Hypnosis for Weight Loss
According to recent Gallup poles, two-thirds of Americans consider themselves over their ideal weight and approximately 35 percent of Americans are trying to lose weight at any given time. It is estimated that Americans spend roughly $60 billion a year in their attempts to lose weight.
Hypnosis is one of the approaches that appeals to many in order to help with the battle of the bulge. Hypnosis is sometimes advertised and marketed as an easy solution. According to some Internet marketers, you can “quickly and easily erase old habits and establish new ones INSTANTLY” through one hypnotherapy session. Really? If it were really that easy, why isn’t everyone the exact weight that they desire to be? Buyer beware rings true for claims made that a single session of hypnosis can bring about significant weight loss with no effort on the part of the client.
Unfortunately, hypnosis suffers from frequent misrepresentation. The American Society of Clinical Hypnosis (ASCH), the largest U.S. organization for medical and mental health care professionals using clinical hypnosis, states that hypnosis is a natural state of inner absorption, concentration and focused attention. “When our minds are concentrated and focused, we are able to use our minds more powerfully.”
The truth is that hypnosis can be an extremely powerful and effective tool in assisting individuals with the psychological and motivational aspects of weight loss; however, it isn’t a one time magical fix that melts fat. Ideally, the approach and the hypnotic techniques used by the trained hypnotherapist will be specifically customized to the individual. A competent therapists using hypnosis will use a collaborative process that specifically targets the unique challenges that an individual faces.
There are numerous studies that indicate that hypnosis, especially when combined with other weight reduction efforts such as exercise and a healthy food plan, can contribute significantly to weight loss. Hypnosis can help change thoughts, feelings and behaviors pertaining to eating and exercise.
There is substantial evidence that hypnosis can enhance your success with weight loss efforts. In a state of concentrated attention, ideas and suggestions that are compatible with your weight loss goals have a more powerful impact on the mind. Hypnosis serves as a psychological reinforcer. It can play a role in helping you harness your dreams of having a healthy body and feeling fit and full of energy.
If you are struggling to lose weight, consider seeing a qualified therapist trained in the use of hypnosis who can help you reprogram you mind and body for well being, good health and successful weight loss.