If you’re looking to lose weight, hypnotherapy may be something to consider. Hypnosis for weight loss can help you change your relationship with food and your body, and make healthy eating and exercise habits more natural and automatic.
Many people trying to lose weight make several attempts to change their diet and exercise habits before trying hypnotherapy. This can lead to feelings of discouragement and hopelessness. Hypnotherapy increases a person’s chances of success by addressing issues related to self-esteem and body image, and by resolving conflicts between conscious and unconscious motivations.
Self Esteem and Body Image
Self-esteem can be negatively affected by body-shaming by family, peers, and popular media news. About half of 13-year-old girls in America report being dissatisfied with their bodies, according to a survey. That number rises to about 80% by the time a girl is 17 years old, and about one fourth of U.S. male children and adolescents report being dissatisfied with their body shape.
Additionally, many people with compulsive eating-related behaviors report feelings of shame and guilt that contribute to lower self-esteem. During hypnotherapy, the therapist helps the person improve their self-esteem and their view of their body. Methods used to achieve this include hypnotic suggestions, regression, positive affirmations, etc.
You could benefit from hypnotherapy if you engage in emotional eating. You might feel an urge to eat even when you’re not physically hungry, and it’s often triggered by stress, boredom, or anxiety.Emotional eating might be a way to comfort yourself when you are feeling down. It might feel like a way to fill the void that you’re feeling inside. And it’s a way to numb out from the emotions that you don’t want to feel.
If you’re struggling with emotional eating, know that you’re not alone. It’s a common issue that many people struggle with. But there is hope. Hypnotherapy is one of the best ways to help with emotional issues. In addition to using hypnosis to create better habits, you will also experience emotional healing on many levels.
Hypnosis is safe and effective adjunctive therapy to aid weight loss, according to a 2021 review. A 2020 study showed that hypnosis can lead to weight loss and significant changes in leptin levels in obese people, a hormone that helps control food intake. In a 2018 randomized controlled study, regular self-hypnosis users reduced their caloric intake and lost significantly more weight than those who did not use the technique. The hypnotherapy group lost an average of 9.6 kg over one year, compared with 5.6 kg in the control group. On average, someone who learned hypnosis but didn’t practice it regularly lost 6.5 kg.
How does Hypnosis Work for Weight Loss?
Hypnosis can help you overcome your cravings and eat healthier. There is research to support this idea. A study published in the International Journal of Obesity found that people who underwent hypnosis for weight loss ate fewer calories and lost more weight than those who didn’t.
When you’re in a state of hypnosis, your mind is more open to suggestion. So, if you’re given suggestions that promote healthy eating and exercise habits, it can be easier to adopt these habits.
Hypnosis can also help you let go of any negative thoughts and emotions that are holding you back from losing weight. If you have a history of yo-yo dieting or have been unsuccessful in the past, hypnosis can help you release any negative thoughts and emotions that are keeping you from reaching your goals.
If you’re ready for a change and would like to use hypnosis for weight loss, please contact me or make an appointment.
Higher Choice Hypnosis in Albuquerque, New Mexico
Anat Weinstein C.Ht., Higher Choice Hypnosis,
12101 Menaul Blvd. NE
Albuquerque, NM, 87112