How does hypnosis for weight loss work?

Trying to lose weight can be so frustrating and a long journey. If you have tried failed to lose weight before then you have probably experienced this frustration. What can be equally as frustrating is the feeling of stress, low self-esteem and boredom.

It’s not unusual for people to become yo-yo dieters. Which is when you get into a cycle of dieting then over eating, feeling guilty then dieting again. Yo-yo dieting is ultimately bad, as it makes weight loss difficult to sustain.

While diets and nutrition plans focus on what you eat and how often, hypnotherapy for weight loss changes how you feel about what you eat. An example of this being eating a carrot but wishing it was a carrot cake. With hypnotherapy, you can learn to enjoy the carrot and not give the cake a second thought.

I know it seems hard to believe that you may turn down your favourite food for something healthier but certain hypnotherapy weight loss techniques may make this possible. By targeting the unconscious mind with powerful suggestion techniques a hypnotherapist will help you to develop a positive relationship with food and exercise and change your thinking pattern and gain control of those cravings in a way that doesn’t depress you.

Hypnotherapy aims to make you feel body confident change any negative thoughts you may have and help you lose weight responsibly without impacting your emotional well-being.

How does Hypnosis for weight loss work?

Hypnotherapy for weight loss is becoming increasingly popular. People are finding it beneficial for maintaining a healthy weight long term. Despite its popularity, it is still met with doubt. Many people are still unsure about what it involves and how it works.

It is useful to know that during hypnosis you will not:

  • Be out of control
  • Be asleep
  • Be told to do anything you don’t want to
  • Have your memory erased
  • Be forced to reveal your deepest darkest secrets

Hypnotherapy is not like what TV has perceived it to be! You will not be prized open and exploited by your hypnotherapist. You will remain in control throughout your sessions.

Your hypnotherapist will guide you into a state of deep relaxation. Once your mind and body are relaxed they will be able to access your unconscious mind. Soothing, carefully worded scripts can be used to explore your reasons for overeating and suggest new ways of thinking. You will have control to reject any suggestions you aren’t happy with. Over time with a series of sessions you will learn to replace your negative habits and replace them with positive ones.

One of the most commonly asked questions is will hypnotherapy work for me? The answer to that is simple it is hard to know until you try it. While it won’t work in the same way for everyone, the process of talking about developing good habits should help plant a seed and raise awareness when it comes to food and exercise.

One thing to remember is that hypnotherapy is a complimentary therapy, and should be used alongside a healthy eating plan and exercise regime. If you would like advice about eating better and exercising, you may find it useful to speak to a doctor or nutritionist. It is often a combined effort of all these things that leads to success.

If you're interested in learning how to become a hypnotherapist to help others develop a positive relationship with food and exercise then check out our accredited hypnotherapy courses.