Weight Loss with Hypnosis Phenomenon

People may react with shock and a raised eyebrow if they hear someone say “You can achieve weight loss with hypnosis in your sleep!” They may even think that the person saying this must be crazy. Think again, because there is a scientific basis for this seemingly out of this world idea.

People who lack the time to do their exercises during daytime will benefit from this new finding. The key principle used here is to promote weight loss with hypnosis. The objective is to alter the state of mind through the use of dreams to promote exercise activities.

The phenomenon works through hypnotherapy where a hypnotherapist conducts hypnosis to promote lucid dream. Lucid dream is an experience when an individual can manipulate what to dream about. In this case, it is to do exercise activities while asleep. The principle, by which this process works, is the fact that the brain releases certain neurotransmitters when doing an actual exercise. These neurotransmitters increase the body and muscle activity, which help individuals to burn calories and to get rid of the excess pounds.

Hypnosis Techniques

During lucid dream, one dreams of doing exercise. The brain is stimulated to act and to release neurotransmitters in the same way as when doing an actual exercise. These neurotransmitters then increase the blood flow to the muscles. The muscles are then fueled to contract and to begin burning calories. Although the muscle activity is not the same as when a person does the exercise during waking hours, it still records movement that is enough to burn significant amount of calories.

Lucid dream is a scientifically proven activity that can be achieved in two ways: one is through dream-initiated lucid dream (DILD) and another is through wake-initiated lucid dream (WILD). Both techniques can be conducted through hypnosis.

There is another technique that needs to be developed through hypnosis, which is dream recall. Dream recall is a person’s ability to recollect dreams vividly. Dream recall can be improved by keeping a dream journal where one can log details such as time, person, place and activity of the dream. A hypnotherapist can work with the client to achieve lucid dream and dream recall through brain training and autosuggestion.

To train the brain to dream of exercise while asleep can stimulate the brain to release the necessary neurotransmitters to burn calories and, therefore, to lose the excess pounds.

It must also be understood that there are studies that support weight loss with hypnosis. They make use of the following hypothesis to support this claim: one is the fact that hypnosis can train the brain to induce sleep and dream; two, is that sleep improves body function and keeps them at their maximum level, so if a person has more sleep, the brain and muscles can work together and perform exercises while a person sleeps; and three, hypnosis and sleep promotes overall health and not just prevent illnesses.

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