Can hypnotherapy help with weight loss?

Updated: Dec 21, 2021

Breaking the habits and associations between food and emotions can be a powerful tool in weight loss.

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Solution Focused Hypnotherapy for weight loss is all about helping clients change the unhelpful patterns of behaviour which prevent them from reaching their ideal weight.

Often there are deep-seated emotional reasons for struggling with our weight; habits that have become ingrained over time or behaviours that we've learned. Solution Focused Hypnotherapy helps you to imagine a future without those barriers and helps "rewire" the brain so you can start responding differently for a positive outcome.

The role of stress

When we are stressed we crave food that is higher in fat and sugar because our bodies require more energy to carry out basic functions. This is why we reach for the biscuits!

Food can be seen as a treat, so we associate food with positive feelings. This makes sense if when you need an emotional connection or are feeling stressed you reach for the 'comfort food'. In reality the food doesn't actually provide the emotion, so we crave more. This can lead to feelings of guilt which keep us trapped in that negative cycle.

How hypnotherapy works for weight loss

In sessions we work on reducing general anxiety, which helps with the body's response to food. When we are relaxed we produce less of the stress hormone cortisol, which means we have much more control over cravings. Studies show that less cortisol means we even store less fat.

Want to know more? Call ESPRIT Hypnotherapy on 07942 358246 or email for more details. Or book an appointment here.

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