Appetite control by hypnosis – Hypnogenesis Magazine 2007 – Hypnotherapy Glasgow


Appetite Control Success Through Hypnosis
Alan B. Densky CH 

Medical research has proven that all diets work. But research teams have also proven that there are secrets to making those diets work efficiently. In this article we will reveal the secrets of quick, easy, and permanent weight loss.

Medical science research at Tufts-New England Medical Center has provided irrefutable evidence that all popular diets work when you stick to them. Atkins – low carb; The Zone – low glycemic index; Ornish – low fat; Weight Watchers – low calorie.

But research has provided convincing evidence that almost no one can stick to any diet because of his or her appetite. So to be successful with a diet, weight loss hypnosis can be very effective.

Webster’s Dictionary defines “Appetite” as: “The desire for gratification of some want, craving, or passion.” So “appetite” is eating and drinking for relaxation and pleasure.

Many people confuse hunger with appetite. Hunger is defined as “The body’s call for nourishment.” In other words, when the body needs fuel, that’s when you feel factual hunger. By that differentiation, it is practically impossible for anyone to “be hungry” if they are overweight.

However, it is possible for you to have feelings that you interpret as “hunger.” And the stomach contracting in expectation of being fed causes those feelings.

When you were a tot and you became cranky, your mother would put a nipple into your mouth to distract you from that upset. You would get distracted, become calmer and often go to sleep. That sequence of events was repeated dozens of times so that your unconscious mind was programmed: When something goes into your mouth, you get relaxation and pleasure from it.

Now that you are all grown up, if you feel tense or anxious, you crave something in your mouth for relaxation and pleasure – food!

People Also Get Cravings and Urges Because Of Conditioning.

When you connect consuming food with any other activity, the other activity will trigger cravings for food and an urge to eat. This is called a conditioned response. For example: If you eat when you drive your car, you will automatically get an urge to eat each time you drive your car.

What About Compulsive Overeaters Who Eat Because Of Emotional Reasons?

A compulsion is defined as an “irresistible impulse.” NLP (neuro-linguistic programming has a presupposition: All behaviors are driven by a positive intention. In other words, our subconscious mind will only motivate us into behaviors that benefit or protect us in some way. So in NLP terms, being fat is a behavior when it provides a positive outcome for us.

You may be wondering what the positive outcomes of being fat could possibly be. The list of possible positive outcomes is as long as the list of people who are grossly overweight. But I’ll give you a classic example: A person gets their heart broken in a relationship. So to protect the self from getting the heart broken again, the unconscious motivates the self to become overweight to keep the self out of relationships and prevent another broken heart.

A big secret to suppressing your appetite is called an NLP six-step reframe. With an NLP reframe, we respect the fact that the subconscious is pushing us to consume our food for relaxation and pleasure. And if we are eating compulsively because being fat is protecting us, we respect that also.

In a neuro-linguistic programming six-step reframe we compromise with our subconscious mind. In the scenario of eating for relaxation and pleasure, we ask our subconscious mind to assume the responsibility for making us automatically substitute other behaviors. The alternate behaviors must be as effective and available at providing the same relaxation and pleasure. But they must also be more consciously acceptable to us. When the mind is motivating us into alternate behaviors that provide the relaxation and pleasure that we require – we lose our appetite on this score.

If you are a compulsive overeater we do an additional reframe. We ask your subconscious to assume the responsibility for substituting new behaviors in place of being fat. These new behaviors must be as effective and available at providing the same positive outcomes. But they must be activities that are more consciously acceptable to you as an individual. When your subconscious is motivating you into alternate behaviors that provide the same outcomes that you require, you lose the urges to overeat.

As far as feeling cravings because of conditioning (conditioned responses), we utilize various hypnotic and NLP techniques that “extinguish” those conditioned responses. That breaks the connection between the behaviors, and eliminates the urges and feelings of compulsion.

When your appetite has been eliminated and any compulsion to overeat has been dealt with, you can easily stick to any type of healthful diet indefinitely so that it becomes a permanent lifestyle change.

Compulsive eating and appetite suppression is a complex topic. I can only scratch the surface of it in this article. You can locate additional articles on this topic on my website.

Alan B. Densky, CH is NGH certified. He specializes in the use of NLP CD’s for appetite control and weight loss hypnosis. He also provides a broad range of NLP & hypnosis CD’s & DVD’s for a broad range of other topics and can be reached through his Neuro-VISION Video Hypnosis website. 

© 2007 By Alan B. Densky.

Contact: Linda Alexander, Hypnotherapy Glasgow on 0141 632 1440 or 07875 493 358, also

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