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Hypnosis involves putting one’s Bet Sniper subconscious in a relaxed, trance-like state wherein they can be more focused and more
receptive to suggestions. The hypnotherapist first determines the patient’s eating patterns and lifestyle, and then while
the patient is under hypnosis, he suggests methods that can alter the patient’s behavior. If the therapist finds for example
that the patient indulges in food when she is lonely, he may suggest to the patient that eating is not the only thing that
can lighten her mood; spending time with family or pets can also lift her spirits. A successful hypnosis session will enable
the patient to stop herself to overeat by playing with her dogs or going out with her family.
The procedure is not magic, and does not produce instantaneous results. Benjamin Kligler, who is a hypnotherapist in New
York City’s Albert Einstein College, recommends two rounds of four weekly sessions – the second round to be taken after a
month. It is also important to remember that hypnosis does not directly make patients lose weight, rather it promotes the
behavior that will do so.
Hypnosis is known to work best with people who are willing and cooperative to be hypnotized. According to the Australian
Society of Clinical Hypnotherapists (ASCH), most people can be hypnotized although with varying difficulty. The ASCH adds
that all hypnosis is triggered by self-hypnosis. A patient does not fall into hypnosis if he does not choose to.
Hypnotherapists assist patients to fall into hypnosis, and they can teach patients to conduct hypnosis on their own.
Considering that losing weight and maintaining an ideal weight is a lifelong process, learning self-hypnosis as a weight
loss tool can be worthwhile.
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