Rigorous diet and exercise is not everybody's cup of tea. While some cannot bring themselves to exercise or diet at all, yet others cannot motivate themselves enough to stick to a program once started. Then there are those who for health reasons find it difficult to exercise or diet. The reasons and excuses, some authentic, some questionable, that can be given for not exercising or maintaining a diet are endless. Whatever the reason may be, for those whom exercise or diet is really difficult, hypnosis is an approach that could offer a solution for their weight related problems.
Hypnosis has been used quite successfully to treat and as an aid in various ailments including psoriasis, cancer and more recently weight loss.
As a form of treatment for weight related problems, it tries to break bad habits by bringing about a change from within. Hypnotists believe that if the unconscious obstacles that stop an individual from attaining his goal are removed, then it is easier for the individual to maintain a weight loss program and change his unhealthy habits. In a way, they try to re-educate the unconscious and mold it to what is required, in this case, make it conducive to the process of losing weight.
The technique employed for weight related problems is that of descriptive imagery, which develops intense concentration in patients. This aids them in modifying their behavior by overcoming barriers which they did not know even existed. As such it is a painless process with lasting and permanent results. It does not do away with the much abhorred physical requirement of exercising and dieting, but rather it enables the individual to approach a program voluntarily and maintain it for life by removing unconscious barriers.
Through hypnosis an individual using it as a weight loss aid can develop:
o A reduction of stress levels which is directly responsible for weight gain.
o A relaxed attitude towards weight management.
o Reduction in worry about excess weight.
o Positive thinking about exercise and dieting.
o Greater focus on the goal of losing weight.
o An acceptance of one's imperfect body.
o The desire to do something to improve the problem.
Individuals who find themselves trapped and feel frustrated at their repeated half hearted attempts to lose weight, cannot be helped with any amount of logical explanation. They know all the explanations and reasons why they need to lose weight, for it has been told to them many times, sometimes by themselves, but for reasons of unconscious obstacles perhaps just cannot bring themselves to make a real attempt. For all such people, Hypnosis weight loss offers hope by bringing about the necessary change from within, for that is the only source of any enduring change.