It doesn't matter if you heard for it or not, but hypnosis for weight loss is really a thing! I met numerous people in the past few months who went for it, and I decided to wait and let the time be the judge. Hypnosis for weight loss definitely was one of the most fascinating things this year.

To be honest with you, it's crazy! When I was researching I figured out that I have no clue what hypnosis really is. 90% of what we see in movies is actually not true and it has nothing to do with real hypnosis. Hypnosis is known to be “the way” to treat some issues, but hypnosis for weight loss? Hmm…


What is hypnosis?


Per Google's dictionary, hypnosis is the induction of a state of consciousness in which a person apparently loses the power of voluntary action and is highly responsive to suggestion or direction.

Well, after good research I found out that this “apparently” part is not actually correct.

Hypnosis IS a state of consciousness but a person DOES NOT lose the power of voluntary action. No matter how good the hypnotist is, he cannot make you do things you don't want to.

Just imagine how would it look like, if someone can grab your power of voluntary action just by snapping fingers, knocking you out with a handshake and saying “sleep”? Heck, I would be a freaking billionaire!

Hello, I have a meeting scheduled now with Mr. Gates
Sure, Mr. Gates is waiting for you.

Mr: Gates: “Hello there Vlad, how ar
Me: “SLEEP, (Bill gets deep in trance) you feel relaxed, when you wake up you will go to the bank and give me all your money, and you will feel great, and you will tell your wife that you just wanted to be poor all your life“.

C'mon, please tell me, what's the chance this for happening?

So Google… Hold my protein shake, I got this.

Hypnosis is a state of mind where a person feels like napping after lunch. However, hypnosis cannot be performed on someone who doesn't want to be hypnotized, and even if it wants, no matter how deep hypnosis is if a person doesn't want to do something, there's no way it will happen.

Saying that everything makes sense again. You have a problem, you WANT to resolve it, and one of the options is hypnotherapy. So you want to resolve that issue, and you want to be hypnotized. A hypnotist will just walk you through that process.

There is actually a video on YouTube where one of the world's best hypnotists Anthony Galie performs stage hypnosis for one company. People are hypnotized, and he makes them do all kinds of silly things, forget their names, forget the number seven, triggering them, etc.

At one point, someone from the crowds says there is his boss on the stage, and the boss owes him $100, and he asks Mr. Galie to suggest the boss give him $100. When he tried to suggest that and woke up the boss, he was like “ah, no way”. Then Mr. Galie explained that if someone really doesn't want to do something, he can't make him.


How does hypnosis work?


Very simple.

Hypnosis goes through a few stages.

The first stage is to be relaxed and not nervous about it. Basically, just leave to the hypnotist. After you get there, you will have small talk, get to know each other because his main goal is to make you comfortable. You have to feel relaxed and safe because your conscious mind will not shut down until it feels that way.

Imagine you have two minds, a conscious one, and a subconscious one. A conscious mind is like a parent, like a shield, that throughout the years learned how to protect you. For instance, there is always someone who has no control over laughing and smiling at funerals. And no matter how much he tries to hide the smile, he can't. He is sad, but it's smiling. Weird, right?

hypnosis for weight loss

Well, that's the conscious mind. That mind figured that sadness produces tears, tears produce attention, and if a person is, for example, an introvert, attention produces anxiety, and anxiety isn't something we all want in our lives. That's more than enough for a conscious mind to put the shield up, and protect you from that path of anxiety.

The subconscious mind, however, is something we can't control. We can learn self-hypnosis (which will talk about in a bit), but then we only get the powers to “plant the idea” and think positive in order for it to grow.

The second stage is the hypnotic induction. A hypnotist will play a few brain games with you in order to make your subconscious mind more… well, conscious. And active. After those few games, he will have you close your eyes and focus on his voice. You will feel awesome and relaxed, and that's when the hypnosis kicks in.

The third stage is deepening the trance. In order to get through your conscious mind, he needs to get you deeper into the trance.

