Hypnotherapy and Weight Loss

“Janet entered the hypnotherapy program at 195 pounds, weighed 142 pounds at a 6-month follow-up, 131 pounds after one year, and 130 pounds after 3 years. At the time of treatment she was 46 years old, a registered nurse, married with two grown children, had a family income of $65,000 per year, and reported childhood onset of excess weight.”

So begins the first of three case studies presented in a paper entitled, ‘Hypnotherapy in Weight-Loss Treatment: Case Illustrations’* by Gordon J. Cochrane Ed.D. of the  University of British Columbia in the American Journal of Clinical Hypnosis.

The important thing about these case studies, and as shown by a considerable body of research into the use of hypnosis in achieving lasting weight loss, is that the results are usually long lasting and in most cases permanent.

As well as using hypnotic suggestion to change the way a client feels about food, a skilled hypnotherapist will address issues at the subconscious level that are often driving  driving the tendency to eat too much and to perhaps make poor eating choices.

Hypnotherapy is one of the most effective, side effect free  methods of losing weight.

You can read all three case studies here.

* Gordon J. Cochrane Ed.D. (1987): Hypnotherapy in Weight-Loss Treatment: Case Illustrations, American Journal of Clinical Hypnosis, 30:1, 20-27

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