Hypnosis and Weight Loss: 5 Questions and Answers
Hypnosis can be an affordable, easy way to lose weight that can actually make you to desire healthy foods and exercise if that’s what you need for weight loss. It can be also useful to control binge eating and even to make hormonal imbalances better, even to disappear sometimes.
Hypnosis may be one of the most misunderstood and underutilized tools of Personal Development around but when it comes to weight loss there really is nothing quite like it. Celebrities like Lily Allen, Sophie Dahl, Orlando Bloom, Geri Halliwell, Courtney Love and many others have used Hypnosis to lose weight.
How Does Weight Loss Hypnosis Work?
Hypnosis may seem a very complex process but in reality it is pretty natural and simple; so much that you’ve probably already experienced entering a trance by yourself. Highway Hypnosis, when you arrive at a place without remembering the road, is a good example. During a session the Hypnotherapist will first begin relaxing the client before beginning the induction usually through simple exercises and diaphragmatic breathing. Then he will guide the client into a state very similar to a deep relaxation, the trance state.
The subject is never unconscious or asleep, even if sleeping doesn’t really interfere with the Hypnosis session, in fact most clients usually remember everything said to them even when they’re in a deep hypnotic trance. Under Hypnosis the mind is very open and receptive to beneficial suggestions that the Hypnotherapist will give to help the weight loss efforts of the client. Once given the suggestions the Hypnotherapist will usually count from one to five or ten and then the client will open his eyes and return to his or her natural state of consciousness. Usually it takes from one to five sessions for personal weight loss hypnosis programs to work.
How Much Weight Can I Lose Using Hypnosis?
It depends on how much you weigh and how much you have to lose to reach your target weight; i personally use the Body Mass Index to find it for clients and you can find a link to a reliable calculator at the end of the post. If you have to lose a hundred pounds and really want to achieve that outcome you can do it with the help of Hypnosis. Similarly if you want just to slim down for the summer season you can successfully achieve it too.
It is important to say that Hypnosis isn’t some sort of “magic wand” for weight loss. You can lose weight with Hypnosis but slowly and steadily. It’s a pretty healthy way to lose weight as it won’t shock your system like many diets do which can then lead to cancel all your weight loss efforts and regain those unwanted pounds.
What Is Gastric Band Hypnosis?
Gastric Band Hypnosis is a relatively new technique for weight loss. Basically the Hypnotherapist says to the subconscious mind (where eating habits are housed) that the client actually has a real gastric band inside of him thus reducing the client’s appetite and the consequent intake of calories. Reducing the amount of calories eaten obviously reduces weight pretty quickly and with long-lasting results but never consider using it without having talked first with your doctor and use the Body Mass Index as a trace.
While it can result in a very fast weight loss it should be used only if the client is severely overweight as Gastric Band Hypnosis mimics the powerful effects of surgery. Clearly it works, and should be used, only if the client eats too much food. If the weight is due to a hormonal imbalance or a deep love for junk foods then the traditional Hypnosis for weight loss treatments are the way to go.
How Much Can Weight Loss Hypnosis Cost?
It really depends. If you see a Hypnotherapist you can think about spending from 100 dollars to 150 per session with an average of four meetings; clearly this way results are pretty fast and long-lasting. A cheaper alternative is to buy Hypnosis mp3 and listening to them on your own usually once a day for around a month then once a month thereafter. They take a bit longer to take effect but they are cheap and easy to use.
Do you Need to Lose Weight With Hypnosis?
If you look at yourself in the mirror and find that you would really need to lose some pounds you might be right, but you also might be wrong. I think that as regards needing or not a weight loss program the first thing to do, beside talking with your doctor, is looking at the Body Mass Index and see if you’re really that far from your target weight. Most times you’re not.
Around there are tens of diets and programs to lose weight, but why is that difficult? Most of the times it has to do with being not that committed to lose weight and if this is your case than Hypnosis can really help to stick to your decision to follow a weight loss plan.
Hypnotherapy is the use of Hypnosis for therapeutic means and it has shown a great deal of success in helping people for a long-term weight loss. It’s of no use to lose weight if you put it back on again soon after, the so called jo-jo effect. Hypnosis works where other methods fail because it connects the conscious (your decision to lose weight) with the subconscious mind and places suggestions that work towards achieving your goal about weight loss.
Low Cost Weight Loss Resources
If you can’t afford to have real life sessions with a Hypnotherapist, and in this current economic crisis it’s pretty common, you can resort to Hypnosis downloads. At The Hypnotism Weekly I advise using Hypnosis mp3 from HypnoBusters because they are professionally done and pretty affordable at 9.95 $ each. Or you can use Hypnotic scripts with Self Hypnosis and here there are many articles written here on the subject. In short if you want to change you can do it, provided you really want it. Money is not an issue, at least not with so many choices.
When you can effectively command your subconscious, the most powerful part of the mind, to focus on sensible weight loss and regular exercise achieving your goal becomes pretty easy. You will find all the motivation you need to lose weight from inside you so who can stop you? Who can prevent you from achieving you goal when you have the power in your hands?
This is what Hypnosis is all about. It’s giving people the power to bring positive changes in their life as they wish.
When it comes to lose weight positive thinking really is the first step, all the rest follows. Beside using Hypnosis mp3 or scripts here there are some other advices which you might find useful.
- Weigh Yourself Once A Week – Choose one day and a specific time and stick to it. Weight fluctuates during the day and from one day to another so it makes sense to avoid being too focused on weight loss and jumping on the scale like checking emails. It took months or years to get overweight so it will took at least months to safely lose it.
- Take Measurements – Good places to measure are the stomach, chest and thighs as even if it seems that you’re always weighing the same you could be substituting fat with muscles. If together with eating less or better you’re following a fitness routine exercises tone and strengthen muscles so it might seem that you’re having no results while in reality you’re burning fat and replacing it with lean muscles. Weight is one thing, how it’s made is another. Same thing if you have big bones.
- Write Out Weight Loss Goals – Put them everywhere you can see them so you will remain focused on weight loss. Not that it must become an obsession but to get results you need a focused mind. Using everyday targeted Positive Affirmations also is a must. You can find some articles on the topic looking at the sidebar or using the search box on the upper right.
- Green tea and vitamins are also of help to lose weight providing nutrients your body needs and increasing its ability to mobilize and burn fat. Never forget that for weight loss and exercises you must first talk with your doctor who will give you all directives and check for your health first. Being overweight is bad for your health, losing weight unwisely is even worse.
Well, here you have many information on using Hypnosis for weight loss and if you need something more leave a comment and I’ll answer to your questions. If you like this article share it with your friend and Stumble it, thanks.
And now enjoy this free Hypnosis mp3 courtesy of Free Hypnosis Treatment on Weight Loss (right click and save).
Then go to HypnoBusters and have a look on their selection of (aff. link) Hypnosis Scripts and Audio mp3, well worth checking.
Body Mass Index Calculator Link
Note: being fine with the BMI doesn’t substitute medical advice so always check with your doctor first especially if you think you have to lose weight. Also don’t forget that the Body Mass Index gives just a rough number which doesn’t take into account percentages of fat and muscles. Nevertheless it’s a good place to start.
Here are the direct links to the Body Mass Index Chart and the Body Mass Index Calculator by the National Health Service of England. But before checking them leave a comment or share this post; stumbling it is fine too. Thanks.