Thanks to movies, TV and stage acts, hypnosis evokes images of pocket watches swinging like pendulums and people cackling like chickens. In fact, hypnosis is something very different, and very useful in achieving and maintaining weight loss.
Hypnosis is a state of mind, enhanced by mental and physical relaxation, in which our subconscious is able to communicate with our conscious. Hypnosis distracts our conscious mind and through our subconscious places us in a state of awareness and suggestibility.
Hypnosis allows us to get in touch with our subconscious on a regular basis, and helps us by focusing our energy inward to make use of our desire and ability to solve our problems. Hypnosis is not used to force change or to give us more willpower to change. It simply makes full use of our desire to change by allowing it to come to the surface and remain in our consciousness.
Diets work when we stay on them; the problem is that we don't. We have spent our lifetimes developing eating habits and feelings about food. We turn to our "comfort foods" when times are tough. We have a lot of old habits and feelings to change. Hypnotic suggestion bypasses our intellectual or conscious mind and goes directly to our subconscious, where it can reprogram our emotional attitudes and learned reactions.
The first line of our home page reads, "How many more diets do you want to go on?" If you have the desire to eat well and exercise, but haven't been able to stick to it, hypnosis may be the answer for you. Hypnosis is not another diet plan -- it is a tool you can use to help you stick to the diet and exercise plan of your choice.
It is important that a hypnotist be a qualified mental-health professional. We recommend a set of self-hypnosis CDs from The Hypnosis Network, Enjoying Weight Loss by Dr. Roberta Temes. They contain a series of brief, relaxing sessions to help keep you on track. We were surprised at how easily the CDs affected our thoughts, feelings, and behavior with food, exercise, and sticking to our diet plans right from the start.
The Hypnosis Network is currently offering a second CD program, Mental Toughness by Dr. Neil Fiore, free with the purchase of Enjoying Weight Loss. Mental Toughness helps you remain focused and resilient in the face of life's most challenging circumstances.
All products sold by The Hypnosis Network come with a one year money back guarantee on the purchase price, so you have nothing to lose but some weight!