Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a recognised psychiatric disorder that can occur subsequent to a major traumatic event. Characteristic symptoms comprise of re-experiencing phenomena such as nightmares and recurrent distressing thoughts of the event, avoidance and numbing of general responsiveness such as trying not to talk about or be reminded of the traumatic event, experiencing detachment and estrangement from other people and hyperarousal symptoms including sleep disturbance, increased irritability and hypervigilance. PTSD is a relatively common condition. The National Co-morbidity Survey (Kessler, 1995) found that 7.8% of 5,877 American adults had suffered from PTSD at some time in their lives. When data were examined from individuals who had been exposed to a traumatic event rates of PTSD varied according to type of stressor. For example, physical assaults amongst women led to a lifetime prevalence of 29% and combat experience amongst men to a lifetime prevalence of 39%. It is apparent that PTSD causes much suffering and that developing effective interventions is important.
Hypnotherapy, in a large part, deals with unlocking the subconscious mind. We must emphasize here that the main tools of the conscious mind are rational thinking, analyzing and judging. In contrast, the gifts of the subconscious mind are all located within our senses. The subconscious mind is a huge sensory vehicle consisting of the ability to experience our world through our senses: sounds, smells, tastes, visuals or pictures, and/or feelings. One way to locate what is stored in our subconscious in order to help an individual suffering from PTSD is to understand what the PTSD triggers actually are.
Trigger events can be very disconcerting for any victim of PTSD who does not either know they have PTSD, or are unfamiliar with their own particular triggers. PTSD often goes undiagnosed by the medical profession and even in the psychological community. Hypnotherapy and the use of Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) for PTSD is an evidence-based treatment and can effectively treat the symptoms as well as the underlying causes.
As a former smoker of up to 40 cigarettes a day. At a cost of nearly £14 a day, £420 a month or £5040 a year. It was obvious to me that this could not be sustained, not just because of the health reasons but also the increasing costs. I tried various methods to try to stop smoking without success; Cold Turkey, Acupuncture and Nicotine Patches before Hypnotherapy was recommended to me which has lead me to have not smoked in nearly 6 years. In essence I have saved myself £30,000 in this time. Obviously the money is absorbed elsewhere in the household, better holidays, nicer cars and even paying off the mortgage quicker.
It’s not just the financial benefits that are important. Your health changes rapidly also:
- Your sense of taste will return and you will enjoy the taste of food more.
- Your breathing and general fitness will improve.
- The appearance of your skin and teeth will improve.
- You’ll be more confident in social situations because you won’t smell of stale smoke any more.
- Your fertility levels will improve, along with your chances of having a healthy pregnancy and baby.
- After 2-12 weeks
- Your circulation improves.
- After 3-9 months
- Coughs, wheezing and breathing problems improve as lung function increases by up to 10%.
- After 1 year
- Risk of heart disease is about half compared with a person who is still smoking.
- After 10 years
- Risk of lung cancer falls to half that of a smoker.
- After 15 years
- Risk of heart attack falls to the same as someone who has never smoked.
When you stop smoking it must be for a deeply meaningful reason
You could choose to stop for your health, your children, to live longer BUT there has to be an honest, well contrived and purposeful MEANINGFUL reason. Viktor Frankl found a deep meaning to live. Using hypnosis to Stop smoking will help you discover a deep meaning to quit. In order to stop smoking you have to WANT to stop and want to stop for deeply meaningful reasons.
In order to stop smoking using hypnosis, or at least being able to have some seriously informed consent and choice as to when to smoke and as well to choose not to smoke, there are two very important factors that come into play.
FACTOR ONE: Addictions are usually quite difficult to stop
It is usually very difficult to stop smoking cigarettes after smoking for a long time i.e. more than half of your life.. A cigarette will supply the addict with comforting feelings, seem to reduce stress and like any serious addiction there is a biological and neurological component. There is an emotional component and there is a socially acceptable component. Although it is becoming very difficult to smoke in public places. There are lots of reasons to keep smoking BUT the key here is finding enough meaningful and future oriented why’s to QUIT.
FACTOR TWO: Your body craves what you are addicted to.
