If you know what to do to lose weight, but can’t do it, then weight loss hypnotherapy could be the solution for you. If you feel that your mindset or willpower stops you in your tracks, then hypnotherapy for weight loss can definitely help you.
Imagine reaching your goal weight and staying there forever. What clothes would you wear? How confident and positive would you feel about your body? Perhaps you would have more energy, better overall health and feel that you have conquered your weight loss issues once and for all.
Why is Weight Loss so Hard?
Have you ever lost your keys or your wallet? It’s not a pleasant feeling. When you lose something, your mind will instinctively try to find it or get it back. Your mind goes looking for it.
Your subconscious mind doesn’t understand losing things. To help you understand this more, think of a pink elephant right now. Got it? Okay, now don’t think of a pink elephant. Can you do it? Probably not. Your unconscious mind has to think and imagine the pink elephant first in order to not think about it.
So when the subconscious mind equates weight loss with losing something, it will do whatever it can to compensate for the loss. This is often done by thinking more about the loss (e.g. food!) and generating cravings for the foods you shouldn’t eat.
So a key mindset shift is to stop thinking about losing weight and think more about becoming slimmer. Weight loss hypnotherapy will help you do this instinctively and naturally by influencing your subconscious mind.
Physiologically, becoming slimmer is simple maths. Eat less and exercise more. That’s it! So if you’re struggling or unable to control your weight, the reasons are likely to be psychological, emotional and habitual. This is where weight loss hypnotherapy comes into its own.
The weight loss industry thrives on quick and easy fixes, because that sells! We all want the quick fix. You hear about short-term success stories, but what happens to these people in the long term? The weight returns. Why? Because these quick fixes do not address the psychological reasons behind your food choices and the amount you eat.
Why Diets Don’t Work
I completely understand and empathise with the frustration and failure that comes from trying another diet. You put in all the work and as soon as you stop or relax, the weight comes back.
I’m sure you’ve heard stories of people that won the lottery, and within a year were back where they started. That’s because their mindset and underlying subconscious beliefs did not change.
The same goes with diets. You can lose weight by dieting for a few weeks or months, but unless you also change the psychological mindset, the weight will return. This psychological shift is very broad. It includes changing your beliefs and how you use your imagination (both of which are largely unconscious). It also involves increasing your self-worth and self-esteem. When you feel better about yourself, you naturally make the right food choices. In my weight loss hypnotherapy sessions, I’ll ensure that we address all these important areas.
As you become slimmer by restricting the types and amount of food, your subconscious mind may experience the feeling of loss that I mentioned earlier. You can hide or repress this feeling for a while, but not forever. Also, it often becomes more intense as you get closer to your goal weight.
When you make the psychological changes using hypnosis, we release these feelings. Then your mindset changes and it becomes much easier to keep the weight off.
Another reason diets don’t work is that they are too restrictive to do long-term. If you’re considering a diet right now, ask yourself, “could I do this for 1, 2 or even 5 years?” If the answer is “no”, then there is a better way.
Your Subconscious Beliefs About Food
Many of your subconscious beliefs about food were cemented in place by the age of 8. Perhaps your parents told you to eat everything on your plate? Or you were told not to waste food. These ideas can form subconscious beliefs that develop into feelings. The whole idea of leaving food on your plate is so different that it feels uncomfortable.
You might unconsciously believe that when you become slimmer, you will get more attention from the opposite sex. If that seems scary, then you can see how this belief might sabotage your weight loss goals.
There are many subconscious beliefs that hold people back from achieving the weight they desire. A good hypnotherapist will help you identify and change these.
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How Does Hypnotherapy for Weight Loss Work?
A primary goal of weight loss hypnotherapy is to allow your subconscious mind to help you create new healthy habits that feel good. These then replace the old negative habits and become your new automatic response.
Another goal is to help you move away from dieting, restrictive eating and cycles of weight loss and gain. Instead, I will help you connect to your inner guidance system that naturally knows how to keep you healthy and at the correct weight.
Weight loss hypnotherapy is extremely effective because it deals with your feelings, emotional patterns and subconscious motivations. It will help you shift, reframe or reprogram feelings and behaviours that have sabotaged your weight loss efforts in the past.
When you are in a hypnotic state, your awareness is increased (so you become more attuned to habits and behaviours that were previously unconscious). Your self-confidence and motivation are also enhanced.
We will identify the subconscious patterns and habits that have made weight loss difficult for you in the past and determine how these specifically relate to food. We will work with your natural appetite and any food cravings and change these gently.
Weight loss hypnotherapy will help you change your existing eating behaviours and resolve any psychological issues that prevent you from having a positive relationship with food. This can be a challenging and emotional step for some people, but is very powerful.
