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How Hypnotherapy for Weight Loss Works?

Hypnotherapy for Weight Loss

Have you ever feel like you’re stuck in an endless cycle of dieting and regaining weight? You’re not alone. We understand that the journey to weight loss can often feel frustrating and tiring. But what if I told you that the secret to shedding those stubborn pounds lies not in another fad diet, but in the power of your own mind?

Do you wonder if hypnotherapy for weight loss can help you? By changing your relationship with food,  and most importantly, yourself, losing weight is possible! Before going into the process of how hypnotherapy helps to lose weight we should understand why do people gain weight.

Why Do People Gain Weight?

Weight gain is a complex issue influenced by a myriad of factors including genetics, family influence, lifestyle, and environment. While it is often attributed to an imbalance between calorie intake and calorie expenditure, the reality is far more nuanced. Beyond the numbers, emotional stress, psychological patterns, and deeply ingrained beliefs and habits play a significant role in weight gain.

Many individuals find themselves trapped in self-sabotaging behaviors, making it difficult to break the cycle. Addressing weight gain requires a holistic approach that considers all these elements, recognizing that the journey to a healthier weight is as much about mental and emotional well-being as it is about diet and exercise.

Relationship Between Mind and Body in Weight Loss

The Role of the Subconscious Mind in Behaviour and Habits

The subconscious mind is a powerful force that governs our habits, behaviours, and emotions. It’s like an autopilot that drives many of our daily actions without us even realizing it. When it comes to eating and exercise, the subconscious mind can be both an ally and an adversary. Unhealthy eating patterns and sedentary lifestyles are often rooted in subconscious behaviours formed over years or even decades.

How Beliefs and Attitudes Influence Eating Habits and Weight?

Beliefs and attitudes play a pivotal role in shaping our eating habits and, consequently, our weight. Deeply ingrained perceptions about food, body image, and self-worth can drive our dietary choices, often subconsciously. For instance, someone who views food as a source of comfort may turn to eating during times of stress, leading to weight gain over time. Similarly, cultural beliefs about body image can influence how we perceive our own bodies and dictate our eating behaviors. Positive attitudes towards healthy eating and exercise can foster better habits, while negative self-perceptions can lead to unhealthy cycles of overeating or restrictive dieting. Understanding and reshaping these beliefs and attitudes is crucial for achieving and maintaining a healthy weight.

How Hypnotherapy Can Aid Weight Loss?

Changing Attitudes and Feelings Towards Food and Exercise

Hypnotherapy works by accessing the subconscious mind to reframe negative attitudes and feelings towards food and exercise. Through guided relaxation and focused attention, a hypnotherapist can help you develop a positive mindset that views healthy eating and physical activity as enjoyable and rewarding rather than burdensome tasks.

Overcoming Emotional Eating Through Hypnosis

Emotional eating is a common hurdle in the weight loss journey. Hypnotherapy addresses the root causes of emotional eating by helping you identify and process underlying emotions in a healthy way. By breaking the link between emotions and food, hypnosis can reduce cravings and promote healthier eating habits.

Addressing Underlying Issues Contributing to Weight Gain

Often, weight gain is a symptom of deeper issues such as low self-esteem, unresolved trauma, or chronic stress. Hypnotherapy can uncover and address these underlying issues, providing a holistic approach to weight loss. By upgrading the subconscious mind, you can create a solid foundation for achieving and maintaining a healthy weight.

Scientific Evidence Supporting Hypnotherapy for Weight Loss

Review of Studies and Research on Hypnotherapy and Weight Management

Numerous studies have demonstrated the effectiveness of hypnotherapy for weight loss. Research published in the International Journal of Obesity showed that participants who received hypnotherapy lost more weight than those who did not and were able to maintain their weight loss over time. Another study in the Journal of Clinical Psychology found that hypnosis enhanced weight loss results in individuals following a calorie-restricted diet.

Success Rates and Long-Term Effectiveness of Hypnosis for Weight Loss

Hypnotherapy not only helps with immediate weight loss but also supports long-term weight maintenance. The sustained success of hypnotherapy is attributed to its ability to reprogram the subconscious mind, leading to lasting changes in behaviour and attitude. Many clients report continued weight loss and improved overall well-being even years after their hypnotherapy sessions.

