Is Hypnosis Downloads Legit: Do They Work?

JUly 12, 2019. 5-MINUTE READ



There are so many misconceptions around hypnosis downloads, one big myth is that they can’t be as an effective as an in-person session, well that’s false and I’m going to tell you why and break it down step by step.

Is hypnosis downloads legit – Do they work?

Yes, Hypnosis downloads are legit, and they work! But they work even better when created by a suitably qualified person and have all the right ingredients for success.  Is it possible to get a good Hypnosis download from someone not qualified? Sure, but I haven’t found one yet. Sorry Newbies and unqualified peeps. It takes a certain skill to create a hypnosis download that will work and a lot goes into making it just right for anyone who will listen to it.

Let me explain…

In order for you to understand if Hypnosis downloads are legit, you need to understand how hypnosis downloads work and what the difference is between in-person session and a download session and what the differences are.

The Biggest differences between in person and download session

In person, Hypnotherapy and Hypnotherapy Downloads are not the same and I believe there is a place for both to exist.  There are 4 biggest differences and you’d be surprised how different the most important one is!

  1. Counseling
  2. Personalized Hypnotherapy
  3. Price
  4. Ownership

About the Counseling

Who should get in-person sessions

Some people just find the face to face model the best for them.  They want to talk to someone and they want to sit opposite a person and be heard and get answers.  These people are best suited to in-person sessions or telephone sessions with a hypnosis download.  Whatever is best for the client!

About the in-person sessions

Most in-person hypnotherapy sessions on average go for one hour, some may go for longer but anything longer than an hour and a half I’d be questioning why it’s taking them so god damn long! In the hour the hypnotherapist will talk to you about the change you want for around 20-40 mins (on average) then perform the hypnotherapy for 40 – 20 mins (on average) in this session.

About the Personalized Hypnotherapy

The personalized Hypnotherapy is usually created on the spot according to the conversation you just had with the hypnotherapist but based around therapeutic methods that would be used in every session just tailored to terms you use. If the Hypnotherapist doesn’t have this creative skill then they will read from a script which is perfectly fine.

For example: Say you come to me for weight loss hypnotherapy, you’re overeating and you want it to stop, you don’t emotionally eat so we recommend the Virtual Gastric Band In the counseling session, you talk about, amongst other things, everything you want in your life and everything you don’t want.

(click here read our post on the Virtual Gastric Band)

The simplest explanation; In your first hypnotherapy session, I would perform the Virtual Gastric Band Operation (about 30 mins) and reinforce what you want and don’t want according to what we spoke about while using some pretty cool therapies techniques that work pretty much every single time! Love it!


In person Hypnotherapy can cost anywhere between $100 to $300 for one session. For ONE session! and for something like the Virtual Gastric band Hypnosis program, it ranges from $800 to $1500.  If money is not a problem and you want to see someone face to face then go for it.


There is no ownership with the in-person sessions.  If you need help or further reinforcement then you will have to fork out money for every session until you no longer have an issue.

Why not try Hypnotherapy to see it if right for you.  Cancel at any time no questions asked.

About the Hypnotherapy download

Who should use the Hypnotherapy or Hypnosis download

Anyone who doesn’t need or want personalized counseling or someone that doesn’t have a really unusual or uncommon habit or behavior they want to change they you can’t get on a download.  Hypnosis downloads are also good for those who like self-help, prefer to be in control of their session, time poor, busy mums that can’t leave the kids for an hour, like to work through issues in their own time and also enjoy relaxing with hypnosis in their own home.  

Here’s your game changer…

The hypnotherapy download session

In your first session, I will also perform the operation and I will reinforce all the most common wants and don’t wants people to want when they have an issue with overeating plus a whole lot more. 

You see, most of us what the same things: happiness, have control over how they look and feel, what to look and feel good in our clothes, want energy and motivation, etc, etc.  We know this from thousands of people that came before you and will come after you with the same issues, wants and needs.  Yes, some people will be different but we cover a lot. 

How Hypnosis downloads are just as effective as an in-person session if not more

We cover all the most common issues, habitat and behaviors around the issue you’re trying to change and this can only come from experience and knowledge.  We use language that is general in nature but will have the same effect on the mind.

For example, again in the simplest explanation: instead of saying “Jenny, imagine yourself in the size and shape that’s natural for you” I would say “imagine yourself in the size and shape that’s natural for you” works the same if I say your name or not, make sense?

There are some complications in what we say and how we say it but that’s my job to make sure it’s right when I’m writing the script and it’s your job to relax and enjoy!


The cost you will pay for the Virtual Gastric Band Program varies from $12 for a cheapy for $100 for a deluxe version. 


The beauty of a download is that you bought it, you own it and you can listen to it every day and in 10 days or one year or in 10 years and it costs you nothing more. At any time you feel like you need support, have an event coming up you need to slim down for, or you’re slipping,  you can pop it on and your mind remembers it.  Your food habits change over the seasons and you can’t change a lifetime of habit overnight.  Sometimes you need some serious reinforcement.

The other BIG difference is you see a hypnotherapist for an hour a week and get, let’s say, 40 mins hypnotherapy each week, with a download you can get virtually the same Hypnotherapy for 40 mins every day.

Other Questions you might have

Does Self Hypnosis work

Yes, self-hypnosis works! In fact, you go in and out of hypnosis during each day your own already, you are already be doing some sort of self-hypnosis but without the learned skill to harness it yet. 

Do you ever drive to work and when you get there you don’t remember driving there are all? Or watch a movie and get really frightened even though you know they are all actors and its not real?

These are examples of how you can go into ‘trance’ just through experiences with you are focused, imagine what you could achieve and experience if you focused on something you wanted? 

How does hypnosis work on the brain

Hypnosis works on the part of the brain that stores our habits and behaviors.  When we focus our attention and tune everything out our brain waves change from Beta (waking)14-28 cycles per second down to theta 4 – 8 cycles per second as we enter a state of hypnosis, Some may go even deep! What this all means is the fewer cycles the less distraction and the direct convo with the subconscious.

See our post on Is hypnosis true the real scientific facts to see images showing how the brain lights up during hypnosis, its pretty freakin cool!


But I must explain to you how all this mistaken idea of denouncing pleasure and praising pain was born and I will give you a complete account of the system, and expound the actual teachings of the great explorer of the truth, the master-builder of human happiness. No one rejects, dislikes, or avoids pleasure itself, because it is pleasure, but because those who do not know how to pursue pleasure rationally encounter consequences that are extremely painful. Nor again is there anyone who loves or pursues or desires to obtain pain of itself, because it is pain, but because occasionally circumstances occur in which toil and pain can procure him some great pleasure.

To take a trivial example, which of us ever undertakes laborious physical exercise, except to obtain some advantage from it? But who has any right to find fault with a man who chooses to enjoy a pleasure that has no annoying consequences, or one who avoids a pain that produces no resultant pleasure? On the other hand, we denounce with righteous indignation and dislike men who are so beguiled and demoralized by the charms of pleasure of the moment, so blinded by desire, that they cannot foresee the pain and trouble that are bound to ensue; and equal blame belongs to those who fail in their duty through weakness of will, which is the same as saying through shrinking from toil.

Jodi Clarke

Jodi Clarke

CEO & Founder | Clinical Hypnotherapist | Weight Loss Specialist

Leading the charge is Jodi Clarke, the CEO and Founder of Awaecnan who is also a Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist specialising in weight loss. Having studied at The Academy of Hypnotic Science, an Australian government accredited Clinical Hypnotherapy training academy, Jodi’s hypnotherapy skills are both effective and award-winning as she supports clients to achieve positive changes in their everyday lives.

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