At Slender For Life™ weight loss hypnosis clients learn that willpower is a short burst of energy and that it just doesn’t work for weight loss. You can will yourself to diet for just so long and then that overpowering imagination about how great that cookie will taste consumes you and the cookie. That is where hypnosis for weight loss comes in. I teach Slender For Life™ clients weight loss self-hypnosis so that they can tap into the power of their subconscious mind and imagine the joy in their life at a healthy ideal weight.
Forget About Willpower
Dr. Dean Ornish wrote in the December 20, 2007, Newsweek, The real secret to sticking to your New Year’s resolutions is knowing why you want to lose weight and live healthier. Fear of dying is not sustainable; joy of living is.
I went to a holiday party last night and saw a friend I hadn’t seen in a while. “Hey, Woody—you look great! How did you manage to lose so much weight?”
“Well, I tried something radical: I’m eating less food. I realized that I liked looking good and feeling good more than I liked eating extra food. I found that I was eating a lot when I felt depressed or stressed or lonely, so I decided to find other ways of managing stress and being with people I love that weren’t centered around eating too much.”
Many people believe that it takes willpower to achieve such goals. “I resolve to eat less food” sounds good in theory, but it’s often hard to sustain. And if you believe that it’s all willpower, then you’re likely to be upset with yourself if you don’t succeed.
Willpower alone is not sustainable. Pleasure is. Deprivation is not sustainable. Abundance is. Pain is not sustainable. Ecstasy is. Fear of dying is not sustainable. Joy of living is. If we view changing our diet and lifestyle as deprivation and sacrifice, well, forget about it. You might be able to force yourself to make some changes for a limited period of time, but long-term success will elude you.
One of my favorite movies, “Chocolat,” put it best: “Listen, here’s what I think. I think we can’t go around measuring our goodness by what we don’t do. By what we deny ourselves. What we resist and who we exclude. I think we’ve got to measure goodness by what we embrace, what we create, and who we include.” Read Forget About Willpower – there is some really great stuff in this article!
I teach all my Slender For Life™ clients weight loss self-hypnosis so that they can take back their power – the power that they gave away to food. By taking back that power and putting it towards joy of living, positive changes can be made to get to a healthy goal weight and stay there.
Hypnosis for weight loss can help you with healthy ways of managing stress and being with people you love so that the focus is on the person, not the food.
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