Can hypnosis help you lose weight?

You may have heard of the growing popularity of hypnosis based weight loss. This is because hypnosis has been shown to be an effective way to improve your weight loss efforts especially when used in conjunction with a healthy eating plan.

Hypnosis is simply a way to speak to the subconscious mind to help you change your beliefs, thoughts, actions, and habits about food, weight, and your ability to follow through with healthy eating. Changing these deeply held beliefs can be the key to reach your weight loss goals.

In our hypnosis program at New England Hypnosis & Weight Loss, we use small group sessions where clients sit back in a recliner chair and we attempt to shift the clients mind to an alpha state. An alpha state is where the mind is relaxed and is open to positive suggestion. These positive suggestions are aimed at helping a person choose the right foods on a regular basis, avoid the foods they know are harmful to their fat loss efforts, and help them avoid cravings and mindless snacking. We also use suggestions that help people cope with food temptations and even help them avoid the sabotage efforts of friends, family and co-workers.

In this ‘alpha’ or relaxed state, we bypass the conscious mind that may be filtering or changing reality to conform to your preconceived ideas that you can’t do something. The conscious mind can be our worst when trying to change our behaviors for the long term.

Hypnosis is so effective because the subconscious mind is so powerful. It is where our real beliefs are held and have been fed by so many of the things that we see and hear throughout our lives. For example, if a child constantly hears things like, “everyone in our family is overweight, it’s just the way we are” or “you’ve got big bones and a big frame you can’t change that” they tend to think that’s the truth.

Once a client is in an alpha state, we can change some of these old, negative thoughts into thoughts that empower a person. It lets them know they are strong, capable and determined so it no longer matters what they were told as a child or over the years. They are now ready to believe they can make changes that last and they can lose weight permanently without relying solely on will power.

When these subconscious positive changes are used with a healthy eating plan, it makes following the plan much easier, longer lasting, and more effective. If you’ve been struggling with weight issues and haven’t been able to maintain lasting weight loss, considering trying hypnosis. It may be just what you need for permanent change.