Are you Struggling to Lose Weight and Keep it Off?
There are a plethora of weight loss management methods, and one you might not know much about is hypnosis. There are many negative stereotypes surrounding hypnosis. You may have heard some of them. It is mind-control, a magic trance, or it is simply hodge-podge and doesn’t work.
Hypnosis is a genuine therapeutic practice that can be used to treat many mental health disorders and various addictions. Let’s take a brief look at what hypnosis is and then discuss how you can use it for your weight loss management.
What is Hypnosis?
Have you ever experienced meditation? Hypnosis is not unlike meditation. Take another example – have you ever watched TV and planned to only watch it for an hour but then you find yourself almost glued to it, watching it for even longer? Well in both situations you are in a trance and basically that is a light hypnosis.
Hypnosis is a mental state of absorption and heightened focus that is brought on by hypnotic induction. This is a long series of questions and instructions given by a hypnotherapist. Hypnosis allows people to be more aware of their thoughts and feelings and gives them the ability to re-focus their habits and actions. It is not a form of sleep-walking or magic, contrary to the pervasive depictions in popular culture.
Weight Loss Management with Hypnosis
Hypnosis has become a popular method for weight loss management, particularly because it is so focused on re-shaping habits. Many hypnotherapists who help their patients lose weight use a two-fold process:
- Understanding: The hypnotherapist first helps the client to understand his or her behaviour. For example, the hypnotherapist helps their client to understand that they are overeating and the ways in which they are doing it. They also help clients identify the underlying reasons for their overeating: emotional eating especially after childbirth; depression; other emotional trauma. There are many factors that play a role in excessive weight gain.
- Suggestions: Once the hypnotherapist and client have processed the habits and the underlying reasons for their situation, the hypnotherapist then utilises the powerful process of hypnosis to suggest new habits. In that relaxing state of hypnosis, the hypnotherapist is then able to give messages to the unconscious suggesting the client change the way they eat, replacing processed foods such as cakes, biscuits etc with healthy protein, vegetables and fruit. These suggestions become the basis for the foundation of new eating habits by the patient.
The steps above are the basis for the hypnotherapist in helping their clients to not only lose weight, but keep it off. It provides a good example of how hypnotherapy identifies root causes and then re-shapes bad habits and behaviour.
Summary of Weight Loss
Overeating, under eating or irregular eating are bad habits. Coupled with this is the problem of eating the wrong food. These need to be addressed so that new and healthier habits can be created.
No amount of exercise and crash diets can help people to lose weight and more importantly keep it off until those habits are changed. Creating healthy eating habits in combination with exercise and implementing healthy eating practices is what leads people to health and fitness.
Hypnotherapy can help with weight loss management because it teaches how to take control of actions and reinforces positive behaviours and habit creation.
Where to from Here
Alternatively if you are ready to make the change and book in for your three session to Lose Weight with Hypnosis, then go ahead. Remember the first session is for 2.5.hours while you need to allow 90 minutes for the next two sessions. You will be amazed and delighted at how Hypnosis will help you to lose weight and keep it off.