Weight Loss Hypnosis-Is Hypnosis Effective For Weight Loss?

How Effective Is Hypnosis For Weight Loss?

Since many of the people I speak with and hear from ask similar questions, I feel it necessary to supply the answers, not only to them, but to everyone else as well. Because if it’s on their mind, that same question is probably on your mind as well. And one of the most common questions asked of me about hypnosis for weight loss is whether hypnosis is effective for weight loss.

I probably do more sessions for weight loss in my office than for any other issue. Using hypnosis to help build new habits is very helpful in providing my clients with the tools necessary to regain control over their behaviors. Hypnosis is extremely effective in changing our perceptions of things. As in the case of pain management, we can change our perception of pain. Because pain is a perceived, or interpreted response, we can change how we experience that feeling. In cases of pain, we can change the response to one of pressure, or heat, or even remove it completely. These are all things we do naturally, but haphazardly because we don’t know how to control our experience. But using hypnosis for pain we are able to change the way we experience pain.

How Can Changing Our Perceptions Help In Weight Loss?

Now in the case of weight loss, we can take that ability to change perceptions and use it to change our perceptions of what food is. Food is really fuel for our bodies but often we haphazardly program ourselves to connect food with comfort. Using Hypnosis for weight loss we can change that perception. We respond to foods differently. In some cultures bugs and dogs are considered food. In our culture we don’t consider them food, but you can see that humans do have the ability to change our perceptions of what is considered appropriate nourishment. So with hypnosis we can dictate which foods are appealing, and which foods are revolting. Do you think this could be helpful to you as you work to build more appropriate habits that are designed for a healthier lifestyle? I think so too.

Studies Prove Hypnosis For Weight Loss Is Effective

Now I’ve given you just a couple of examples (I use many different approaches to weight loss hypnosis based upon each of my client’s individual needs) of how hypnosis can be effective for weight loss, but you don’t have to take my word for it. There are many studies available that back up my own experiences. There’s a study listed on the National Institute of Health’s website, published in the Journal Of Consulting And Clinical Psychology that shows that hypnosis improved weight loss by double. That is a 100% improvement of weight loss when used in conjunction with a weight loss plan. This study was done at Department of Psychology, University of Connecticut, by I. Kirsch in 1996.

If you found a way to double your success rate with weight loss wouldn’t you want to use it? If you were able to change your relationship with food forever, would you?

I invite you to learn some simple self hypnosis techniques to help you get started in changing your mind about the way you relate to food. I have a free mini course to help you begin right here: Self Hypnosis For Weight Loss

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