Does Hypnosis Really Work for Weight Loss?

Last Updated: Aug 16, 2013 | By Forrest Lamb

Hypnosis has been shown to be an effective aid in the process of weight loss in some cases, according to the Journal of Clinical Psychology. Most people wanting to lose weight report that they have specific issues that they battle with specific foods. For example, many dieters say that they struggle with sweets, while others say they their challenges lie with salty or crunchy foods. Dieters often report that particular times of the day are an issue for them. In cases in which eating patterns and habits are the cause of weight problems, hypnosis can help to recalibrate eating patterns.

Changing Perspectives

The main objective of hypnosis is to change a person’s perspective or attitude in certain situations. Giving the subject a look, taste or feel of an alternative reality lets their subconscious mind know that there are other options other than the one it has been clinging to so steadfastly. The subconscious mind does not know the difference between fantasy and reality. Introducing it to new perspectives can quickly broaden its outlook.

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