Why you should Exercise? Hypnosis for Weight Loss

Getting excess weight off, and keeping it off, is a journey. The first step is simple—deciding that you want to lose weight. The next step is deciding you will lose weight. Then comes how you are going to do that, and realizing that hypnosis for weight loss is an excellent way to go.

The next move, of course, if you live in or around Gold Coast, is to get in touch with professional hypnotherapist Greg Thompson and make that first appointment.

That’s a great beginning, but the journey will go on from there, step after step. One of the most important steps is physical exercise.

When you plan to take weight off and keep it off, getting your body working on a regular basis is important. Here’s why.

  1. First, of course, you lose weight by burning more calories than you take in. Exercise burns calories.
  2. Exercise also increases your metabolic rate, both while you are working out and afterwards.
  3. When you exercise regularly, your energy level goes up, so everything you do feels easier.
  4. Muscles burn calories, fat doesn’t, and exercise increases your muscle mass, so your body burns more fat even when you are just lying around.
  5. Exercise boosts your self-esteem and confidence. Knowing that you are doing something that is good for you, and that makes you look more fit, helps you to feel more in charge of your life, which, you will agree, is never a bad thing.

There are two kinds of exercise, aerobic and resistance. It’s good to do some of both, because your body has two kinds of muscles. Aerobic exercise—running, walking, biking, swimming, jumping rope—exercises what are called slow twitch muscles. Resistance training such as lifting weights works your fast twitch muscles. When you do aerobic exercise, your metabolism goes up, then drops back down pretty quickly when you stop. With resistance work, the metabolism goes up while you are exercising, and then stays up for quite a while after you stop.

So be sure to make regular exercise a part of your day. It doesn’t have to be anything spectacular. Half an hour a day will make a difference. Even ten or fifteen minutes helps. 

So make some kind of exercise a part of your life. You’ll be happy you did.

Moving Minds Hypnotherapy Gold Coast helps individuals on their journey to lose weight and live a fulfilled and satisfied life. If you are interested in the hypnosis for weight loss program. Call 0422 741 041 and ask to speak to Greg!

Eating When You’re Not Hungry | Hypnotherapy for Weight Loss

When you were a toddler, you were not overweight. It’s a fact that up until about the age of two, children don’t overeat. No matter how much food you put on the average young child’s plate, he or she will eat just what the body needs, and no more.

Then that changes for many people. If you are reading this, it probably changed for you, and now you are looking at hypnosis as a way of losing excess weight.

Why did you gain too much weight? One big reason is that, somewhere along the way, you stopped listening to your body. Instead, you allowed your mind to convince you that, in certain situations, you need to eat something, whether your body wants food or not.

Let’s give this conviction that you absolutely need to eat something right this minute a name—imaginary hunger. It is a product of habit. Over the years you have developed the habit of responding to certain situations by eating. You think you are feeding your hunger, but you are actually just feeding a bad habit.

Take this example. Over time, you have gotten into the habit of eating when you watch television. When you turn on the set, you head for the kitchen to find something to munch on. You don’t say, “Oh, the TV is on, time to eat.” You actually feel hungry. It is a conditioned response, and it’s automatic.

Maybe you’re sitting around with nothing to do. You’re feeling bored. You could get up and do something interesting, but the conditioning kicks in, and you think, “I need to eat something.”

Sometimes the imaginary hunger is a response to stress. Sometimes it is something as simple as the time of day. The point is, your body does not actually need or want food. The hunger you tell yourself you are feeling is imaginary.

The first step in stopping imaginary hunger from running your life is to recognize it for what it is. If you are eating a normal, healthy diet with regular mealtimes, any hunger you feel at other times of the day is almost always imaginary.

The next step, of course, is hypnosis. One of the things a skilled hypnotist will teach you is self-hypnosis, which is one of the most useful things you will ever learn. You will soon be able, when you feel that imaginary hunger, to put yourself into a light trance and wait the hunger out. It will go away before you know it.

That will be a time for both no pain, and no gain.

What are the Different Levels of Hypnosis?

