Can hypnosis really help you lose weight?
4th January, 20150 Comments
Written by: Biodun Ogunyemi ANLP,BNLP,SNLP,C.H,Dip.Hyp
There are many ways to lose weight. It seems that one of the popular methods is through hypnosis. However, it is one of those treatments that many people question. They want to know whether it is really possible to lose weight in this way. The last thing people want to do is waste money on a scam.
What is hypnosis?
While it seems like a new age form of treatment, there is a science behind hypnosis. When people are awake, the conscious part of their brain is working to store memories and create feelings and emotions. However, during resting periods, the subconscious takes in those memories to really set the emotions and feelings and develop ones that affect behaviour and actions in the future.
Hypnosis gets into the subconscious brain to implant thoughts and feelings. It all happens without the person realising. This isn’t about changing personality, but about changing the way people think about something.
It helps you develop a positive relationship with the things around you. When it comes to weight-loss, it helps you create a positive relationship with exercise, food and your body image.
What exactly happens during hypnosis for weight-loss?
Some of this will depend on you. You need to be open for this to work, and a hypnotherapist will want to know the areas of your life that you need to develop and change for the better.
There may be a psychological reasoning behind your aversion for food. However, you may have a negative image of your body, which is knocking your confidence and affecting your weight.
According statistics, in the UK around 30% of children and 61.3% of adults are obese or overweight and need to lose weight. People want to lose weight for all sorts of different reasons. Some will not be happy with their size, while others think they need to get down to a certain measurement to fit in.
The whole point of hypnosis is to change the way that you feel and think about food. It’s to turn the negative feelings into positive ones.
Does hypnosis really help weight-loss?
One thing to remember is that it works as an aid for weight-loss. There is no magic pill or treatment that will suddenly help you lose stones over the course of a month or so. If there was, nobody would be overweight.
Hypnosis works as a complimentary therapy. It can help you limit your portion sizes when you follow a healthy or balanced diet, or it can help you think differently about a specific type of food so you don’t eat as much of it. It can improve your relationship with exercise, so you do more of it and tone your body.
Hypnosis on its own is not going to work overnight, but it is great when used with a healthy and balanced diet and exercise.
Will hypnotherapy work for you?
The truth is that not everyone will lose weight with hypnotherapy. There are a small number of people who struggle to see any benefit. That can seem off-putting, but there is no way of telling whether you will be successful or not.
The only way to know something like this is by trying it. You will need to try it for a few weeks to see if it helps. It could affect you when you least expect it. Even if it helps you a little to change your thoughts and behaviour, would that not be enough?
It does not work in the same way for everyone. It’s up to you to put your faith in your hypnotherapist and that is why it is important you choose a hypnotherapist thats has expertise in this area and is able to provide you with testimonials that can be backed up.
Many people have had success with losing weight with hypnosis. Whether it is for you or not can only be found out by trying. It’s certainly worth trying to change your relationship with food and exercise, so you see something you like in the mirror.
About the author
Biodun Ogunyemi is the founder of Optimind, one of the leading practices in the UK. Trained to the highest level in Advanced Hypnotherapy and author of over 180 hypnosis products.
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