Your subconscious mind has many beliefs about losing weight. You might automatically think: Losing weight is impossible, that you don’t want to give up your favourite foods, or that you don’t have time for exercise. These unconscious thoughts – which are shaped by memories, experiences and expectations – ultimately drive our conscious actions, and we don’t even realize this is happening.
In short, our subconscious sets us up to fail. And that’s true about many of our bad habits – negative self-talk, smoking, overeating – they’re all deeply rooted in unconscious thought.
Through hypnotherapy, though, we can begin to alter and update these negative assumptions. And that might explain why the research strongly suggests hypnosis works for conditions like chronic pain, substance abuse and weight loss.
By training our minds to think differently about challenges and goals, we can eliminate the negative thoughts that so frequently lead to self-sabotage.
Simply stated, hypnosis empowers you to change your unconscious thoughts. And that, in a nutshell, is how hypnotherapy works.