Posted: February 25, 2019
Weight loss is something most people have struggled with at some point in their lives. In addition to the feeling of hunger, there can be physiological, biological, psychological and emotional reasons that drive people to eat or overeat. While there are many methods of weight loss, hypnosis is one method of weight loss that can sometimes be overlooked. Hypnosis can help you lose weight by shifting your attention and focus to the particular behavior changes that are preventing you from reaching your weight loss goals. What is Hypnosis? Hypnosis is a trance-like state where an individual appears to be asleep but is actually alert, with a heightened state of relaxation, focus and susceptibility to suggestion. Hypnosis is usually administered by a specially trained therapist. Methods of hypnosis will vary, and different people respond to different techniques. Typically, the therapist will invite the subject to relax, then use any one of a variety of methods to quiet or slow down the conscious mind in order to induce a state of trance. It's important to note that while you are highly suggestible during hypnosis, you don't lose control over your behavior. How can Hypnosis Help You Lose Weight? Science has yet to completely understand how hypnosis works. We would need significant knowledge of the intricacy of how the human brain works, and that's something we won't fully understand for the foreseeable future. However, to better understand what we do know about how hypnosis works, it may help to equate it to a deep state of meditation. During this state of deep concentration and focus, your therapist can help you reframe harmful terminology: negative thoughts and stories you tell yourself that may have hindered your ability to lose weight. You'll also benefit from the mental rehearsal of making healthier eating and lifestyle choices, while you gain the confidence to stay committed. Hypnosis can also help you lose weight through visualization. Studies have shown that visualization plays an important part in achieving success because it increases confidence and motivation while developing muscle memory, helping you put your thoughts and goals into action. While hypnosis alone is unlikely to lead to a significant loss of weight, it can be an effective tool if used in conjunction with healthier lifestyle choices. Losing weight is never easy, but with support, guidance and a little perseverance, you can change your habits and reach your goals. Are you struggling to gain control of your eating habits? Have you tried several weight loss programs, but none of them seem to help you reach your weight loss goals? Our clinic can help. Please call our office today, and one of our specially trained staff will be happy to assist you.