As hypnosis is becoming more popular more people are starting to use it to help them deal with a wider variety of issues and challenges. One of which is weight loss. Many people find that they know what to do in order to lose weight; eat healthier and do exercise. But they find that they just don’t have to will power or discipline to actually do what is necessary. They might beat themselves up over this or start to have a negative view of themselves and what they are capable of. However the real issue isn’t willpower, the real issue is unconscious habits and a dis-empowered self-image.
The behaviours you exhibit from day to day are a direct result of the habits that are ingrained in your mind. Habits are formed in order to free up mental energy. It means that we allow our unconscious mind take over certain activities once they have been learned. The human mind is the best learning machine in the universe, but it isn’t always good at choosing good things to learn. That’s why we can quickly form habits that are not good for us in the long term, such as eating unhealthy and not doing exercise.
Hypnosis is ideally suited to change your habits. Whether you pay to see a hypnotist or make use of resources that allow you to experience hypnosis at home, hypnosis allows your unconscious habits to be reprogrammed so that you don’t even need will power or discipline to choose a healthier life style. You’ll find yourself automatically choosing new behaviours and over time your self-image will change to cement a permanent change.
Try the following easy hypnosis exercise at home. First find a quiet place to sit or lie down, somewhere you will not be disturbed. Then allow your focus to drift over different parts of your body. Just imagine relaxing each part of your body in turn, your feet, your hands, you eyes, every part that you feel like relaxing. When you are feeling nice and relaxed close your eyes and start imagining what it would be like to be in a deep trance. If you are having difficulty with this just pretend to go into a deep hypnotic trance. It isn’t even necessary to have any previous experience of hypnosis as your imagination will help create a suitable state for your intention; your intention to change your habits at the unconscious level.
Once your attention is focused internally and no longer on the outside world, start mentally rehearsing new behaviours. Be sure to start off with small new positive behaviours rather than imagining not doing something negative. For example, imagine yourself walking through the fruit and vegetable section in the supermarket, maybe buying a single apple, maybe even eating it later, instead of trying to imagine not eating too much food. The reason is that in order to imagine not eating too much food, you have to imagine yourself eating food first. The mind just can’t think of the absence of something.
Later you can start imagining more elaborate new behaviours such as researching new healthy recipes or taking up exercise.But as I’ve said earlier, start with very small behaviours. Once you’ve mentally rehearsed these new behaviours for a few minutes allow yourself to wake up and come back to the room, maybe by focusing on outside noises or the feeling of your clothes on your skin.
It’s important to not make yourself feel pressured to act out these new behaviours. Just make it part of your routine to spend 10 minutes a day imagining yourself with small new behaviours. The purpose of this exercise is to create new habits in your mind first. Because your mind can not tell the difference between real and imagined memories it will start to believe that these visualised behaviours actually happened. One day you’ll find yourself spontaneously acting out the new behaviours.
In conclusion, take out a couple of minutes each day to imagine new behaviours, start small, and don’t feel pressure to act these out, let them happen naturally in the coming weeks. This way you’ll find yourself losing weight easily.
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