It's the middle of the night and you have that nagging feeling. A little voice inside your head is begging for a taste of sugary goodness. It kind of feels like you have a little devil on your shoulder with a pitchfork; poking you out of bed to find a midnight snack to stuff in your mouth. On your other shoulder sits the angel; reminding you of your diet as he tries to convince you to stay put. Who wins this battle?
For many people addicted to sugar and snacking, this scenario is all too familiar. It's also a great way to understand how your conscious and subconscious mind operates. Your conscious mind is the angel while, in this particular story, your subconscious mind is the devil. The two can sometimes be at odds and when that happens, your subconscious is the likely victor.
You see the angel -your conscious mind- knows that overindulging in sweets can lead to an unhealthy lifestyle. Too much sugar can result in obesity, diabetes, heart problems and other illnesses that will decrease your lifespan. So why don’t you listen to the angel and just go back to bed without rummaging through your kitchen? It’s because your decision-making brain turns to your subconscious to ask, “Hey devil, how do we feel about eating sweets?” And that’s the moment when all hell breaks loose.
The subconscious mind of a sugar addict has learned to build unhealthy behaviors and habits when it comes to sweets. If you constantly crave sugar, chances are, you’ve built an emotional tie to the act of overeating sweets. Your subconscious mind will override your decision to stay healthy because you’ve programmed the devil on your shoulder to take over in these situations.
Hypnotists are experts when it comes to speaking with your subconscious mind. We put your conscious mind into a deep level of relaxation so that we can speak directly with your subconscious. During a hypnosis session, I will help my clients take control over their thought processes. We’ll remove the learned and habitual behaviors and reprogram the way they feel about overindulging in sweets.
An editor over at Reader’s Digest, Anne Fritz, shares how she tried hypnosis with Richard Barker to beat her sugar addiction. “When the session ended, I felt super-refreshed and was in a happy energetic mood the rest of the day. As for the sugar cravings… the first day I still had them, but the difference was that I didn’t indulge them. It was as if a switch had been flipped and I simply wasn’t going to eat candy anymore.”
Read Anne’s full story by clicking on the link below.