Hypnosis for Weight Loss - Portland Certified Hypnotist

It isn't just about what we eat or how much we exercise. Gaining weight can be caused by lots of things - stress, lack of sleep, anxiety, and holding onto the past. Sometimes it's important to work on those things, before even talking about eating habits, patterns, or exercising. In this way I can find out how and why you started gaining weight and deal with those issues. Then we can move on to find ways that you enjoy moving your body, and it doesn’t have to be traditional exercising; it can be gardening, playing a sport, dancing, or anything you enjoy doing.


Losing weight, means changing eating habits and patterns, and knowing what foods are good for your body, without dieting. Making changes that are permanent and that work for you, so you have a sense of well-being and health, not one of feeling deprived.

How Hypnosis Can Change Your Mind and Body

Hypnosis can help you understand unconscious barriers to weight loss and enhance your chances of success via a variety of types of positive suggestion. Some examples include:

  • Development of an “inner ally” to help support you in making potentially challenging, but necessary changes.

  • Enhancing competence and confidence via encouraging, affirming language.

  • Visualization of already having achieved your goal and feeling good about it.

  • Accessing and partnering with the part of your unconscious that wants to make change.

  • Comforting the part of you that may be afraid of change.

  • Understanding why you have needed to use weight as a tool.

  • Reframing the previous “use” of eating as a tool that can now be safely retired.

  • Visualization of the new, healthier “tools” for coping, navigating personal relationships, and communicating effectively.

  • Mental rehearsal to make using healthy tools more automatic.


To summarize, at present, excess weight affects more people than not, and losing the extra pounds remains a challenging task for most. Hypnosis – either with a qualified professional or via self-hypnosis techniques - can help you address the unconscious reasons for keeping weight on, and help you more easily shed those extra pounds.]


Cite: Stein, T. (2014). Successful Weight Loss Using Hypnosis. Psychology Today.

"I came to see Jo for help with weight loss. I've tried many diets that got weight off, but it would come right back on again. This time I decided I needed to address the real issues around my eating habits.  Instead of looking for a quick fix, I wanted to get to the core of my unhealthy choices.  I met with Jo for four sessions over a two month period. In the first month, I noticed a real change in my attitude towards food. I am down 7 lb. I'm looking at food in a new and refreshing way, looking forward to meal preparation and selecting the right foods for my body. I'm also motivated to get up in the morning and do my exercise routine. My partner has also noticed a real change - my obsession with food has diminished and my anxiety has also gone way down. I see this as part of my life journey, to make the best choices for my health.  


Added bonus - I sleep so much better and wake up feeling refreshed and optimistic!


Jo is super friendly, funny, and builds a great rapport. She spends time getting to know you and builds the hypnosis specifically around your needs. She is fantastic! Highly recommended!!!!"  Keri C.

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