The altered state of consciousness we call a trance is what defines hypnosis and makes it both special and powerful. But not every trance is the same, and one of the ways they differ has to do with depth. The altered state can range anywhere from so light you hardly notice it, to a trance so deep that you are in a different universe.

The main thing to understand is that different levels of trance are useful for different things.

You can split trance states into four different levels—wide awake, alert, dissociated, and somnambulistic. These labels are not, by the way, used by all hypnotists, but the states they describe are recognised universally.

The wide-awake trance. The very lightest level. You can talk. You can look at the things around you. You can sit, or stand, or move around at will. You are aware of your surroundings, but still able to focus your attention tightly. If you are asked to listen to the hypnotist’s voice, or watch a pendulum swinging in front of your eyes, you can do that to the exclusion of everything else, but still be aware of those other things in the background. A lot of self-hypnosis functions at this level, for such things as learning a new motor skill, or studying a text.

The alert trance. Now the focus is more inward. Your awareness of your surroundings is greatly diminished. You can still hear and respond to the hypnotist, but you are more aware of how your body feels. You are more responsive to the hypnotist’s suggestions, like feeling heavy, or sleepy, or your arm deciding to float up with no effort from you. This level of trance is useful for things like reducing tension, relieving anxiety, and blocking pain.

The dissociated trance. At this level your mind is active, but you surrender awareness of your body. You are no longer in the room, but somewhere else—a different where and a different when. This is a level where much effective hypnotherapy works to help you deal with trauma, for instance. In this state, you can remember, and even re-experience, bad events, but do that calmly and without pain or fear. Sometimes it can seem as if you were watching the traumatic event happen to someone else. In everyday life, this is the trance you experience when you are at a movie, or listening to powerful music, and are mentally out of your body.

The somnambulistic trance. This is the deep one. You have no conscious awareness of anything at all, inside you or outside you. You have opened a door into your unconscious and gone through it into a place where time and physical space have no meaning. This state allows you go get back in touch with old memories, and to connect with the most creative parts of you.

All of these levels are available to you, and a skilled hypnotist will work with you at the level that is best for what you need to accomplish.

How to Stop Gambling? Should you try Hypnosis for Gambling?

A gambling addiction is a complex problem. There is in fact, evidence that genetics may play a role. Some recent research indicates that individuals with addictions, including gambling, have a deficiency in their ability to incorporate a neurotransmitter chemical, dopamine, into their systems. Low dopamine levels can be associated with reduced resistance to stress, and to poor impulse control.

However, genetics plays only a small role in compulsive gambling. The roots of the problem are emotional and psychological, and that is where hypnosis and hypnotherapy come into play as important weapons in the fight against this addiction.

Compulsive gamblers have a number of problems in common, and all of them are things that a competent, trained hypnotist—in Gold Coast think Greg Thompson—has the tools to deal with.

Compulsive gamblers tend to be impulsive. They are people who act first, and think later, if at all. Sometimes they actually fail to make the connection between what they do and what happens afterwards. A skilled hypnotherapist will give them the tools they need to put a metaphorical pause button between having the impulse and acting on it.

Tied to this is the fact that compulsive gamblers have often been raised in a way that makes them see themselves as powerless. They don’t think they have any control over their lives, and that whether they succeed or fail at things is out of their control, determined instead by fate, or accident, or someone else’s decisions. Hypnosis offers a way to gain a sense of empowerment, of being in control of your life.

A surprising number of compulsive gamblers also suffer from ADHD—attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. Cognitive therapy is accepted as a highly effective means of treating ADHD, and hypnosis has been shown to make that treatment even more powerful.

Many compulsive gamblers suffer from chronic anxiety, even before the stress resulting from the devastation caused by their gambling losses. Clinical hypnosis and hypnotherapy are well established as tools for reducing anxiety.

Also, many gambling addicts are depressed. For them, the rush that comes from gambling is a form of self-medication. Hypnosis has been used successfully for decades in the treatment of depression.

Compulsive gambling is a big problem in Australia, with a massive negative impact on the gamblers, their loved ones, and the country’s economy. Clinical hypnosis and hypnotherapy offer an effective way to work with the problem.