The fourth stage comes right after, when you are in a deep trance, he starts to suggest new things. For instance, if you are a smoker, he starts suggesting a few things that you want to accept in order to put the cigarettes out of your life for good.

The fifth and final stage is to get you out and wake you up.

The best thing about this: You are absolutely conscious of everything. In every moment you hear every word the hypnotist says, you are aware of your surrounding and you can hear everything. You feel absolutely fantastic, and while in that trance, you actually don't give a crap! Science has proven that 30 minutes in a hypnotic trance is just like 4 hours of sleep. That's crazy!


How can I, or someone I know, be hypnotized?


Even you don't believe it's possible, there are very good chances that it is.

Some people just can't be hypnotized, because they think analytically, their logic is too strong, and their imagination is not big enough.

Most of the people (no hard feelings, but probably including you) have a huge ego, and are like “No way I can be hypnotized”. Well, that may be a case, but chances are against you.

There are two ways to get hypnotized:


Visit a hypnotist


There is a lot of good hypnotists out there, you just have to find them. Even if there is no in your city, there are good chances that they will visit a place nearby, because they often travel for shows and new sessions.

However, when choosing a hypnotist do the background check. Hypnosis is not that difficult technique to learn, and it's pretty easy to get a certificate for it.

Network with other people who hired him or her before, and make sure he has experience. Otherwise, you will lose your money.




If you have a power of will and don't want to let anyone play with your mind, you can learn self-hypnosis but this is not a really easy thing to do.

A person who masters the method for getting to the subconscious mind is the absolute master of his mind. Best hypnotists in the world practice on themselves to learn this and they reported that it's a lot harder to guide yourself instead of letting someone else guide you through this. There are a lot of great courses on the internet for learning this.


What is hypnosis for weight loss all about?


Hypnosis is a great therapeutical method for resolving habits issues. That habit can be overeating, binge eating, eating sugar and junk food, etc.

hypnosis for weight loss

Hypnosis has shown some great results in eating disorders and smoking sensation. It's a way of letting the subconscious take over and to help stop some of the cravings and some of those dopamine impulses that come with eating food.

Most people understand how to lose weight, they know what they should be eating, they know they should be exercising. The problem isn't learning what to do. The problem is actually implementing it long enough to see results.

Most of the time we have our conscious thoughts saying “I want to lose weight“. But from the background, you can hear the subconscious saying: “But when I'm bored, stressed, emotional, I like to eat! I don't like exercise, and the food is my comfort!”

So when you consciously want to lose weight, but your subconscious mind says “Not today buddy”, it's so freaking hard, because you are split in half!

The goal of the hypnosis for weight loss is to align these negative subconscious habits with what you actually want.


Does hypnosis for weight loss really work?


Yes, hypnosis for weight loss does work, it is incredibly effective and it works almost every time. Healthy diets will work, but so will hypnotherapy! But in order to get the most out of your sessions here are some tips:

  • Be ready. Prepare for a session just by relaxing. Listen carefully to what the hypnotist is saying and don't overthink it. Let the hypnotist lead you to your goals. Imagine your perfect body, imagine every muscle, and how you want it to look. By visualizing it you are guiding yourself naturally in that direction to have that body you desire.
  • Be real, however. Hypnosis is not a magic trick, it's a process. You may need one or more sessions, it depends, but realize that it's a process. Know that hypnosis has a 93% success rate, which is very high, but that's in multiple sessions. Know also there is 7% failing.
  • Wear comfortable clothes. I'm not saying you should go to the hypnotist in pajamas, but have something comfortable. If you wear something tight or irritating for your skin, you will be distracted.




Hypnosis is a great experience but it should be done with a professional. Don't be scared or nervous, you will be aware of everything happening around you and you will hear everything. Forget about movie scenes, this is science. When you visit a hypnotist be optimistic and friendly. Be honest about what you want. Wear something comfortable. If you allow it, you can get huge benefits from it.

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That's it, folks!

Vladan Ubiparip
Founder at Extreme Loser