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Hypnosis for Weight Loss-Changing Habits

Tuesday, September 30th, 2008

Hypnosis for weight loss?

Is it possible to use hypnosis to lose weight?

Absolutely yes

How would you use hypnosis for weight loss?

In my office in NYC I use Hypnosis to help people take back control over their habits and behaviors. I help them eliminate old unhealthy habits by teaching them how to replace those old habits with new healthier behaviors and then I work with them so that these new behaviors then become their conditioned habitual responses. And when this takes place losing weight becomes the natural response to healthier behaviors

You see, it is our habits, our unthinking, unconscious patterns, that get us into the most trouble. If we condition ourselves to walk into our home everyday at the end of the workday, and drop our packages on the floor, and run into the kitchen for a “treat” of some kind of non-essential food (unhealthy food) and then plop ourselves on the couch in front of the TV, then every day we will feel compelled to do this same unhealthy activity. In fact, if we omit this activity from our normal everyday list of things to do, we will feel out of sorts. We will feel off balance. Things will not seem right. If we complete our day of work with a trip to the gym, or the yoga class, or the meditation circle, we can create this same kind of conditioned response with a healthier behavior. And when we don’t follow through with this new healthier behavior, we will get those same feelings of being out of sorts, off balance, or not feeling right. And those uncomfortable feelings will propel us to stay on track with a healthier behavior rather than an unhealthy behavior.

How can hypnosis help me with developing good habits?

Hypnotic trance is a state where we become more suggestible. We tend to believe and accept whatever suggestions are placed into the subconscious mind when we are in hypnotic trance. In my office, I suggest to my clients that they will start to behave differently. I suggest that they will start to behave in the way that they have agreed to behave during our brief pre-session interview. I link the old behaviors to an extremely unpleasant feeling or experience so they will be motivated to stop doing that unhealthy behavior. Then I have my clients practice the new behavior and link it to an extremely pleasant feeling or experience so they are motivated to follow through with the new healthier behavior.

Why does this hypnosis process work?

Now the reason this works, is that we tend to move away from things that feel bad and move toward things that make us feel good. You’ve heard of the metaphor of the donkey being coaxed in two ways. With a carrot and a stick. Basically this is providing my clients with their own carrot and stick. Nudging them along a path that will lead them to the healthier choices that are required for them to lower their current weight and keep them able to maintain that weight for as long as they want to maintain that healthy lifestyle. This is a lifestyle change, not a remedial quick fix like a short term diet that, because it is so restrictive, is impossible to maintain. When you change your lifestyle and it becomes habitual, its becomes as easy as brushing your teeth every morning, or washing your hands at specific times. And because habits are so very powerful, we make them our powerful allies in our program of weight loss.

In Summary

This then becomes one of the very powerful ways that hypnosis is effective at helping my clients become thinner, healthier and happier. Hypnosis is also a very pleasant experience for people so they have fun, and feel extremely relaxed and more capable. Just a by product of this rewarding way of making changes permanently.

How To get Started Now With Hypnosis For Weight Loss

You can get started by doing self hypnosis. An easy a quick way to learn self hypnosis is with my free 5 day self hypnosis course. You can sign up for it by clicking on this link for self hypnosis for weight loss. You will find a sign up box in the upper right hand corner. Just fill in your name and email, and you will get delivered to your email box the best information on self hypnosis you can find anywhere. It is similar to the self hypnosis instructions that I provided as the author of the new book, “Real World Hypnosis: Insider Tips from Leading Hypnotists”, and you get it for free.

Hypnosis To Lose Weight-What Does It Take?

Friday, September 19th, 2008

Losing weight is an involved process

There are a number of things that should be addressed and changed in order to lose weight. No great new information for you there. But did you know that by using hypnosis you could make that process easier and more pleasurable. You can make it an automatic unthinking process that when you stay with it, will bring you down to a much more attractive and desirable weight. In the next few moments I’ll show you one of the ways I do this.

You’ve been on diets before, struggled to maintain a restrictive diet. And what happens? When someone, even you, tells you that you can’t eat a certain food, that food becomes even more desirable. You start to crave that particular food, not because you want it, but because you can’t have it. These restrictive programs also have another downside. When you restrict your food intake your body, through a survival mechanism, thinks there is a famine and starts to slow down your metabolism to conserve your energy stores. Just the opposite of what you want to happen if you are trying to lose weight. So diets don’t work. It’s just that simple. And if you’ve ever been on a diet you probably found this to be true. You gained all the weight back as soon as you stopped eating in that restrictive manner.

So, how can hypnosis make this different?

