Hypnotherapy for weight loss
Does hypnosis work for weight loss?
Most people know about hypnosis from some silly show that we saw on TV, but never consider it a tool we can use to achieve the results we crave.
People incorrectly assume hypnosis is a brainwashing technique.
“You won’t turn into a zombie or cluck like a chicken,” says Valorie Wells, Ph.D., a clinical hypnosis practitioner in Kansas City, MO. “Hypnotherapy is really just you telling yourself how you want you to be, whether it’s to sleep better, to lose weight, to drive on a highway at full speed between two trucks.”
What is hypnosis for weight loss?
Hypnosis is a practice that have been in use for 100’s of years and is describe to as being in a light trance. Hypnotherapy is actually more like guided meditation. The subconscious mind is isolated and external thoughts and noises are blocked out. This is important because the answers to your issues and problems are stored in the subconscious
It is important to know that it is a well respected treatment form and can help a person make a behavior change in a short amount of time. It is supportive, gentle and positive. People are always in control and aware of what is going on around them, they are just relaxed so that they can focus on their subconscious. Therapist consider a “trance” to be nothing more than “intentionally focused daydreaming”. There is nothing scary or sinister about hypnosis.
Hypnotherapy works well for people who want to achieve change in a short time.
Weight loss hypnosis has gained popularity of the the past 10 year because of celebrities and reports showing excellent results. It is believed to an effective tool as it does not require the person to make initial changes to diet or exercise.
Types of hypnosis for weight loss
Regular weight loss hypnotherapy
This type of hypnosis is more like a guided meditation. It relaxes the mind, taps into the subconscious and the delivers positive messages. Because the mind is more open to suggestions it can help with losing weight through:
- improved their eating habits,
- improved their body image
- can actually help regulate the release of peptides that control how hungry and full you feel.
Hypnosis works because it teaches you to have more willpower. “People who see me for weight loss, food has taken the wrong place in their mind,” The goal of hypnotherapy is to rewrite this association. “We want to re-integrate the idea that food is fuel.” says one therapist
Gastric Band surgery hypnotherapy
This hypnosis type works the fastest and is growing in popularity daily. It convinces the person that a band was fitted to the stomach (just like the actual gastric band surgery). It also incorporates the methods of regular weight loss hypnotherapy, giving the added results.
The technique aims to help people change the way they think about food and how much they need to feel satisfied.
The effects were immediate, one patient said. She ended up losing 25 kg (55 lbs). “I wanted healthier food, I wanted smaller portions, I wanted fresh stuff.” Today she weighs 66 kg (155 lbs) and has been able to maintain a healthy lifestyle.
It is affordable, easy (you can do it from home) and don’t have to be on a diet or exercise.
Who should try weight loss hypnosis?
- Food addicts, emotional and unconscious eaters are prime candidates for hypnotherapy. They have usually tried every diet on earth and they know pretty well what they should not be eating. They simply just don’t have the willpower to follow their own advice.
- Anyone who feels stuck with what they are currently doing and how they are feeling