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Can Hypnosis make
you slim?

    Tired of carrying around those extra pounds?  Sick and tired of diets that don’t work?  Are you ready to shed that weight once and for all?

    Dieting doesn’t eliminate the subconscious need for excess food. It’s a form of self torture dieters go through, until they eventually give in to their subconscious desires. They may go up and down the scale continuously, never letting to of the desire for excess food.

Hypnosis may be the answer for you ... but, not if you’re expecting miracles.

    Hypnosis is not a magic bullet. It cannot make you stop eating potato chips or make you like vegetables or make you do anything you do not want to do!

    What, then, can hypnosis do that will-power alone can’t? Hypnosis is a state of relaxation and mental focus (much like daydreaming or reading a good book). It can help you re-program old attitudes and beliefs about eating. While in the state of hypnosis your subconscious (inner) mind is more available to you. It is more open to receive suggestions that will then become a part of those messages in the back of your mind that nudge you toward new behaviors. Like a modern day Jimmny Cricket, hypnotic messages urge you to do the right thing – to follow through with the changes that you decided to make in your life.

    Messages given during hypnosis can help re-program bad eating habits.  Examples of such hypnotic suggestions are “you find you eat small portions of healthy food and are completely satisfied” and “your taste for slimness tastes better than sweetening foods”.  Repetition of these types of suggestions, especially if listened to regularly on a taped program, can boost your determination and enhance your conscious willpower.

    Often, however, such messages alone are not enough. It takes a combination of behavioral modification (being aware of your intake, learning how to eat healthy, being physically active) and mental reeducation (positive self talk, and positive mental imagery, and understanding why you have certain eating patterns and how to change them) in order to achieve permanent weight reduction. A good Hypnotherapist will address these issues. Not only should you receive mental suggestions for behavioral and lifestyle changes, your Hypnotherapist should explore with you any emotional connections to food and eating habits. Once you realize why you are eating when you are not hungry you can begin to change that behavior. If we all ate only when we were hungry there would be no need for any weight loss programs

    A good Hypnotherapist will work with positive programming. Your own success will be used to spur you on. Negative conditioning or aversion therapy should not be relied on to achieve results. Suggestions stress positive changes and increase your self-esteem help you succeed with your weight reductions.

    Suggestions about  feeling the way you want to feel or looking the way you want to look can also help in other areas of your life as well.

    Mental imagery is another important part of hypnosis. Using hypnosis for  weight reduction your Hypnotherapist can lead you through an imaginary journey where you  create an image of yourself wearing the size clothing you want to wear or weighing the weight you know is healthy for you. You might even imagine the positive comments of your friends, co-workers and family. You would be encouraged to use all of your senses. You might see, feel or imagine and think of yourself being slimmer, stronger and healthier. 

Studies show the more real your inner experience, the more likely the final results will match your mental program.

    When used as a part of an overall program of behavior modification and attitude adjustment, hypnosis can be the extra dimension that your weight reduction program needs for long term success.  Hypnosis can provide powerful tools to help you fight the battle of the bulge.

    What your mind causes, your mind can correct. Wellness begins in your mind. Every problem has a cause, and when you eliminate the cause from the subconscious mind, the problem will disappear.

Hypnosis works!

What you believe you can do, you will. You can change your life through the power of your mind.

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