With bitter, winter days ahead for most of us, the thought of braving the weather to get to the gym or go for a run doesn’t sound very engaging. Finding the motivation to adhere to your weight loss goals when everyone else wants to hibernate is easy with hypnotism for weight loss.
A lot of us who are trying to lose weight agree that motivation is particularly hard when the weather changes, so what if you could stay dedicated to your exercise plan and diet just by viewing a self hypnosis weight loss DVD or listening to a CD? Even better, a self hypnosis weight loss program can decrease your cravings too.
Hypnotherapy for weight loss works simply, but effectively, by guiding you to a deeply relaxed state during which your unconscious mind can more easily accept suggestions, like the ones that will keep you motivated to maintain your fitness track, even in the midst of winter.
It is a known fact that if a person exercises, it will speed up that person’s metabolism and increase the rate that weight is dropped. Some of the most successful hypnosis for exercise motivation techniques comes from Neuro-Linguistic Programming, or NLP. With NLP, the unconscious mind is programmed to use the very same thought processes that are causing a problem, to eliminate it. Said another way, the same thought processes that the unconscious mind utilizes to create cravings and oral compulsions could help to completely remove them! And similarly, the same processes can be used to increase your motivation to exercise.
Anchoring is an NLP method that can be utilized to give you a “switch” for producing behaviors and feelings. Creating a hypnotherapy for weight loss anchor works simply and effectively like this: A qualified hypnotherapy weight loss professional will safely direct you into a tranquil hypnotic state. Then the hypnotherapist will ask you to identify a time when you were happy and excited about anything in your life.
The objective of this exercise is to remember and re-experience as many sensations as you can from numerous 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 visualize yourself working out and enjoying it. As you establish this mental picture, you will trigger your anchor by touching those two fingers together again. When you complete this action, your unconscious mind will connect the feeling of eagerness and excitement from the other memory to the thought of exercising.
From that point on, any time you need 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 and weight loss hypnosis can even be used to dissuade 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 people, namely a lack of self-esteem. In a relaxed state, you can receive post-hypnotic suggestions that will develop your self-esteem as you lose more weight. A self-esteem deficiency is a big part of being overweight.
Many people wonder if, after trying every fad diet and purchasing every piece of exercise equipment on the market, something as straight forward as weight loss hypnosis can help them. The good news is that research shows that all normal people are hypnotizable to a greater or lesser extent. However, it should be noted that people who have 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, self-hypnosis for weight loss can actually help us look forward to exercising and eating healthily. That said, the biggest proponent for victory in any fitness plan, whether it includes weight loss hypnosis or not, is wanting to attain your weight loss goals.
On a related note, that is exactly why you can’t force someone to undergo weight loss self-hypnosis just by giving them suggestions. If someone is opposed to an idea, no amount of weight loss hypnosis they hear or see will be effective. In reference to the NLP explanation above, if someone does not posses a memory of feeling positive or motivated, they can still experience success with NLP and hypnotherapy because they can visualize what it would feel like if they did feel that way, and anchor the imagined feelings.
So, if you’re like many of us and find your drive decreasing as the days get darker and the temperatures drop, weight loss hypnosis can assist you to regain (or maintain) your enthusiasm for carrying out and finally reaching your fitness goals.