Dreams have long been appreciated for their teaching and elucidating capabilities. Even our evolving bipedal-walking ancestors recognized the mysterious power contained in this thing our subconscious mind does every night.
Dreams have been used by everyone from athletes preparing for a big game to a mathematician solving a complex calculation. And more and more, hypnosis, a cousin to dreams, is being used as a way to support weight loss and adopt healthy living behaviors.
The theory is that by repeating certain messages or sayings over and over again, in a semi-awake state, they become inculcated into the deepest parts of our mind, the subconscious. It is here where the seeds of behavior, thoughts and emotions are planted so that actions, like eating healthy foods, taking a brisk walk in the summer evening air, and leaning on a friend instead of a half gallon of chocolate marshmallow swirled ice cream manifest and produce long-lasting results.
While there is no shortage of diet books or diet products, the number of weight loss hypnosis books and videos is limited. Here is a summary of some of the most popular weight loss hypnosis products on the market today:Enjoying Weight Loss Hypnosis Program – A four-CD set that is designed to help you stick to a diet plan even if you have had no prior exposure to hypnosis. You’ll listen to one, 20-minute session each day, preferably in the morning or in the evening. You are expected to continue to listen to the CDs until your weight loss goal is achieved.
The CDs are narrated by Roberta Temes, Ph.D., a trained hypnotist and psychotherapist who has amassed many years of experience in helping patients lose weight and take control over their health through hypnosis.
Tom Nicoli – Perhaps one of the most well-recognized hypnotists, Tom Nicoli offers an entire inventory of weight loss hypnosis CDs. From exercise and weight loss to controlling carbohydrates, Tom uses a combination of astute hypnotherapy and gentle motivation to give you the results you need to enjoy long-lasting weight loss.
You Can Think Yourself Thin – Written by trained hypnotherapist Ursula James, You Can Think Yourself Thin applies clear and simple techniques for how you can delve deep into your subconscious and alter negative thought patterns and create new and healthy ones without feeling like you are depriving yourself of food. This program is a book format that comes with an audio CD that mimics that one-to-one setting of a personal hypnosis session.
Body and Soul Weight Loss Program – The Body and Soul Weight Loss Program comes with five different illustrated books and hypnotherapy recordings. The illustrated books are given to you electronically once you have purchased the program. There are three additional recordings included such as a personal meditation recording and tips on how you can overcome low self-esteem and gain confidence.
The Weight Loss Mindset – Created by Dr. Randy A. Gilchrist, a licensed clinical psychologist and certified hypnotherapist, this eight-session hypnosis CD set addresses the emotional and psychological elements of overeating. It can be used in tandem with any diet or weight loss program. In fact, it was the program that Dr. Gilchrist devised for himself to lose weight and keep it off.