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How Hypnosis Can Help You Lose Weight

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Last Updated Aug 21, 2020

What if you could lose weight with your mind? Yes, that’s right. No crash diets, no food deprivation, no counting calories and no surgery. If you’ve done any of these but to no avail, don’t feel bad because they lead to negative health outcomes.

Working a crash diet slows down your metabolism, which can only result in quicker weight gain. Also, avoiding certain foods, especially your favourites, leads not only to poor nutrition but also to extreme unhappiness. Surgical procedures for weight loss, as we all know, lead to health complications as these restrict how the digestive system works.

So if you’re looking for a safe, non-invasive way of shedding off unwanted pounds, hypnosis is your best bet. It's increasingly becoming the top choice of people looking to lose weight because of its astounding results.

What is Hypnotherapy and How Can it Help With Weight Loss?

Hypnotherapy, or hypnosis, is a psychological approach to tapping into your subconscious mind to address unhealthy thought processes and behavioural patterns. A hypnotherapist will employ different counselling and healing techniques to improve your mindset, giving you more control of your life to make the necessary changes to it and achieve your goals.

To help you lose weight, a certified practitioner of hypnosis uses a combination of techniques, such as guided imagery and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), to guide you in creating an image of yourself in your ideal size. This process also helps you identify the resources to support you in getting there.

The gastric band technique is commonly used by several hypnotherapists to facilitate gastric band surgery within the subconscious mind. Since it’s done in the mental realm, it doesn’t involve real surgical procedures, but it will affect your eating habits and lifestyle afterwards as your subconscious tells you that a gastric band has been fitted around your stomach to make it smaller.

What are the Benefits of Gastric Band Hypnotherapy?

Gastric band hypnotherapy makes you feel like you have undergone a gastric bypass. So you are motivated to consume smaller amounts of food and follow a healthier lifestyle. If you were once a couch potato, you will find yourself engaging in more physical activities and sports to avoid putting on the weight. Besides this, you will also enjoy the following benefits:

  • Feeling more relaxed around food
  • Having the ability to make healthier food choices
  • Reduced appetite
  • Faster metabolism  
  • Increased energy levels
  • A higher self-esteem
  • A more active lifestyle

What Happens During Hypnosis for Weight Loss?

At the beginning of a session, the hypnotherapist will place you in a hypnotic state, otherwise known as trance, and determine which thoughts and habits are holding you back from your ideal weight. 

Then they will start giving positive suggestions to your subconscious. Acceptance of these will instantly alter your behavioural patterns and thought processes. No longer shall you think of yourself incapable of losing weight as your mind has accepted the suggestions on how you can improve your weight and achieve optimal health.

Your mind is the most powerful tool you can use to make positive changes to your life. With proper guidance from a certified hypnotherapist, you can achieve not only your weight goals but anything you desire.

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Originally published on Jul 20, 2020

FAQs About Hypnotherapy & Weight Loss

What is the best hypnosis for weight loss?

A hypnotherapist uses a variety of tools and techniques to help their clients achieve their ideal weight. Gastric band hypnotherapy is one of the popular hypnosis methods for weight loss as it positively alters an individual's behaviour towards food.

How can I get motivated to lose weight?

Being clear about your reason for losing weight and keeping your eyes on your goals are the key steps to losing weight. It also helps to keep track of your progress in a personal journal.

What is the success rate of hypnotherapy?

Researchers found that hypnosis has a success rate of 93% with fewer sessions compared to other types of psychotherapy.

Can everyone be hypnotized?

No. Hypnosis only works for people who are open to it. A hypnotherapist cannot change a person's thoughts and behaviours if they refuse to accept suggestions.

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