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Use Hypnosis to Lose Weight or Quit Smoking

Jul 19, 2008
Just about everyone has heard of hypnosis. Some may know a friend or family member who has tried it. But how much do you really know about being hypnotized? And is it something that can help you?

The word hypnosis comes from the Greek word for "sleep." This root makes sense, when you understand that those who are being hypnotized are meant to slip into something relating to a trance.

There are many different reasons why one may want to try out hypnosis. Some try it to rid themselves of anxiety, while others use it to help themselves to lose weight or quit smoking.

The idea is that the suggestions made take root into the hypnotizee's brain, allowing him or her to be free of food addiction and nicotine addiction. Some who have been hypnotized proclaim that they hardly even feel the need to eat until later in the afternoon, for example. To go even further, some say that instead of craving chocolate and other unhealthy sweets, they craze a much healthier alternative: fruit!

The secret is that these habits are made subconsciously, meaning that they hardly even affect your daily life or train of thought. Just like whatever habit or behavior is responsible for you being a smoker or overweight is subconscious, the correcting habits and behaviors will be more effective when they are rooted deep in the subconscious.

If you feel as though your budget is too tight to afford a professional hypnotist, there is an alternative: self-hypnosis. Self-hypnosis is when a person hypnotizes his or herself. There are several ways to achieve self-hypnosis.

Some use equipment called mind machines that stimulate the visual part of the mind as well as stimulating the audio portion and making the person more hypnosis-ready.

After a significant amount of time passes, many who practice self-hypnosis find that they are better and better at reaching the trance-like state-and without the assistance of a mind machine.

However, hypnosis is not something to simply dabble in. There are potential risks, as you are somewhat vulnerable when in this trance-like state. This is why you should trust yourself to professionals or be sure to do your research before attempting self-hypnosis.

If you are interested in the benefits that hypnosis could possibly offer you, do your research and check it out. You may find that even if you are skeptical about hypnosis, the benefits are astounding and well worth the effort!
About the Author
Wendy Moyer is an independent journalist. Be Hyp is a trusted resource that offers consumers products and information related to hypnosis-further information can be found on the Be Hyp website.
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