Hypnotherapy Treatment for Weight Loss

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Hypnotherapy Treatment for Weight Loss

These days, many of us lead quite sedentary lives. We sit at our desks for long periods, and often use our cars more, and our legs less!

We are also surrounded by tasty and inexpensive food tantalising our senses wherever we go. In fact, some might say we live in an obesogenic environment – one that seems to like to make us fat.

This can make it difficult for an overweight person to use willpower to control their weight – especially if they feel like they are suffering from a food addiction.

Our relationship with food is also highly social, and has emotional aspects to it. For some people, food becomes a comfort in times of distress, leading to emotional eating.

Of course, all this means that more and more people are seeking solutions for weight management, and this is where hypnotherapy can help.

What is hypnotherapy?

Hypnotherapy treatment is not what you see on TV – someone waving a watch saying “you are getting sleepy” then telling you to do crazy things you would not normally do. Hypnotherapy involves putting the patient in a state of deep relaxation, while still conscious. At these slower frequencies, the mind becomes more receptive to reprogramming at the subconscious level, enabling desirable changes to occur.

All hypnosis is self-hypnosis. The subject can’t be forced into it, and must decide to take part.

What is it used for?

According to the Register for Evidence-Based Hypnotherapy and Psychotherapy, hypnotherapy can be useful for many conditions, including depression, pain management and headaches. It can also be useful for weight loss. Hypnotherapy treatment for weight loss can include virtual gastric banding, which involves convincing the mind that the stomach has become smaller, enabling the subject to reduce their food intake.

Where are treatments available?

For more information on hypnotherapy for weight loss, please see The Mind Centre website, or phone 07 5608 4148 / email info@themindcentre.com.au.

Research links:

http://www.betterhealth.vic.gov.au/bhcv2/bhcarticles.nsf/pages/Hypnosis

http://ahahypnotherapy.org.au/articles-and-research-2/

http://www.rebhp.org/clinicalresearchreview.htm

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The Mind Centre was a counselling and meditation centre for several years before morphing into an information centre for people seeking to know more about mind and body health.

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