Lose Weight Through Hypnosis
Reasons for Smoking
Overeating usually fills a need – or at least is viewed as doing so. The possible needs, real or imaginary, are many. Some people overeat to compensate for an unpleasant experience. Others eat excessively to reward themselves, or possibly for self-entertainment. Some want to be noticed, and may use a large body to offset a small ego. Eating is used to compensate for the lack of love, to offset fear, to overcome frustration, to deal with boredom, or sometimes even to avoid sex.
Helpful to the therapist are lists answering such questions as WHEN overeating usually takes place – what psychological or emotional activity is associated with excess easting, and at what usual time of day or night. WHERE the overeating is done is important – home, at parties, in restaurants, while watching television, etc. And WHY (for what purposes or to satisfy what need) is also a factor in understanding the problem.
The consideration of above-mentioned matters leads to the establishment of three goals: To achieve the desired weight loss; to maintain the desired weight once it is achieved; to adopt permanently the new habit patterns that make the first two goals possible.
Programming for Success
A hypnotherapy program for weight reduction will involve several specific elements which are essential to the achievement of established objectives:
The client’s self-esteem and confidence will be evaluated and fortified as necessary to achieve a positive outlook and the ability to visualize mentally the perfect, desired body structure, at the appropriate weight and with the physical modifications important to the client.
You Can Lose Weight
Weight reduction program utilize the powers and benefits of hypnotherapy to enable a client to take off unwanted pounds and keep them off. IN this program, the client need not give up enjoying cocktails or hors d’oeuvres at a party. The client will enjoy one of whatever is served, but on completion of this “taste” will be completely satisfied, neither desiring nor accepting further offerings. The hostess is satisfied that her efforts have been appreciated. Everybody wins!
This is particularly effective with people whose excess weight is from overeating, especially where the habit involves taking of multiple helpings at meals. There are those whose excess weight is due to physiological causes. Such cases may require medical intervention.
However, where undesirable weight is due to overeating, metabolism is likely much less involved than the mind. Changing thoughts and attitudes of the mind can lead to major changes in life. It can be very helpful, therefore, to determine what may be the causes of a tendency to overeat.
Sometimes this information is evident or well-known. Other times it may be suppressed, buried in some incident or event of the past for which overeating provides a sense of compensation or relief from pressures or anxieties, lacks in life, grief, anger or other emotions, sometimes dating back to childhood.
Effective Weight Loss
Hypnosis can more than double the effects of traditional weight loss approaches An analysis of five weight loss studies reported in the Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology in 1996 showed that the "… weight loss reported in the five studies indicates that hypnosis can more than double the effects" of traditional weight loss approaches.