Hypnotherapists who focus on helping people with weight loss understand that the mind can play an important role in helping people to lose weight and it is the role of hypnotherapists to help people like you tackle the deep mental issues that are causing them to eat too much, exercise too little and see no results from the changes they do make.
Changing your thoughts
Changing your thoughts is the most powerful way to change your health. Negative messages we receive from media, other people—even our friends and family are often unconsciously guilty—become reinforced in our brains and turn into nasty self-limiting beliefs.
There are many ways you can tackle this problem, including journaling and meditation that focuses on imagining a positive outcome for yourself, but hypnosis is one of the most effective. Hypnosis actually reaches all the way down into your subconscious where these limited beliefs are formed and cuts them off at the source.
The power of self hypnosis
Self hypnosis is a technique that isn’t often taught but that can be incredibly useful when you’re trying to learn weight. The self hypnosis state is a state of deep concentration that allows you to access parts of your mind that aren’t normally accessible to your conscious.
If you can learn how to perform self hypnosis you can use it to delay or defeat cravings altogether. Most hypnotherapists who focus on helping patients lose weight teach their patients how to perform self hypnosis when they experience cravings, although some prefer to work only in designated hypnosis sessions.
Belief is crucial
If you truly believe hypnosis can help you it will be easy to stay open minded enough for hypnosis to access the deepest parts of your brain. If you believe that self hypnosis will help you, it probably will. You must believe you can lose weight to start achieving your weight loss goals.
Combine different therapies
If you really want to achieve your weight loss goals and you’ve been stuck for a while you should consider tackling the issue with multiple strategies at once. Combining hypnotherapy with cognitive behaviour therapy (which focuses on helping you consciously change counter productive thoughts and behaviours) is a great way to ensure your weight loss success.
Modify your cravings
Change what you think of as dessert. Eat frozen yogurt instead of ice cream. Eat 65-70% dark chocolate instead of the milk chocolate bar you’d usually eat. This is easier if the idea is planted in your subconscious with hypnosis, but once you’ve gotten used to eating the healthier option you won’t crave the ultra-fattening options anymore.
Hypnosis can help you lose weight if it is one part of a bigger strategy, and it might just be the missing ingredient in your weight loss plan. A combination of planned visits with a hypnotist, self hypnosis and the right type of exercise will help you break the weight loss barrier you’ve run into every other time you’ve tried to lose weight.
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