If we eliminate (just for the moment) stress and how smoking calms you for a moment there is a craving that is both physiologically (addiction) and psychologically (addiction) biologically requested. When you smoke you inhale nicotine, granted inhaling a cigarette does not provide a massive nicotine burst, but even inhaling the smallest amount is enough to make you crave more. Nicotine binds to the Acetylcholine neurons in your brain and affects the mesolimbic dopamine pleasure centre in your brain. This drives the smoker to want to smoke and in doing so releases endogenous opioid pleasure rewards; which do feel very pleasurable.
All addictive behaviours involve a mid-brain and forebrain complex known as the mesolimbic reward circuit. This is a dopaminergic pathway from the ventral tegmental area in the mesencephalon to the nucleus accumbens septi. All addictive behaviours and thoughts are associated to this pathway from cocaine addiction to sexual addiction. This also includes alcohol and smoking and gambling.
Mindfulness is a way of being more present in your body, your thoughts and your emotions. It is found in many spiritual traditions and is now gaining importance in Western medicine as a powerful tool for healing the mind and body. Techniques vary but essentially involve various hypnotic/meditative methods that produce inner balance and a great sense of control. Its principles include trust, acceptance, compassion, gratitude and awareness.
In addition to traditional modalities of psychotherapy described earlier, Dr. Winter offers various techniques such as journaling, creative visualization and meditation, dreams and past-life regression therapy.
Techniques of mindfulness have been found effective in dealing with many psychological and medical conditions, such as stress, anxiety, depression, chronic pain, headaches, fatigue, cancer and gastrointestinal, dermatological and cardiovascular disease. Deeper levels of awareness enable us to more effectively experience life and the world around us.
Hypnosis is the practice of achieving an altered state of consciousness consisting of extreme suggestibility, relaxation and heightened imagination. These altered states also occur naturally; day dreaming, hypnopompic, hypnagogic and reverie. This is achieved through guided imagery/meditation so as to allow for the access to information and enhance change through suggestions.
Through the use of Hypnosis you will access your own inner power to achieve lasting change. Deep within your subconscious mind is all the wisdom and personal knowledge you need to attain measurable results in eliminating unwanted behaviour’s and releasing negative feelings. Hypnosis is a rapid effective way to effect change.
Hypnosis can be used to assist in:
Habit Control: Smoking Cessation, Weight Loss, Nail-Biting
Pain Management: Body and Cancer related pain, Pre-Surgical preparation
Stress Reduction, Relaxation and Ego-Strengthening
Anxiety and Panic: fears and phobias
Physiological Disorders: Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Migraine Headache
Memory Retrieval: Present Life and Past Life Regression Therapy
Past-Life Regression Therapy
Past-life regression therapy (PLRT) is a technique of hypnotherapy whereby the patient is regressed back in time to a former lifetime. It is recognized by the mental health profession as an effective and important modality of treatment.
There are instances where methods of traditional psychotherapy are not able to bring about the desired change or removal of the symptom. Past hurts, losses, phobias, fears, compulsions, and even physical pains, for example, may have no relevance to something in the present life; instead there may be a connection to events in a prior lifetime. Recall of a past-life may assist in the ‘letting go’ of the symptom and result in subsequent healing. It is generally recommended that one’s current life be examined before PLRT is attempted.
What is “Neuro-Linguistic Programming”?
NLP, or Neuro-Linguistic Programming, is the art and science of excellence, derived from studying how top people in different fields obtain their outstanding results. These communication skills can be learned by anyone to improve their effectiveness both personally and professionally. It is directly applicable to a diverse spectrum of fields such as communications, business, sales, education and therapy
The beginnings of Neurolinguistics Programming
NLP began in the early 70’s as a thesis project in Santa Cruz, California. Richard Bandler and his professor, John Grinder, wanted to develop models of human behavior to understand why certain people seemed to be excellent at what they did, while others found the same tasks challenging or nearly impossible to do.
Inspired by pioneers in fields of therapy and personal growth and development, Bandler and Grinder began to develop systematic procedures and theories that formed the basis of NLP. They studied three top therapists: Virginia Satir, the extraordinary family therapist, who consistently was able to resolve difficult family relationships that many other therapists found intractable, the innovative psychotherapist Fritz Perls, who originated the school of therapy known as Gestalt, and Milton Erickson, the world-famous hypnotherapist.
Their goal was to develop models of how it was that these people got the results they did. They sought to identify and model the patterns that produced these results and then to teach these models to others. These three gifted therapists were quite different personalities, yet Grinder and Bandler discovered some underlying patterns that were quite similar. These patterns became the underlying structure of NLP, with names like: meta-model, submodalities, reframing, language patterns, well formedness conditions and eye accessing clues.
