Hypnosis is a great way to ingrain certain behaviors towards the result of weight loss. Hypnosis has been in several applications to affect human behavior.
What is Hypnosis?
Hypnosis is a process of locking suggestions into the the brain with the least amount of resistance. No resistance is preferable, hence the trance like state sometimes seen. Once the subject’s mind is relaxed and willing, hypnosis is possible.
Hypnosis, or rather hypnotic suggestions can be introduced by any one. So why not self hypnosis. Self hypnosis allows you to control what suggestions are glued to the brain. If you have a particular goal in mind, self hypnosis is a great way to customize the hypnotic messages to be used for weight loss.
In all cases of hypnosis, including hypnosis for weight loss, being Relaxed is very important. Also important is clearing the mind of current clutter. Relaxed and unrestrained is the optimum environment for successful weight loss hypnosis.
Lose Weight with Self Hypnosis Start – Get comfortable. Comfort relieves strain and stress, major inhibitors to being hypnotically susceptible.
Get yourself nice and comfortable, and in a place where you are not likely to be disturbed.
Self Hypnosis Environment – Set the mood with music. Music is vibrations that the ear hears and the body feels. The right music can harmonically relax you.
It’s easier to relax if you play some gentle music without words. Relaxation music can easily be found online free or in some places for just a little money.
Self Hypnosis Breath Control – Deep breathing loads the blood with oxygen and exhausts waste. Purposely releasing bodily tension on exhale aids deep relaxation.
Close your eyes and take a couple of nice deep breaths and then slowly breathe out. As you breathe out, allow all of your muscles to begin to relax. Start a wave of relaxation at the top of your head. Let the wave work its way down or in reverse, feet up.
Lose Weight with Self Hypnosis Voice Commands – Speak positively and confidently. Repeat key phrases 3-5 times during session. This part is much easier to perform with a recording.
While you are relaxing, using a soothing, calm voice speak to yourself — relax deeper and deeper, “my whole body will release any tension.” It would be easier to pre record your voice over possibly the music. This is because you have to keep a portion of your brain awake to hypnotize yourself. This would defeat the relaxed and free feeling that is needed for well implanted messages. In an ideal hypnotic state you should pretty much be asleep. Using your own voice and suggestions you can control what is implanted and what music background is playing.
Deep Hypnosis Trigger:
Now is time for what we call the “descent”, this is the part of hypnosis that takes you deep into subconscious territory . In your mind imagine that you are standing at the top of a flight of steps. There are 10 steps and you are going to be making your way down the steps very slowly – counting down as you go. At each step encourage deeper relaxation. Again this is a step best done from a recording. This step accomplishes a state in which you might feel as though you are floating. So not fight this feeling, encourage it. At this point you will be in a position to receive hypnotic suggestion.
Place door at the end of the stairs. This will be the entrance to your subconscious. Behind this door is the place where you can go in your mind whenever you need to relax or change a habit or set of beliefs.
Plant Your Hypnotic Suggestions for Weight Loss Now
If you have recorded your session, this is where you tell yourself what it is you will do when you open your eyes again. It is very important to use only positive language. On this level, the brain perceives only in exact thoughts. What ever you say the brain will implant. So make all of words positive encouraging and attainable.
Here is a list of possible phrases to use when doing self hypnosis for weight loss. Use this list or create your own. Just remember to keep it positive.
*I can eat healthy foods now, because they taste so much better
*I feel more confident when I eat healthy foods
* I will eat healthy fresh foods because they taste wonderful and are good for me
* I am proud of my achievements
*I am pleased as my weight continues to decrease
Time to end the session
Now it’s time to end your session. At this point on the recording, tell yourself that you will be awakening at the end of a count down. 10-1 is usually sufficient and it matches the intro count. At each number, speak positively and encouragingly. From step 8-4 you can implant post hypnotic suggestions to further aid weight loss results. Such things as:
1. When you awake you will feel energized and ready for a walk.
2. When you awake you will only eat when hungry.
3. When you awake you will eat only half of what is on your plate.
4. When you awake you will serve yourself half as much.
Steps 3-1 should be reserved for when you awake you will remember all the positive things and be very refreshed.
You will begin to become aware of your body half way through the count down. When your open yours eyes you will have a feeling of having rested, like a nap.
Beyond Self Hypnosis–Total Mind Control
Scientific studies have shown that any activity performed for 21 days or more develops a lasting habit. Combine self hypnosis for weight loss with focused habit forming for lasting and dramatic results. For 30 days continuously engage in your self hypnosis program at least once daily. Try a schedule to listen in the morning and listen while you fall asleep. First thing you think of in the morning and the last thing you think of at night.
Aromatherapy can add to the effects. Choose a scent, to be extra effective choose something that you smell every day. This is so that the smell trigger is immediate and automatic as well as prevalent. Every time you catch a whiff of that odor it will trigger your hypnotic suggestions implanted for weight loss. Successful weight loss can be achieved with perseverance and confidence.
With more practice the better you will get at self-hypnosis. Hypnosis of any kind, including for weight loss should never be done while driving or operating heavy/dangerous equipment. Pre record your vocal and music, so that you can fully concentrate on being completely relaxed and receptive. Add habit forming and aromatherapy for better results.
Have a Happy Healthy Day.