One of the hottest new trends for weight loss is hypnosis, a tactic more often associated with hypnotists performing public shows involving participants doing acts of incredible hilarity under a persons authoritative spell. However, hypnosis has become an incredibly popular aid for weight loss, especially for people who are tired of dangerous fad diets and questionable “weight-loss” supplements. Actually highly touted for its calm, emotionally responsive and relaxing effect, hypnosis is a fantastic alternative therapy for all sorts of ailments.
However, there are actually many good reasons to try using hypnosis for weight loss. We list the ten best reasons below.
10. It Is a Safe, Non-Surgical Method
Hypnosis involves two people, a qualified hypnosis practitioner (usually a psychologist or counselor will have training in hypnosis) as well as a willing participant. There is no surgery, no drugs, and it is completely non-invasive. Hypnosis for weight-loss should be considered a safe and effective method for losing weight.
9. It Helps Heal the Compulsion of Emotional Eating
Hypnosis is meant to suppress the feelings of wishing to eat unhealthy foods while engaging the user in consuming healthier options. According to this article on Oprah, the goal of utilizing hypnosis for weight loss is to tackle the inner emotional struggle behind dangerous eating habits, giving patients the positive feelings they need to feel good about themselves and reject the dangerous, waist-bulging sweets.
8. My Dad Used Hypnosis and It Worked For Him
Although it wasn’t for weight loss, about thirty years ago my own mother threatened to leave my father if he did not shape up and stop smoking cigarettes. So what did he do? My father decided to reform his life and see a hypnosis specialist to help him end his cigarette addiction problems. The result? If you even try to mention the word “cigarette” in front of my father, he gets all clammed up, and begins telling you how bad they are for your body. Wow Dad!
7. The Price Is More Affordable Than Joining Weight Loss Programs
The price for a typical hypnosis session is comparable to a psychologist/therapist session, which is generally around $75-$150 per session, but when purchased for several sessions in advance, the cost can be around $400. This is actually a very reasonable cost compared to joining a high-end weight loss program as well as having to purchase recurring “weight loss” supplements that have questionable safety and efficacy.
6. Hypnosis Centers Are Becoming Very Common
If you live in a major city and type “hypnosis” into google, you will likely find a good list of hypnosis centers in your area. Finding a hypnosis center has become less and less of an issue as the alternative therapy world has become more and more popular. I live in Boston, and I am finding nearly a dozen places that offer the practice of hypnosis – I am sure most of these have become familiar with the trend of utilizing hypnosis for weight loss.
5. You Will Not Actually Lose Control of Yourself
Despite the mainstream belief of the American populace, you will NOT lose control of yourself or be manipulated into performing acts of illegal or dangerous activity. It is proven that hypnosis does not give you the ability to do things that you would never otherwise do. In short, hypnosis does not alter your ethical codes and your system of beliefs.
4. Hypnosis Deals With the Subconscious Mind, Which Is 30,000 Times More Powerful Than Your Conscious Mind
Believe it or not, everything we do in life is not the result of a conscious decision, but rather, that of an unconscious decision. It has been proven that your subconscious mind is 30,000 times more powerful than your conscious mind. So, when you are trying to shed those extra pounds and absolutely nothing has worked for you, would you rather appeal to your conscious mind to count calories, or reason with your subconscious to gain the feelings of positive energy necessary for losing weight? I know what you would pick.
3. Other Methods, Like Counting Calories, Don’t Actually Work Well
The problem with counting calories is that you are constantly starving yourself as well as never relaxing while eating your food. Food shouldn’t be so stressful – that type of stress will actually have a negative impact on your self-esteem and coerce you into having sensational food cravings. Relax, try hypnosis, and until that point, stick to a whole foods diet of vegetables, beans, nuts, seeds, legumes, whole grains, and lean meat. You will be surprised at how fast you will lose weight.
2. The Benefits You Will Achieve Extend Beyond Losing Weight
The goal behind hypnosis ultimately comes down to this one simple concept: enhancing personal development. Hypnosis often tackles questions that lie deep within your subconscious, leading to an emotional healing by providing a precedent to your positive qualities. The hypnotist’s suggestions in weight loss, for example, are not “cake and ice cream are very bad for me,” but rather, more along the lines of “my body is a machine that needs good food to run, and I deserve better than to treat it with harmful foods.” I am no hypnotist, but I would much rather focus on the positive feelings of a patient than emphasize the very long list of foods that are bad or good.
1. It Works
Plain and simple, if nothing else matters to you, hypnosis for weight loss simply works. By diving into your subconscious mind, a qualified practitioner is able to change your emotional and logical perspective on food and on eating, providing with you the guidance necessary for achieving optimal, incredible health. Obesity is a rampant problem throughout the US – the solution for you could very well lie in positive, affordable, alternative subconscious therapy.