If your pilgrimage in weight-loss has carried you through trying most of the standard approaches to weight-loss such as low-fat; high protein; moderate or heavy exercise; vegetarian eating; low-carb; juicing, high-fat, etc., and had no success in keeping the weight off, then you may be a candidate to use hypnosis!
-Hypnosis is a great tool for getting your mental-game into winning shape. Putting your mind, emotions and inner-man into fighting form usually makes the difference in lasting victory or just winning a temporary truce in your 'battle of the bulge'.
On a serious note, 'winning the battle of the mind' and believing that you can lose weight and are 'worthy' of looking and feeling your best is a major component in keeping weight off.
Sound too strange or too weird for you? Well before you tune-me-out, allow me just a few minutes to explain the cool, solid science behind hypnotherapy ...
First of all, hypnosis is not hocus-pocus magic, nor is it a spiritual philosphy so it will not throw a wrench in your religious beliefs or turn you into a mindless, will-less zombie. The fact is, the medical use of hypnosis has been around since the late 1700's and was first therpeutically used by Austrian physician Franz Mesmer, M.D.
Today, hypnosis is based on solid neuro-science. That is, the study of how the brain functions and processes information -- although there is still debate about how it produces it's positive impact on the mind, thus the body.
In it's most basic form, hypnosis is temporarily heightened state of awareness of the sub-conscious mind. And in this extra-alert state, the sub-conscious mind -- which effects many of our life-sustaining operations like respiration, blood pressure, digestion and much more -- is able to accept or absorb positive suggestions more easily.
Is it any wonder then, that pro-athletes, musicians, actors, and performers of all genera use hypnosis and positive visualization to enhance and improve their performance!
Clinicians have successfully applied hypnosis as therapy for victims of incest, rape and physical abuse, sleep disorders, migraines, anxieties, ulcers, nausea and depression -- just to name a few of its positive uses.
Often positive visualization, hypnosis, and self-affirmation at the sub-conscious level is the difference in a winning performance and an average performance and gives the user an 'edge' that allows them to move to the next level of play, next level of healing or recovery or in your case, the next level of success in weight-control.
To that end, it was the tremendous success with athletes, artists, performers and emotionally injured (rape victims, violence, etc.) that prompted hypnotherapists to develop successful protocols for dieters too.
Hypnotherapy for weight-loss can be successfully learned through several differing educational approaches. The most commonly used approaches are simple, easy-to-understand and apply lessons presented on-line or via DVD.
Because the internet is always 'On' -- on-line sites and their lessons are therefore accessible 24/7 -- the training may be repeated as often as needed until mastered by the dieter. Similarly, professionally developed courses are also available on DVD's thus making them handy and portable even when a high-speed internet signal is not available.
One of the most effective, yet least used approach is the one-on-one coaching where the hypnotherapist puts the client into a hypnotic state in an office or home setting. This method has a high success rate -- but is used less often than other approaches due to higher cost; scheduling; travel issues and it's lack of convenience to all parties.
The brain, and accompanying conscious and sub-conscious minds function similarly to a computer -- that is, Good in-put, good results. Bad in-put, bad results.
With a positive outlook and enhanced self-esteem an individual is much more likely to achieve the goals of slimming and looking better they set as goals in life.
Hypnotherapy is a means to change or re-program harmful or limiting beliefs to empowering beliefs and to bring harmony and peace to the elements of the whole person.
In a hypnotherapy session (either in-person, by DVD or on-line) a client is brought to a state of heightened awareness and clarity of the sub-conscious sometimes referred to as a trance.
Once that heightened state has been achieved, the hypnotherapist (in-person, on-line or DVD) is able to help the client mentally re-frame negative outlooks and harmful self-beliefs. They can also boost positive self-esteem, bolster self-control and enhance understanding of good nutrition for lasting health and weight-loss.
Seem easy? It really is ... and is usually really effective.
For those of us who have failed to keep their weight under control or quickly regain the pounds they have shed -- positive hypnotic suggestions re-enforce the clients own positive self-will, while upping helpful self-esteem.
The coaching helps the client to establish positive goals with regard to weight-loss and healthy eating in general and can result in significant weight-loss -- with the weight being shed easily, effortlessly and being kept off.
An extensive study undertaken by Stanford University revealed that in any given population, culture or socio-economic strata -- about 15 percent of the nation's population is highly receptive to hypnotizism and hypnotherapy.
The largest group of the population -- approximately 75 percent of the population fall into a category recognized as 'moderately to moderately-highly responsive to hypnotherapy' while a small portion of 10 to 15 percent of the population are not open to hypnotic suggestion at all.
All-in-all, about 85 to 90 percent of the population appear likely to be aided by this helping therapy.
Some final thoughts ...
For most dieters, there is a 85 to 90 percent chance that you will gain greater self-worth; greater self-control over eating habits; an understanding the 'why' of why you eat to excess and a host of other positive aspects.
The only potential draw-backs seem to be a 10 - 15% chance that it will not work on you as an individual and even that minor risk is moderated by 'risk free and money-back guarantees' offered by the purveyors of many of the products.
As we state on our landing page ... 'You've nothing to lose -- but excess pounds, inches and all those negative thoughts about yourself'.
This is a weight-loss therapy that we whole-heartedly support. So why not see if it will help you look and feel a whole lot better about yourself --- starting today!