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The Role of Hypnotherapy in Slimming

By: Jo Johnson - Updated: 14 Oct 2012 | comments*Discuss
Hypnotherapy; Relationships; Issues;

For all the thousands of people struggling with their weight, there are an equal number of products aiming to shove fast results with minimal effort, but many of these products involve the use of chemicals of meal replacements. For those who have either tried these products with no success or those wanting to try and slim without using food replacements of drugs, hypnotherapy may provide a safer and more long term option for shedding extra weight.

How Does Hypnotherapy Aid Slimming?

There are many companies and individuals marketing themselves as hypnotherapists so it is necessary to try and find a therapist who has an excellent reputation and has the necessary training to carry out hypnotherapy. To undergo hypnotherapy, the client must be able to trust their therapist so it is always recommended that before hypnotherapy begins, the client feels comfortable with their therapist.

A good hypnotherapist will work with the client and try and determine their full relationship with food and the reasons why they have gained weight. This way, the clients needs can be individually addressed and the deep rooted reasons for their weight gain can be treated rather than simply telling the client to eat less. By doing this the results will work long term and client will have less issues with their diet.

By finding out if there was an isolated incident or a series of events that led to the person having issues with food, these identifications can be re-lived using the help of the therapist and the specific incidents can be reassessed and reflected upon helping the individual gain perspective and a more objective view of the situation.

Who Is Qualified To Provide Hypnotherapy?

In reality, anyone can advertise themselves as a hypnotherapist and if their background and qualifications are not researched they can practice if they wish. Obviously if they have an extensive client list with previous customers able to testify their legitimacy, this can provide a way of determining if they will be more likely to provide success for you.

It is not advised however to purchase the self help guides and techniques from a company or individual who is an unknown as once the purchase has been made, there is no guarantee that the methods will work.

Can Hypnotherapy Be Self Administered?

Hypnotherapy cannot be self-administered exactly, but there are a number of tapes, CDs and DVDs that can be used at home. Many of these have been created by well known hypnotherapists who have adopted their methods to be able to provide support for those wanting to try and slim by strengthening their mind.

There is no guarantee that these products will work for everyone, but they may help the person to relax and gain control and perspective over their eating habits.These products can also be fairly expensive, but may be comparable to some slimming club fees when worked out in the longer term.

Hypnotherapy can be very useful for tackling specific issues individuals may have with food, even if they are unaware of having any particular concerns themselves. It can provide a safe way to slim aiming to achieve long term results as the changes in the individuals mind may be subtle but enough to change their understanding and relationship with food. It also provides a way of slimming that does not use chemicals appetite suppressants, meal replacements of strict weighing and calorie counting.

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