With bitter, winter days ahead for a lot of us, the prospect of braving the elements to get to the gym or go for a run doesn't sound very attractive. Keeping the motivation to stick to your weight loss goals when the rest of the world wants to hibernate is painless with self-hypnosis for weight loss.
A lot of us who are working to lose weight agree that motivation is particularly challenging when the weather changes, so what if you could stay dedicated to your diet and exercise plan simply by viewing a self hypnosis weight loss DVD or listening to a CD? Better yet, a self hypnosis weight loss program can reduce your compulsions too.
Hypnotism for weight loss works simply, but effectively, by directing you to a state of deep relaxation where your unconscious mind can more readily receive suggestions, such as the ones that will keep you motivated to maintain your fitness track, even in the midst of winter.
It is a fact that if a person exercises, it will speed up that person's metabolism and amplify the rate that weight is dropped. Some of the most successful hypnotherapy for exercise motivation techniques comes from Neuro-Linguistic Programming, or NLP. With NLP, the unconscious mind is programmed to use the same thought processes that are creating a problem, to eliminate it. In other words, the same thought processes that the unconscious mind 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 practice that can be practiced to give you a "switch" for sparking feelings and behaviors. Creating a weight loss hypnosis anchor works simply and effectively like this: A qualified hypnotherapy weight loss professional 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 you can from numerous times in your life when you felt eager and motivated to do anything you wanted. Then, the weight loss hypnosis therapist will ask you to anchor those feelings by simply touching two fingers together.
Next, you will be asked to imagine yourself exercising and enjoying it. As you create this mental image, you will trigger your anchor by touching those two fingers together again. When you complete this action, your unconscious mind will connect the feeling of eagerness and excitement 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 positive feelings that will motivate you to workout. NLP and weight loss hypnosis can even be helpful to discourage 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 deal with the root cause of weight gain for many of us, namely a lack of self-esteem. In a relaxed state, you can be given post-hypnotic suggestions that will build your self-esteem as you lose more weight. The lack of self-esteem is a big part of being overweight.
Many people wonder if, after trying every fad diet and purchasing every exercise implement on the market, something as straight forward as weight loss hypnosis can help them. The good news is that experts have found that all normal people are hypnotizable to a greater or lesser extent. However, it should be noted that people with 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, self-hypnosis for weight loss can actually help us look forward to working out and eating healthily. That said, the main proponent for victory in any fitness routine, whether it includes weight loss hypnosis or not, is wanting to reach your weight loss goals.
On a related note, that is exactly why you can not force someone to undergo weight loss self-hypnosis simply by giving them suggestions. If someone is resistant to an idea, no amount of weight loss hypnosis they see or hear will take hold. Looking to the NLP explanation above, if someone does not posses a memory of feeling positive or motivated, they can still have success with hypnotherapy and NLP because they can visualize what it would feel like if they felt that way, and anchor those imagined feelings.
So, if you're like many of us and find your enthusiasm diminishing as the days get darker and the temperatures drop, weight loss hypnosis can help regain (or maintain) your zest for carrying out and finally hitting your fitness goals.