Jean Fain, Harvard Medical School psychotherapist have shared ten hypnotic’s suggestions to lose some weight for us to try.
- The answer lies within.
Hypnotherapist believes that you do not need another external factor to push you to lose weight, it is all within yourselves. It is all about trusting yourselves that you can lose some weight and become more slimming. Even a crash diet or the latest appetite suppressant does not work on you if you are not determined enough to lose weight.
This is so true. Did you know a lot of people out there spend a thousand dollars to buy a diet program and joining a fitness class, but still fail to get their ideal weight? Why? Because the problem is within themselves. If they are not mentally prepared and lacking motivation, they will not success. If you are in this group, the first step that you need to do is change your mindset.
- Believing is seeing.
As a human being, you tend to achieve what you think you can achieve. Same application with hypnosis. If the subjects has been trick into believing that they could be hypnotized, they actually do believe it. This expectation of being helped is crucial. It makes them actually believe that their weight loss plan will be succeed no matter how hard it is. People believe what they want to believe.
- Accentuate the positive.
Instead of using aversive suggestions, try to be more positive. It true that negative suggestions such as “Doughnuts will sicken you” will help you, but it only last for a while. Hypnotherapy team consist of Doctors Herbert Spiegel and his son, David Spiegel suggest a most popular positive suggestion: “For my body, too much food is damaging. I need my body to live in. I owe my body respect and protection.” They also suggest their client to write their own encouraging mantras. As a result, one of their clients which are 50-year-old mother lost 50-pound plus after repeat her mantras daily, which are “Unnecessary food is a burden on my body. I’m going to shed what I don’t need.”
- If you imagine it, it will come
Visualize victory is yours will eventually prepare you for victorious in reality just like an athletes. Therefore, try to imaging that you eat a healthy food in a day. It will make your vision more clearly on what you need to do in order to become a healthy eater. You are also can use an old pictures of yours with a comfortable weight to recall back what you are doing back then to maintaining those weight.
- Send food cravings flying
In order to overcome food cravings, hypnotherapist suggest the subject to send them up or away by encourage them to put food that they are craving on fluffy white clouds or in hot air balloon before release it.
- Two strategies are better than one.
Hypnotics itself are better working with cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT). It help you a lot in changing your thought as well as your behaviors.
- Modify, modify, modify.
Milton Erickson, MD, late hypnosis innovator has been pointed out about the necessity of using an existing pattern in altering your diets. For example, try to modify your menu by changing your highest-calorie, ice cream with a cup of frozen yogurt.
- Like it or not, it’s survival of the fattest.
Survival instinct is the most powerful feeling and no suggestion is good enough to override it.
- Practice make perfect.
You cannot achieve your body goals if you are only go for a one hypnosis session and run for just one day. This practice need to be done repeatedly every day so that it can change your diet. It kill two birds with one stone if you can also change your behavioural during eating such as with slow and natural breath.
- Congrats-it’s a relapse.
Hypnosis sees relapse as a good thing, not a distortion. Why it is? Because you can learn a lot of thing from relapse. From that, you know how to handle those difficulty in difference ways and thus can make you more prepare for any life’s unavoidable temptations.