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Hypnosis to help with more mindful eating habits??
So I have a question: I was out with a friend last night who suggested (self-) hypnosis to help with my weight loss. Initially I felt a little offended because the suggestion was coming from someone who is a size 2, but then I realized that she has some background (in grad school for social work) and has dealt with her own addiction/addiction-related issues. She also tells me that she used it recently (with great success) to help her improve her study habits.
So, is this such a crazy idea? I feel like I know all the right habits, I have the experience of success with maintaining an 80# loss over 2 years, but I am not applying myself now (still have 50# to lose). I really just eat too darn much, and I don’t think (maybe I’m wrong) that I am a stress or emotional eater, but clearly SOMETHING is keeping me from committing to my diet 100%.
I wonder, would/could guided hypnosis just help me with a deeper level of mindfulness? Does anyone have first hand experience? Do you think it’s bunk?
Tue. Mar 7, 12:11pm
I think it's a great idea. You could always try it out and see how you like it. If you don't really feel that comfortable with it, you could do something more lo-key: find a few minutes everyday to sit by yourself and just visualize yourself at the size you want to be. Visualize yourself doing the things you want to do - in Hawaii looking hot, climbing trees in the Costa Rican rainforest, standing on the top of a mountain that you just conquered. You get my drift. Losing weight is a personal challenge. It is a soul-wrenching and life-changing affirmation of the fact that you LOVE life. Focus on who you are and who you're going to be.
Tuesday, March 07, 2006, 12:41 PM
Not everyone can be hypnotised, but for those who can be, it can be a great aid in many things. I have a friend who in college smoked a pack a cigarettes a day and went through a couple of hypnosis sessions at a local hospital to quit (as she had tried EVERYTHING else and had no success!) and 5 years later she is still smoke free!!! She says she doesn't even think about it, when she stopped smoking she said it was like it just no longer interested her. I also know people who have tried hypnosis and had no luck. but really, it is worth a shot, it can't hurt you!
Tuesday, March 07, 2006, 2:30 PM
just last month, i went to see a hypnotherapist to help me with "weight loss". i've managed to lose 50+ pounds and gain it all back and then some several times over the years. at our initial consultation, they hypnotherapist told me to look for a feeling i may not have noticed right before i binge on sugary food or eat to the point of feeling disgusting. i noticed i felt lonely for a split second before over indulging. the day of the hypnosis, i relaxed in a chair and closed my eyes, and thought about the last time i over ate sweets due to this lonely feeling. when i was hypnotised, my subconcious brought forth the memory of the day my twin died (this happened 30 yrs ago). i cried and grieved - something i had NEVER done before. when i left the office, i noticed non-fat women on the street and realized that pre-hypnosis, i hated women who weren't fat like me. the hatred was gone. i thought "hum, i could look like her". then when it was time to eat, i did not lick the plate clean. something impossible for me pre-hypnosis. now i eat, and when i've had enough, i stop. it's as simple as that. i don't even feel like i'm on a "diet" anymore. my body just wants things that are healthy for me. i've lost a pound a week without even trying. i have a friend that i shared this story with, she said "what if i don't have a big trauma in my past?" it's true, my situation is unique. but for me hypnosis was the answer to something weight watchers, gym memberships (even PT) could not do for me alone. i am so greatful i looked past my fear of something so "new age"! good luck with your journey, peace -m
Tuesday, March 07, 2006, 5:49 PM
Now I'm interested. Where do you go to find someone to hyptotize you? How do you make sure they're legit? Thanks!
Tuesday, March 07, 2006, 6:42 PM
5:49 poster here
my regular psychotherapist recommended the one i personally went to. i will ask her/ the hypnotist i went to how to find someone credible. also- as i explained, i went to someone who wanted to help me find the root of my overeating, the thing that no amount of "will power" could control. on the other hand, my sister went to a hypnotist who suggested things like "you are a strong woman, you will resist the cravings...." my understanding is these hypnotists that do one-size-fits-all methods aren't the ones you want... :)
Tuesday, March 07, 2006, 8:58 PM
Hey 5:49 poster (from the OP)
Thanks for sharing your story.
Tuesday, March 07, 2006, 9:30 PM
Please do report back with how to find a good hypnotherapist/hypnotist; this is something I've always been interested in trying. I also often struggle with the problem of eating when I'm not hungry, and not stopping myself when I know I'm full. I wonder if there's a "root" for me or some trigger I could help myself recognize and control.
Wednesday, March 08, 2006, 12:20 AM
Hypnosis is not something that will work for everyone. Before you pay for this, I urge you to speak 1) to your doctor and 2) to a therapist.
Modern psychology seems to indicate that most of those who are easily hyponotized are of a particular type of mindset/personality. They tend to have active imaginations and easily fantasize (which aids them in believing what they are hypnotized to believe.)
