Weight Loss Hypnosis

Hello again after another long lay-off. My last post "Self Hypnosis", went into the depths of the mind to unveil a lot of the myths and mysteries that surround what is really a very normal and natural state of consciousness that anyone can achieve easily. Well in this edition, I'm going to take that one stage further and incorporate it into a practical use for self hypnosis and that is into the field of weight loss hypnosis.

Weight loss hypnosis is a term that has been coined for a certain strategy of using the power of hypnosis to bring about or assist in the bringing about of weight loss. As a practitioner, I've seen just how powerful this can be first hand with many clients who came to me wanting to lose weight doing just that seemingly without even trying.

Well, there is a lot that goes on mentally when you turn this incredible ability to good use such as losing weight. Let's look at what is happening when a person uses hypnosis for weight loss.

The Right Nourishment

First of all, it should be realised that every person is hard-wired with an inbuilt program for keeping their body healthy and in good condition. As long as you nourish the body and treat it with the love and care that it deserves, then it will reward you by being healthy, long lived and happy. However, this is often not the case.

People abuse their bodies on a daily basis and still expect them to function normally and live to a ripe old age. Sorry, you can't do that and expect miracles. You have to be aware of what your body needs and what harms it before you can even begin to try to make a difference.

That means cleaning up your lifestyle.

If you don't want to do that, then don't bother reading any more, because if you are not prepared to help yourself, no one else can do it for you. Period. If you are prepared to at least listen and take on board what you need to do, then its a start and you can make progress to becoming healthy and at the correct weight for your height and build. So you should probably read some of the healthy weight loss tips here, then come back and we'll carry on.

Altered Lifestyle

Once you have altered your lifestyle to eat a healthy diet, cutting out (or at least cutting down to the bare minimum) all bad foods, especially fast food and ready meals, cakes and biscuits, fatty fried foods, sweets, candies and puddings, fizzy drinks and alcohol, then you can begin to work with hypnosis to help you lose weight.

So why can't it be the other way around, you might ask?

Well, you can save yourself a lot of costly hypnotherapy sessions by first making that conscious decision to improve your life and your health first. Also, to just wade in with hypnosis to try to alter your life state before you have even decided that is what you want to do is fraught with problems, not least of which is that it may fail for you. Hypnosis is a voluntary experience and any suggestions given while you are in a state of hypnosis must be voluntarily accepted. If you do not accept them, then they will not take root in your subconscious and they will not work for you.

Lose Weight

I have personally sent plenty of people away from my own practice who came to me with the attitude that I have to cure them and make them lose weight before even commencing the first session. Sorry, but it doesn't work like that. If you can't change your attitude, then go see your doctor and get some pills because that's the mind-set you have and nothing will change that. Only you can change the way you think and what you are prepared to believe.

When you have your mind-set in the right frame, then by all means come along and we'll work together to help you lose some weight.

I'm going to break this article up into two, as the incredibly long ones mean that very few actually get published here and it'll give you a reason to come back at a later date to read the rest of this, so leave it a few weeks (ahem...) and I should have the second part of this article with the whys and wherefores mapped out for you so you can get a better understanding of the process of weight loss hypnosis.

Terry Didcott


Jake Rhodes Said:

It is quite amazing the amount of people who say they wish to lose weight, but their actions certainly do not appear to indicate this desire. Hypnosis can definitely help you with weight loss but you have to truly *want* to lose weight.

Digital Said:

Thanks! Great article. Amazing how people do not always understand that in order to Have you must first Do and in order to Do, you must first Be. Attitude is everything. I've lost 60lbs in 18 months and while hypnosis may work for some, I did it by changing my attitude and lifestyle.

Roseanna Leaton Said:

Well said. Hypnosis only works for those who are willing to meet the therapist half way - i.e. they need to really want to change and be ready to change. And then ...wow... hypnosis doesn't half make the whole process a lot easier.

Terry Said:

Thanks Roseanna, people want what they want but too often they're not willing to to do what the have to do to get it. When the penny drops and the light bulb appears over their head, then some magic happens and they realise they have to start doing before they can start getting! Hypnosis helps the process immensely, but there has to be a process for it to help to begin with.

Anthony Hilling Said:

As a Cognitive Hypnotherapist, I believe that hypnosis can really make a big difference to weight loss. I find that by using a combination of diet, exercise and the mind-body connection my clients can produce steady and consistent weight loss. Motivation to move towards your weight loss goals can be enhanced greatly by Hypnotherapists and also self-hypnosis. By using all these factors weight loss can become fun and enjoyable.