Has food become your drug of choice to fight an internal battle? Perhaps one that involves issues from past event or experiences that you cannot seem to resolve. Hypnotherapy for weight loss can help you heal these.
My hypnotherapy for weight loss treatment will help resolve your inner conflicts and internal struggles, so that all parts of you are in alignment with becoming slimmer.
We will identify and address the root causes. These could include stress, depression, anxiety, unhappiness and other mental and emotional factors. If you find it hard to prevent yourself from overeating, then there is often a subconscious force at play. Weight loss hypnotherapy will help you find out what that is and deal with it permanently.
Hypnotherapy can disrupt the eating for a positive or negative reward habit. Maybe you eat for personal reward or because you feel that you’ve earned it. However, you know deep down that you shouldn’t be making this choice and you regret it later.
No Diets, Just Eating Less
I gear my weight loss hypnotherapy process towards moderation and consistency. It’s about eating less. You can still have that cake, but less of it! One technique I use is the Virtual Gastric Band. This is a powerful hypnotic process to help you eat less food and avoid snacking.
I also work with your natural appetite, food cravings, and help you change these gently.
Clear Mental Picture of What You Want
Olympic athletes have a clear, vivid and detailed mental picture in their mind of winning! They imagine and focus on what they want. Many people that struggle with weight loss focus on what they don’t want. They think and say things like “I don’t want to be overweight” or they focus on the parts of their body that they don’t like.
With weight loss hypnotherapy, I’ll help you change that. You can even start this by yourself! Right now, begin to get this image in your mind of being a slimmer you. What would the scales show? What clothes would you be wearing? How would you look on the beach? Notice other people congratulating you and asking how you did it. You get the picture (no pun intended!).
The reason this step is so important is because your imagination cannot tell the difference between a real event and one that you vividly imagine. When you create a detailed image in your mind of becoming slimmer, your brain will start to believe that this is already true.
When we work together, I’ll help you develop this mental picture into a powerful vision that is inspiring and motivating, so you naturally do the right things to become slimmer.
Change Your Thinking
A key component is changing the inner commentary that’s in your head and is often negative and self-sabotaging. It says things like, “Why is it so difficult or impossible for me to lose weight?”
Using weight loss hypnotherapy, you can change this to something like “I can and will become slimmer by eating sensibly, exercising regularly and feeling good about doing it”. Can you see how changing this inner commentary could make a tremendous difference?
It’s the mind rather than the body that makes you want to eat, so changing how your mind thinks about food is an important change that we can cement in place with hypnotherapy.
You know that there is a part of you that wants to become slimmer, otherwise you wouldn’t be looking for help. However, you may also have a lazy part, or one that adores chocolate, or a part that always prioritises other activities above weight loss.
These subconscious parts can cause inner conflicts that pull you in different directions. Hypnotherapy is very effective at identifying and resolving these.
A common one is a fear of getting more attention from the opposite sex once you become slimmer. If a part of you is afraid of this extra attention, then it is important that we resolve this fear. Otherwise, your subconscious mind will do all it can to prevent this from happening and sabotage your efforts to lose weight.
Other subconscious parts include a fear of rejection or criticism from other family members who are overweight. Seeing the new slimmer you may stir up some uncomfortable feelings in them. You want to address this, so you don’t unconsciously self-sabotage your weight loss efforts to please them.
Increase Motivation to Exercise
When you exercise, you almost always feel physically, mentally and emotionally better afterwards. It feels good. However, there is often a subconscious resistance to exercise that we can deal with, using my weight loss hypnotherapy process.
I can also help you create that after exercise feeling before you do it. This will make it much easier to find the motivation to exercise.
If you don’t have time for exercise, because life is too busy, then hypnotherapy can help you create the time by making slight changes in other areas of your life, so that the time becomes available.
How Will Weight Loss Hypnotherapy Help You?
My hypnotherapy for weight loss sessions will help you to:
- Break the connection between food and emotions, so you only eat when you’re hungry.
- Change your focus from obsessing about being overweight to thinking and acting towards better health and fitness.
- Increase self-confidence about your body
- Develop a positive relationship with food.
- Remove any negative emotions about food, especially guilt.
- Feel better and more confident about your body image.
- Change negative thoughts about food into positive, empowering thoughts.
- Change your focus from being overweight to becoming slimmer.
- Break mental barriers that prevent you from exercising regularly.
- Develop the motivation to eat well, so that this outweighs any urges to overeat.
- Remove any conflicting ideas or beliefs that are sabotaging your weight loss efforts.
Will Weight Loss Hypnotherapy Work for Me?
