How Hypnosis For Weight Loss Works

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Most folks looking for weight loss near home don’t immediately think of hypnosis. In fact, many clients, when they talk with us for the first time, say that our hypnosis service is a last resort. They say that they never thought of it before, until they saw our ad or our sign.

How Does Hypnosis For Weight Loss Work?

This first step of hypnosis for weight loss is to list out the pains and hassles you are in. There’s an old famous story about a farmer’s dog sitting on a nail. The farmer is asked, “Why doesn’t the dog just move?” The farmer says, “It doesn’t hurt enough I reckon”.

In order for you to take a fearless inventory of how the weight is hurting you, your life, and your family, you will need to believe that a solution is possible. Otherwise, you won’t want to face the pain. But, realize that all motivation is either away from pain (usually happens first) or toward pleasure. The toward-pleasure strategy usually happens around week 5 of a weight loss program.

The Beginning Of Your Weight Loss Hypnosis Journey

It is useful to experience the hypnosis first, and only then get a debrief as to what happened. You see, the more we are able to discover new things in the process, the more we will want to finish it. In this article, we will try to discuss how hypnosis works without taking the fun mystery out of it.

In the beginning of your weight loss process, your hypnotherapist or hypnotist may tell you some basic things about hypnosis…

What Hypnosis Feels Like

For example, have you ever been driving your car and daydream a bit and miss a turn? Or, perhaps you got home and parked your car thinking “who was driving for the last eight blocks?” This is very much like what hypnosis feels like. Another example is if you have ever been reading while you are tired… Perhaps your eyes went through a paragraph or two, but you have no idea what you just “read”. It is very normal and relaxing, and you tend to hear everything that’s being said while in hypnosis. If that happens while you are driving, it is still likely that you would “snap to it” if something of an emergency arose.

Weight Loss

Hypnosis works for weight loss by helping you to accept new suggestions more easily. While you are able to be in a calm state of mind and body, your mind accepts new suggestion without as much objection and much more easily. More about this later.

Recent History of Hypnosis

Your hypnotist should also mention that hypnosis was approved as a medical field of study in 1958 by the American Medical Association (AMA). In 1962, the AMA began recommending 144 hours of training to all medical professionals. The British Medical Association approved hypnosis in 1956. It is now taught at Harvard, Seton Hall, Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons. Not all doctors get the training, because it is an elective, much like nutrition and physical exercise. All branches of the military and social services uses it in some manner or another.

All Hypnosis Is Self-Hypnosis

A good hypnotist will ask you the most important question in change work: “Who’s responsibility is it to learn this material?” This is because all hypnosis is really self hypnosis. It may seem like magic that something is happening to you or for you during your weight loss process. But, really you are participating.

Think of your hypnotist like your favorite teacher walking you through the steps that work. This helps you to put yourself into a learning resource state. In this state of mind, you are able to learn much faster and more easily. You are able to respect the information and material. You can take action on each suggestion without delay or objection.

Also, your hypnotist is correct over time. In other words, a seasoned weight loss hypnotist will be giving you personal feedback. This feedback is meant for you specifically. And, it is intended to help you train yourself in new patterns of thought and action. So, you must be able to listen well and be open, trusting that the feedback is accurate so that you are succeeding to lose weight over time.

Attitudes For Successful Weight Loss Hypnosis

Personal stories from past successful clients are the most important tool for you. In order for hypnosis to work for your weight loss, you will need to get your brain into the useful “gear”. What this means is that you are able to see the bigger picture of what it is like to lose weight with hypnosis. The stories give you the insights as to the thoughts, actions, behaviors, attitudes, beliefs, and values of a successful weight loss hypnosis client. By you seeing them in one broad picture, rather than details, helps you to train yourself to model and copy what they did to get success. This happens mentally as well as physically.

Some Of The Attitudes For Successful Weight Loss Are:
1. Allow yourself to notice and feel the pain you are in. This will motivate you.
2. Thank your subconscious mind for the problem. It was trying to help you.
3. Discover how to cope with stress differently, instead of eating for emotions.
3. Realize that you were born the exact person you need to be. So, changing now is part of your plan.
4. Learn to eat the right foods in the right amounts. Feel fuller from less food.
5. Drink plenty of water. Crave it!
6. Connect pleasure with physical exercise. What would it be like if you feel the need to move physically?
7. Notice all the things you can get to do now that you are comfortably thin. No more missing out.

Your Subconscious...

Now, you’re not sitting there thinking that you have to keep pumping your heart or keep yourself breathing, are you? That is because of your autonomic nervous system. Your subconscious mind is responsible for all of the automatic things you do and think.

It is true that some of those automatic thoughts and actions are not useful for you. For example, overeating, or responding to stress in an un-resourceful way. Your subconscious mind learned how to do what it is doing. At some point in your life, it worked! It’s just turns out that it no longer works to get your current goals. The problem is that your mind will continue to do what it has always done unless and until it is changed.

The good news is that you can thank your subconscious mind for trying to help you. Now, you don’t have to battle with it any more. Now, you decide to learn new patterns.

Bypassing The Critical Factor Of The Mind

Hypnosis for weight loss works by getting around any doubt that you can succeed. Nothing is perfect, but if you do it 85-90% of the time properly, then you will succeed.

Your mind automatically has the ability to block information that it believes untrue. This is called the critical factor of the mind. However, what if your mind is simply misinformed as to what is true? A better way to say that is, what if what you believe to be true is un-useful to your goals and outcomes? What if allowing weight loss to be easy and fun became a new belief that you must hold in order to succeed? You will need to bypass the old, outdated, un-useful beliefs, values, and attitudes that hindered your success in the past. You will need to adopt new ideas that successful people who have done that goal before you have done.

Accepting Hypnotic Suggestion

Accepting these new patterns allows you to desire physical activity. You would miss it if you didn’t have it. You feel fuller from less food. You enjoy your food while eating less. You can still eat the foods you like, but your subconscious mind makes it so that you do so in moderation.

So, it is a good idea to agree with each beneficial suggestion you receive in your weight loss program. You won’t agree to anything that is not beneficial. The overall attitude to take is to be agreeable and open to new ideas. Sometimes, with the right attitude, you don’t even need hypnosis in order to accept a new idea. Oftentimes, the most important suggestions clients receive are given just while talking with them.

We serve the Paramus, Mahwah, Ramsey, Ridgewood areas… all the way east toward Hackensack and west toward Fairlawn.

You are invited to schedule your free screening to find out whether or not you can be accepted as a client. We will need to make sure that you are able to follow instructions and accept feedback while you are with us.

Call us to schedule your Free Screening at 855-669-2426.

What do you have to lose but the excess weight.

Our goal is to help people in the best way possible. this is a basic principle in every case and cause for success. contact us today for a free consultation. 

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