You can Lose Weight Now, With Hypnosis
More and more people are using hypnosis for weight loss. Less known is that hypnosis and acupuncture together can help people lose weight more rapidly than any ‘diet’, exercise model or weight-loss gimmick. I began writing this piece in response to a NY Times article about how MD’s are ‘less nice’ to obese and overweight patients than they are to other patients. I’m not always politically correct, but I found that little tidbit infuriating.
One patient, tired of her doctor chiding her, just didn’t return even after finding a lump on her breast. By the time she went back to him the cancer was stage 4. Clearly the medical profession carries certain biases. My goal in this article is to give the person who is carrying excess weight a fighting chance to let it go easily and without self-torture.
Counting calories helps, but is destined to fail without getting to the root issue. Why? Because most people who carry unhealthy weight do so not because they are ‘glutinous’ or lazy— typical attitudes among those not calorically challenged— but because their unconscious mind essentially commands them to do so. What most people don’t grasp—including MD’s — is that at some point an agreement was made, between the conscious and unconscious mind, that weight was armor, a survival mechanism. The unconscious, being all about survival, ran with this agreement.
That’s why ‘simple’ weight-loss methods rarely work: They don’t fit into an overweight person’s survival mechanism (this applies for smokers as well). Successful weight loss requires talking with the subconscious via hypnosis. Using trance we first acknowledge the old mindset and thank it fo providing comfort and protection when it was needed. We then let it know that it has served its purpose, and that the job is no longer needed. Then we offer the subconscious mind a new survival system that includes half-portions, lots of water, exercise and slower eating to enjoy every morsel.
How Does Weight Loss With Hypnosis Happen?
Peoples’ bodies change when the unconscious is spoken to directly and clearly. What I mean by this is that when struggling is taken out of the equation, and the mutually-agreed upon suggestion is that it is in the individual’s best interest to begin releasing unwanted weight, then, what had been a state of internal conflict within the individual (and it is always conflict between doing “what I want (i.e., eat my heart’s desire) and what I “should do” (often incorrectly perceived as struggle and self-sacrifice), then the psyche is far more available for taking the path of no resistance.
In this case, the individual chooses to lose weight, without a struggle. How much more easy can it get than to lose weight without a struggle. It means the conscious mind and the subconscious mind are on board, rowing in unison, toward the given and clearly established goal: lose Weight, without a struggle.
I’ve seen people drop 100 pounds in just this way. Of course, in that situation, the person did so over a span of a year. And that woman, amazingly, has kept most of it off (she did take back 22 pounds) over the last two years. Curious about foods that actually enhance your ability to sleep? I have written a book Rewired for Sleep: The 28-Day Insomnia Repair Program. In it, I talk about sleep-positive food. Or, check out the website for it, and the blog, where I discuss food that is sleep positive, here.
How Long Will it Take to Lose Weight With Hypnosis?
The number of sessions will depend on how much weight one wants to lose. Typically we find that between 4 and 8 sessions, which may include acupuncture as well, create long-lasting change. Once a conscious desire that states, “I want to lose weight” is aligned with the ‘I must survive’ needs of the unconscious mind, conflicting viewpoints recede and people tend to keep the weight off.
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