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All You Need to know about Hypnotherapy for Weight Loss



If you have tried dieting and many forms of exercise for your weight problem, but nothing seems to work, maybe it is time to consider another option – hypnotherapy. Many people are sceptical about this kind of weight loss solution because they mostly associate hypnosis with stage shows and cheap tricks. 


However, as it turns out, research points to the effectiveness of hypnosis for weight loss. According to some of the early studies on the matter, people who resorted to this solution lost double the amount of weight compared to those that went without such therapy. It pays to consider it as a viable method for weight loss, especially if you have exhausted other options or found them of little help. In this guide, we will cover a few important points regard hypnotherapy for weight loss


Who is such therapy best for? 

Without a doubt, the best candidates for this kind of therapy are the people who resort to unconscious and emotional eating. These are usually individuals who know well what they should be eating and what they should not; however, there is an underlying issue that is stopping them from putting that knowledge to practical use. Hypnotherapy for weight loss in a way is all about teaching a person to have more willpower and rewriting habits, which could be at the root of the problem. 


How does it work? 

A typical hypnotherapy session involves a conversation between the hypnotherapist and their client. Often this reveals some factors, which may contribute to the person struggling with weight. For example, ait may not be their eating habits that are to blame, but rather an emotional trauma, which they are poorly coping with by overeating. This is what lies in the subconscious mind, which the hypnotherapist accesses by putting the person in a state of hypnosis. Once that is achieved, the person being in a heightened sense of awareness, the therapist can make suggestions, to help their client shake some beliefs and emotions about food. This leads to positive change in a person’s mind. So the next time they experience cravings, for example, they won’t reach for the sweets, but will instead have a fruit. 


How long does it take for such a treatment to work? 

There is no straightforward answer to this question. It all depends on the progress you are making and the goals you have. It won’t be long before you start seeing some improvement, even after a few sessions. That is when you need to remember that you should show some perseverance and continue with the therapy. Only then can you reap the rewards of it. 


What guarantees do you have it will work? 

There is no way to 100% guarantee that hypnotherapy for weight loss will work for you. According to some studies, some people cannot even be hypnotized. Furthermore, like many other treatments, this one is only going to work if you are dedicated and truly wish to meet your goal. If there is resistance on your side, you will not be able to change the habits that are keeping you from losing weight. Hypnotherapy is not a form of mind control, unlike some myths depict it. It also requires a person with experience to lead the treatment session, as that is the best way to know it will work. What you can do to improve your chances of success is to find an experienced hypnotherapist and also get in the right mind for this sort of treatment. 

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