E.WagnerHolisticHealth: January 2013

E.WagnerHolisticHealth: January 2013

Hypnosis may be best known as an

excellent way to help people lose weight and stop smoking. Just as

important for success is a deep commitment to a goal and to oneself. When

people ask to set up an appointment to stop smoking, I say something like

this: hypnosis will not make you stop smoking, nor will it make you

want to stop smoking. When you have decided to stop smoking, and you

actually stop smoking, it will help you reduce stress and increase

your mental discipline and focus. In this way, it will make it easier for

you to stay free from cigarettes. After I say this, half decide they are not ready. Of

those who receive help from me and follow through with up to three sessions,

approximately 50 per cent are successful for several years or more. The

few that relapse usually find it easier to quit smoking the second time around.

Similarly, people must be committed to

the goal of weight loss. Success will require planning, discipline, and

hard work. When people ask about hypnosis for this, I say: hypnosis

will not cause you to lose weight, nor will it make you want to do so. It

will help you discipline yourself and manage stress arising from lifestyle

changes you maintain in order to succeed. About half decide to wait. Of those

who come for help, about 50 per cent release excess weight and then maintain

their desired weight for several years or more. In order to succeed over

the long term, people usually need to incorporate a food diary, regular

exercise, and calorie restriction into their daily lives.

Here are some questions which can help

determine the level of commitment to overcoming a cigarette habit: do I want to stop smoking

primarily because others are asking me to do so? Do I love my

cigarettes? Am I panicked without them? Am I deeply concerned about

protecting my health? Am I starting to find nicotine stains and odor

Asking questions like these may help determine

the level of commitment to the release of excess weight: do I want to lose weight

primarily because of what others may think of me? Do I enjoy eating more

than I would enjoy feeling lighter and more energetic? Am I deeply

concerned about improving my health? Do I find my excess fat and the

discomforts that accompany it increasingly unpleasant?

Of course, hypnosis can be used to help

achieve and maintain many other goals as well, such as a strengthened immune

system, enhanced creativity, confidence in public speaking, recalling past

experiences more clearly, and much more.

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