Has anyone lost weight with hypnosis?
Early studies from the 90s found that people who used hypnosis lost more than twice as much weight as those who dieted without the use of hypnotherapy and CBT. A 2014 study worked with 60 obese women, and found that those who used this type of therapy lost weight, improved their eating habits and body image.
When it comes to losing weight, most of you will have already tried other weight loss programs such as Weight Watchers, Lighter Life, Slimming World or even personal trainers. But there may be one method you haven’t thought of yet: a hypnotherapist.
It turns out using hypnosis is another route people are venturing down in the search for weight loss. And typically, it’s tried after all the other last-ditch efforts have failed.
It’s not about someone else controlling your mind and making you do silly things to embarrass you. Mind control and losing control or doing something against your will are the biggest misconceptions about hypnosis. Because of how the entertainment industry portrays hypnotists, people are led to believe that it’s all for show. The Hypno Diet is more than just hypnosis. We add therapy and other techniques to help you adjust and change habits. So Hypnotherapy is Therapy using Hypnosis.
You’re certainly not unconscious when you experience hypnosis—it’s more like a deep state of relaxation. Similar to that floating feeling you get before you drift off to sleep, or that dreamy sensation you feel as you wake up in the morning, before you’re fully aware of where you are and what is surrounding you. When you watch a film and become totally engrossed in it, nothing around you matters and you feel like you are in that film, feeling all the emotions that come with it. You cry, you laugh you jump…this is again similar to being under hypnosis or as we like to call it “the altered state”
Being in that state makes you more susceptible to change, and that’s why hypnotherapy for weight loss is effective. It’s different from other dieting methods because hypnosis addresses the cause and other contributing factors directly at the subconscious level in your mind, where your memories, habits, fears, food associations, negative self-talk, and self-esteem germinate. No other weight loss method addresses the core issues at the root like the Hypnotherapy does.