Hypnotherapy Could Be the Key to Losing Weight
So the question is: why do people still choose not to eat healthy?
The answer to this query may lie in that mysterious part of the mind known as the subconscious—the part of the brain that holds our memories, beliefs, behaviors and habits that are not automatically noticed or reflected on.
The Unconscious and Conscious Mind
Everyone has a conscious and subconscious mind. The conscious mind is aware, present and analytical—it is shaped by what is experienced in the moment. The subconscious mind, on the other hand, is conditioned by the messages of its external environment. For example, if you grew up in a home where you were told that girls are only good at cooking and doing the dishes, then you may, subconsciously, believe that this is true and act accordingly—even if, consciously, you don’t want or intend to.
When it comes to eating healthy and losing weight, the current media environment that shapes the subconscious minds of many people sends mixed messages, and many of them are quite negative. On a daily basis, people see commercials for cheeseburgers and milkshakes—and are encouraged to buy these delectable treats—only to be told that they are overweight; need to lose weight; it is impossible to lose weight; and losing weight is fast and easy with this little pill! Just reading all that information is confusing. So imagine how topsy-turvy the subconscious mind feels when bombarded with these messages!
Mixed and negative messages at home and in the media contribute to the development of habits and beliefs that are equally mixed and negative with respect to weight loss. You know you should eat vegetables and lean protein for dinner instead of 3 giant slices of pizza—but you eat the pizza anyway. You know that you want to lose weight, but you heard on TV that weight loss is too hard, so you don’t even try. This is your subconscious mind in action—and it is keeping you from your weight loss goals.
The good news? There is a way to transform your subconscious mind for healthy, productive outcomes. With hypnotherapy, you can re-train your brain so that it replaces old, unhealthy habits with new, healthy ones.
What happens during hypnosis?
The subconscious mind is very often the thing that keeps you from the true happiness and contentment you deserve. But when you learn to take charge of it, and use its powers for the good, you can achieve anything you want—weight loss included.