Hypnosis for weight loss – does it work?

* Research demonstrates a significant effect when using hypnosis for weight loss.

According to the American Society of Clinical Hypnosis, in a 9-week study of two weight management groups (one using hypnosis for weight loss and one not using hypnosis), the hypnosis for weight loss 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 comparison of 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).

* About the American Society of Clinical Hypnosis (ASCH)

Founded in 1957, the American Society of Clinical Hypnosis (ASCH) is the largest U.S. organization for health and mental health care professionals using clinical hypnosis. ASCH’s members are psychologists, psychiatrists, clinical social workers, marriage and family therapists, mental health counselors, medical doctors, master’s level nurses and dentists. Their efforts to support research and set standards for ethical practices of hypnotherapy are respected world-wide.

* Because people are all different, as with all therapeutic tools, results may vary.   Therefore for best results, your sessions will be customized for your needs and individual situation.


 
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