Many people feel unable to follow a diet or simply to eat properly. They begin with very good intentions, but in a short time they realize that the same thing happens to them as always: They boycott themselves.
They feel real addiction to some foods and their attempts to lose weight are frustrated. Whether they are running or physical exercises.
Throughout the regimen may appear anxiety or sadness states, but when they leave they feel anger or disappointment.
Hypnosis for weight loss is a real help because it allows us to increase our self-control and make the process easier.
The hypnosis to lose weight allows us to follow the regime controlling our emotional state, generating tranquility, confidence, optimism and determination.
In the treatment of hypnosis for slimming, our relationship with food changes to ingest what we really need. This connects us with our true nature as human beings. We can, therefore, stop using foods as if they were anxiolytics or antidepressants.
We can avoid eating those artificial products that we know that make us fat and have not only nutritive value. Hypnosis is our ally to eat as we know we should eat.
In the treatment of Hypnosis for Slimming we will take into account:
- The speed in the act of swallowing.
- The places where you eat.
- The thoughts associated with food.
- The learning we have done about food.
Obesity is a complex disorder involving biological, psychological and genetic components. In our Hypnosis treatments for Slimming, when we do hypnotherapy we must always count on medical checks and collaboration from other specialists.
Adding hypnosis to cognitive-behavioral therapy is an effective measure. This was demonstrated by a study by Kirsch (1995-1996) and other authors. This study was a meta-analysis based on 18 previous studies comparing cognitive-behavioral therapy with the same techniques catalyzed by hypnosis.
The results showed that the addition of hypnosis clearly improved the potency of the treatment: patients receiving a hypnotic therapeutic package showed a more pronounced improvement than at least 70% of those who underwent non-hypnotic therapy. For the treatment of obesity, the effects appeared in a very marked way, especially in a later long-term follow-up (See also Bolocofsky D., Spinler D. and Coulthard Morris, L. 1985). That is, hypnosis patients continued to lose weight after the end of treatment.
How is Weight Management Developed?
For the treatment of Hypnosis for Slimming, first, an interview is conducted in which the patient's personal and family history, current status, hypnosis ability and other data of interest are analyzed. It is essential that from the medical point of view, previous guidelines have been established as to the type of diet that is healthy and adequate for that particular patient.
After this first phase of evaluation, an intervention plan is designed combining cognitive-behavioral techniques with specifically hypnotic or hypnotic techniques.
Frequently, the patient should practice self-hypnosis based on some guidelines that are taught in consultation and must carry out a series of annotations and records of their evolution.
What results can we expect in the Hypnosis Treatment for Slimming?
In most cases, patients who undergo Hypnosis for Slimming will notice a progressive thinning whose rate will depend on factors such as age, muscle mass, biotype of the patient in general and their motivation to achieve the objective.
In general, it is not advisable to lose more than one kilo per week. Throughout the process, as in other treatments, "plateau" effects may appear, when the patient leaves momentarily to lose weight even though he is following the instructions well.
The most interesting thing is that the changes that we evidenced in the form of eating usually become quite solid and permanent in the time. In addition, it is finally achieved that the patient is dependent on himself and has control of situations and responses. This is therefore a process in which the psychologist is leaving an increasing self-management to the patient, minimizing any possible dependence. The Hypnosis Treatment for Slimming ends when we know that a relatively constant thinning rate occurs and the patient is able to follow the program perfectly by itself.