By Susanna Sweeney, MSc, MBACP, CHT
Self hypnosis for weight loss is a fantastic self help tool that can help you shed those extra few pounds and change your life for the better if you have been struggling with losing weight for a while. In this article, I will give you a summary of the seven biggest benefits weight loss through self hypnosis can bring you.
If this any of these reasons apply to you, working towards weight loss at home might suit you down to the ground.
Two arguments for using hypnotic weight loss:
One potential downside:
Using self hypnosis for weight loss will enable you to do the suggestion hypnosis part of your weight loss program for very little money. If you wanted to, you could even design your own self hypnosis program and do the whole lot for free.
When you compare this to the commitment of seeing a weight loss hypnotist for maybe eight appointments over the space of a year, self hypnosis for weight loss represents a substantial saving.
If you are an emotional eater, or are planning to lose a substantial amount of weight, I would still recommend you back up the suggestion program with some regression hypnosis to remove the underlying causes of weight issues. Find more details on this subject in my article “Could you lose weight by hypnosis?”
Self hypnosis is easy to learn, enjoyable to practice and very effective.
What could be more enjoyable than breaking your busy lifestyle with periods of relaxation where you can lie back and let go while working towards weight loss?
With self hypnosis there is no 'efforting' and no struggle. The
underlying principle is about convincing your subconscious mind to come
on board with your weight loss plan. This means generating
determination and an abundance of positive feelings towards the idea of
This approach can put people miles ahead of those who struggle in conventional weight loss programs. Self hypnosis for weight loss can take the struggle out of weight loss when complex decisions become easy because your mind is set on your goal.
Check out this success story to see the great results, you too could achieve with self hypnosis for weight loss.
Self hypnosis allows you to be independent. No appointments, no practitioner. Just you.
With self hypnosis, you will act as both hypnotist and client. This feature will be particularly important for you if you don’t like the idea of handing over your mind to a weight loss hypnotist.
Self help hypnosis can have some challenges, but there are ways of mastering those and achieving the same or similar results you can achieve by working with a hypnotist.
There is a saying that goes: “Self Help is the Best Form of Help”.
I think this takes on a special meaning for self hypnosis. My observation is that when people take charge to do things for themselves, they are more invested in both process and outcome. As a result, when using self hypnosis to lose weight, you will notice yourself becoming very determined and motivated to see this process through until you reach your goal.
A self hypnosis program can fit into your busy lifestyle easily. Some
exercises can be done when multi tasking, for example when you are doing
a monotonous task such as washing the dishes, while you are walking, or
commuting to work.
Other exercise will require a little bit of space where you are undisturbed, but 20 minutes a day will already bring you a long way here.
If- as part of your self hypnosis program, you are planning to listen to a recorded hypnotherapy session, you can do this at bedtime while you are settling. Scheduling the hypnosis session in this way can help you work around your parenting responsibilities if you have kids.
If you don’t like the idea of handing over your mind to a
hypnotherapist, working with self hypnosis for weight loss may be just
the thing for you. With self hypnosis you avoiding the issue of making
yourself dependent on a practitioner. Here, you can be in complete
control of your weight loss program.
Among other things, self hypnosis will give you control over:
Being in complete control will enable you to make every aspect of your program suit your personal needs and wants.
Research has shown that individualizing hypnosis programs enhances results.
When you use self hypnosis for weight loss you will learn a variety of tools. You will develop a good sense of which ones you like better than others. You will choose those you prefer and you will learn to make them work for you.
Once you have reached your weight loss goal, you can apply these tools to any other changes you might want to make in your life.
Learning self hypnosis really is a skill for life. I use self hypnosis myself daily. It helps me master various challenges and wouldn’t want to be without it.
I hope to have infected you with my passion for self hypnosis. Please check out the links I provided below and find out how you can make self hypnosis for weight loss work for you. In the comments underneath, let our community know what you have learned and how you are getting on.
Here's to your well being.
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