Weight Loss

Anna Sainsbury-Thomas
B.Sc.Hons(Psych), DHP,

Using hypnotherapy to aid weight loss, you will feel healthier, more energetic and happier from day one. You will find it easy to be in control of your food intake and exercise routine and you will feel proud of your healthier lifestyle.

By the time most people use hypnotherapy to help with weight loss they have normally tried many diets and found that they don’t work. This is because it is the unconscious patterns of behaviour that keep people in a cycle of inappropriate eating and drinking.  When those patterns are changed weight loss becomes much easier and natural.  Hypnotherapy helps you to identify unhelpful beliefs and attitudes and then helps you create new positive ones that help you create the desired outcome

With hypnotherapy you are not on a diet.  You are simply creating new attitudes to food and drink that result in an initial weight loss and then a balancing out as you reach your ideal weight.  It is also important to develop positive and healthy attitudes towards yourself and your body and Hypnotherapy allows this to happen.

A study of 60 females who were at least 20% overweight and not involved in other treatment showed hypnosis is an effective way to lose weight.

From ‘Hypnotherapy in weight loss treatment’ by Cochrane, Gordon and Friesen in ‘Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology’, 1986.

109 people completed a behavioral treatment for weight management either with or without the addition of hypnosis. At the end of the 9-week program, both interventions resulted in significant weight reduction. At 8-month and 2-year follow-ups, the hypnosis subjects were found to have continued to lose significant weight, while those in the behavioral-treatment-only group showed little further change.

From ‘Effectiveness of hypnosis as an adjunct to behavioral weight management’ by Bolocofsky, Spinler and Coulthard-Morris in ‘The Journal of Clinical Psychology’, 1985

Research into cognitive-behavioural weight loss treatments established that weight loss is greater where hypnosis is utilised. It was also established that the benefits of hypnosis increase over time.

From ‘Hypnotic enhancement of cognitive-behavioral weight loss treatments–Another meta-reanalysis’ by Kirsch and Irving in ‘Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology’, 1996.

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