Does hypnotherapy really work

Lose weight with hypnosis: a real alternative to diet & Co.?

Who is weight loss with hypnosis suitable for?

Regardless of the figure and physical condition, basically everyone can put themselves in the hands of a hypnotist in order to achieve their weight loss goal. However, hypnosis is particularly useful for overweight people who have failed after several attempts at classic diets - mostly because they fall back into their old habits and eating patterns. In order to increase the chances of success in losing weight effectively through hypnosis, you should also consult a reputable hypnotherapist whom you can trust and who you can get mentally involved with. Nobody can be hypnotized against their will. Anyone who, even unconsciously, defends themselves against hypnosis or the state of absolute relaxation cannot be treated and will not achieve satisfactory results in weight reduction either. For all those who end up with frustrating diets and want to consciously embark on a new weight loss method, hypnosis is worth a try. Important: Anyone who is severely overweight should first have a doctor clarified before hypnotherapy whether there are medical causes for the weight problems - such as hormonal disorders or an underactive thyroid. Even in the case of pathological obesity, losing weight with hypnosis is not a suitable therapeutic approach.

How does a session at the hypnotist work?

During the hypnosis session, a therapist is responsible for putting the patient in a relaxed state, recognizing the causes of the incorrect eating behavior and then manipulating them positively. Serious hypnotherapists recognize you by the fact that they do not make a “show” of their treatment and refrain from techniques such as lightning induction, in which the patient is put into a trance state within a few seconds. Rather, the therapist tries to find out in a preliminary discussion why the patient suffers from weight problems. In addition to eating behavior, the focus is on the emotional and psychological state - an important prerequisite for ensuring a hypnosis treatment that is individually tailored to the needs of the patient. In the course of the preliminary talk, the therapist determines, among other things, whether physical or emotional hunger is the trigger for the weight gain. Mental hunger cannot be satisfied with food and is triggered in many people by stress, grief or frustration. The hypnosis itself then takes place either sitting or lying down. With the help of a formula or concentration exercise, the hypnotist allows the patient to relax deeply. The trance state between wakefulness and sleep is often described as a dream phase with full consciousness, in which the hypnotized, contrary to common clichés, is not mindless. On the contrary: during hypnosis, the brain is particularly receptive - ideal conditions to replace old, unhealthy habits with new behavior patterns that bring the patient closer to their weight loss goal. The hypnotherapist leads the hypnotized person through various everyday situations with his voice, revealing subconscious reasons for unhealthy eating and living habits and, based on this, anchoring new behaviors in his subconscious. An example: In a trance state, the hypnotist gives you the message that exercise is fun and that it is simply part of life to go to the gym at least two to three times a week. Or that in the future you will no longer feel like eating sweets and only eat when you are really hungry. The hypnosis session usually ends after around 30 to 90 minutes. Most patients report feeling rested and comfortably relaxed afterwards. Whether a single treatment is sufficient or several sessions are necessary to achieve initial success in weight loss is at the discretion of the therapist.