You can use hypnosis to lose weight permanently. Obviously, there isn't a magic solution for weight loss anywhere, but there are some positive steps you can take to drop those added pounds.
Why Use Hypnosis to Lose Weight Permanently?
Weight loss isn't all about starving yourself. Your body and mind work together, and this is particularly evident for those who tend to binge when going through difficult times. Emotional eating is seen as a means to comfort the body, warding off the inevitable turmoil of life by finding solace in delicious and fattening foods. While you may enjoy the feeling of sinking your teeth into a huge plate of fries and a fat-filled hamburger, you aren't doing your body any favors. You are also allowing your mind to influence what you put into your body.
Weight loss really must be a conscious, logical choice that you make. Mindless eating will sabotage your diet, so you have to change not only your conscious thoughts but your unconscious thoughts as well. When you use hypnosis to lose weight permanently, you change your thought processes. You are actually changing your state of mind so that you lose weight willingly. While you still have to eat right and exercise, once you've convinced your mind that this is what you need to do, the battle will be much easier.
Not everyone can be hypnotized. In fact, a person's motivation has a direct bearing on whether or not she is able to enter a trance-like state. Many believe that hypnosis makes use of the placebo effect, meaning a person must really believe that hypnosis can work to influence weight loss. Hypnosis is actually a process, and whether you attempt to be hypnotized by someone who knows what he is doing or you try self-hypnosis, you need to follow the process to reach your goal.
- First, you must decide what you want as a result of hypnosis. If it is weight loss, then concentrate on how much weight you want to lose. Don't set too high a goal in the beginning, however. The key is to change your state of mind. You can increase your weight loss goal as you progress.
- Next, begin self-relaxation methods. Whether you intend on following through with self-hypnosis or if you want to use a professional hypnotist, learning how to relax will give you many benefits, including releasing the stress of day to day living.
- After you've become more adept at self-relaxation, you may want to try your hand at self-hypnosis. During your hypnosis sessions, either you or the hypnotist should give positive suggestions for losing weight. Remember, your goal is to change your subconscious thoughts.
Hypnosis isn't as difficult as many people believe. There are basically four states of hypnosis, including relaxation state, deepening state, suggestion state, and termination.
The first step won't come automatically. You'll need to practice relaxing. This is often more difficult for some people than it is for others. Don't fight it, and don't force it. Spend some time in the morning or evening simply relaxing your body. For some, it helps to focus on each area of the body beginning with the toes or the head. This part may only take a few minutes or as much as an hour. Once you've practiced this a few times, you'll begin to feel the difference in how your body responds.
We've all witnessed TV shows in which a hypnotist dangles a watch on a chain back and forth in front of the patient, chanting the words you're getting sleepy. While this might seem ridiculous, some semblance of this method is often used in a real session. Many hypnotists like to use metronomes or other rhythmic devices to encourage their patients to enter a hypnotic state. If you are attempting self-hypnosis, the mental count-down method might work best. Once you are in a relaxed state, begin counting downward from any number, imagining that you are drifting into a subconscious state. Don't allow yourself to watch for the moment when you slip into hypnosis, however, or it will never happen. Remember, the key to this is to relax! Keep your breathing slow and rhythmic as well.
The point of the suggestion state is simple; you want to open your mind to alternative suggestions. You've already chosen a goal, and now is the time to suggest this goal to yourself. You'll need to think (not actually talk) in first person. Use comments like the following:
- I'm going to lose weight.
- I will eat healthy foods.
- I will exercise.
- I'm eating less each day.
For many people, mental pictures work better than words. Picture in your head the foods you will eat, the exercises you will do, etc.
Finally, you should consciously end your hypnotic state by mentally bringing an end to the hypnosis session. You can do this by counting or thinking to yourself that the session is over.
When you use hypnosis to lose weight permanently, you are using your mind to control your body. Remember, hypnosis isn't a magic cure-all, but it can help you change your way of thinking. The subconscious mind is a powerful object that can be used to change your way of life. Tap into your subconscious, and begin losing weight today!