Weight loss through hypnosis – it sounds so appealing doesn’t it – the whole idea of listening to a few words through your MP3 player and then watching the pounds simply drop off? But can you really lose weight through hypnosis? The short answer is that you will lose weight by making better choices when it comes to eating and exercising – you already knew that right?
However, why do we eat that fast food that causes our waist line to bulge in the first place; why do we overindulge when our bodies our telling us that enough is enough; and why do we sit at home rather than getting our running shoes on and going for that benefit laden jog?
The answer is that we do those things that are ‘bad’ for our bodies – unconsciously – out of sheer habit!
So what is the answer – can we change our habits and change our bodies in the process? Well, that’s where hypnosis might indeed come in handy because hypnosis is one very effective way of dealing with our sub-conscious. If we can change our unconscious thinking patterns, we can change the drivers that cause us to overeat and under exercise.
There is much misunderstanding surrounding the whole subject of hypnosis but the process is simple and can be very effective. Once the subconscious has truly accepted that you are a person who is fit and healthy – and, naturally, THIN, the wonderful thing is that you can actually begin to become that fit, healthy, thin person.
Hypnosis does not involve going into a ‘deep sleep’; it does not involve swinging pocket-watches; it does not consist of looking deep into someone’s eyes. It simply consists of accessing a natural brain state in which the subconscious mind is particularly receptive to positive suggestions.
Once accepted by the subconscious, those suggestions will cause you to change your eating and exercise patterns which will, in turn, cause you to lose excess weight and regain your shape. All of this can happen because your habitual thinking patterns can be changed for the better using a basic hypnosis technique known as auto-suggestion. Many people have been very successful using this method for weight-loss.
Of course, it’s not just weight-loss that can be achieved through hypnosis. Today, hypnosis is widely recognized for its effectiveness in treating a whole range of issues from quitting smoking to improving your self-confidence. If you are a smoker, you know you need to stop – and you can use exactly the same techniques for quitting smoking as those you use for weight loss.
A fit and healthy person is first, and foremost, someone with a fit and healthy mind. Absolutely everything you do is controlled by your thinking – both your conscious thought and your subconscious, automatic, habitual behaviour. Hypnosis seeks to change the inner-person first. Once that change has taken place, the outer-person – the person with whom the world interacts – will be transformed.