30 July 2010 ~ Comments Off on Hypnosis and Weight Loss – Does it Work?

Hypnosis and Weight Loss – Does it Work?

Can hypnotism really help in weight loss?  How powerful can this form of cognitive behavioral therapy be in making noticeable results on the scale?  Many people are very skeptical of using this form of therapy to aid in weight loss, however there may be some truth to it.  To understand the relationship between hypnosis and weight loss, we must first understand more about hypnosis.

Hypnosis for Weight Loss

Although hypnosis has been practiced for quite some time, it was only in the 18th century that any interest began.   This interest was initiated by Franz Mesmer, a physician from Vienna.  Franz Mesmer used hypnosis in treating the medical conditions and illnesses of his patients.  At first, the medical community didn’t believe Mesmer and his methods. However, sometime in the 19th century, James Braid, who is from England, studied hypnosis.  It was Braid who coined the words ‘hypnosis’ and ‘hypnotism’ and used these terms in relation to Mesmer’s methods.

Hypnosis is the altered state of consciousness obtained by using verbal repetition and mental images.  When you are in a state of hypnotism, you are intensely focused and are much more responsive to the suggestions of others.  This is great for helping to change eating habits that are linked to certain behaviors – such as drinking a soda when you sit on the couch or eating a cookie when you enter the kitchen.  This also helps to settle cravings that occur throughout the day at identical periods thereby making you less hungry. Hypnotism also helps to build motivation and inspire you to take action.  Hypnosis is a great way to link to your subconscious and make changes in your lifestyle that may otherwise be more difficult to do.

Your Mind Shapes your Body

If you have a weight problem, then chances are your mind already sees this as being something that is overwhelming and seemingly out of your control.  This is probably why you have been looking for a magic solution (i.e. a diet pill that delivers instant results). However, the key is not finding that magic solution.  Instead, the solution is to look within yourself and use your own power to melt away your problems.  Your mind can control your weight. One of the ways to do this is by influencing how fast your metabolism is. However, you have to be able to communicate with it to harness that power. Hypnosis can help with this.

The most important part of a weight loss program is your mindset.  For instance, you may view diet as a torturous, suffering task and exercising as a chore that you do not really want to do.  Since your mind is not in the right state to be aligned with your goals, your body responds negatively to these tasks.  For instance, you may not have enough energy to go to the gym.  However, training your mind can teach your body to learn to love physical activity and healthy dieting.

Weight Loss Recordings

Binaural beats, Monaural beats and Isochronic Tones

A great way to have your mind and body work together to achieve your goals is to listen to specific sound recordings designed to shift your consciousness to decrease hunger levels, increase energy and motivation. By listening to binaural, monaural and isochronic beats, you will immediately begin to notice a difference in the way your body becomes more congruent with your weight loss goals.

These tones have shown dramatic effects in losing weight and maintaining proper weight control.  The technology used in these beats have been published in medical Journal of Neurotherapy to make incredible shifts in peoples lives.  For instance, a group of 8 college kids were able to significantly improve their GPA just through the use of brainwave stimulation.

Discover more about how these recordings can work to help you lose weight.

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