Hypnosis is a fascinating science that’s been around for centuries. Most commonly known for its uses in stage shows or entertainment, it can, however, serve as a powerful tool for self-improvement and healing.
As an experienced clinical hypnotherapist, I’ve seen the amazing transformations self-hypnosis can bring about. From helping individuals quit smoking to overcoming fears and phobias, the power of the subconscious mind truly is a force to be reckoned with. And, believe it or not, you have this incredible force right at your disposal!
Today, we’re going to explore one of the most sought-after applications of self-hypnosis—achieving sustainable weight loss. Self-hypnosis is a method that brings about change from the inside out, altering your relationship with food and exercise at its core.
The best part? Anyone can do it. Yes, that includes you! Self-hypnosis isn’t a skill limited to a select few but is something every single one of us can learn and benefit from, if you believe the power of your mind. In this blog post, I will walk you through how to hypnotise yourself to lose weight. Consider this your friendly guide, helping you to unlock the power of your subconscious mind and set off on a transformative journey towards a healthier, happier you. So, how does it work? Let’s delve deeper.
Hypnosis works by creating a deeply relaxed state of mind, where your conscious mind is quietened and your subconscious mind becomes more receptive. It’s in this state that positive suggestions can make an impact. Think of your subconscious mind as a vast database storing all your beliefs, habits, and behaviours. The art of hypnosis, then, is like being able to tap into that database and modify it, especially the parts that aren’t serving you well, such as emotional eating, binge eating, lack motivation to exercise or low self esteem.
When it comes to weight loss, hypnosis can help by altering your mindset towards food and exercise, boosting motivation, and promoting self-love. It aids in replacing the negative thought patterns that often impede weight loss with positive ones that propel you towards your goal.
Before we discuss the steps of self-hypnosis for weight loss, it’s essential to understand what will make this journey successful.
1.The Why: Knowing your motivation—your ‘why’—is pivotal. Why do you want to lose weight? Is it for health reasons, or to gain confidence? A strong, personal ‘why’ can be the force that pushes you through the inevitable moments of doubt or temptation. Start by re-establishing why you want to lose weight. What are the exact benefits you hope to gain when you shed the unwanted kilos? Do you wish for better health, greater confidence, improved physical abilities, increase mobility or be a better role model for your kids?
What we’re about to explore is a simple, beginner-friendly method of hypnotic suggestion, specially designed to guide you towards your weight loss goals. So, how to hypnotise yourself to lose weight? Here are the 6 steps to get you started on:
The best time to do self-hypnosis is when you’re in a somewhat dreamy state, such as just before you go to bed. Choose a quiet, comfortable space where you won’t be interrupted. This could be your bedroom, a cosy corner of your living room, or even a peaceful spot outdoors. Whether you decide to sit or lie down is entirely up to you. To create an even more relaxing environment, consider using essential oils, or playing quiet, soothing music in the background.
When you’re ready to begin, start by rolling your eyeballs up as high as possible, as if you’re trying to look at a spot on the ceiling or your hairline. This will help initiate the Rapid Eye Movement (REM) state, a stage of deep relaxation that’s conducive to self-hypnosis. Then, gently close your eyes and focus solely on your breathing. Take slow, deep breaths, in and out. This act of focused breathing will clear your mind, preparing you for a state of heightened concentration.
Now, it’s time to use your imagination and take yourself to a place where you feel absolutely calm, safe, and relaxed. This could be a beach, a peaceful waterfall, a serene garden, or any other place that brings you peace. Engage all your senses to imagine yourself in this place.
For example, if you choose a beach, visualise the vibrant blue of the water, listen to the rhythmic sound of the waves crashing against the shore, smell the salty ocean air, and feel the cool breeze brushing against your skin. Allow yourself to fully enjoy this calming, sensory-rich experience.
Next, you can start to use visualizations. Visualizations help condition your mind to believe that you have already accomplished your goal. By harnessing the power of your imagination, you can create virtual experiences and powerful future “memories.” Visualization isn’t just about creating beautiful mental images; it serves as a potent motivator, keeping you focused and driven towards your weight loss goals.
So, how do you visualize? Start by imagining a clear, detailed image of how you want your body to look. What size do you want to be? How do you want to feel about yourself and your body? How would you like to move and interact with the world around you?
