• Sarah

Can Hypnotherapy Really Help With Weight Loss?

Updated: Nov 1, 2021

If you're overweight and want to lose weight, then hypnotherapy might be a good idea for you. Hypnotherapy is a way of using the power of your subconscious mind to help change habits and behaviours that are causing excess weight. It's not about willpower or motivation; it's about changing what we do and how we think so that eating healthy becomes easy and normal. No matter how long you've struggled with your body image or your relationship with food, hypnosis can help you make healthy lifestyle changes much easier.

How hypnotherapy works for weight loss

Our behaviours around food and our relationship with our bodies are usually determined during our former years. From childhood through to being a young adult, we learn what foods to eat from those around us, our culture and environment, the beliefs of our parents, siblings and those close to us.

In addition, the media, advertising and social media constantly bombard us with messages around food, diets, body shape. No matter how much attention we think we are paying to these messages, or not, our mind is taking in far more than we consider.

Our subconscious mind, the part responsible for running our automatic behaviours, takes all this information in and establishes our unique patterns, behaviours and emotional relationship with food. This is why diets consistently fail for long-term weight loss as we battle with our subconscious patterns.

Hypnotherapy works at the subconscious level of the mind. It allows us to bypass the conscious mind, also known as the critical factor - that part of the mind that acts as the gatekeeper. This part of your mind is the voice inside you saying, 'oh no! not another diet', 'that will make you miserable', ' you'll fail at this again. The subconscious, on the other hand, doesn't have judgement. It simply follows a learned set of behaviours developed throughout your life. Hypnosis allows us direct access to the subconscious mind making changes to these patterns easier.

When you use hypnosis to support your weight loss goals, the results can be powerful. Research shows hypnosis can help people reduce the number of calories consumed, increase feelings of fullness and decrease cravings for high-calorie foods.

What are the benefits of hypnotherapy for weight loss?

  • It changes your mindset around food, your health and body image.

  • It helps you understand your emotional eating triggers and how to replace them healthily.

  • It can increase your motivation for exercise.

  • Cravings reduce.

  • You learn to feel full quicker and recognise real hunger rather than emotional hunger.

  • The change happens at a subconscious level making lifestyle changes long-lasting

Hypnosis is a powerful tool that can help you lose weight. If you're looking to take control of your health and start living the life you want, then hypnotherapy may be just what you need. The benefits of using this technique are endless - not only will it work to make physical changes in your body, but it also offers emotional support for those who might struggle with feelings of shame or guilt around their food choices. If you would like more information about how the hypnotherapy weight transformation programme can help support your wellness goals, book a free consultation today.