Lose Weight By Hypnosis
2nd February, 20120 Comments
Written by: Maurice Anslow - Hypnotherapy and Healing
Hypnosis is an increasingly sought after therapy for those seeking to lose weight because shedding the pounds is all about changing how you see yourself and being convinced of how little food you really need. Hypnotherapy is safe, always a pleasant experience, and many weight-watchers prefer to try this “mind-over-matter” approach rather than diets that rarely provide a long-term answer.
The power of hypnosis can be surprising to those who have never tried it. When the hypnotherapist has put the subject into a deep state of relaxation the subconscious mind becomes open to accept positive suggestions that can totally change your mental outlook and responses. People who over- eat, snack, or who eat the wrong things can be made to feel disgusted at such behaviour and make a lasting shift in their attitude towards food.
Weight control is one of today’s major uses of hypnotherapy. People who have become exasperated at their inability to lose weight can find through hypnotherapy a way of reducing the importance of food in their lives and being happy with three modest meals a day. Hypnosis can actually reduce your appetite, make you feel “full” much sooner and reverse “addictive” eating patterns for items like chocolate, crisps, bread, cakes and biscuits.
Many hypnotherapists now also offer the powerful new technique of “hypno-banding” where the client is persuaded to accept that their stomach has been reduced in size and their appetite thus drastically reduced.
Hypno-banding makes the client believe they have actually had the gastric-banding operation without all the fuss and cost of having the actual surgery. But most clients respond so well to weight loss hypnotherapy that “hypnobanding” is not always required as eating habits can show dramatic change from the first session. Weight loss clients need to be serious about wanting to eat less and making a new start to their lives. “Addictive” eating of the usual culprits like chocolate and sweet foods is usually the easiest for hypnotherapy to treat while controlling portion sizes and establishing “slow” eating requires the client to gain a feeling for the smallness of the human stomach and how little food actually is required to satisfy hunger.
The demand for weight loss hypnotherapy has grown with the increasing public awareness of the health problems that will certainly follow being overweight. Type II Diabetes, in particular, is a growing threat for those whose eating is out of control and this increasingly applies to young people. Older clients are motivated by a need to reduce strain on the heart and to take the pressure off arthritic joints. The benefits of weight loss to psychological issues like confidence and self-esteem hardly require mention.
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