THIS SOUNDS WAY TOO GOOD TO BE TRUE.
SO, WHAT'S THE CATCH?
Hypnosis is incredibly powerful, but it is not a magical cure-all. Nothing is!
For your hypnosis session to have long-lasting results in helping you achieve and maintain the size that looks best and is healthiest for you, you will need to do the following:
Select your hypnotist with care!
Having rapport with your hypnotist is essential. Regardless of her reputation or skill, she must be someone you feel comfortable with.
One does not need to be a psychotherapist or counselor to be an effective and expert hypnotist. In fact, many "civilian" hypnotists are better trained in hypnosis than psychology graduates. The two fields are related, but each requires different education and skills.
Check to see how many hours of training your hypnotherapist has received (it should be a minimum of 100 hours), and whether she is certified by any professional hypnosis organizations.
Note: There are many wonderful hypnosis associations who support and educate their members. Be wary of anyone claiming that their group is the only true official or reputable hypnosis organization.
Ascertain that you are going to receive personal one-on-one treatment with every session, and not simply listen to a pre-recorded tape.
Tapes are great. We even sell a super weight-reduction CD! (Click here to find out how to purchase.)
If you are paying for a private session with a hypnotherapist, however, that is precisely what you should receive.
Your particular eating habits, history, moods and even how you are feeling on the day you come in for your appointment all contribute to how your hypnotist structures the individual weight-loss session you have paid for.
Your hypnotist should also pay minute, careful, personal attention to your responses during your session. A pre-recorded tape, while excellent for home use, cannot address all of these variables and should not be used in a professional office advertising private sessions.
Agree to arrive with an open mind and a willing attitude!
What kind of clients do hypnotists dread the most? Answer: the aloof individual with a show-me attitude who sits with arms and legs crossed tightly and critically analyzes everything that is happening.
Why so? Well, someone who doesn't want to be hypnotized or who hosts a cold, critical or skeptical attitude is in fact very difficult to hypnotize.
Yourenthusiastic willingnessto cooperate with your hypnotist plays a huge role in the success of your session. Agree to go along wholeheartedly, consent to follow all the beneficial instructions you will receive, and you will assuredly have a marvelous session!
Turn on the "YES" factor
When your hypnotist offers you powerful suggestions for losing weight and becoming slimmer, get excited and inwardly agree!
Suppose, for instance, your hypnotherapist says something like, "You enjoy your new habits of moderation!" If you inwardly argue or hold back, the suggestion won't land on fertile ground, and chances are it will be ineffective. Your positive attitude and assent are extremely important to your ultimate success.
Commit to as Many Hypnosis Sessions as It Will Take
Ours is a quick-fix and impatient society. Reducing weight and maintaining your new, slimmer body will not be an overnight process. It takes time!
Although I have had clients who lost weight easily after only one hypnosis session, most of us require more than an hour or two to reverse a lifetime of poor eating habits.
Hypnotic suggestions wear off after a certain period of time unless they are reinforced. In some areas where hypnosis is highly effective, such as smoking, a person simply stops, and that in itself is all the reinforcement necessary.
But hypnosis for weight reduction is different. Individuals must continue to eat on a daily basis, and old habits have a way of creeping back in.
The average weight reduction client finds that the hypnotic suggestions she or he receives remain powerful for about week or two, and then taper off.
For SUCCESS,--and that's the goal, isn't it?!--plan on starting with a minimum of six hypnosis sessions, each about a week apart. After that, shorter follow-up sessions should be scheduled about every two weeks until your goal weight is achieved andsuccessfully maintained. Your new figure will be worthy every penny!
There is an article on this website about Sergei Rachmaninoff, and how, in the early 1900s, hypnosis helped him overcome depression and become a great composer. Rachmaninoff saw his hypnotist daily for four months. That is really a very small portion of time, considering the permanent and glorious results!
Hypnosis works. With repetition and frequent reinforcement, it becomes amazing!
Make a Long-range Commitment!
Sometimes I meet people who are overweight. They say to me, "Well, I tried hypnosis, and it worked for a while, but then it stopped working."
In every case, the person had a relapse that occurred after completing their hypnosis (which was often just one session). While they moaned and groaned about relapsing, they failed to call their hypnotist to schedule another appointment! It was not the hypnosis, but the client, that didn't work.
Hypnotic suggestions will, over time, become permanent. Meanwhile, in the event that a relapse occurs, the solution is really quite simple: call your hypnotist and schedule an appointment as soon as possible.