Hypnosis Is Not Just For The
Hypnosis Is Not Just For The Magic Show. It is not unusual
for the word hypnosis to bring up mental images of something
mysterious, shady, or down right magical. You might picture a
man in dark clothing with a pocket watch swinging back and
forth, or a creepy character with spirals for eyes.
Thanks to TV, comics, and movies this image has become quite
popular, and is responsible for a lot of the skepticism behind
using hypnosis for weight loss. Despite what you see on TV,
subjects who are in a hypnotic trance are not enslaved by their
hypnotist and forced to do whatever that person wants.
While they may appear passive or asleep to an outside
observer, they are actually in a hyper attentive state. When
they are in this state of alertness, they are also more open to
suggestion, which explains why hypnosis for weight loss can be
Think of the last time you were exhausted and lay down and
that feeling of relief and comfort that you could just relax.
You probably wanted to stay in bed forever! A trained
hypnotherapist can help you get the feeling back on demand
quite easily if you give him or her your cooperation.
Then, he or she can help you to visualize yourself becoming
healthier, happier, more confident, losing weight, or whatever
your hearts desire is. During a hypnosis session to help you
lose weight, the therapist can plant ideas to put you in the
frame of thought that you need to lose weight, help you to
control your cravings for food, and encourage you to exercise
The reason behind using hypnotherapy for medical pursuits is
that the mind and body are linked together. One will always
affect the other. If you can get your subconscious mind to
believe something, it will bring about that change. This is why
thousands of people, who thought they could never lose the
weight, have lost the weight with hypnosis.
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Hypnosis And Meditation
With meditation though a person would achieve a prolonged tranquil state where a person can calm their mind and relax. The person usually practices breathing a certain way and the clearing of any thoughts. Hypnosis is quite a lot like meditation in that a person focuses breathing, relaxes the body and might even reach an even deeper level into their mind.
There is plenty of evidence to support hypnosis as a tool for
weight loss. It has been used for a variety of other reasons:
to assist women in going through childbirth pain free, to
manage the pain of chemotherapy in cancer patients, and so
forth. Ex smokers and drug addicts have been cured, it has been
used to solve marital problems and even remedy criminal
Many patients credit their recovery to hypnotherapy alone
when traditional methods would not work. Of course, there
are always those who do not believe that you can lose
weight with hypnosis or who even doubt that hypnosis is
real. However, these same people will admit drifting off in
a day dream, forgetting portions of a long car ride, or
getting lost in a book.
Hypnosis can work as a weight loss
solution, but usually it will need to be
applied together with cognitive behavioral
therapies to be effective.
The suggestions should also be
re-applied on a regular basis to reinforce
These are all examples of natural trance states, and weight
loss for hypnosis is similar to one of these. Smoking,
drinking, and over-eating are all bad habits that were
caused by an improper mindset.
A good counselor and/or hypnotherapy can help you change
this mindset for a more positive one. Once that has
occurred, you will naturally find yourself being able to
erase these habits with little or no effort at all.