Hypnosis is a procedure during which a professional Hypno-therapist suggests that you experience changes in sensations, perceptions, thoughts or behavior. The procedure begins with an induction period that includes suggestions for relaxation, calmness and well-being. The induction period is followed by a variety of techniques used by the Hypno-therapist to re-program your subconscious mind. Some of these techniques include
Reversing the behaviors that led you to gain weight
Strengthening your will power and determination
Re-shaping your attitudes towards healthy foods and exercise
Visualizing a new, healthy body as well as a new, happy, YOU
Some people are very responsive to hypnotic suggestions while others are not. Some people describe their experience with hypnosis as feeling normal, but focused as well as very calm and relaxed. Regardless of their level of responsiveness, most people describe their hypnotic experience as very pleasant.
Your ability to experience hypnotic suggestions can be inhibited by fears and concerns arising from some common misconceptions. Contrary to what you’ve read in books or seen in the movies, people who have been hypnotized do not lose control over their behavior. They typically remain aware of who they are and where they are, and unless amnesia has been specifically suggested, they usually remember what transpires during hypnosis. Hypnosis makes it easier for people to experience suggestions, but it does not force them against their will.