When you are hypnotized, one of the things that an experienced and well-trained hypnotist will be able to do is to change your response to food and eating. We all are born with the proper behavior toward food that we want to have. That behavior is to eat when hungry and stop when full. Have you ever noticed how an infant eats? An infant eats until it is full, and then stops. It spits out the nipple and will refuse to eat, because it doesn’t need the food anymore. It has supplied itself with the necessary nutrients it requires to take care of its needs for the next couple of hours.

You were born with that same ability. As a well-trained hypnotist, I create the states that are necessary for my clients to make changes in their responses and reactions to foods…even the thoughts of food. And by doing just this simple process my clients start to see food and eating differently. They are no longer controlled by food. They are satisfied with a small amount of food. They regain control over the simple task of supplying nutrients to their body, and that feels good.

This is just one of the methods I use in helping my clients regain control over food, and lose weight.

In Summary

So if you want to effectively use hypnosis to help you to lose weight, one of the things you need is to create the state where food is just another object that we use to supply life, like breathing, and drinking water.

If you would like to get a free mini-course to learn how you can use self-hypnosis to lose weight, just sign up for my mini-course in the box on the right.

Marc Carlin

The NYC Hypnotist

Weight Loss Attitude, What Does It Take?

Sunday, July 20th, 2008

Have you ever gone to sleep at night thinking that you were going to get a fresh start tomorrow morning? And then when you wake up in the morning, you decide that you really don’t want to eat a healthy breakfast, or take a sweaty walk, or follow that exercise program?

Well, what happened during the night to have that change occur? I don’t know! I really don’t, I can only speculate on what the reasons are, because we all have differing reasons for not following through on the promises we make to ourselves. What I can tell you is that it doesn’t have to be that way.

How do I know this? Because if you look at some of the other things that you do in your life, that you are consistent with, you find that you have a strategy in place to get them done. And that strategy doesn’t allow you to question whether or not you will do that particular activity or not. It will just get done, come hell or high water! That is what we call conditioning.

How can we condition ourselves for change with losing weight? We have to start with a change in our attitude. And that change has to be from where you are at this very moment in time. Not where the next person is, but from where you are

Find out how you can start this attitude shift and make it permanent by reserving your spot for the free teleseminar I’m hosting with 2X Oprah guest author, Victoria Moran. We’re having our little Q & A on Tuesday evening at 8PM EDT. Everyone is invited, but because there is limited space availability on the phone lines, it’s probably better for you if you reserve your spot right now. Go to:

Don’t miss out on this fabulous and informative evening. Be sure to ask your own most pressing questions regarding weight loss, spiritual living, or any other life issues you might be experiencing, and I’ll make sure that we answer them.

Marc Carlin

The NYC Hypnotist

(516) 747-7699

Weight Loss And The Mind Body Connection

Saturday, July 19th, 2008

When we think of weight loss and how to accomplish it, we usually believe it works by the formula of food in, energy out. This should create a comfortable weight maintenance program. Or using an equation:

X Calories -X Activity = 0 gain/loss of weight.

This simplistic version is what we use when we diet. There is more to weight loss and weight maintenance than this simple equation. There is also the attitude we have toward food and how it controls us.

Victoria Moran, 2x Oprah guest and author of 10 books on fitness, weight loss, and spiritual living, will be my guest as I host my series of Q & A Hot Seat. Victoria will answer your questions and give you insights into how she lost 60 pounds and kept it off for over 20 years.

Make your reservation for this informative and enjoyable event at:

There is limited capacity so make your reservation now before you forget and miss out. Ask your most pressing questions and have Victoria answer them for you personally.

Marc Carlin

The NYC Hypnotist

Weight Loss With Hypnosis Is A Heavy Topic

Friday, July 18th, 2008

I have a very large part of my practice involved in helping clients take
back control of their eating behaviors.

What I strive to do is create new relationships for them with food. When food is viewed as a source of fuel, rather than a source of comfort, people start to reclaim their control and become more at peace.

A recent client I’m working with, came into my office beaming the
other day. She told me in her whole life she had never felt this good. And she felt this good everywhere she went. This lady is morbidly obese, but quickly changing her attitude and relationship with food. She reported that she exercised easily, and did so without complaining or feeling she “had to” do it. When presented with food choices she made healthier ones, more easily. If she felt like eating something she knew wasn’t so healthy for her, she found just a bite would be sufficient.

Changing your attitude is key to making change.

I’ve got a free teleseminar coming up with an author and 2x guest of Oprah, Victoria Moran, author of 10 books including Fit From Within. She knows a thing or two about changing your attitude. She lost 60 pounds and has kept it off for over 20 years. She has agreed to answer your questions during this Evening of Q & A. If you’d like to find out more visit the reservation page at:

Marc Carlin

The NYC Hypnotist