Hypnosis Can Help with Weight Loss?
Those stubborn pounds of fat seem to trouble most of us these days.
And yet, sometimes we find ourselves bucking up against a wall trying to exercise them out of our bodies. We spend a week or two modifying our diets, obsessing over the scale, looking in the mirrors, and detesting what we see. We find ourselves frustrated, sometimes emotional and then in a fit of despair, going back to those foods we ate before we attempted to lose the weight.
Many of us end up in this vicious cycle over and over. New Year’s resolutions have come and gone, and still, that fat is in the same spot as last year, sometimes with new friends making us even more overweight, filled with more inches around our hips and midsections.
It’s a picture that can evoke a cringe in many of us, the truth that haunts our past and present.
What at its core are we missing? Many times, the root over why we cannot lose weight isn’t just about eating and exercise. It’s about the emotions that are going on behind the eating. Sometimes it requires investigation into why we put the weight on in the first place. For me, it was the emotions I was really eating. I battled weight since childhood. After kids, it got worse.
Many have heard the statement, eating our emotions. And that means we are not conscious of what is going on in our minds, hearts, and souls. When we are in a state of eating our emotions, we are looking for a way to escape, consciously or unconsciously, from our realities. Maybe its stress or depression. The unhappiness that exists on a level that we have spent so much time suppressing, we don’t even know it’s there. We have convinced ourselves unconsciously that we are “fine.” In truth, we are not.
Our minds and thoughts hold the key to understanding how we can change our lives to be happier.
But it requires inner work to understand what challenges in our lives are blocking us from that possible existence. The use of hypnotherapy is one of the best tools for helping with weight because of these blocks. Through hypnosis, one is able to begin to create new stories through post-hypnotic suggestion to help remove blocks and barriers that exist on such a deep level, diet and exercise alone can’t fix. Why? Because even if we did manage to lose the weight, without tackling what causes us to pack on the pounds, we will do it again, and then some. Working with a hypnotherapist is like working with a coach. They ask thought-provoking questions to understand what is going on in the mind of the client.
Maybe its stress and unhappiness on the job. Or being in a relationship that is no longer serving you. It could be issues with family, friends, or a whole host of triggers from your past that are sitting in your unconscious mind, feeding you negative thought patterns that cause you to use food as a coping mechanism unaware that any of this is happening.
One session of hypnotherapy is not a cure-all.
This work is deep and intensive, and it depends on just how deep the roots of that particular tree go within a person’s mind that determine the length of treatment required. But having used hypnosis on myself for years now, I know its effectiveness is eventually permanent. New positive thoughts are co-created between the client and the hypnotherapist to help support the client on a subconscious level.
In time, the client begins on a subtle level, to feel and see situations differently than before. And with the root altered, and a new story created, the client is free to create new changes with their eating and exercise routines that will support them all the way to their goal and maintenance.
Consciousness is something we all struggle with.
Sometimes life just seems too much, and we want an escape. But if we want to achieve weight loss and maintain a healthy lifestyle, that has to happen not just physically, but mentally and emotionally as well.
Blessings to you all!
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