Along with Smoking Cessation, Weight Loss is one of the best-known uses of hypnosis. Almost everyone has heard of or knows someone who has used hypnosis for one of these.
Why is hypnosis so famous for these two items? Because hypnosis works to help reinforce what you are already doing. As part of a broader effort that may include exercise, nutritional changes and the adoption of healthy habits, hypnosis can create motivation and follow through. Most people who are trying to lose weight have already tried several methods with varying degrees of success. Sometimes the weight comes off, then goes back on. Other times, it just never comes off in the first place. In still different times, the entire process is so miserable that it's not worth continuing the effort.
With hypnosis, your subconscious begins to recognize rewards from progress as more substantial than rewards from the food. When that happens, you start to celebrate victories, even small ones. Where you might get some immediate pleasure from eating something, but then regret it later, your subconscious LOVES the greater reward of joy now from doing the right thing AND fun later when you celebrate that victory later. Your psyche is a smug thing and once it's fully supporting you, making progress is filled with triumphs and pleasure, rather than guilt and setbacks.
Every walked by some snack a dozen times and consciously said you weren't going to do it, then found it in your hand later? That's the cycle we need to break. Fortunately, hypnosis bypasses your inner doubting Thomas and makes it possible. What are you capable of if you ultimately believe that you can do it? Weight loss can be just the beginning.
Here are a few articles to get you started with your research. Once you have decided that you need the support hypnosis can supply, contact me and let's talk about your plan for success! : Women's Health. Oprah. Shape Magazine. The Cut. CNN. Dr. Oz. LiveStrong. (Just to list a few.)
Please note that if you are trying to lose a significant amount of weight, we strongly recommend and may require that you provide a referral from a medical doctor, as well as having a plan in place to work with a trainer, nutritionist or other specialists. We want to be part of a winning team that ensures your success!
Note: Weight Loss may require coordination of services with your medical doctor. Hypnosis should be an adjunct therapy.