The quick answer is yes it can! However, hypnosis is not magic and it will require you to be proactive and take action between sessions. The wonderful thing about weight loss hypnotherapy is that it makes it much easier to do that.
From my experience of working with weight loss clients, I have found that the following elements increase the chances of a successful outcome.
- Honesty. This is taking a good look at yourself. It’s mentally accepting that change is required and that this will involve you taking some action. Being truthful, honest and self-aware is fundamental to achieving an impressive body.
- Responsibility. This is knowing that change is within your control. It’s about owning the change and not blaming others. It’s being aware of your actions and reactions and deciding to make a better choice.
- Belief. It’s believing that you can change and expecting positive results. If you lack self-belief, then I will help you increase this first. You’ll then be much more likely to take positive action between sessions to become slimmer. This then becomes a habit that you do naturally after you’ve completed your weight-loss hypnotherapy sessions.
I’ve seen other specialists, is Hypnotherapy really any different?
Doctors, Dietitians, Nutritionists and Personal Trainers can help you become slimmer. They will provide valuable information, so you make better food and exercise choices. They also hold you accountable.
However, when you stop seeing them, you often go backwards. It seems like becoming slimmer is not possible without their continual help, and that can become expensive.
Why is this? Well, many of your associations with food were learnt in childhood. The resulting behaviours and emotional triggers become deeply ingrained in your subconscious mind. This makes it hard for conscious changes to stick.
Weight-loss hypnotherapy helps you remove and release these subconscious emotional triggers (and the beliefs behind these), so you naturally make better food and exercise choices. These then become habits that stick, even after your hypnotherapy treatment finishes.
Why Work with Me?
So you now know that weight loss hypnotherapy can help you become slimmer. Your next decision is to decide whether to work with me or another hypnotherapist.
When you work with me, we will create a compelling weight loss goal that is both motivating, inspiring and believable.
I’ll then help reprogram your subconscious mind to naturally eat less food. And eliminate the negative thought patterns that have stopped you in your tracks until now.
We will change your responses to triggers that have caused you to overeat in the past. This could be pressure or stressful situations where you have used food to help you relax or deal with a situation.
We will create a plan so you can tackle these challenging moments head-on, so they no longer become the times when healthy eating goes out of the window.
My highly tailored weight loss hypnotherapy process also deals with any cravings and impulses and changes them in a positive way, so you do not feel that you are missing out.
A key benefit of working with me is that we will address the root causes of your eating and weight-loss issues. This is important, as you don’t want to become slimmer, but be left with an empty void.
If this happens, you will try to fill the empty void with another habit. This might be biting your nails, drinking more heavily or feeling anxious or depressed. A good hypnotherapist like myself will help prevent this from happening.
When you work with me, I will take you through a step-by-step process that is flexible and very effective. As we go through these steps together, you will:
- Identify the habits, triggers and subconscious patterns that have made it hard for you to lose weight until now.
- Create a compelling image in your mind of the new slimmer you! I’ll help you make this crystal clear, so you are subconsciously drawn towards this new you.
- Change the negative programs in your mind. This includes negative self-talk that makes you feel bad, and destructive patterns of thinking.
- Reprogram your mind to eat less food. There are lots of ways to do this, and a popular and very effective option is the Virtual Gastric Band technique.
- Prevent snacking between meals and other mindless eating. I often use parts therapy to help resolve and integrate the parts of you that seem to trigger mindless eating and snacking.
- Help your mind to deeply grasp the consequences of poor food choices, so you stay focussed and on track.
- Reduce stress, anxiety and other negative emotions. It’s often these that sabotage your progress.
How many sessions will I need?
As everyone is unique, this will tend to vary. However, I would normally recommend 3 to 6 sessions spread over a few weeks to tackle this fully.
Locations and Fees
Hypnotherapy sessions take place in North Sydney or Crows Nest. Click here for address details. Online Zoom Hypnotherapy sessions are also available.
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Weight rarely stands still. You’re either losing weight or putting it on. The chances are that if you do nothing, then your weight will continue to increase. This then affects your self-confidence, self-belief and motivation, making it easier to put on more weight and feel bad.
Being overweight can lead to many health issues, including diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, osteoarthritis, sleep apnea and some cancers.
What’s your next step?
Call Paul on 0433 446 012 for a friendly, caring and confidential chat. Alternatively, email firstname.lastname@example.org. When you get in touch, I will answer all your questions and you will feel good that you’ve taken the first step.
When everything feels right for you, we can book your first session and help you become a slimmer, healthier and happier you.
Call now on 0433 446 012
I look forward to talking with you soon.
Sydney Clinical Hypnotherapist
Specialist in Weight Loss Hypnotherapy
North Sydney, Crows Nest and Online via Zoom