Thursday, February 16, 2012

Self Hypnosis For Weight Loss: Is It Safe? by Sherri Frost

Do you wonder if it is really safe to use self hypnosis for weight loss? Maybe you are afraid you will lose control of your free will. Some are afraid they might do things they might not do otherwise because they saw it happen in a stage show or watching a movie.

At a stage show, you might see someone talk like an alien or forget something simple like how to count to ten. It seems like they have lost their free will, not to mention their minds.

One of my favorite movies features hypnosis prominently. Whenever the villain says a certain word, the main character drops whatever he is doing, gets a vacant, zombie look in his eyes and commits a crime against his will without remembering it.

All of these things create the image in our mind of hypnosis as some kind of mysterious or weird type of mind control. That couldn't be further from the truth.

Those people participating in a stage show are there to have fun and the hypnotist will chose the people who show the most excitement. As for a movie, it makes sense to write a story line that is entertaining whether or not it represents the facts.

I don't have to tell you that weight loss is not entertainment. I'm sure you are well aware of that.

When you choose to use self hypnosis to lose weight, you use the power of your mind for your own benefit. You create your own story and it's not for entertainment.

Self hypnosis is completely safe because you are in control of what's happening. Here's why:

1. You choose the suggestions that will benefit you in your weight loss journey.

2. You choose the time and place that is comfortable for you.

3. You will choose the frequency and duration of the session.

Some find that they would rather go to a trusted hypnotist to guide them through the process or they may want to use recorded cd's to make it even easier. If you are afraid that the hypnotist will suggest something harmful, don't worry. Your conscious mind will quickly pick up on it and block it out. Trust would be lost and the session would be over. A hypnotist understands this and will only give the suggestions that you actually WANT to hear and bring into your life.

Whatever method you choose, self hypnosis for weight loss is absolutely safe. You can be sure of that.