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Tricking the Mind

PEOPLE HAVE STRUGGLED for years with weight loss. Some go on raw vegetable diet, while some experiment with extreme detox. People visit different countries in the hope of finding a solution, join gyms they never visit, and pay for fitness lessons they never attend. The list is endless.

By Shivani Adalja

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Published: Sat 31 Aug 2013, 4:04 PM

Last updated: Fri 3 Apr 2015, 5:42 AM

The reality is that weight gain is all about emotional eating and letting yourself go. Most people start adding on pounds after going through trauma or a negative life-changing event. There are also hidden dynamics at play. People also tend to add on weight when their chakras are out of alignment. Chakras are the energy centers hidden within your energy body, which surrounds the physical body. These energy centers are responsible for your emotional, physical and mental wellbeing. When a negative life changing event occurs, these chakras are likely to be affected. The second chakra is located in your abdomen and is responsible for emotional wellbeing and self esteem.

When any kind of negative event occurs, this chakra is likely to affect your digestive system leading to erratic eating patterns and sudden weight gain. Once emotional cleansing happens through specific meditations and hypnotherapy, the chakra returns to its normal function. As a result you will start loosing weight much faster. After the second chakra is balanced, you then need to focus on controlling the mind and guide it in the right direction to stay focused to maintain good health.

One of the latest techniques in the field of hypnotherapy is that of Hypnoband. During the session a client is led to believe that he has undergone a gastric bypass and that his stomach size has been reduced. Once this suggestion is planted in the mind, it is endorsed time and again through follow up sessions. Over a period of time this belief helps the client to lose weight as he starts feeling full with smaller meals leading to considerable weight loss.

At first this concept sounded very alien to me. After all how is it possible to make your subconscious mind believe that you had a surgery, but in reality it was just hypnosis? And so I have been experimenting this unique approach on myself for the last few weeks and guess what? I am down a few kilos. Of course I watch what I am eating and I try to stay fit. But the fact of the matter is I am feeling full eating smaller portions and that in turn is helping me lose weight.

Who would have thought that tricking your mind can help you lose weight. But sometimes all you need is the courage to try something new to rediscover yourself.

Shivani Adalja is an Abu Dhabi-based well-being expert. She runs the Alignment Insitute which offers effective solutions that focus on stress management and overall wellbeing. Email

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