Can You Rely On Hypnosis For Weight Loss?—All You Need To Know

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A lot of people keep on asking if hypnosis for weight loss really works, and can it be relied on?

Hypnosis is a centuries-old therapy that has been used to successfully treat numerous deep nagging and stubborn problems people face.

From childhood traumas, smoking addictions, all the way to weight loss and moderate drinking, hypnotherapy can really help you take control of unwanted behaviors you may want to change.

But how effective hypnosis is for weight loss?

In this article, we are going to talk about the truth behind hypnosis for weight loss and provide examples of how it works. We will also be answering many of the most common questions people have when exploring various weight loss hypnosis therapies.

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Does Hypnosis Work For Weight Loss?

Hypnosis has been proven to work well in several scientific studies. In fact, a controlled trial on the use of hypnotherapy for weight loss as an adjunct to dietary advice, “produced a statistically significant result in favor of hypnotherapy”.

Hypnosis is a great tool for weight loss because it allows you to take a deep dive into your subconscious mind.

The subconscious mind is the place where the very root of most traumas, addictions, habits, or any kind of behavior, tends to be buried in. And since hypnosis opens a doorway right to your subconscious, you will be able to address the issue right from the root of it.

Making smarter and healthier food choices and exercising are obvious components when trying to lose weight, and you definitely should not ignore them.

But in some cases, maintaining long term success with weight loss requires getting rid of deep emotional and subconscious factors that have been preventing you from losing weight this whole time.

That is precisely where weight loss hypnosis comes in and why it is so effective.

Hypnotherapy can identify certain behavior triggers that you may not even be aware of, and disarm them.

Trigger behaviors can be when a person habitually reaches out to eat junk food after a stressful working from home day. It comforts them somehow, which is why junk food is also referred to as “comfort food”.

One of the triggers can be a feeling of loneliness or not being loved. Weight loss hypnotherapy can work to help release these feelings in a healthy way.

Using hypnosis to lose weight can also help you experience what it feels like when you are strong, healthy and in control.

How Does Hypnosis For Weight Loss Work?

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Your subconscious mind is very comfortable with the point of where you are at right now. This is referred to as your homeostasis, and it’s one of the main reasons why you keep backsliding.

Another name for your homeostasis is your “comfort zone”. This “comfort” is the setpoint of where your mind and body considers itself to be safe and ideal because that is all it has known for a very long time.

Breaking your mind and body’s homeostasis is not a quick fix. In fact, it is an emotionally laborious process that requires you to work with your subconscious mind – “changing your psychology”.

Because, when you start to work on the root of your problem on a subconscious level, almost automatically the actions that will take place ‘consciously’ will begin to correspond and align with what your subconscious is ultimately trying to achieve.

Uncovering your secondary gains with hypnosis

Another thing to consider is that every behavior you do is because you personally feel like you gain something from it. Either it makes you happy or brings you some sort of joy or comfort, these feelings to you are positive gains.

But not all gains are created equal and not all gains are obvious.

There are the first obvious gains which are called “primary gains”. These are the ones you knowingly can identify, like if you feel guilty for missing school, but you get a medical leave, and now you don’t feel so guilty.

“Secondary gains” on the other hand are the ones you have no idea you are after. Like skipping school because you didn’t study for the test. In this case, skipping school gives you a secondary gain which is a “sense of safety” of not failing.

What are weight-related secondary gains?

For many of us, we all have different reasons for why we’re putting on weight or believe we can’t lose weight.

Aside from genetic factors, there are other deeply ingrained psychological factors – the “secondary gains”.

A “secondary gain” is usually the reason why you believe you’re doing everything possible to lose weight but it’s still not coming off.

Secondary gain is a “secondary subconscious reason” you’ve given yourself for keeping your weight on. For example, not wanting the attention to your sudden weight change and just wanting to blend in and go by unnoticed.

Another more common reason for some people is when they’ve been labeled as overweight or fat during their development years from early in their childhood.

They grow up self-identifying with that constantly reinforced belief system. Now if they change and lose weight, they lose the identity of who they are. It can be very hard to consciously let that part of them go.

