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How Successful is Hypnosis for Weight Loss?

How Successful is Hypnosis for Weight Loss?

How Successful is Hypnosis for Weight Loss?

Lifestyle, Self-Hypnosis

Hypnotherapy for weight loss has been a proven tool for natural weight loss.  Early studies from the 90s found that people who used hypnosis lost more than twice as much weight as those who dieted without such therapy. In addition, a 2014 study was done with 60 obese women and found that those who practiced hypnobehavioral therapy lost weight, improved their eating habits and body image. A small 2017 study which included eight obese adults and three children found that all of them successfully lost weight. One participant even avoided surgery due to the treatment benefits. 

In fact, hypnosis’ ability to modify habit control and weight loss has been effective enough that the IRS now offers IRS Tax Credit for your Weight Loss and/or Smoking Cessation Hypnotherapy Programs. Check with your tax professional to see what is required to qualify. 

Effective hypnosis for weight loss is done through suggestion. Whether using self-hypnosis or traditional hypnosis with a hypnotherapist, the client is always the one in control.

How does hypnosis for weight loss work? 

Hypnosis is a natural, relaxed state of body and mind.  The client learns how to relax, unlocking access to the subconscious mind. The subconscious mind controls unconscious biological processes, including hunger, cravings, and metabolism.  During hypnosis, the client’s conscious and subconscious mind learn greater self-awareness, greater self-control, and how to work together on issues and goals on the subconscious level. Frequently, emotional awareness control and expression are at the base of more serious weight issues.

Using guided imagery, a hypnotherapist can take you through a hypnotic age regression where you rewrite your life script so it feels good to exercise regularly doing something you enjoy such as dancing or bicycling. Hypnotic weight control also includes the suggestion to eat the right foods in the right amounts for you to lose excess weight and maintain a healthy weight. The human being works on the pleasure principle: the only thing you are going to do regularly is what feels good. Hypnotic suggestions can make healthy eating and exercise feel good, making natural weight control easier.  Additionally, guided imagery also aids with changing your body metabolism so you tend to lose weight rather than gain weight. Your mind gives suggestions to your body, encouraging it to cooperate with you in weight loss, from making the best use of exercise to appetite control. 

Hypnotic age regression gives your subconscious mind the option of releasing past life experiences (whether that past be in this life or one before it) contributing to the present challenge. Weight loss difficulties frequently have a past life basis, particularly when actual obesity exists. If such experiences are involved, suggestions are given for the release of the negative effects of all negative experiences attached to them.  Another technique is to rewrite the experiences themselves in a more positive way, like a rewrite of a movie scene. Some people gain weight to avoid being sexually attractive after a negative, perhaps forced, sexual experience. This can happen particularly if such an experience occurred during childhood or teen years. A rewrite might involve focusing on your own inner power to prevent such an experience in present reality rather than continuing to carry out an inner decision to be overweight and unattractive.

Can hypnosis prevent stress eating?

Absolutely.  Stress eating or emotional eating can be controlled through suggestions to react to potentially stressful situations with physical relaxation, emotional calm and mental problem-solving behavior instead of eating a box of candy or bag of chips.  Stress releases a chemical called cortisol into your body which prevents healthy, normal weight loss.  When the stress is overcome, weight loss is much easier. 

Weight loss meditation suggestions can be given which allow you to lose weight while you sleep.  One technique is to allow your subconscious mind to resolve challenges while you sleep so you sleep a deep, rejuvenating, weight releasing sleep each night, awakening with high, steady energy levels throughout day and evening. The higher energy levels encourage healthy exercise Your ability to lose weight and keep it off is greatly improved.  

Have you heard of Dr. Deepak Chopra? He is a medical doctor who has discovered that we are constantly rebuilding our bodies on the cellular level. You rebuild the lining of your mouth about every 3 days, your liver every six weeks, and your whole skeletal system in less than a year. Completely. You can rebuild them stronger and healthier or weaker and more prone to such physical issues as obesity and faster aging.  By taking command of your body and your mind, you can release desire for the refined sugars and excess carbs many people in our society have become addicted to.  This addiction is one of the major obstacles to weight loss and maintaining healthy weight.  Using hypnotic suggestion to change the body’s metabolism can burn calories as rapidly as is healthiest for your body with none of the dangerous drugs sometimes used by desperate dieters. 

Reach for the Stars! – A tool for weight control while you sleep.

Weight loss guided meditations which play as you sleep can act as reinforcement along with weight loss hypnotherapy in private sessions or as a stand-alone tool for weight control. Reach for the Stars offers a unique algorithm which, with the push of a button, allows you to listen automatically while falling asleep and during sleep to guided meditations focusing on such topics as weight loss, positive stress management, energy, lifelong memory excellence and business/career success in rotation over weeks or months, that magical 21 times which is optimal for permanently changing your mindset!  


Terry Brussel-Rogers, CCHt

Terry is a Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist. In her work in private practice and directing Success Center, Inc., Terry has assisted her clients and has taught hypnotists, healers, and coaches in the U.S., Canada, U.K., and many other countries to work with such issues as stress management, habit control, success/sales motivation, and learning/memory enhancement.

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