The phrase “Neuro-Linguistic Programming” describes the process of how personality creates and expresses itself. Put simply, we are all made up of a neurology that conveys information about our environment to our central nervous systems and brains. Since we are also meaning creating creatures, we translate these perceptions in our brains into meanings, beliefs and expectations. As we continue to grow from a rather “critter brain” baby into a more complex adult human, we tend to filter, distort and magnify the input we get from our environment such that it matches the elaborate program we evolve to explain our life experience.
The infant passes through “magical thinking” and various other stages of development, on its journey into becoming an adult. We may even carry with us the “suffering contracts” we made as children in unworkable attempts to love and heal the family. The study of how we do all this, the kinds of meanings we make from our perceptions and the internal programming and external behaviors we have set up to explain, predict and make sense of it all – this is what the core of NLP is all about.
The concepts of “sub modalities”…
We all have our unique “maps” of reality. We are a complex and unique mix of inborn genetic potential, and the molding effects from the people and experiences of our lives. Science has now proven that emotional and social development is at least equally as important as is the cognitive development of the growing infant and toddler, and for adaptability and success later in life.
We humans store the memory of our life experience as sequences and montages of visual, auditory, kinesthetic, olfactory and gustatory representations. When we load up a particular sequence pattern from our memory banks that matches some previous powerful experience – we get to relive the experience of the event or situation. These Visual, auditory, kinesthetic, etc. sensory system are the “modalities” in NLP. Each modality has sub modalities, which define the characteristics and properties of the information coming from each sensory channel. Visual has brightness, color/B&W, motion/still, fuzzy/clear, degree of transparency, to name a few. Auditory can be fast/slow tempo, rhythmic, staccato, loud/soft, tin can/stereophonic, Kinesthetic can have the full range of emotional experience, but also considers texture, rough/smooth, temperature, impact, duration, subtlety, …
By playing with the adjustments or “volume knobs” of these sub modalities, we can dial in different meanings into our brain and neurology that literally change our experience, and sometimes our memories. It is thought that since the human brain/body being is generally aspiring towards higher evolution, that human neurology often reorganizes itself in resonance with a more elegant way of functioning, when the system is offered a new experience that offers a choice in addition to the old, patterned way of doing things. A skilled practitioner of Neurolinguistics Programming can help your system have experience of new choices, from which you can incorporate or discard resources, insight and healing.
Replaying old patterns in new ways and adjusting sub modalities is a classical NLP methodology for assisting clients be free of problematic habits and phobias. Adjusting sub modalities can have the effect of defusing an overwhelming challenge or obstacle. Adjusting sub modalities can also increase the pleasure, comfort and value of
NLP in other Therapies
Today, NLP has grown in a myriad of directions – hypnosis and behavioral personal change work, structures of beliefs, modeling personal success and systems of excellence and expertise, business coaching and sales training, … It has been “popularized” and marketed by controversial people such as Tony Robbins. Aspects of it have informed such therapies as EMDR or rapid eye movement and desensitization. People have taken it in spiritual directions, assisting in alignment of personal behaviors and beliefs with a “higher purpose” and connection to the Divine. Some have developed processes to speed healing in hospital settings and to lessen the need for anesthesia during medical procedures. (Anodyne). You can even find internet sites promoting NLP techniques of influence to pick up women. Public speaking, stage fright, parenting skills, allergies, phobias, trauma, the list of areas where training in Neuro-Linguistic Programming and individual therapeutic work with NLP practitioners is valuable is endless.
When we are experiencing being a particular state, we are also loading up a specific supporting pattern of interconnected neural pathways and circuits that coordinate in specific ways to generate certain specific experiences. The blueprint that guides and coordinates the construction of our experience of life, seems to be clusters of beliefs which are expressed through the sequences and collages of Vs, As, Ks we store in our memory system.
Anchoring is a form of classical conditioning that associates a specific touch on the arm, or paper napkin on the floor, with the experience of a specific state. The precise spot anchored there after serves as a trigger for that state. Very useful when wanting to add resourceful <stuff/extra resources> to a problematic state.
Robert Dilts has written several authoritative volumes on NLP, drawing from studies of historical figures like Einstein and Ghandi. An authoritative list of other modern pioneers is beyond the scope of this introductory article and the author offers his apologies to the many fine names that should rightly be mentioned.
