Stay Motivated With Weight Loss Hypnosis
By Alan B. Densky, CH
With cold, wintry days ahead for most of us, the prospect of braving the elements to get to the gym or go for a run does not sound appealing. Maintaining motivation to stick to weight loss goals when everyone else wants to hibernate is easy with hypnotism for weight loss.
Most people who are trying to get back into shape agree that motivation is particularly difficult when the weather changes, so what if you could stay committed to your diet and exercise plan simply by watching a self hypnosis weight loss DVD or listening to a CD?
Better yet, a hypnotherapy weight loss program can reduce your cravings too.
Hypnotism for weight loss works simply, but effectively, by guiding you to a state of deep relaxation during which your subconscious mind can more readily accept suggestions, such as the ones that will keep you motivated to stay on your fitness track, even in the midst of winter.
It is a known fact that if a person exercises, it will speed up his/her metabolism and increase the rate that weight is lost. Some of the most successful hypnosis for exercise motivation techniques comes from Neuro-Linguistic Programming, or NLP.
With NLP, the unconscious is programmed to use the same exact thought processes that are creating a problem, to eliminate it. In other words, the same thought processes that the unconscious utilizes to create cravings and oral compulsions could be used to completely eliminate them! And similarly, the same processes can be used to increase your motivation to exercise.
Anchoring is a NLP technique that can be used to give you a "switch" for triggering feelings and behaviors. Creating a weight loss hypnosis anchor works simply and effectively like this: A qualified hypnotherapy weight loss practitioner will safely guide you into a tranquil hypnotic state. Then the consulting hypnotist will ask you to identify a time when you were happy and excited about anything in your life.
The goal of this exercise is to remember and re-experience as many sensations as possible from various times in your life when you felt motivated and eager to do anything at all. Then, the weight loss hypnosis therapist will ask you to anchor those feelings by simply touching two fingers together.
Next you will be asked to use your imagination to see yourself exercising and enjoying it. As you create this mental image, you'll trigger your anchor by touching those two fingers together again. When you do that, your unconscious mind will connect the feeling of excitement and eagerness from the other memory, to the thought of exercising.
From this point on, any time you wish to feel motivated to exercise, you can simply trigger your anchor and re-experience those same positive feelings that will motivate you to workout. NLP in weight loss hypnosis can even be used to discourage behaviors, so you can easily overcome cravings. That sounds much easier and encouraging than beating yourself up for missing a workout or giving into temptation, doesn't it?
A successful weight loss hypnosis program will also address the root cause of weight gain for many of us, namely a lack of self-esteem. In a relaxed state, you can be given post-hypnotic suggestions that will build your self-esteem as you lose each pound. (The lack of self-esteem is a big factor in being overweight.)
people wonder if, after trying every fad diet and buying
every piece of exercise equipment on the market, something
as straight forward as weight loss hypnosis can work for
them. The good news is that it has been found that all
normal people are hypnotizable to a greater or lesser
extent. However, it should be noted that people with less
than a 70 I.Q. or those who are in an active state of
psychosis or with senility generally are not hypnotizable.
But for the rest of us, hypnotism for weight loss can actually help us look forward to working out and eating healthily. That said, the biggest proponent for success in any fitness routine, whether it includes weight loss hypnosis or not, is wanting to achieve your weight loss goals.
On a related note, that is exactly why you can not force someone to undergo weight loss hypnotherapy simply by giving them suggestions. If someone is resistant to an idea, no amount of weight loss hypnosis they hear or see will be effective. Referring to the NLP explanation above, if someone does not have a memory of feeling motivated or positive, they can still be successful with NLP and hypnotherapy because they can imagine what it would feel like if they felt that way, and anchor the imagined feelings.
So, if you are like many of us and find your motivation dwindling as the temperatures drop and the days get darker, weight loss hypnosis can help regain (or maintain) your enthusiasm for carrying out and finally achieving your fitness goals.
©2007 By Alan B. Densky, CH.
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