative patterns that have prevented your weight loss success.
Hypnosis is an action-oriented approach that gives you the conscious tools to better yourself on a daily basis.
In short, by tapping into your subconscious mind, you can empower yourself and attain the body and health you have envisioned.