About hypnotherapy
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"The research is mounting: hypnosis can help you lose weight and keep it off longer." 
—Jean Fain LICSW,  Harvard Medical School  
   
What is hypnosis and hypnotherapy?  

Hypnosis is one of the most effective tools available for self-change.  It is also one of the most misunderstood tools. When you say "hypnosis," many people think of magic shows, silly stage acts, and possibly even witchcraft. 

Frankly, nothing could be further from the truth. 

Hypnosis is simply this: a relaxed state of focused attention that allows people to control and change mental and physiological patterns that can't be changed in everyday awareness. 
 
The use of hypnosis to treat disease (also called "hypnotherapy") has been accepted by mainstream medical associations for more than half a century. In fact, the British Medical Association approved the use of hypnotherapy in 1955. The American Medical Association approved its use in 1958. 

What happens in a hypnotherapy session?  

In each session, hypnosis techniques are used to put you into a relaxed state — a trance, if you will — so that both your conscious and subconscious mind are working together to learn as fast and effectively as possible. 

You are still totally in control. If you wanted to, you could stand up and walk away at any time. 

As you enter this relaxed "learning" state, Andrea walks you through exercises specific to your journey. These exercises are simple and effective. As you follow her directions, you will be creating lasting change in your life. 

The sessions are recorded for you so that you can re-experience them at home to reinforce what you have learned. 

Don't be surprised if you reach the end of a session you feel like you have been sleeping. That's how relaxed and "in the moment" you'll be. 

The power of hypnosis has not been lost on the mainstream media: 
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More importantly, clinical studies prove hypnosis works. 

In a 9-week study of two weight management groups (one using hypnosis and one not using hypnosis), the hypnosis group continued to get results in the two-year follow-up, while the non-hypnosis group showed no further results (Journal of Clinical Psychology, 1985). 

In a study of 60 women separated into hypnosis versus non-hypnosis groups, the groups using hypnosis lost an average of 17 pounds, while the non-hypnosis group lost an average of only 0.5 pounds (Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 1986). 

In a meta-analysis, comparing the results of adding hypnosis to weight loss treatment across multiple studies showed that adding hypnosis increased weight loss by an average of 97% during treatment, and even more importantly increased the effectiveness POST TREATMENT by over 146%. This shows that hypnosis works even better over time (Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 1996). 

The bottom line is that when hypnosis sessions are added to a weight loss program, the results are better. 

And hypnotherapy is not just for weight loss.  The power of your mind can be harnessed to change habits and overcome obstacles that are limiting your life.  Hypnotherapy is effective to help you stop smoking, overcome stress, relieve insominia, let go of fears and phobias, control anxiety, change bad habits, improve sports performance, and more!

  
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