Lose weight for Christmas with hypnosis
You may be familiar with hypnosis as it has been a part of the entertainment industry for many decades. However, it is also used to help people overcome certain issues such as smoking, building up confidence and losing weight. You may not fully understand just how hypnosis can help you to lose weight, but it has helped many people over the years drop the excess fat.
What is hypnosis?
Hypnosis is quite old, going back thousands of years in various forms. However, its use in helping people to get healthy such as by stopping smoking or losing weight is relatively recent. Over the years, research has only begun to discover the true potential that hypnosis has to offer those looking to change bad habits into good ones.
Hypnosis puts the mind into a state where it responds to direct suggestions. It is not sleeping, but rather a heightened state of mind where it is focused and allows for contact with the subconscious part of the mind. While the power is limited to doing only what the person feels comfortable in experiencing, it can help people break old habits and create new, positive ones that benefits their health and state of being.
You have probably seen hypnotic demonstrations on TV or in live shows where people respond to the suggestions of the hypnotist. The version of hypnotism used to help people lose weight works along similar lines. Instead of being on stage, a person who wants to drop the excess pounds may visit a licensed hypnotist or purchase audio suggestions for private use.
How hypnosis works
Basically, the hypnotist put the mind into a state where it is susceptible to suggestions. When the suggestions are followed, that person will be inclined to stay on their eating plan and not vary from it, which helps them to lose the excess weight.
Some suggestions may work because they place negative images or tastes in the mind for certain foods that are loaded with sugar or carbohydrates. This means that when seeing chocolate, the suggestion in the mind will create a bitter or unwanted taste that helps a person stay away from sugary or fatty items or meals. The goal is to change old habits that the mind and body have formed and replace them with new ones so that a person has a more positive experience by eating the right foods.
Another suggestion may help them to feel full after consuming smaller meals, making them less likely to snack or cheat on their diet. It also helps to break bad habits, such as overeating or consuming food before going to bed which otherwise might lead to weight gain.
Hypnosis can also be used to bring positive reinforcement in sticking to a plan, by creating anticipation for healthy dishes and meals that encourage a positive response. It is the combination of suggestions that can be reinforced through continued listening of the audio instructions that helps people lose weight and get the kind of body that they want.
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About Biodun Ogunyemi
Biodun Ogunyemi is the founder of Optimind, one of the leading hypnotherapy practices within the UK. He has practised on Harley Street and is an experienced hypnotherapist, trained to the highest level in advanced hypnotherapy and NLP and is the author of over 180 hypnosis products.