Could a hypnotist trick your body into losing weight? Some believe it is possible, but do you want a stranger controlling your mind? Instead, try a self hypnosis weight loss program. The power of suggestion is in your hands and not someone else’s. These programs use a combination of self-suggestion, autogenic training, and traditional weight loss programs.
What is Self-suggestion?
Have you heard of the technique where you look in the mirror and say a daily confirmation about how wonderful you are and then you go about your day with more confidence? That’s self-suggestion. The idea is that if you tell yourself something enough times, your brain begins to believe. In a weight loss program, you tell yourself that you can lose weight, that you don’t need a midnight snack, that you’ll exercise everyday that you’ll eat less for dinner. Then go about your day.
What is Autogenic Training?
Autogenic training is a self-relaxation technique. It’s an important part of self-hypnosis. You repeat a set of lines that help you to focus on your goal, calm your mind, relax your body, and lower your heart rate. While relaxed, you’ll end up in a near hypnotic state. Your mind is open to where you can use self-suggestion to get your mind set on losing weight. When you repeat the process several times, your brain is reprogrammed and you won’t need to do it again.
How Do You Lose Weight?
How does a self hypnosis weight loss program work? You use self-hypnosis to become relaxed and to open your mind. Then you use self-suggestion to make your brain change it’s normal thought. Do you tend to eat when bored? Do you eat too much during regular meals? Do you hate exercising? During self-suggestion, you tell your brain not to eat too much or eat when bored. After a time, your brain believes it. You won’t feel the need to eat when bored. You’ll take smaller portions during meals. You’re get up and exercise.
These self-help programs do require a regular diet and exercise program. Your brain is rewired to accept those changes to diet and to be more willing to exercise. It eliminates the mental struggle that holds back so many people.