Process of Hypnotherapy for Weight Loss

Initial Consultation and Assessment

The journey begins with an initial consultation where your hypnotherapist will conduct a thorough assessment of your eating habits, lifestyle, and psychological factors contributing to weight gain. This helps in customizing a personalized hypnotherapy plan that aligns with your specific needs and goals.

Customization of Hypnotherapy Sessions

Each hypnotherapy session is customized to address your unique challenges and objectives. During the sessions, the hypnotherapist will use various techniques to guide you into a state of deep relaxation and heightened focus, where positive suggestions can be effectively communicated to your subconscious mind.

Hypnosis for Weight Loss Sessions

Hypnosis for weight loss sessions are designed to transform your relationship with food and yourself. Through these sessions, you will uncover the origins of your poor eating habits, understanding when, how, and why they began, and work on unlearning these detrimental patterns.

Hypnotherapists help you stop binge eating and develop healthy habits that promote long-term wellness. By improving your relationship with yourself, you reinforce positive eating patterns and foster a healthier approach to food. Additionally, the sessions aim to boost your confidence, motivation, and determination, empowering you to achieve and maintain your weight loss goals with a renewed sense of self-belief.

Frequency and Duration of Hypnotherapy Sessions

The frequency and duration of hypnotherapy sessions vary depending on individual progress and goals. Typically, a series of sessions over several weeks is recommended to achieve optimal results. Your hypnotherapist will work with you to develop a schedule that fits your lifestyle and supports your weight loss journey.

Real-Life Success Stories

We’ve witnessed numerous success stories where clients have achieved remarkable weight loss through hypnotherapy. Take Bronwyn C., for instance, who struggled with emotional eating for years. After just a few sessions, she developed healthier mechanisms and lost weight within few months.  

Testimonials from Clients and Their Experiences with Hypnosis for Weight Loss

Bronwyn C., a client at MIHH, says,

“I definitely recommend ‘Make It Happen Hypnotherapy’. Even after the first session, I could feel and see the results in my life, and now, after several sessions, I feel that the hypnotherapist at MIHH has guided me to explore and then extinguish the root causes of old problems. I approached MIHH as I wanted to lose weight: one of their therapists took me on a journey of self-discovery to help me understand why I had always struggled with my weight, and how to resolve these issues. Certainly, I have lost weight, but more importantly, I have also lost bad habits, anxiety, fears, and anger. MIHH has led me to become a better self, a more confident, happier, and more fulfilled self – and slimmer too.”

Potential Benefits of Hypnotherapy for Weight Loss

Hypnotherapy offers a multitude of benefits for weight loss, including:

  • Sustainable weight loss through behavioural change
  • Reduced cravings and emotional eating
  • Enhanced motivation for healthy lifestyle choices
  • Improved self-esteem and body image
  • Stress reduction and better emotional health
  • Long-term maintenance of weight loss achievements

Finding a Qualified Hypnotherapist

Reading Reviews and Testimonials

Client reviews and testimonials can provide valuable insights into a hypnotherapist’s effectiveness and approach. Look for consistent positive feedback and success stories that resonate with your goals.

Asking Questions During Initial Consultations

During your initial consultation, don’t hesitate to ask questions about the hypnotherapist’s experience, methods, and success rates. A qualified professional will be happy to address your concerns and explain how hypnotherapy can be modified to your specific needs.


If you do not take care of your body, the time will surely come when your body will not take care of you.” – Asad Ashraf

Hypnotherapy offers a promising and holistic approach to weight loss by addressing the psychological factors that contribute to weight gain. At Make It Happen Hypnotherapy (MIHH), we are dedicated to helping you achieve your weight loss goals through the power of your subconscious mind. By transforming your relationship with food, exercise, and self-image, hypnotherapy can make the way for sustainable and long-lasting weight loss.

Take the first step towards your weight loss journey today! Book a free initial consultation and discover how hypnotherapy can help you achieve your goals.

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