Bert Hellinger’s “family soul” Phenomenology
A powerful offshoot of NLP is its application along with the work of Bert Hellinger, introducing the concept of “family soul” and “family obligations of suffering” to give insights about problematic personal histories and possibilities for healing chronic patterns.
Briefly, Hellinger suggests that one’s family of origin has a sort of genetic/DNA-based “soul” that transcends time and establishes an unusual “balance,” over the generations. He theorizes that death, dislocation, ostrization or other misfortune or disturbance of previous generation family members, can influence, quite unconsciously, the lives and conduct of current and future family members. Healing and balance are restored in the family soul and resolution in the lives of current family members when certain things are said and special changes made in the “family constellation”.
The drama and insights are played out in a group setting, where members of the group are chosen to represent family members, or life issues of the “client.” The client physically moves each representative and places them, as if on a giant chess board, in some position and orientation relative to the others. The dynamic tensions and cool and hot spots that become apparent in the constellation, eerily reflect exactly what is going on in the life of the client. The therapist then makes subtle – or radical changes in the geometry of the constellation of people and amazing things happen for everybody in the room.
NLP in movement and healing arts
Some practitioners of the education, movement and healing arts are combining Neuro-Linguistic Programming techniques and concepts with their own disciplines: improving student’s confidence and rate of learning in Tai Chi movement classes; increasing the effectiveness and staying power of therapeutic massage; teaching effective spelling strategies; Shamanistic studies…
Business Processes and Modeling
Others are using NLP concepts and processes in areas as diverse as developing business plans and getting clarification of client needs – to – modeling successful business leaders to be able to teach their methods to others.
Neuro-Linguistic Programming offers tools to the business world that can increase the effectiveness, health and communication skills of people who need to work together. By getting a “well-formed outcome” statement about the business goals and plans of the organization, effective business strategies can be designed and created or modeled from the people or project solutions that have been successful in the past. Effective communication skills can help managers more clearly interact with upper management and communicate with and inspire that manager’s employees. By upgrading employees’ interpersonal awareness and communication skills, team projects can proceed more elegantly and with less stress. Salary reviews can become deeply meaningful strategy, goals clarification and feedback sessions.
The list of application areas grows with each new NLP graduate.
“Newly-minted NLP practitioners doing therapy”
NLP Trainer and Developer Steve Andreas wrote an article expounding on the difference, in his observations, between newly matriculated NLP Practitioners (having gone through reputable training programs) and. These qualities make their practical tool bags of techniques and interventions just that much richer and more effective. I would be willing to bet serious money that practitioners who have gone through a thorough NLP practitioner training do far more for their clients and for a LOT less time and money, than any similarly unselected group of recent graduates of any 5-8-year professional psychotherapist preparation program. The reason is simple; NLP Practitioners have a far better and more practical “toolbox” of methods for helping people change.”
There’s no denying it – trying to lose weight can be a lengthy and challenging journey. If you’ve ever tried and failed to lose weight before then you probably know just how frustrating it can be – especially when feelings like stress, low self-esteem and boredom crop up.
It’s not unusual for people to get into a cycle of dieting, overeating, feeling guilty and dieting again. This is known as ‘yo-yo dieting’ and makes weight loss difficult to sustain.
While diets and nutrition plans focus on what you eat and how often, hypnotherapy for weight loss changes how you feel about what you eat. For example – on a diet you might eat a carrot and wish you were eating a carrot cake, but with hypnotherapy you can learn to enjoy the carrot and not give that cake a second thought. It might be hard to imagine a world where you’d happily turn down your favorite food for something healthier, but with certain weight loss hypnotherapy techniques it may be possible to change your thinking patterns and gain control over cravings in a way that doesn’t depress you.
By targeting the unconscious mind with powerful suggestion techniques, a hypnotherapist will help you develop a positive relationship with food and exercise. The aim of hypnotherapy for weight loss is to make you feel confident about your body, change any negative thoughts about eating and help you lose weight responsibly without impacting your emotional well-being.
On this page
- Do I need to lose weight?
- Body confidence
- Why can’t I lose weight?
- How does hypnosis for weight loss work?
- Will hypnotherapy for weight loss work for me?
- Hypnotherapy for weight loss techniques
Do I need to lose weight?
A lot of people insist they need to lose weight, whether they’re overweight or not. The truth is, very few people are happy with the shape and size of their bodies, regardless of whether or not they need to lose weight.