I certainly think it can work - the mind is very powerful - but I would be very skeptical before I shelled out any cash on it and make sure you get someone who is legit.
Wednesday, March 08, 2006, 10:34 PM
I use a form of self-talk that is easier and much cheaper than hypnosis. I have CDs made by Dr. Shad Helmstetter specifically for weight loss. It is a series of about 20 quotes that are repeated 3 times each. I listen to the CD every time I'm in the car and try to listen to it at least once a day in the house. There are 6 sections to the CD and each one is about 12-14 mins long. I almost exclusively listen to the weight-loss section over and over again. It's made a HUGE impact on the way I think about eating, exercising, and my responsibility for the way I look and feel. I've lost over 40 lbs in the past 16 weeks.
Thursday, March 09, 2006, 9:26 AM
5:49 poster from 3/7
the 10:34 poster said that hypnosis won't work for everyone. that is true - i personally was at my rock bottom re: the emotion surrounding my weight and i WANTED to stop feeling so badly. you have to want to be hypnotised. and as far as it being expensive, my hypnotist charged per session, not per hour. so if i ended up being there 2 - 3 hrs, it was the same price. and i didn't find the price that different from my psychotherapist (who granted, is covered by insurance, but only meets for 50 minutes). anyway, this is what my hypnotist said about finding someone reputable:
"I call myself a hypnotist, but the terms are interchangeable (long story about the how/why)....a good start for folks is to call the Omni School of Hypnosis and ask them if they have any grads in the area. Not all hypnotists are alike, and that will put them in a good ballpark. From there, the people should call and talk to the person."
good luck. :)
Thursday, March 09, 2006, 10:57 AM
5:49 poster from 3/7- again
"They tend to have active imaginations and easily fantasize (which aids them in believing what they are hypnotized to believe.)"
regarding this comment - i wan't hypnotized to believe anything - my twin brother died when we were three years old - he was run over by a car right in front of my eyes. being from an old-school irish-catholic family we DID NOT ever talk about the accident or even him. under hypnosis, i recalled the grief and sadness of losing him, no fantasy or imagination - just reality.
Thursday, March 09, 2006, 11:01 AM
Any update on this? I'm wondering if anyone new has tried it.
Tuesday, March 21, 2006, 3:57 PM
I did the self hypnosis several years ago, and if I really dedicated to listening every night it does work. I lost close to 45 pounds (pre child)
Now that I am married with a child and a dog, it is too hard to dedicate myself to listenig.......... So, this Friday I have my appointment with a real hypnotist. I am very excited, as I know that it works. I will let you know how it goes Friday!
Tuesday, March 21, 2006, 4:56 PM
good luck, i am so happy for you!
Wednesday, March 22, 2006, 10:07 AM
I tried hypnosis when I first graduated from college some 25 y ago. It didn't work for weight loss, but oh, did I ever feel good after the session. It was so relaxing. Good luck to you if you decide to try it!
Thursday, March 23, 2006, 12:10 AM
I actually bought a book a few months ago on self-hypnosis and started trying to do it. I went to one of those seminars on hypnosis to lose weight, too. I was having trouble getting into a trance, so I thought if I could do one there, then I would jump start myself at home. What I have found is that if you actually believe in what you are hearing, it'll happen. The one thing I have kept doing since the seminar is stopping eating once I am full. I do it all the time and it just kind of happened.....I would eat everything just because it tasted good or I didn't want to "waste" the food. I no longer have that issue.
I stopped doing the reading and trying on my own because I have been in a really bad mood for the last 6 weeks...I am bipolar and am having some issues at the moment, but when I applied myself, it worked. The book I bought was self-hypnosis for dummies! It is simple and easy to follow and provides insights. I also bought CDs to listen to at night about weightloss and self-esteem and everything that goes along with emotional eating and roadblocks and stuff that prohibits you from moving forward. Hope this helps!
Thursday, March 23, 2006, 7:35 PM
I downloaded a weight loss hypnotherapy session through iTunes for my iPod. I bought the one by Glenn Harrold. Everytime I listen to it, I fall asleep immediately and awake so refreshed and relaxed. I felt my urges to binge eat had disappeared, I delighted in leaving bites of food on my plate, I craved tall glasses of water. One day I actually stayed awake through the session to hear what the guy was saying and it was all about how I would crave water and want to leave food on my plate. I swear it worked. But then i lost theurge to continue listening and all my bingy cravings came back. It is hard to make time to just listen for 30 minutes a day. I can't even commit to exercising 30 minutes a day. Glen Harrold's voice is super relaxing, though. I feel I totally got my $10 worth because I went 2 weeks without food cravings.
Friday, March 24, 2006, 2:06 AM
That's a good idea. I think I'll download one of the hypnosis things for my MP3 Player tonight.
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