Initially, I propose to elucidate and demystify the definition of hypnosis. Clinical hypnosis is an expanded and focused state of consciousness. Therefore, it is not sleeping as many people assume. Since Freud abandoned hypnosis as a tool of psychoanalysis, it became a circus show, provoking myths that to this day are rooted in the concept.
What is hypnosis?
It is mistakenly believed that hypnosis is sleeping and being under the hypnotist's orders. These formulations deserve a resounding NO. Hypnosis, as I have already mentioned, is not sleeping, therefore, the subject is at all times aware of all his faculties. He can leave the state whenever he wishes, as well as say and do what his conscience dictates.
Also, following the milestone of idea about myths, it is feared that it will not be able to leave such a state. Imagine for a moment that we are in a very deep state of relaxation, and our hypnotherapist will have a heart attack and die in full session. When noticing a blunt and prolonged silence, the first thing we will do is to open an eye to see what happens.
In these terms, we can delve into the benefits offered by clinical hypnosis for weight loss treatments.
Weight loss neuroscience
How many times have we heard that an adult tells a boy the following: Eat the whole plate if you don't go to ...! You better eat everything ...!
These phrases, among many others, so particular that adults have to tell their children, are those that are internalized in the early stages of growth - first and second childhood - and become part of the oblivion of consciousness. Without a doubt, they are the foundations of our behaviors and habits acquired, erroneously, that manifest in adulthood as an anxiety, moving in an increase in weight.
When we begin adolescence or adulthood we are not able to set a limit or modify this belief already installed. Therefore, we do not eat to nourish the millions and millions of cells in our body, but rather, to quench our desire to eat what we like.
According to the WHO (World Health Organization), a quarter of all adults report having suffered physical abuse in their childhood. One in 5 women report having received sexual abuse. Moreover, the study highlights the magnitude of the problem, which extends throughout life.
When we are young, the first thing we do is self-report when we receive any abuse from an adult. In relation to weight gain, we shave our image with the belief that this way, it will not come closer to mistreating us.
Clinical hypnosis allows you to modify these beliefs that have been unconsciously accepted and restructure them in order to discern between what our body really needs and what we must do to reduce anxiety.
Hypnosis as a tool, allows us to know the reason for our weight gain. Therefore, through cognitive behavioral psychotherapy it is intended to modify the bad habits acquired and find the true etiology of weight gain that, beyond biological factors, is a% 80 will.
It is not about following diets, such as the so-called "miraculous", much less if we find emotional overload - stress, depression, insomnia, etc. - rather, we must delve into the main cause and give it its proper output. Being able to lose weight in a natural way and, what many people want, maintain the desired weight over time.
Dr. Leandro Lazovic