According to recent statistics from Public Health England, nearly two-thirds of adults in England need to lose weight because they’re overweight or obese.
You may need to lose weight if you:
- have a body mass index (BMI) of 25 or more
- is a man with a waist circumference that exceeds 37 inches?
- is a woman with a waist circumference that exceeds 32 inches?
- have a high body fat percentage for your age and sex
- have pain in your joints (excess weight puts greater stress on joints)
- have type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, or heart disease.
Working out your BMI
- Firstly, find your weight in kilograms and your height in meters – e.g. weight = 50 kg height = 1.8
- Multiply your height by itself – e.g. 1.8 x 1.8 = 3.24
- Divide your weight by that figure – e.g. 50 ÷ 3.24 = 15.4
- 4 is a BMI that is below the healthy body weight range.
If you do not have access to a set of scales at home simply visit your GP or practice nurse, either of whom will measure your height, find out your weight and tell you your BMI.
To lose weight it’s important to eat a balanced, healthy diet and exercise more. Signs you are overeating include:
- You eat so fast you do not really taste the flavors in the food or notice your body signaling that it is full.
- You always eat everything on your plate even if you are full, so as not to waste food (this can be reinforced by parents during childhood).
- You eat when you are bored or lonely.
- You eat when you are upset or miserable.
- You eat to reward yourself (i.e. I’ve done so well at the gym, I deserve this chocolate bar).
It’s unhealthy to be overweight or obese because you have a higher risk of developing/suffering from:
- type 2 diabetes
- high blood pressure
- high cholesterol
- heart disease
- heart attack
Being heavier than average can also have social repercussions, including discrimination, verbal/emotional bullying and even physical abuse. This stigma can intensify the feelings of shame and inadequacy some people feel when they look in the mirror. Feelings like this can lead to:
- low self-esteem
- low self-confidence
All of these emotions can quite seriously reduce a person’s quality of life and even have a domino effect on their careers, relationships and everyday experiences. It is for this reason that many people turn to hypnosis for weight loss, as it can help to address negative thoughts and feelings as well as the underlying causes of unhealthy eating habits which may be contributing to weight gain.
While it is important for overweight and obese people to lose weight for health reasons, it’s not good to feel down or depressed about it. Because body shape and size is so tied in with the western idea of beauty, people are constantly looking for ‘quick fixes’ to cut corners. Diet pills, fad weight loss diets and grueling exercise regimes are just some of the ways people try to lose weight. What you have to ask yourself is – am I happy doing this? Can I carry on doing this for the rest of my life?
To lose and keep weight off, you can’t just go on a six-week purge and then go back to your previous habits. You have to make real and often major lifestyle changes. This can be hard – after all, sugary, fatty, starchy food tastes good and exercise takes time and effort. What makes weight loss harder is the emotions we associate with certain foods and the act of eating.
This is where hypnotherapy for weight loss can help. In order to change your body, you need to first change your mind. You have to ask yourself – why am I unhappy with my body, and why can’t I lose weight?
Why can’t I lose weight?
Lots of people try and fail to lose weight for a number of reasons. These reasons are often unconscious, making it hard for us to overcome them. Hypnotherapy for weight loss aims to expose these reasons, allowing clients to finally break through barriers that may have been preventing them from losing weight for many years. Common reasons you might find it hard to successfully lose weight include:
You comfort eat
When we are babies we learn to associate feeding with the comfort of our mothers. Some experts believe this association never really leaves us. As we grow older and we take on more responsibilities, life can get more stressful and food can offer a reversion back to those early days of complete dependency. If you’ve ever found yourself reaching for a chocolate bar after a busy day, or ordering a take-away when you feel lonely and sad, then you might be a comfort eater.
As a comfort eater you will find it more difficult to lose weight because you’ve let food become your coping mechanism and without it, you might not know how to deal with your emotions. Weight loss hypnotherapy can help to address this, helping you learn how to process negative emotions in a way that doesn’t lead to comfort eating.
You eat mindlessly
In order to lose weight, you have to be completely honest about how much you eat and exercise. Even when you keep a food diary or use a food-tracking app, it’s easy to forget about the odd snack here and there.
