Do you want to eliminate cravings to lose weight?
There are different reasons why people want to lose weight. Probably the most common are health and social factors.
Being overweight or obese is, without doubt, unhealthy. Obese or overweight people have higher risks of developing diseases such as type 2 diabetes, cancer, hypertension, abnormal cholesterol (blood lipids), sleep apnea, and heart disease. Being overweight certainly held me back for many years before I became a therapist.
Another reason is the social stigma attached to being overweight or obese. Society nowadays puts so much importance on body figure. Obese or overweight people might find themselves struggling to fit in the community that measures people by how they look. As a result, they struggle building their careers or even living a happy life. Stories of discrimination, bullying, and even abuse experienced are becoming widespread these days. In effect, they develop an intense feeling of inadequacy and lower self-esteem. It is not surprising why many obese individuals are now trying their best to lose weight. After all, everyone deserves a healthier and happier life.
Hypnotherapy for weight-loss
As much as people want to lose weight right away, they struggle finding where they should begin. They need to start with their mind. While it is important to follow a safe diet programme and exercise regime to get fit, it is much more important to work on the mind first to be able to achieve and maintain lifelong weight loss and more importantly a healthy lifestyle that becomes automatic.
Hypnotherapy—or hypnosis—involves guided relaxation and concentration to achieve a heightened state of awareness and consciousness. It is designed to tackle the deep-rooted feelings that hinder people from achieving a healthier lifestyle. It ensues people develop healthier eating patterns.
Hypnotherapy for weight-loss has become so popular that executives at the NHS have referred clients.
How does it work?
When under the hypnotic state, people will be more responsive to suggestions and will be more uninhibited in talking about the different factors that compel them to lose weight and the factors that hinder them to do so. With the help of a trained hypnotherapist, people can change their perception about dieting and being overweight. Once they’ve succeeded in doing so, they will be able to overcome unhealthy behaviours and develop healthier ones.
There are two types of hypnotherapy, but the one that works best and recommended for weight-loss control is called “suggestion hypnotherapy”. Here‘s how it works:
- A hypnotherapist will direct its patient to the “hypnotic state.”
- Once in the hypnotic state, the licensed therapist will enter the sub-conscious mind through visualisations — where different memories, feelings, thoughts and intrinsic human mechanisms (e.g., fight or flight) lies hidden.
- The therapist will verbalise relaxing and carefully-worded mantras. Such mantras will promote a new and rational thinking pattern — helping to overcome negative behaviours. Patients have control over suggestions and visualisations.
- During a three to four hour intensive tailored ‘one on one’ session, the patient’s sub-conscious mind will be “reprogrammed” to replace unhealthy eating habits and negative perspective.
With over 6,000 hypnotherapists in the UK alone and more and more celebrities turning to our lasting solution, hypnotherapy for weight-loss is certainly leading the way in ensuring healthier and happier lives.
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