With freezing, wintry days ahead for many of us, the thought of braving the elements to get to the gym or go for a run does not sound very engaging. Maintaining the motivation to adhere to your weight loss goals when the rest of the world wants to hibernate is simple with hypnosis for weight loss.
Many us who want to get back into shape agree that motivation is especially challenging when the weather changes, so what if you could stay dedicated to your diet and exercise plan just by viewing a hypnotherapy weight loss DVD or listening to a CD? Better yet, a hypnotherapy weight loss program can ease your compulsions too.
Self-hypnosis for weight loss works simply, but effectively, by leading you to a deeply relaxed state where your unconscious can more effortlessly accept post-hypnotic suggestions, like the ones that will keep you motivated to keep on your fitness track, even in the middle of winter.
It is a known fact that if a person exercises, it will speed up his/her metabolism and boost the rate that weight is dropped. Some of the most successful hypnosis exercise motivation techniques comes from Neuro-Linguistic Programming, or NLP. With NLP, the unconscious is programmed to use the same thought processes that are initiating a problem, to get rid of it. Said another way, the same thought processes that the unconscious utilizes to create oral compulsions and cravings could help to completely stop them! And similarly, the same processes can be used to increase your motivation to exercise.
Anchoring is an NLP method that can be used to give you a “switch” for activating feelings and behaviors. Creating an appetite hypnosis anchor works simply and effectively like this: A qualified hypnotherapy weight loss practitioner will safely direct you into a tranquil hypnotic state. Then the hypnotherapist will ask you to identify a time when you were excited and happy about anything in your life.
The point of this exercise is to remember and re-experience as many sensations as possible from numerous times in your life when you felt motivated and eager to do anything at all. Then, the hypnotherapist will ask you to anchor those feelings by simply touching two fingers together.
Next, you will be asked to visualize yourself exercising and enjoying it. As you produce this mental picture, you’ll trigger your anchor by touching those two fingers together again. When you complete this action, your unconscious will connect the feeling of excitement and eagerness from the other memory to the thought of exercising.
From this point on, any time you need to feel motivated to exercise, you can simply trigger your anchor and re-experience those same affirmative feelings that will motivate you to workout. NLP and weight loss hypnosis can even be used to dissuade behaviors, so you can easily overcome cravings. That sounds much easier and encouraging than beating yourself up for missing a workout or giving into temptation, doesn’t it?
A successful weight loss hypnosis program will also address the root cause of weight gain for many people, namely a lack of self-esteem. In a relaxed state, you can be given post-hypnotic suggestions that will develop your self-esteem as you lose more weight. The lack of self-esteem is a big reason for being overweight.
A lot of people wonder if, after trying every new diet and purchasing every piece of exercise equipment on the market, something as straight forward as weight loss hypnosis can help them. The good news is that research shows that all normal people are hypnotizable to a greater or lesser extent. However, it should be noted that people who have less than a 70 I.Q. or those who are in an active state of psychosis or with senility generally are not hypnotizable.
But for the rest of us, hypnotherapy for weight loss can actually help us look forward to eating healthily and working out. That said, the key proponent for victory in any fitness routine, whether it incorporates weight loss hypnosis or not, is wanting to attain your weight loss goals.
On a related note, that is exactly why you can not force someone to undergo weight loss hypnotherapy just by giving them suggestions. If someone is against an idea, no amount of weight loss hypnosis they hear or see will take hold. Looking to the NLP explanation above, if someone does not posses a memory of feeling motivated or positive, they can still be successful with hypnotherapy and NLP because they can envision what it would feel like if they did feel that way, and anchor those imagined feelings.
So, if you are like many of us and find your drive dwindling as the temperatures drop and the days get darker, weight loss hypnosis can help regain (or maintain) your passion for carrying out and finally achieving your fitness goals.
Alan B. Densky, CH is a pioneer in the use of Video weight loss hypnosis. His Neuro-VISION technology was awarded a US Patent because of its effectiveness. He offers several powerful appetite suppression hypnotherapy programs. Visit for free hypnotherapy resources & downloads.