So, the reason why hypnosis works very well with weight loss is because you work with your secondary gain and learn how to release and let it go.

Is Weight Loss Hypnosis The Fastest Way To Lose Weight?

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The short answer is “no”. There is no magic happening in weight loss hypnosis, nor is it the fastest way to lose weight. It requires long term commitment and work on your part.

Weight loss hypnosis is a tool to help you tackle and take control of a problem you can’t seem to shake off for years. This usually points to something deeper than just eating habits. That’s why you would want to resort to hypnosis to lose weight.

Hypnosis gets your mind in a relaxed state. Then you are able to find the root cause of your struggles with weight-loss—and release it. Clients report getting long lasting results after just one-to-three sessions.

What is Rapid Transformational Therapy® for weight loss?

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  • Rapid Transformational Therapy® (RTT®) is a method uses to address the root cause that is preventing you from losing weight.
  • Once the core issue is found and addressed, the RTT therapist then helps reframe the relationship your subconscious has with food.
  • This will create new and potentially healthier habits and behavior around food.

Let’s have an example of RTT therapy at work:

Let’s say that in your childhood your mom constantly scolded you for your bad behavior and banned you from sweets.

You behaved well over the next week. As a reward, you got your sweets back—you feel good!

Over the years this positive reinforcement of your good behavior rewarded with sweets results in you craving comfort foods whenever you feel bad.

Working with a certified hypnotherapist can help you locate the core problem that led you to form this relationship you have with junk food.

Rapid Transformational Therapy® (RTT ®) was created by world renowned hypnotherapist and Founder of Marisa Peer. She has over three decades of experience in helping people free themselves from unwanted behaviors and habits.

During her hypnosis sessions, you can take a trip deep into your subconscious. This is where you are able to eliminate beliefs and habits that may be a detriment to your everyday life.

What are the long term benefits of hypnosis for weight loss

Where hypnosis really helps is in the long run. It’ll help you shed the weight off and keep it off. It is possible because you’ve dealt with the core of the matter and not just the surface.

This is where many people end up yo-yo dieting their whole life. They do so because there is a bigger underlying issue that they’ve not looked into yet.

Forcing yourself on a restrictive diet won’t only not work, but it can have the opposite results. Because when you deny yourself from something, by nature your mind and body want it more.

— Marisa Peer, Hypnotherapist and Founder of Rapid Transformational Therapy®, and creator of the Hypnotic Weight Control Audio

Can You Use Self-Hypnosis For Weight Loss?

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So, can you hypnotise yourself to lose weight? The simple answer is “Yes”.

Self-hypnosis is a powerful thing. It might be hard to believe but hypnotizing yourself is much easier than you think. You’d also be surprised by the results!

It all comes down to programming your subconscious—tapping into your mind and suggesting it whatever desired behavior you want to achieve.

To effectively fo this, start regularly practicing ten minutes of visualization on your weight loss goal every morning.

During hypnotherapy, you are guided into a state of deep relaxation.

This puts your mind in a highly suggestible state. It becomes much easier―using visualization and guided imagery―to reprogram negative, destructive behavior and eating patterns into positive thoughts that can help achieve your desired change.

— Marisa Peer, Hypnotherapist and Founder of Rapid Transformational Therapy®, and creator of the Hypnotic Weight Control Audio

You can also incorporate affirmations. Affirmations are short phrases or statements you tell yourself about what you want. Say them as though you’ve already achieved it today!

You can try practicing using any of the Marisa Peers, Hypnotic Weight Control Audio. And now, you can even purchase the Perfect Weight Forever audio bundle, containing an audiobook, a regression session, the Perfect Weight Forever audio hypnosis, and the Weight Control audio. This bundle offers huge savings compared to buying each individually, so be sure to have a look.

Repetition is known to be one of the ways we get through to the subconscious mind.

Psychologists, behavior analysts, and hypnotherapists all use this same basic technique of hypnosis for weight loss. Because the fact of the matter is, it works.


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Marisa Peer

Marisa shares over 30 years of experience as a multi-award-winning therapist to top athletes, celebrities and even royalty. She is the pioneer of RTT®, the cutting-edge method that can deliver incredible transformations
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