Weight Reduction with Hypnosis

Effective, long term *weight reduction can be enhanced with hypnosis and neuro-linguistic programming (NLP) Techniques.  We offer private one-on-one appointments and also group sessions throughout the year. If you'd like to speak to someone about supporting weight management with hypnotherapy, or to book a session please call Maria on 0404 039177 or email info@canberrahypnotherapycentre.com.au.

Scientific Findings - Hypnosis and Weight Reduction

In a 9-week study of two weight management groups (one using hypnosis for weight reduction and one not using hypnosis), the hypnosis for weight management group continued to get results in the two-year follow-up, while the non-hypnosis group showed no further results (Journal of Clinical Psychology, 1985). In a study of 60 women separated into hypnosis versus non-hypnosis groups, the groups using hypnosis lost an average of 17 pounds, while the non-hypnosis group lost an average of only .5 pounds (Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 1986). In a comparison of the results of adding hypnosis to weight reduction treatment across multiple studies showed that adding hypnosis increased weight reduction by an average of 97% during treatment, and even more importantly increased the effectiveness POST TREATMENT by over 146%. This shows that hypnosis works even better over time (Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 1996).


*Please note that while the majority of our clients have great results we cannot by law or otherwise guarantee individual outcomes. The testimonial below, however, is an example of what many clients experience.  See more on our client feedback page.

"Hi Len, Just wanted to send you an update of my progress since my weight related hypnosis to give you some feedback and let you know you have changed my life forever. When I originally came to see you, I was ready to stop being overweight and spectating in life. I was ready to live a more active life and become a healthier version of myself and therefore a happy one. But no matter how often I had felt this urge, I still couldn't get it together. I felt like I was constantly having to fight with myself about food choices and actually doing exercise was like trying to convince myself to chew glass - even though I did genuinely enjoy it once I was doing it.

Since our sessions, I have felt an eagerness and willingness to be more active in life, to exercise regularly and I don't feel like I have to fight myself constantly to get moving. I am making positive food choices that enable me to life a healthy lifestyle and I am becoming fitter everyday. The sense of relief I feel is overwhelming. Relief that I now have my life in my own control and am leading the kind of life I want for myself and my family. And the peace and quiet that is in my mind is second to none! No more voices urging me to give up, no more thoughts of negativity. Instead I am looking for healthy solutions and opportunities to exercise where there previously was only excuses. Honestly Len, I have spent so much money over the years on weight management. Weight Watchers, Tony Ferguson, Lite n Easi, Cohen's Lifestyle program etc etc etc. All focus on restricting your diet and I would reduce my weight and then pile it back on with bingeing. Now I feel like I am free. No restictions, just simple eating guidelines that have enhanced my life and taught me to manage my food without thinking too much about it.

We have just returned from a trip to Canada, where I WANTED to climb several hundreds steps to the summit of a mountain for fun! Previously, I would have sent my husband off on his own. Yes, I was puffed and red in the face - but I was so pleased with myself and excited that I had wanted to do it. My life has changed. I walked downtown whenever I can, just because it's nice to get out and breathe in the fresh air. I have started an introduction to running program and I will be completing the City to Surf marathon next year in August with a friend. My daughter Lucy will grow up knowing an active life. My favourite part is the quiet in my mind. Thanks so much for all your help. Lauren"