Thinking about using a weight loss hypnosis recording? We all need a little help once in awhile to keep us on track doing what’s right for us. Creating and sticking to healthy habits can be easier than you might think, no matter what program or regimen you would like to follow. Hypnosis can be very effective for crushing cravings and making you want to eat healthy and exercise. The most effective approach is a series of one-on-one sessions and a custom recording for a completely customized program, building your strengths and changing your weaknesses, taking into account your schedule, preferences and health practitioner recommendations.
A generic recording can be very helpful, too, if you get a good one. Though there are many hypnosis recordings out there for getting healthy, many are problematic and may unintentionally create or increase unhealthy behaviors. I had the personal experience of using a recording that actually made me crave fast food for the first time in years! And it was recorded by one of the top names in hypnosis recordings. I’ve learned that there are several things that make a recording most effective for getting healthy.
1. All positive suggestions
Almost every recording I’ve ever heard contains negative suggestions, but I’ve seen over and over how our brains don’t always respond to negatives as we might like. In the example above, my fast food cravings were triggered by the suggestion, “You no longer want greasy, fattening food.” I liken negative hypnotic suggestions to talking to dogs. They don’t hear the negative. If you say, “Do you want to go play with doggies?” they get all excited. If you say, “Do you not want to go play with doggies?” they get just as excited. It can work the same way with our subconscious minds. We can get excited about something that does not serve us but can trigger cravings or bad behaviors.
2. Keeping it current
Think about the difference in feeling between telling yourself, “I’m going to live healthier,” versus, “I am living healthier.” You can really feel it, can’t you? I’m always amazed at how many recordings use future tense in their suggestions. Your brain hears the first suggestion above and thinks you’ll get to it tomorrow or start Monday or something similar. Your brain hears the second one and you immediately think of yourself as someone who takes care of themselves by living a healthy life, making mental and physical changes accordingly. Using only present tense, no future tense, enables the changes to start happening now.
3. No sound track
Sound tracks in recordings can be problematic. One person may be soothed by sounds of the ocean, while another may feel stressed by the same sounds. No sound track means you will not need to worry about how any accompanying sound track might affect you. Rather, you’ll just get relaxing, effective suggestions to program your subconscious mind for health, without distractions and without associating stress or negative feelings with healthy suggestions.
4. Guided imagery
Guided imagery is amazingly effective for changing behaviors and how you feel about those behaviors, and it allows you, when you are given the opportunity to complete the imagery yourself, to customize the recording a bit for even greater effectiveness. Here’s the deal: your brain doesn’t care if you’re really experiencing something or just imagining it. That’s why so many professional athletes use it; it works as well as physical practice by strengthening the same connections in the brain.
Because it has been so hard for me to find recordings that take these issues to heart, I have produced my own recording, Get Fit & Slim. I’ve compiled all of the best suggestions that I’ve used with my clients and with which I’ve had great success and made them available in the most effective format to enable anyone using a generic recording to get the best possible results. I want everyone to take better care of themselves without the effort, deprivation, suffering, failure and shame that so often result from trying to make such changes using willpower alone.
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