Try to picture yourself fitting into the clothes you’ve always wanted to wear, be it a pair of jeans, a dress, or even a bikini. Imagine how wonderful and satisfying that feels. Then go beyond the physical.
What do you see yourself doing when you’re at your ideal weight? Are you enjoying a hike, dancing at a party, or perhaps engaging in a sport you love? What are people around you saying when they see your transformation? Are they surprised, happy for you, or even asking for tips?
See yourself as the person you aspire to be. Feel positive about your body image and how your life has changed since reaching your weight loss goal. Engage all your senses in this visualisation to make it as vivid as possible.
As you practice visualisation, immerse yourself in the feelings associated with achieving your weight loss goal. Do you feel lighter, more confident, or happier? Is there a sense of harmony or peace? Try to encapsulate these feelings as you visualize.
The key is to have a clear, vivid image in your mind—so vivid that your brain starts to believe that this is your reality and works towards realizing that image. The more often you visualize, the more ingrained this image becomes in your subconscious mind, thus steering your everyday actions towards achieving that goal.
Hypnotic positive suggestions / affirmations could relate to the healthy lifestyle you aspire to lead, the ways you wish to nurture your body, or the positive outlets you want to use for stress relief, rather than resorting to overeating. You might also want to include affirmations that revolve around your love for exercise.
Here’s an example to guide you:
“From this moment forward, I love and respect my body.”
“I commit to nourishing my body with only the healthiest foods it needs.”
“I am committed to my journey towards a healthier self.”
“I find joy in consuming nourishing and satisfying foods.”
“I respect and care for my body by making healthy choices.”
“Exercise fills me with energy and happiness.”
“Every day, I love and accept myself more.”
When creating your affirmations, keep them personal, positive, and attuned with your weight loss goals. They should resonate deeply within you and reflect the change you wish to see.
In your hypnotic state, loop these positive affirmations in your mind, visualizing how you will be, act, feel, and think as a slim person. Feel the excitement of becoming this envisioned version of yourself. This process will help shape your attitudes and behaviours towards food, exercise, and weight loss.
Keep repeating these positive affirmations until they are ingrained in you, until they become an integral part of your identity. Remember to really connect with the emotions tied to these affirmations, because it’s the feelings that give these words power.
Once you’ve finished with your affirmations and visualisation, it’s time to return to full consciousness. Count from 1 to 5 to reorient yourself, and gradually return to your normal state of consciousness by the time you reach five. Become aware of the room around you. The sounds and smells. Feeling motivated and confident of success.
Through these steps, you are not only visualizing your success but also truly feeling it, thereby setting yourself on a path to achieving your weight loss goals. You may create your own hypnosis recording that’s most suitable for you, and listen to it daily so that your mind gets more and more familiar with what you truly want.
For an extra boost, consider making a physical representation of your ideal self. Maybe that’s a photoshopped image of you with your ideal body, or a vision board full of images that represent your weight loss goal. Place this reminder somewhere you’ll see it daily, like on your fridge or as your phone’s wallpaper, serving as a constant reminder and motivation to keep pushing towards your weight loss goals.
In conclusion, the power of the mind is immeasurable, and with hypnosis, you can channel this power to master your feelings, maintain a laser-like focus on your goals, and ultimately reshape your future.
This powerful method can help shape your mindset and steer your daily habits towards healthier choices that align with your weight loss goals. Remember, weight loss is more of a marathon than a sprint. Every nutritious meal, every positive affirmation, every physical activity, and each self-hypnosis session brings you one step closer to your ideal body.
However, the path to weight loss can sometimes be challenging, and staying consistent with your efforts can be particularly tough. Perhaps you succumb to emotional eating during stressful times, or maybe your hectic schedule makes it hard to carve out the time for self-hypnosis. Additionally, some individuals may grapple with weight issues stemming from internal conflicts that aren’t always consciously apparent.
If you ever feel stuck or unsure about how to hypnotise yourself to lose weight, remember, professional help is readily available. Our team of professional Hypno-Psychotherapists is equipped to guide you, be it through in-person sessions or virtual ones.
During hypnotherapy for weight loss sessions, we strive to understand what’s causing your turbulent relationship with food at a subconscious level.
We’ll address and resolve any psychological, mental, or physical issues that may be impeding your weight loss journey.
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