"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
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"
The power of hypnosis has not
been lost on the mainstream media:
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!