Perhaps you pick at ingredients while you make dinner? Do you grab something on your commute to work, or tuck into a biscuit with your afternoon tea? It’s often these ‘on the go’ foods that catch us out but they really do add up. Even if you religiously stick to salad for dinner, conveniently ignoring all the things you eat in-between won’t be doing you any favors. This type of mindless eating is something weight loss hypnotherapy can help you to overcome.
You ban food
Like a mysterious box you’re told not to open, eliminating certain foods from your diet can make them all the more appealing. If you find yourself having a daily face-off with the office cookie jar, you’re more likely to want to binge by the end of the week. The key to sustainable and healthy weight loss is to learn self-control. If you can train yourself to stick to just one treat every so often, without feeling tempted in-between, then you’ll be able to enjoy your favorite foods without putting on weight. Significantly, a key part of hypnosis for weight loss is helping clients to regain self-control – helping them to put emotional factors aside and develop a relationship with food that is sensible and promotes a healthy weight.
You don’t exercise enough
Exercise is just as important as diet when it comes to losing weight. Sometimes mental blocks can stop us wanting to exercise, including:
- feeling a lack of energy
- feeling too self-conscious to exercise in public
- not wanting to sweat
- convincing yourself you’ll ‘go tomorrow’ (every day).
Exercise is definitely a mental thing. Weight loss hypnotherapy can help you break down those mental blocks that are stopping you from making the most of your body. More often than not, getting your body moving and your heart pumping will make you feel better about yourself in general, leading to healthier behaviors and happiness in the long-term.
How does hypnosis for weight loss work?
Hypnotherapy for weight loss is becoming increasingly accepted, and people all over the world are finding it a beneficial means of maintaining a healthy weight in the long-term. Despite its growing popularity however, hypnosis for weight loss is still met with some skepticism. Many people are still unsure about what hypnotherapy involves and how it works.
It is useful to know that during hypnosis you will not:
- be out of control
- be asleep
- be told to do anything you don’t want to do
- have your memory erased
- be forced to reveal your deepest darkest secrets.
Hypnotherapy will not see you being prized open and exploited by your hypnotherapist; you will remain in control throughout your sessions.
What happens during hypnosis for weight loss?
- Your hypnotherapist is essentially a coach. He or she will guide you into a state of deep relaxation.
- Once your body and mind are in relaxation mode (much like a daydream), your hypnotherapist will be able to access your unconscious mind (the part of us that works all the time but that we’re not necessarily aware of, i.e. innate instincts and survival mechanisms).
- Soothing, carefully worded scripts can be used to explore a client’s reasons for overeating and suggest new ways of thinking through visualizations. You have the control to reject any suggestions you don’t feel happy with without any guidance from your hypnotherapist.
- Over time – and a series of weight loss hypnotherapy sessions – you will learn how to replace your negative habits and eating patterns with positive ones suggested by your hypnotherapist.
Will hypnotherapy for weight loss work for me?
One of the most commonly asked questions in hypnotherapy consultations is – will hypnotherapy work for me? The answer to that is it’s hard to know until you try it yourself. While it certainly won’t work in the same way for everyone, the process of talking about developing good habits and getting rid of bad habits should help plant a new level of awareness when it comes to food and exercise.
An important thing to remember is that hypnotherapy is a complementary therapy, and therefore should be used alongside a healthy eating plan and exercise regime. If you want advice about eating better and exercising, you may find it useful to speak to your doctor or a nutritionist. It is often a combined effort of all these things that leads to success.
Hypnotherapy for weight loss techniques
While each case is different because everyone has different reasons for wanting to lose weight, some suggestions you might encounter during hypnotherapy for weight loss include:
- Envisioning the body, you want or the level of fitness/health you wish to achieve.
- Imagining how you will feel with your new look and health.
- Imagining yourself reaching that goal effortlessly.
- Seeing how much you will have improved from today.
- Imagining how energized and confident you will feel.
- Realising that the more you exercise, the more you will want to exercise and the easier it will become to do so.
- Whenever you get the urge to eat something unhealthy, or eat when you’re not hungry, imagine not reaching your goal and think about how that will make you feel.
These visualisations and many, many more are designed to empower you so that you can take control of your choices. Hopefully through weight loss hypnosis you will learn to enjoy the taste of healthy food and stop craving sugary, fatty foods. You should also learn to enjoy your body and not see it as a source of anxiety. By tackling those deep feelings that form the foundations of your eating habits, hypnosis for weight loss can help you adopt a healthier lifestyle and a happier mind set.