If you’re at the point of wondering ‘how much does it cost to get hypnotized to lose weight?’, then chances are you’ve been struggling with yo-yo dieting for a long time.
In fact, many of my clients confess that they’ve lost hope. For them, hypnosis is a last resort before gastric band surgery; a final ditch effort to solve the headspace problem that robs them of their health, happiness, and ideal life.
Without fail, the most popular questions asked about the hypnotherapy process are centred around pricing. After all, we’re all busy, hard-working people and we want to be sure we’re getting value for money.
But with prices to see a hypnotist varying so much, how will you know if you’re being ripped off? I’m always upfront about prices for my hypnotherapy services, and in some cases, such as with quitting smoking, hypnosis can actually solve the problem in the first session.
Weight loss is the exception, though. I have been practising for over 12 years now and what I’ve discovered after working with thousands of patients is that you’re pretty much wasting your money if you don’t commit to at least three sessions. You will only see the benefits of hypnotherapy if you are willing to
If you’ve tried everything to lose weight, the problem may be something deeper down. Hypnotherapy can help you shift your unconscious thinking and beliefs. To find out more about my program, book a free consultation today!
How Effective Is Hypnosis For Weight Loss?
How Effective Is Hypnosis For Weight Loss?
Contrary to what many people believe, hypnosis is not mind control. I can’t simply take over and tell you what to do. I can, however, bypass your conscious mind and see what unhelpful thought processes and beliefs are causing a poor relationship with food and exercise.
Hypnosis works to put you in a relaxed state; a skilled hypnotherapist can then help to navigate your subconscious and create better habits that are in alignment with your goals. While it doesn’t deliver the fast results that other treatments promise (and fail to deliver), hypnotherapy is a proven tactic to help create sustainable changes to your life and health.
Hypnosis can also be used in tandem with cognitive behavioural therapy or other treatment programs for greater effect.
Cost Vs. Value Of Weight Loss Hypnosis
If you’re shopping around for the best price for clinical hypnosis, there will be pretty much three kinds of options you will be presented with:
- Pay as you go (sessional basis);
- Set price for a program (includes a set number of sessions);
- Once only fee
My weight loss program is a set price, with the basic package starting at $660.00. This includes three fifty-minute sessions and a professionally recorded hypnosis MP3. I don’t allow clients to pay as they go because I require a commitment from them that they are willing to attend the full three sessions.
In my experience, those who are truly willing to take responsibility for their weight problem have no issue with this fee structure.
Don’t Be Fooled By The Once-Only Fee
You may be wondering how many sessions of hypnotherapy you really need for weight loss. Some practitioners charge an exorbitant amount (usually in excess of $500.00) for a single appointment, ‘wham bam thank you man’ quick fix. Many even claim that in just one session you will be ‘cured’. Don’t be fooled! In my experience, it’s much more complicated than that. Most people who come to see me have been struggling for decades with this problem.
Behaviours such as overeating, secret snacking and binge eating are almost always rooted in low self-esteem, negative body image, inability to set boundaries and stuffing down negative emotions.
That kind of thing can’t be fixed in the first session. A qualified and ethical hypnotherapy practitioner will take a multi-faceted approach to your weight loss hypnotherapy that involves treating not just the symptom, but the true root cause of your problem.
Is It Worth Paying For A Virtual Gastric Band?
Many Melbourne clients are undergoing virtual gastric banding – that is, hypnosis that makes you believe you have had gastric band surgery – as an alternative to having a gastric band fitted. As this makes you feel that your stomach is smaller and you feel less hungry, you may end up eating less food. A virtual gastric band, along with the right amount of exercise, can help with obesity and losing weight.
That being said, many virtual gastric band programs often fail to address the underlying issues that resulted in you eating more food or having poor eating habits in the first place. Although you may see results from having a virtual gastric band, these results may not be long term and if you are confronted with your triggers, you may simply return to your old lifestyle. Any success you might achieve will go down the drain, along with all that money you invested.
This is why my weight loss program focuses on the cause, not the effect, in our sessions. By treating the actual problem and encouraging bettwe diet and exercise habits, you’re more likely to make permanent changes.
More Expensive Is Not Necessarily Better
I’ve said this before in this article and I’ll say it again: just because someone is charging you an outrageous amount of money for a hypnosis session, doesn’t mean it’s going to do the job.
On the other hand, skimping out and going for the cheapest deal won’t serve you well either; in fact it could end up costing you more in time, money and frustration. In order to reach and maintain a healthy weight, you have to be willing to do the work but you also need a qualified, professional therapist who has years of experience under her belt to help you along the way.
In response to your question: ‘how much does it cost to get hypnotized to lose weight’, the answer is: it depends. Do some research. Ask specific questions and in the end, go with your intuition. But remember; if it sounds too good to be true then there’s a very good chance it is.
I offer both in-person hypnotherapy sessions and online sessions, depending on your preference and any restrictions. To see if I’m the right therapist for you, why not get in touch and book a free (and obligation-free) consultation?