How Does Hypnosis For Weight Loss Work?
Hypnosis for weight loss works by activating the subconscious mind to allow us to naturally and easily create behaviors that lead to the results we desire. The use of Hypnosis simply allows you to create thought patterns that benefit you when you’re not hypnotized. In other words your sub-conscious mind is working for you and not against you.
Hypnosis and “ADHERENCE” to a Weight Loss Program
Study of Four Diets Reveals . . .
The Key to Weight Loss Success Isn't the Diet, But How Closely You Follow It
Why Doctors and Dieticians are now recommending Hypnosis Program’s for Diet Adherence:
Investigators from Tufts-New England Medical Center (Journal of the American Medical Association, January 2005) have determined in a study of four popular diets that the key to successful weight loss is not the diet itself, but actually FOLLOWING THE DIET!
In this one-year study of 160 overweight adults, the researchers split people into four diet groups:
Weight Watchers (low calorie)
The Zone Diet (low glycemic index)
The Ornish Diet (low fat)
The Atkins Diet (low carb)
Here's what they learned: all of these diets worked when the participants in the study followed them. Well DUH!
*** The problem is that less than one in four people were able to stay on their given diet for just this one year! ***
According to the authors of the study, "no single diet produced satisfactory adherence rates."
Hypnosis Alert - Instead of looking for that "PERFECT DIET", it makes a lot more sense to find a safe way to ADHERE to your diet.
Hypnosis is by far the safest, most researched, and effective way for you to stick to the eating plan you have chosen.
How many times have you quit your diet? *** Are you a professional dieter?
If you are like most people, the answer is probably close to "EVERY TIME I'VE STARTED ONE!!" Think about it: you probably would not be reading this if you were consistently following a healthy eating and exercise plan. Logic dictates that if you just started the plan and added in regular exercise, you would shed the weight and your level of HEALTH AND WELL-BEING WOULD SKYROCKET — not to mention your pleasure in your new appearance!
With just a 10% loss of your body weight, studies have shown you can expect:
Lower blood pressure, cholesterol, and blood sugar
Fewer aches and pains from the reduced stress on your muscles and joints
Improved mobility and breathing
Deeper, more restful sleep
Reduced risk of Type 2 diabetes
Reduced risk of coronary artery disease (plaque buildup in the heart)
Prevention of angina, the chest pain caused by decreased blood flow to the heart muscle
Decreased risk of sudden death from heart disease or stroke
Suddenly work becomes more manageable, leisure activities are more fun, physical activity is more comfortable, and it's easier to have a positive mental outlook.
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 .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).
When hypnosis sessions are added to various weight loss programs, the results are always better.
How much better?
A 146% better over the long term, that’s how much better!
How effective is Hypnosis for weight loss?
Clinical studies by major Universities and Medical organizations showing how hypnosis helps with weight loss are irrefutable:
TWO YEARS LATER HYPNOSIS SUBJECTS CONTINUED TO LOSE SIGNIFICANT WEIGHT
109 people completed a behavioral treatment for weight management either with or without the addition of hypnosis. At the end of the 9-week program, both interventions resulted in significant weight reduction. At 8-month and 2-year follow-ups, the hypnosis subjects were found to have continued to lose significant weight, while those in the behavioral-treatment-only group showed little further change.
J Clin Psychol. 1985 Jan;41(1):35-41
By: D. N. Bolocofsky, D. Spinler, L. Coulthard-Morris, Department of Psychology, University of Northern Colorado, Greeley, Colorado 80639
HYPNOSIS OVER 30 TIMES AS EFFECTIVE FOR WEIGHT LOSS
Researchers investigated the effects of hypnosis in weight loss for 60 females who were at least 20% overweight. Treatment included group hypnosis with metaphors for ego-strengthening, decision making and motivation, ideomotor exploration in individual hypnosis, and group hypnosis with maintenance suggestions. Hypnosis was more effective than a control group 17 lbs. vs. 0.5 lbs. on follow-up.
Cochrane, Gordon; Friesen, J. (1986). Hypnotherapy in weight loss treatment. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 54, 489-492.
People using the tool of HYPNOSIS LOST MORE WEIGHT THAN 90% OF OTHERS …AND KEPT IT OFF
Researchers analyzed 18 studies comparing a cognitive behavioral therapy, such as relaxation training, guided imagery, self-monitoring, or goal setting with the same therapy supplemented by hypnosis. Those who received the hypnosis lost more weight than 90 percent of the non-hypnosis and maintained the weight loss two years after treatment ended.
Allison DB, Faith MS. Hypnosis as an adjunct to cognitive-behavioral psychotherapy for obesity: a meta-analytic reappraisal. J Consult Clin Psychol. 1996;64(3):513-516.
HYPNOSIS MORE THAN DOUBLED AVERAGE WEIGHT LOSS
This was a study of the effect of adding hypnosis to cognitive- behavioral treatments for weight reduction, additional data were obtained from authors of two studies. Analysis indicated that the benefits of hypnosis increased substantially over time.
~Kirsch, Irving (1996). Hypnotic enhancement of cognitive-behavioral weight loss treatments–Another meta-reanalysis. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 64 (3), 517-519.
HYPNOSIS SHOWED SIGNIFICANTLY LOWER POST-TREATMENT WEIGHTS
Two studies compared overweight smoking and non-smoking adult women in an hypnosis-based, weight-loss program. Both achieved significant weight losses and decreases in Body Mass Index. Follow-up study replicated significant weight losses and declines in Body Mass Index. The overt aversion and hypnosis program yielded significantly lower post-treatment weights and a greater average number of pounds lost.
~Weight loss for women: studies of smokers and nonsmokers using hypnosis and multi-component treatments with and without overt aversion.- Johnson DL, Psychology Reprints. 1997 Jun; 80(3 Pt 1):931-3.
HYPNOSIS CAN MORE THAN DOUBLE THE EFFECTS OF TRADITIONAL WEIGHT LOSS APPROACHES
An analysis of five weight loss studies reported in the Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology in 1996 showed that the “…weight loss reported in the five studies indicates that hypnosis can more than double the effects” of traditional weight loss approaches.
~University of Connecticut, Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology in 1996 (Vol. 64, No. 3, pgs 517-519)
SHOWED HYPNOSIS AS “AN EFFECTIVE WAY TO LOSE WEIGHT”
A study of 60 females who were at least 20% overweight and not involved in other treatment showed hypnosis is an effective way to lose weight.
~Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology (1986)
HYPNOTHERAPY GROUP WITH STRESS REDUCTION ACHIEVED SIGNIFICANTLY MORE WEIGHT LOSS THAN THE OTHER TWO TREATMENTS.
A randomized, controlled, parallel study of two forms of hypnotherapy (directed at stress reduction or energy intake reduction), vs dietary advice alone in 60 obese patients with obstructive sleep apnea on nasal continuous positive airway pressure treatment.
~J Stradling, D Roberts, A Wilson and F Lovelock Chest Unit, Churchill Hospital, Oxford, OX3 7LJ, UK
WEIGHT LOSS IS GREATER WHERE HYPNOSIS IS UTILIZED
Research into cognitive-behavioral weight loss treatments established that weight loss is greater where hypnosis is utilized. It was also established that the benefits of hypnosis increase over time.
~Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology (1996)
And there's more, much more research showing Hypnosis works!