Hypnosis Frequently Asked Questions
In a 9 week study of 2 weight management groups - one using hypnosis and one not using hypnosis - the hypnosis group continued to get results in the 2 year follow up, while the non hypnosis group showed no further results - Journal of Clinical Psychology
How can I Lose Weight with Virtual Gastric Band Hypnosis?
When people try to lose weight with traditional methods, they suffer misery and depression caused by the feeling that they are being deprived of the pleasure associated with eating and foods they enjoy. This invariably makes them think of food consistently. The beauty of hypnosis, and the way we use hypnotherapy in particular, is that it removes this feeling of deprivation.
It removes the need, and desire, to eat those foods that you know are no longer helpful for you. You won't need to count calories, or points, use shakes or liquid foods or even take pills or undergo any discomfort. We help you to feel in control of food rather than it controlling you. We help you to eat consciously and to listen to what your stomach tells you rather than your mind. We help you to form new healthy habits that you can maintain. All that you have to do with hypnosis is sit back in a nice comfortable chair and relax. It doesn't get much easier than that.
What is Unique About Your Approach?
Since the American Medical Association (AMA) and the British Medical Association (BMA) approved the use of clinical hypnosis in the 1950s, thousands of people have found hypnosis to be an effective way to lose weight, stop smoking and improve their lives in many ways. There are varying degrees of success with hypnosis because much depends upon the skill, expertise, experience and competence of the individual hypnotherapist.
The beauty of our unique approach is that we use the best of traditional hypnotherapy techniques and combine them with the new science of Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP), which takes our process to an even greater level of effectiveness.
One of the reasons why it's not painful or difficult to lose weight with our method - in fact, one of the reasons why it's so easy - is that we transfer the pleasure derived from overeating or eating the inappropriate foods to a healthier habit of your choice e.g. three small meals each day, some exercise, drinking more water or good old fashioned relaxation. This is the reason why, with us, there are NO unwanted diets and deprivation or any other problems associated with getting rid of those kilos - the only side effects are improvements in health, wealth and freedom.
I've Been Told There is Nothing to Fear and Everything to Gain - Is this True?
Hypnosis is possibly as old as mankind. The old myths and misconceptions about hypnosis have given way to proven, scientifically sound applications. Today, the use of hypnosis is seen in a variety of fields including: medicine, dentistry, law enforcement, professional sports, and education.
Most people have a limited understanding of the positive results that can be achieved in professional sports and education. Most people have a limited understanding of the positive results that can be achieved in a professionally controlled hypnosis session. We would like to dispel some of the myths and answer the most frequently asked questions about hypnosis.
What is Clinical Hypnotherapy?
Clinical Hypnotherapy is a deep state of relaxation where the client and therapist work together. The specialist facilitates the process to assist the client to achieve their desired outcome. In this deep state of relaxation the altered state of awareness allows for the hypnotherapist to communicate with the client at a deeper level of consciousness known as the unconscious and use a range of techniques to assist the client to resolve their issue.
How Does Hypnosis Work?
Our minds work on two levels - the conscious and the unconscious. Our conscious mind thinks, acts and solves problems. Our unconscious mind controls our habits and emotions - it is the protective part of the mind. In the relaxed state known as hypnosis we can communicate in a very direct and powerful way with the unconscious mind. This is why hypnosis is such an effective method for quickly and easily changing lifelong habits.
Can Anyone Be Hypnotised?
Trance is a naturally occurring state experienced by most people so almost everyone can by hypnotised. The only pre-requisite is a willingness for change in hypnosis because you cannot be hypnotised against your will. Since the sessions are custom tailored to your individual needs, virtually anyone can achieve successful results with our hypnotherapy weight loss program.
How Will I Know If I Am Hypnotised?
Most people cannot tell the difference between the hypnotised and the waking state. Some people feel relaxed and sleepy, others feel a sort of lightness. One thing that people do notice is an inexplicable change for the better in their daily behaviours.
Is Hypnosis Safe?
Hypnosis is completely safe. You are aware and in control at every moment and can terminate the session at any time. Hypnosis is not sleep, it is an awake state. You cannot get 'stuck' in a state of hypnosis. You cannot be made to reveal anything you don't want to reveal in fact you could even lie if you wanted to. You cannot be made to do something against your will. There are no drugs and no unpleasant side effects. Hypnosis is a safe, relaxing and enjoyable experience with ZERO risk!
How Does Hypnosis Help Me To Become Slimmer?
There are many habits associated with eating which are controlled by the unconscious mind. Since hypnosis and NLP work directly with the unconscious, this is the only method that makes sense. We can help you effortlessly transition into a healthy lifestyle, happily feeling in control of your eating and feeling liberated from thinking about food all the time. So naturally hypnosis is the obvious choice for weightloss, permanently and easily.
What is NLP?
Neuro Linguistic Programming is connecting your thoughts (neuro) with your words (linguistic) and your actions (programming) to achieve your desired outcome. The results can help you to increase your choices, get what you want, do what you want and be what you want to be. This has been called the science of personal excellence helping people to achieve competence, wisdom and vision.