lose weight with hypnotherapy
Hypnosis as a method to aid in weight loss has been very popular over the past few decades. If you have ever tried to lose weight by dieting, you know the challenges you will face. Sticking to a very restricted diet for several weeks or months can be very difficult no matter how motivated you are. Most diets require a limited number of calories, which often leads to battles with hunger throughout the day. Other diets require that you eat only certain foods, which can lead to significant boredom after a short period of time. It is no wonder that many people fail when it comes to dieting.
Diets often fail because people rely on sheer determination and will power. Will power is something you exert consciously. When you attempt to use will power you are making a conscious decision to control your behaviour. Unfortunately, so many of our behaviours, such as eating and all the emotional dynamics that go along with eating, are unconsciously driven. So by using will power you are trying to change an often deeply ingrained behaviour (overeating) at a conscious level, when it is the unconscious which needs to be dealt with directly. Will power simply doesn’t work for most people. And that is where hypnosis comes in.
Hypnosis for weight loss can be very effective because it taps into your unconscious. This is where significant change can take place. Hypnosis will generally be the most effective when you combine two things: a highly skilled and knowledgeable hypnotherapist and a very motivated client. It is important that you are motivated to lose weight, because you will be less resistant to the process and thus more likely to succeed.
If you work with a hypnotherapist to help you lose weight, the first thing you will do is discuss your history with regards to issues about your weight, losing weight & previous attempts. You will also discuss what your challenges are as well as the specific goals you want to achieve. When it comes to weight loss, the more the hypnotherapy is tailored to your specific issues and goals, the more effective it will be.
Initially the hypnotherapist will help you get in to a highly relaxed state.The more relaxed& focused you are, the quieter your brain becomes and the less inhibited you are. It is in this state, referred to as a “trance” state, that you are the most open to suggestion. Suggestion is the driving force behind hypnosis.
The more compatible the suggestions are with your issues and your goals, the more your subconscious mind will accept them and adopt them.
While a single hypnosis session may be enough for some, others may require more sessions, this will be dependent on the determination & the personality of the individual.