Healthy Living Hypnosis for Weight Loss
Studies that have been conducted in the U.S. found that at any given time nearly 2 out of 4 women is on a diet, and the number of men watching their diet is almost as high. People struggle to lose weight only to gain back what they are able to lose or give up entirely. The diet industry is a billion dollar per year industry that pushes weight loss foods, drinks, powders, pills and other products. Even though most people know that these products don’t work and won’t help them lose weight they buy them anyway, and then return to their patterns of unhealthy eating when they fail once again to lose weight.
Hypnosis is a good option if you want to lose weight and keep it off, because hypnosis deals with the cause of your desire to overeat as well as your physical cravings. Most people overeat when they become emotional or upset, or they overeat as an attempt to fill some psychological or emotional void that they feel. Other people overeat because they were taught unhealthy eating patterns by their patterns and now can’t seem to break that unhealthy circle. There are many different reasons why people overeat or can’t seem to lose weight but only one treatment works on every different type of weight problem – hypnosis.
What goes on in your brain to make you overeat is similar to what happens in an addict’s brain when that addict has drugs, or alcohol. The food that you eat temporarily fills whatever vacancy you have in your life and brings you pleasure and comfort so you eat more in order to have that feeling as often as you can. But hypnosis can dissociate those feelings from food, so that you will feel no emotional attachment to food. When you look at food just as fuel for your body it will be easier for you to eat nutritious food, in proper amounts, instead of overeating and eating foods that you crave emotionally and not physically. It is possible for people to become addicted to food. When that happens, hypnosis can be used to treat that addiction the same way that it’s used to treat other addictions, by eliminating the psychological need for the addiction as well as re-programming the brain to function without the need for that particular substance. It can be more difficult for people to break an addiction to food than it is to break an addiction to some other substance, like alcohol, however because you do need food in order to survive.
Because most people gain weight as a result of self-destructive eating habits that they pick up from a variety of sources hypnosis has been proven to be one of the most effective ways to help people lose weight and keep that weight off. Hypnosis changes the dynamic that your life with and makes it easier for you to break that self-destructive cycle which makes it a lot easier for you to have a healthy relationship with food and stay at a good weight that makes sense for your body.
Even though it might seem like eating disorders and weight loss are at the opposite end of the spectrum when it comes to psychological conditions really they are just different symptoms of the same underlying problem. People that develop eating disorders like Anorexia and Bulimia are usually trying to exert some control over their bodies because they feel like they have no control over their lives.
People that overeat may suffer from the same feeling of being out of control or the same feelings of anxiety, hopelessness and loss that people who develop eating disorders suffer from, they just choose a different way to express it. Instead of not eating at all, or throwing up after they eat they eat too much instead.
It doesn’t often occur in medicine or in therapy that the same treatment can be used for conditions which seem to be the opposite of one another but in this case hypnosis can be successfully used to treat both conditions. In fact, hypnosis is one of the few treatments that have been proven to successfully treat eating disorders. In one study more than 70% of people that suffered from Bulimia who were treated with NLP hypnosis recovered fully with no relapses after one year. Relapse is a constant danger for people that have eating disorders and don’t use hypnosis as a treatment because there is always the chance that as soon as the person feels stressed or anxious or feels that they are losing control of their lives they will return to their destructive behavior in an effort to feel like they have more power in their lives.
Why is hypnosis such an effective treatment for eating disorders? Psychologists say that it is probably because more than 90% of the people who seek treatment for eating disorders report dissociating, or “splitting off” during their Anorexic or Bulimic patterns. Dissociation is a “shutting off” of the conscious mind when the person operates solely based on the directive of the subconscious mind. Sometimes an episode that reminds the person of a childhood trauma or the memory of a traumatic event is enough to make the person dissociate as well. Because hypnotic suggestions change the thoughts that are occurring in the subconscious mind it’s possible to change behaviors that are triggered during a dissociative episode.
So for example if a patient that has Bulimia dissociates every time he or she eats something and then vomits at the prompting of the subconscious mind using a hypnotic suggestion can replace the compulsion to vomit so that the person doesn’t feel that sense of panic or unease or the compulsion to vomit after eating. The ideal treatment is to get rid of the subconscious compulsion for the behavior while also replacing the negative behavior patterns that the person has. This is especially true with something as mentally driven as an eating disorder.
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8 Private Sessions = $749
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