Hypnosis for Obesity

Tracy Stein Phd MPH, in an excellent article published on the Psychoogy Today website describes how hypnosis can help in battling obesity, this way:

“Hypnosis can help you understand unconscious barriers to weight loss and enhance your chances of success via a variety of types of positive suggestion. Some examples include:

Development of an “inner […]

Research Supports Hypnotherapy for Obesity

Gordon Cochrane and John Friesen of the Department of Counselling Psychology at the University of British Columbia, conducted a research study that was published in the Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology. There have been previous reports of the effectiveness of hypnotherapy when used to treat obesity; however, they were not substantiated by any controlled […]

Hypnosis and Weight Management

Hypnosis is a highly effective method for weight management whereby you are helped to open up a new channel of communication with your body and your mind, through your mind. With the help of a qualified clinical hypnosis practitioner, you are guided into a state of focused concentration and mental and physical relaxation in which […]

Hypnotherapy and Anorexia

Hypnotherapy or hypnosis has a long and successful history in treating anorexia nervosa.

According to Baker and Nash (1987) and Nash and Baker (1993) hypnosis was introduced to anorectic patients as a means of gaining enhanced self-control associated with various opportunities for increased security and mastery. The induction techniques used were structured and permissive. Hypnotic […]

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 […]

Hypnosis as an Adjunct to Cognitive-Behavioral Psychotherapy: A Meta-Analysis

A meta-analysis* was performed on 18 studies in which a cognitive-behavioural therapy was compared with the same therapy supplemented by hypnosis. The results indicated that the addition of hypnosis substantially enhanced treatment outcome, so that the average client receiving cognitive-behavioural hypnotherapy showed greater improvement than at least 70% of clients receiving non-hypnotic treatment.

Effects seemed […]

Hypnotherapy and Weight Loss – Third Study

Here is the last of three studies investigating the effectiveness of hypnotherapy in assisting with weight loss.

Study 3*

In this meta-analysis, (which is when researchers correlate the results of multiple studies), the results of the two studies in my last two posts and other studies were confirmed.

In the studies of hypnosis versus no […]

Hypnotherapy and Weight Loss – Second Study

Here is an overview of the second of three studies I am posting that investigated the effectiveness of hypnotherapy in weight loss.

Study 2*

This study, published in the “Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology,” investigated the effects of hypnosis in weight loss for 60 females at least 20% overweight and not involved in other […]

Hypnotherapy and Weight Loss

Over the next three days, I will present three studies that show how effective Hypnotherapy is in helping clients to lose weight, and, more importantly, to keep it off.

Here is the first one:

Study One:* The first study, published in the Journal of Clinical Psychology, divided 109 people into two groups for a 9-week […]

Hypnosis and Weight Loss

In this meta study, a study of studies, published in Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology 1996. Vol.64, No. 3, 517-519, it was found that weight loss programmes that included hypnosis resulted in significantly greater amounts of weight reduction.

“In a 3rd meta-analysis of the effect of adding hypnosis to cognitive-behavioral treatments for weight reduction, […]