Clinical Hypnosis for Weight Reduction
Hypnosis for weight management may seem like an odd concept, but when you think about why
people have difficulty in this area, it makes total sense. Eating and exercise habits, in fact all
habits, are controlled by the unconscious mind. Willpower does not work for sticking to a diet or
exercise program. You need to create a new habit, and this requires reprogramming your
You need to have an effective way of communicating with your unconscious mind in order to
reprogram it. And hypnosis speaks the language of your unconscious mind. But it is up to the
hypnotist or hypnotherapist (therapist who uses hypnosis as a tool) to do an appropriate
assessment to know what specific suggestions your unconscious needs to hear. This requires
hypnosis skills, adequate experience in working with people who need and want to reduce their
weight, and good rapport.
Here, at Delray Beach Psychiatry, we offer hypnotherapy sessions provided by a licensed
psychologist who has many years of experience using hypnosis for weight management and
Our unconscious mind is what drives our habitual, imagined, and desired actions. If you have
tried alternative methods to help reduce your weight or stop habitually eating the foods you crave
but need to limit, hypnosis may be a valuable tool for you. It can help you retrain or program
your unconscious by establishing new imprints in your unconscious mind that will drive new
habits. These new imprints can actively change your desires, imagination, and habits for long
lasting effects. The following is a breakdown of the rationale behind the use of hypnosis to
If you struggle with your weight, it’s likely your willpower in the present is at odds with your
imagination. When our perspective is centered around “I can’t eat this”, it actually fuels your
desire for that food – it intensifies desire which feeds the imagination. And reciprocally, the
imagination fuels desire. The unconscious mind does not distinguish between desire and action.
One of principles of Habit Change is that when the willpower is contested with the imagination,
imagination always wins the contest. So, the key is to change your unconscious mind’s
perspective – to shift it from “I can’t eat this unhealthy food” to “I want this healthy food”.
At Delray Beach Psychiatry, our Weight Reduction Hypnosis Program is designed to make it
easy for you to replace your unhealthy food cravings with healthy eating habits. The program is
effective because the hypnotic suggestions that will be prepared for you by your hypnotherapist
will be in the precise language your unconscious understands.
These individualized suggestions are given to you while you are in a focused and calm state of
hypnosis”, and also when you are “out of hypnosis” (in a slightly different form). Your
unconscious then recognizes these suggestions as being fitting and familiar. It feels as if you
gave these suggestions to yourself. And the fact is that after an effective hypnotherapy session,
you will feel this way! This makes acting on the suggestions prepared specially for you so very
natural and easy.
An initial consultation with our clinical hypnotherapist will allow him to understand who you
are, your weight loss journey, your motivation for change and any hinderances to your ability to
succeed. He then will design a hypnosis plan of treatment specifically for you, so you can retrain
the aspects of your unconscious that have been the biggest hinderance to your ability to lose the
weight and keep it off.
Are you ready to begin working with a good hypnotherapist for weight reduction? At Delray
Beach Psychiatry, our licensed psychologist is a caring and compassionate therapist who uses
clinical hypnosis as a tool to change unwanted behaviors. He has the training and experience to
help you use the clinical hypnosis tool to reduce your weight and maintain your weight
reduction. Contact us today.
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