What You Need to Know About Hypnotherapy for Weight Loss
If you have tried diet and exercise, but still cannot shed pounds, you may be overlooking the professional who holds the key–a Hypnotherapist. Hypnosis therapy, or Hypnotherapy, is an alternative therapy used to help people quit smoking, overcome anxiety and phobias, shed pounds and much more. Hollywood has given us a very inaccurate picture of what a Hypnotist is and does. The image many see when they think of Hypnosis is a stage hypnotist dressed in black with a swinging watch that appears to exert a great deal of control over subjects who do silly and ridiculous things. It’s no wonder people are skeptical and afraid. In fact, stage Hypnotists choose subjects who enjoy the attention. They know they’re going to be part of the entertainment. The combination of audience expectations and the excitement of the event make for a good mix. The power the stage hypnotist appears to have is an illusion! There is no such power! You cannot make anyone do anything against their moral standards.
Hypnotherapy is not new. In fact, all cultures have used it for thousands of years. Ancient Egyptians left evidence of it via hieroglyphics that dated 3000 BCE.
Scientific research indicates that Hypnotherapy is far more effective than diet and exercise for people looking to lose weight. Through the hypnosis process the mind can be influenced to change habits from bingeing and eating unhealthy foods to eating healthy foods, and exercising.
Does it Work?
A 2020 scientific study showed that in obese patients Hypnotherapy led to not only weight loss, but also changes in the hormone, leptin, which helps control food intake. Results of Hypnotherapy indicated BMI levels decreased significantly after Hypnotherapy.
A Hypnotherapist cannot force Hypnotherapy on an individual or make them do anything against their will. Hypnosis works best for persons who are willing to change and believe that it can help them reach their goals.
Hypnotherapy is a safe, effective process that involves individuals and their therapists working together to bring about positive changes.
Hypnotherapy is a powerful tool for weight loss. It is recommended that those interested in Hypnotherapy choose a practitioner who has been properly trained and credentialed, preferably a Psychologist with experience in Hypnotherapy.