Is maintaining a comfortable weight a struggle for you? Is your life a constant see-saw of weight gain, weight loss, weight gain? Have you tried most of the fad diets? Hypnosis may be your answer because it works at a mind level, not a mouth or stomach level, and your weight is determined by your mind.
Some common comments from weight loss clients:
“I can’t get my mind right”
“If I could just get in the right frame of mind”
“I could do it alright if I could just set my mind to it”
Weight on the Mind
Yes, losing weight is very much about getting your mind right and with hypnosis, it is very easy. This is because your mind works on two levels, the conscious which is only 10% of the mind and the subconscious which is an amazing 90% and holds an array of hidden powers and inner abilities that for many people remain untapped for their entire lives. People enlist all of their willpower in an effort to lose weight which is very important, but willpower is a product of the tiny conscious mind which also holds our temporary memory. It is also the analytical reasoning mind.
The subconscious mind, on the other hand, is like our inner organic computer, it stores every memory since the time of our birth and it represses memories it believes are harmful or painful. It contains all of our automatic body functions and our permanent memory. It is your subconscious mind that gives you those hunger pangs in the middle of the day telling you to feel hungry at that particular time because it also holds our habits.
It contains our emotions and imagination and it is also the goal-achieving mind. However, it is very childlike and has no reasoning ability – therefore it will believe everything it receives as fact. This is the reason hypnosis is so powerful in helping you to achieve your desired weight and maintain it because with hypnosis we can bypass your conscious mind which produces all of your analytical, self-limiting doubts and negative thoughts, we can then gain access to your subconscious mind and therapy at a subconscious level can commence.
When we gain access to your subconscious, we can work with your imagination and emotions and change the habits of a lifetime where they exist. It is extremely important to enlist the power of your imagination when aiming to achieve a goal because when the imagination and the will are in conflict, the imagination will usually win. (e.g. if you are using all of your willpower to achieve something but you imagine yourself failing – conflict)
As a hypnotherapist, Hugh doesn’t, in most cases use diet procedures. He finds that a problem with diets is that there is a major change of eating habit patterns and that all the time you are looking forward to the achievement of the weight goal, at which time you can resume eating “normal” food.
Once the weight loss is achieved, you celebrate by enjoying a reward meal of your favourite tastes. Then there often begins an upward weight trend, which can recover all of the lost weight and even add a few pounds more.
Therefore Hugh’s approach is that you can eat whatever is most desired. The only difference is that, through the effects of hypnosis, a much smaller amount of food will be desired and consumed. With hypnosis he can also give you a desire to eat healthier, to drink more water and believe it or not to get out there and exercise.
The advantage is that since no enjoyable foods are denied, nothing is given up; there is no need or desire to return to foods that have been forbidden. You simply continue to eat what has been enjoyed all along, except that quantities are vastly reduced and through hypnosis, the appetite is fully satisfied with modest portions of food and you will be eating healthier.
The above procedure is particularly effective with people whose excess weight is from a habit of overeating, especially where the habit involves taking multiple helpings at meals.
Where undesirable weight is due to overeating, metabolism is likely much less involved than the mind. Changing thoughts and attitudes of the mind can lead to major changes in life. It can be very helpful, therefore, to determine what may be the causes of a tendency to overeat.
Overview of Hypnosis for Weight Loss
The only safe and sure way to control weight is by exercising and by changing your eating habits.
You may have struggled with elimination diets which are sometimes self-defeating. These diets stress what you cannot eat, setting up an inner conflict that can enforce a craving. A better approach is to eat three balanced meals; eating things you like, but in sensible amounts. With hypnosis, your inner mind can regulate what is a sensible amount for you.
There are no magic pills, no special sweatsuits that have any lasting effect until you change your way of thinking first. A slim body begins with slim thoughts, just as a healthy body begins with healthy thoughts.
With hypnosis, Hugh can help you take off weight quickly, easily, naturally, and permanently. You can create a new attitude of yourself as slim, healthy, and energetic
You will be given a positive reinforcement CD free to play at home every day to reinforce the work done in therapy.
Through hypnotherapy, he can also increase your self-confidence and self-esteem. He can help you to eliminate other problems or difficulties in your life and help you to tap into the amazing powers and inner abilities that you were born with.
You CAN lose weight and you CAN be the person that you want to be.