Hypnosis, Weight Loss, and Quieting that Critical Inner VoiceHypnosis is a important ally in your effort to silence that critical inner voice so that you easily lose weight. We all have lapses when we overindulge in the wrong foods. Far too often you are subjected to an onslaught of self-criticism and disappointment. The “critical inner voice” starts to exert its will and its response is extremely unhealthy to your emotional health and sabotages your efforts for losing weight. The voice beats you up by calling you a disappointment. Some hear it as extremely critical. Others hear a less judgmental voice. However you hear it, how you respond is signifcantly important to your goal to eat better.
Why is your reaction so useful?
These disapproving thoughts can, and usually do, sabotage your efforts for weight loss. If you strive for permanent weight loss, it is absolutely vital to overcome this negative self-programming. That critical inner voice can be thought of as that part of you whose job it is to defend and fulfill the beliefs of your subconscious mind. Think of your subconscious mind as a large library – the storage place of all you have seen over your lifetime. It also contains the template for all of your beliefs and behaviors about what you feel like you deserve or, in this case, how you react to food.
Your critical inner voice operates this inner library like a head librarian, executing policy based upon what it thinks you deserve. This critical part of you is actually trying to protect you, although it does not know how to achieve this goal in a gentle way. It wants you to be strong so that you are better equipped to face life’s trials. Like an overbearing parent, it powerfully tries to control your thoughts, emotions and actions. It treats you like a child, confident that you are not able to effectively deal with loneliness and isolation or some other feelings. So it has you escape into food, sidetracking you from your emotions, ignoring your issues by eating and drinking.
Do you understand how important this is? It both compels you to do something against your conscious will and then it punishes you for doing it! It triumphs over your will power then scolds you for being weak.
Remember, it wants to remain in control . It feels you are powerless to cope with your issues without food or some other diversion. This cycle of failure keeps you from becoming empowered or in control over what you eat and drink.
So what can be done?
Hypnosis can be an important ally in ending this dominance of your critical voice. Since it is so important to confront the part of you that keeps you from succeeding, hypnosis is a great way to open up that path and communicate positively with it. Using our library analogy, hypnosis can be thought of as a library card which gives you access to your subconscious mind, making it easier for you to anchor in positive habits. Begin the process of taking charge of your life. Through hypnotherapy you learn how to change your life and feel good as you lose weight. There are a number of sites and articles that can tell you a lot about hypnosis and weight loss.
Remember the analogy of your subconscious mind and the library? Often the most popular books are found up front on display since they are the most current ones. Hypnosis helps you anchor foremost in your personal library significant behaviors that reflect your desire for health.
The more significant those thoughts become, the sooner you begin to eat better foods in the right sized portions, reduce snacking, drink pure water, and exercise. Hypnosis builds in your subconscious mind an ally for your conscious mind, boosting your willpower and your capacity to resist then positively alter that critical inner voice. As a result you lose weight and regain control of your eating habits.
While hypnosis is very easy to use, you only begin to see the powerful benefits when you experience it. So visit our website and download or listen to a portion of an actual weight loss session, “Optimistic Thinking for Weight Loss”. Go there today and begin the process of losing weight and feeling more empowered.
David Greenwood, MA Counseling Psychology and CH Certified Hypnotist is dedicated to helping clients lose weight and positively change their life forever.