Often, many of us have a lot of baggage in our subconscious minds weighing us down. Hypnotherapy is a tool that can help us focus on what we need to accomplish for true weight loss success.
A few key factors in order for us to make the necessary changes are:
- We must want the benefits of that change
- We must want the benefits enough that we are prepared to do whatever it takes to get them
- We must believe that change is possible (which often involves overcoming the obstacles we have set up in our minds)
Most of us spend our lives surrounded by negative messages from the media, friends and family. People use a lot of negative self-talk and don’t practice helpful, positive thought patterns. They say, “I’ve tried everything, and diets don’t work”, or “I’ve been struggling my whole life, it’s too hard”.
But hypnosis can remove the mental blocks we’ve made for ourselves. Our negative emotions mean we often eat for the wrong reasons. It’s called emotional eating. People will eat when they're sad, lonely, bored or angry – as a distraction measure, and then they'll feel guilty and beat themselves up afterwards, creating a downward spiral.
This one change can make a huge difference in a person’s success at releasing excess weight, no matter how long they have struggled.
Once we get on top of the negative emotions, we can break the cycle and replace our negative thoughts with positive ones.
With hypnosis we bypass the critical, analytical part of the mind and go straight to the subconscious, where all of our memories, feelings, habits and behaviors are stored. We feed it with positive suggestions, and then real, lasting change begins to take place.
While many people succeed in losing weight in the short term, they often have trouble keeping it off. This is where hypnotherapy can lead to success.
The real key is changing the way we think about weight loss. It's not about losing weight or feeling deprived, but about getting rid of something we no longer need or want and creating a whole new relationship with food and our bodies. We focus on what we DO want.
One of the most powerful messages hypnosis can get across is that we always have the power to choose. We can have that piece of chocolate cake, but we don't have to have it. Hypnosis can help create a relationship with ourselves where we are not fighting ourselves, but making the choices that we want to make.