In Michigan recently, a woman got hypnotized for weight-loss in a very interesting way. Her hypnotist, Dr. Rena Greenberg, convinced the middle-aged woman (who was over 200 pounds) that she had gotten gastric bypass surgery when she in fact never did.
Though the implications of effectively turning something fictional into a fact might seem shocking, it illustrates a central point for hypnosis: the subconscious doesn’t know the difference between the real and the imagined.
That is the crux of hypnosis and neuroplasticity; under that premise, positive behavioral change is affected. In this woman’s case, she lost her craving for sugar and her confidence boosted. As a direct result, a significant amount of weight was lost.
If you’re interested in losing weight with hypnosis give Dr. Gluck a call at (212) 599-3195.