Hypnosis For Weight Loss

Jean Fain, Harvard Medical School psychotherapist have shared ten hypnotic’s suggestions to lose some weight for us to try.

  1. 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.

  1. 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.

  1. 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.”

  1. 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.

Hypnosis For Weight Loss

  1. 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.

  1. 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.

  1. 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.

  1. 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.

  1. 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.

  1. 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.

self hypnosis for weight loss

Self-hypnosis for weight loss can be very helpful if you know how to do it properly. It can be even better if you combine it with exercise and a healthy diet. If you not sure about hypnosis for weight loss, you can read our article below:

HYPNOSIS FOR WEIGHT LOSS. FACTS OR MYTH?

self hypnosis for weight loss

For hundreds of thousands of years, hypnosis has been successfully used for fighting various kinds of problems and addictions. It was first mentioned by a Persian physiologist and physician named Ibn Sina (Avicenna), in his work called The book of healing 1027.

Ibn Sina stated in his book that one could induce the condition upon another person in which she or he accepts the reality of hypnosis. It’s mean that you can’t be forced to accept something against your own will.

Let’s make an example, during the hypnosis session, you are listening and understand every word. If it’s something that against your personal view, you’ll either reject the suggestion and discontinue the hypnosis session.

Actually, it is our own choice whether we want to accept that suggestion or not. So, if you want to combine it with weight loss, you need to suggest something that you can accept. Although the result might be not as fast as some type of diet, it is safe and can motivate yourself.

So it’s important for you to have a strong desire to lose weight. Because hypnosis can’t work with something against your will. You need to believe in this technique. If not, you can’t make it happen. Because hypnosis is not magic!

Self-hypnosis for weight loss was used on how to convince your mind to eat healthily, do not overeat, and start doing exercise. Your focus is to tell your subconscious mind to eliminate overeat and to start eating healthy food.

It’s different from telling your mind that you are doing ‘diet’. The word ‘diet’ itself can cause your subconscious mind to rebel and you will crave for comfort food eventually.

Instead, it’s better to softly challenge yourself by practicing not to eat your entire plate. Learn how to eat half your normal food portion. As time passes by, you will leave more and more food. Using these techniques, you are actually sending a suggestion to yourself that you are not overeating anymore.

hypnosis for weight loss

To use this weight loss hypnosis more effectively, you will need to prepare a special script. Prepare your own script, record your own voice read that script in a tape, CD, or mp3. Then listen to your audio voice every single day.

You can make a script focus on your targeted behavior. For example:

Starting from now I won’t overeat anymore, I will not stuff myself with unhealthy food because I want to live healthy, energetic and active. I am in complete control of my eating habits. I will eat healthy balanced food.

Repetition is good, choose your own words carefully. Make at least 5-10 minutes long. Describe your desired behavior that stretches a bit from your normal habit, but don’t change it drastically. If you make it something that you yourself can’t believe it, your mind will rebel against it and no effect for you.

Make it step by step change. As you notice some improvement, push yourself a little further. Rotate the same method.

The crucial part is your openness to suggestion, which is a link back to your willingness to lose weight. If you are not serious enough about losing weight, or you always resist what your script is suggesting, then nothing can help you. If you really want to lose weight, you must help your own self first.

Try to start listening to your script in a relaxed state. Find a good spot at your home and listen to it every day.

As a conclusion, hypnosis is not a magic trick that can make you lose weight. But it’s a great tool to motivate you and help you in your weight loss journey. If you want to better result, combine it with physical exercise and a healthy diet.

You can also try to use hypnosis to help you become more active! Drop a comment if you have some experience to share about this. Good luck!