Losing weight and keeping it off can be a challenge for anyone. Today’s modern living constantly has us either constantly on the go or remaining sedentary which makes eating healthy and managing our weight a perpetual struggle. Many people try different fad diets or will attempt to change their eating habits to be more healthy, and will lose weight only to end up gaining it right back the second they stop.
Perhaps you or someone you know has been through this. It’s a common story to make a New Year’s Resolution to exercise more and eat better, and it works for a month or two – you’ve spent that money on a new gym membership and you’ve said this is the year it changes. Then life happens, and those old negative patterns come back, wiping out any gains that have been made toward reaching your weight loss goals.
Hypnosis for weight loss works! It is natural, safe and effective. There aren’t any magic pills or trendy diets. At Elliott Bay Hypnosis, the approach I take to hypnosis for weight loss is based on the most important aspect of any hypnosis session – you!
No dieting hunger
Develop healthier habits
Feel in control again
Losing weight and keeping it off can be a challenge for anyone. Today’s modern lifestyle constantly has us either on the go or remaining sedentary. Choosing healthy options is tough and managing our weight is a perpetual struggle. Many of us try different fad diets or we attempt to change our eating habits to be more healthy… But then we lose weight only to gain it right back the minute we stop that diet. At Elliott Bay Hypnosis, the approach I take to hypnosis for weight loss is based on the most essential aspect of any hypnosis session – you!
I carefully assess your goals and current habits – like your activity level, eating habits, emotional health, stress levels, and any distracting behaviors and limiting beliefs that may be preventing you from reaching your weight loss goals. One crucial element that makes hypnosis so effective for weight loss is that it addresses a critical aspect of what causes people to gain weight in the first place. The underlying emotional cause for overeating and a lack of motivation to exercise – that most weight loss programs don’t address.
When and what we eat often times has more to do with what happens in our minds and less about what is happening in our stomachs. You don’t just eat to quell hunger. You eat because you’re celebrating, because you’re sad, because you’re out with friends, because you’re bored. Eating is a social and emotional activity. Sometimes people will eat to distract from painful emotions, or when something unexpected jars you from your routine and eating whatever looks good becomes the easiest, most justifiable thing in the world.
So how can you reach your weight-loss goals in the face of these obstacles? It has a lot to do with mindset and creating good habits – good eating habits and good shopping habits. It has a lot to do with changing the way you think about food and how you feel about yourself. It has a lot to do with feeling motivated to exercise. It has to do with being empowered to be yourself and make those important changes so you can change your relationship with food and lose weight safely and naturally. Thankfully, all of these issues can be addressed with hypnosis.
Hypnosis is a powerful state of focused awareness that can be used to uncover and dissolve the root cause of many issues people suffer from every day. Hypnosis allows you to access all the healing resources inherent within the subconscious mind, promoting natural healing from within. Hypnosis is used to help people discover the subconscious reasons for their symptoms, behaviors, or habits. When they are discovered, certain tools and techniques are used to help release them and relearn a new positive way of thinking subconsciously. This is called hypnotherapy. Hypnosis has been sanctioned and used by the medical community since 1958 to help patients overcome chronic pain, create anesthesia, and heal psychogenic illnesses.
Hypnosis works by achieving a level of focused awareness while at the same time bypassing the analytical aspect of the mind. Another way to describe the analytical aspect of the mind is that it is a comparing mechanism. When new information is introduced to the mind, the comparing mechanism compares the new information to what it already believes is either true or false. This is a protective aspect of our mind. This is why changing habits by willpower alone is so difficult – we often already believe we cannot change, so thinking about making the change happen (using willpower alone) is ineffective. Hypnosis is powerful because with focused awareness, the analytical aspect of the mind is bypassed, and new, healthy, and beneficial suggestions can be made directly into the subconscious, without the comparing mechanism rejecting these new beliefs. So, the change we want to achieve in our life is accepted by the subconscious mind as true, and we see results quickly.
Hypnosis is safe – it’s a perfectly normal and common state of mind we go into naturally every day. You enter hypnosis regularly when daydreaming, watching a good movie, or reading a book. During these activities you remain consciously aware and in complete control, just as you do when a professional hypnotherapist assists you into entering a state of hypnosis.
Hypnotherapy is the applied use of hypnosis. Hypnosis is used to help people discover the subconscious reasons for their symptoms, behaviors, or habits. When they are discovered, certain tools and techniques are used to help release them and relearn a new positive way of thinking subconsciously. This is called hypnotherapy.
Yes of course! You’ve already been hypnotized anytime you’ve watched an enjoyable movie, or read a good book. Hypnosis is a normal and natural state of mind that everyone has already experienced. Actually, it’s such a normal state of mind that most people don’t realize they are hypnotized. All you need to do to go into a state of hypnosis when coming into Elliott Bay Hypnosis is be willing and able to follow gentle instructions for reaching a state of focused awareness.
Evan Baumgardner is a highly qualified professional. He is a Certified Consulting Hypnotist with the National Guild of Hypnotists, and a Registered Hypnotherapist in the State of Washington. In addition, he has achieved a Master Hypnotist certification in the advanced hypnotherapy system called 5-PATH®. Rest assured that he will treat you with respect and that your visits are completely confidential.