I've been thinking about trying hypnosis out for weightloss. I eat pretty well, but sometimes still have have crazy eat-me-NOW cravings for whatever food sounds appealing at the time. (Sweet food, salty food, fast food, whatever- it changes on a monthly- or weekly!- basis! )
anyway, the tiny bit of research I've done says that hypnosis basically helps to 'switch' that part of the brain that makes you crave stuff into making you crave HEALTHY stuff. AND that it can make you flip your brain into a 'I don't want THAT' mode so that as time goes by you're less and less likely to want ice cream, brownies, chips, sodas, etc.
So, anybody ever tried it? I'm looking for the good, the bad and the ugly.
Yes, I used hypnosis successfully for weight loss, at least for a while.
It is very pleasant, very relaxing. I knew it was working when I reflexively picked up my son's milkshake to finish it and a little voice in my head said "You don't want that" and I put it down.
So -- it is easy, painless and pleasant.
The only thing is, once I didn't want to lose weight any more, it stopped working. I think that's because hypnosis can't make you do something you don't want to do. Another example is that one time I asked my hypnotherapist to suggest to me I take a chromium pill to help control my appetite. Even though she did, I still didn't take the pill because I guess it is really ingrained in me not to take medicine unless absolutely necessary.