Have you ever thought about hypnosis as a tool for weight management? A University of Connecticut study conducted in 1997 found that hypnosis can play a significant role in managing weight. The researchers reported that test subjects who used only weight-loss methods such as diet lost an average of six pounds during the testing period. Those who also used hypnosis lost an average of fifteen pounds. In addition, those who used hypnosis kept the pounds off for two years following the therapy.
I always tell my clients, hypnosis is not magic. If you continue to do exactly the same things, you are going to get the same result. But hypnosis can be a great tool to motivate behavioral changes to include exercise and eating and nutrition habits. The hypnotherapist's suggestions must be personalized to meet each individual client's needs. Each hypnotherapist has there own way of establishing those needs. I require an hour and a half clinical interview with the client to learn about personal and family behavior around eating and movement. We discuss the client's motivation to make a change and create a plan of how they want to eat, drink and move that will allow goals to be met.
The hypnosis session will include positive, beneficial suggestions based on the clinical interview and the client's plan. If you want to get motivated to make changes in your weight or changes in your eating or exercise behaviors, hypnosis can be a valuable tool to BE WELL.