Can you have hypnosis sessions for weight gain?

Weight management is a complex topic filled with nuance and, for those wanting to make a change, it can be difficult to know where to turn.

There seems to be advice and opinions abound when it comes to getting an ‘ideal’ body, but the truth is, all bodies are worthy. The problems come when our weight is affecting our health, whether physical or mental. In these cases, some people may decide they want to either lose or gain weight.

Typically there is a host of information and resources available for those who want to lose weight, but what about those looking to gain weight?

Why would someone want to gain weight?

There can be a variety of reasons why someone might want to gain weight. For some, it’s as simple as changing the way they look, and a desire to feel more confident in themselves. While the way we look shouldn’t affect how we feel about ourselves, it can be hard not to feel this way and, for some, it can have detrimental effects on mental health. 

Some people may want to conceive and be advised by their doctor to gain weight to help increase their chances. Weight can impact our ability to conceive and medical professionals recommend you be in the ‘healthy range’ for BMI and this could mean putting on weight.

Illness can also impact our weight. Following (or during) illness, some people find they’ve lost weight and are keen to rebuild their strength by putting on weight. Mental illnesses like eating disorders also affect weight, and for those pursuing recovery, putting on weight may be a goal.

Whatever your driver is to gain weight, help is available. Addressing your diet and lifestyle is a helpful first step, understanding what foods and exercises support weight gain in a healthy way. For those struggling to make changes, however, additional support may be beneficial.

How can hypnotherapy for weight gain help?

Hypnotherapy is an approach that helps us make deep-seated changes, including habit and behavioural changes. A hypnotherapist encourages you to enter a trance state, which is essentially a very deep relaxation. In this state, our subconscious is more open to suggestion. This is when a hypnotherapist can make positive suggestions to support the change you want to make, whatever that may be.

When it comes to hypnotherapy for weight gain, for example, your hypnotherapist may offer suggestions regarding your eating and exercise habits. They may also help to reduce negative or unhelpful thoughts you have related to food or your weight to build your confidence.

Where can I find a hypnotherapist?

If you’re keen to explore hypnotherapy, you can use our search tool to find the right hypnotherapist for you. During your first session, you will have space to discuss what you hope to achieve with hypnotherapy and your therapist will explain how they can help. If your weight gain is related to a health concern, your hypnotherapist may need to consult your doctor to learn more before starting.

After your consultation, your hypnotherapist will be able to tell you more about the sessions themselves before you start so you understand more about the process. Then your weight gain journey can begin in a healthy and supported way.

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Written by Kat Nicholls
Kat is a Content Producer for Memiah and writer for Hypnotherapy Directory and Happiful magazine.
Written by Kat Nicholls
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