A study reported in the Journal of Clinical Psychology studied the effects of diet and hypnosis. Two groups were formed: both used weight-loss behavioral treatment – but one group also used hypnosis for dieting. At the end of 9 weeks, both groups lost weight. However, at the end of the 8-month and 2-year follow-ups, it was found that only the hypnosis group had additional weight loss, and that more of the hypnosis subjects had achieved and maintained their weight loss goals
Source for diet/hypnosis study:
Effectiveness of hypnosis as an adjunct to behavioral weight management.
Thoughts on being on a diet and hypnosis:
When you are on a diet – you need all of the help you can get! Daily, we get bombarded with thousands of ad messages – a high percentage telling us to eat this ice cream, those chips, that fast food, and junk food in general. Also, we are told over and over that we are one of two-thirds of Americans who are obese (with the implication that we always will be obese). Circumventing negative input like this is tough!
We can possibly pump ourselves up and lose weight – for a while. But, where do we get continuous positive messages about weight loss – messages that go even deeper in our subconscious than the advertisements?
According to this study, using hypnosis for dieting is a very effective way to counter these negative messages. If you are now in the position of really wanting to lose weight – for good – it might be time to review what a weight loss CD, download, tape or DVD could do for you. Simply search for “weight” in the search box in the right column (or any other issue that gets in your way of a good diet). Or, try one of the following – they have a 100% money-back guarantee:
- Diet Hypnosis Pack: Eleven diet hypnosis downloads for becoming a thin person and stopping those eating patterns that are destructive to your diet, such as emotional eating, snacking, boredom eating, and a continual need for comfort food.
- Individual Diet Hypnosis Downloads: choose your diet need. Do you need diet motivation; a change to your “fat person” mentality; or a change in those ingrained habits, such as TV eating, emotional eating, eating sweets, or fast food eating. Browse through this section and select those diet hypnosis downloads that best suit you. For less than the cost of a couple fast-food stops, you could completely stop your bad diet habits and thinking.
Have you though about trying to quit smoking by hypnosis? A recent study has concluded that using hypnosis to quit smoking can be just as good as counseling.
In the study, one group had standard behavioral counseling as an aid to smoking cessation, while another group had hypnosis for quitting smoking. Both groups had the nicotine patch. This study found that hypnosis for quitting smoking does, indeed, compare favorably with standard behavioral counseling for smoking cession.
It would have been interesting to have had a group WITHOUT the nicotine patch. However, as with the study I detailed in Can you quit smoking by hypnosis – a scientific study, this does, indeed, show that hypnosis is a great tool for quitting smoking.
Nicotine & tobacco research : official journal of the Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco 2008 May;10(5):811-8
Do you want to quit smoking – now? There is an online hypnosis for quitting smoking download that provides you with the ten steps to become a non-smoker: not a smoker who has quit, but a person who doesn’t give cigarettes a thought. When you have quit before, did you still think about smoking after a meal, when stressed at your desk, while driving, or other situations? If so, your unconscious mind – that mind that waits for you to be in a weaker mood, then pounces – was not changed. Hypnosis puts you in a calm, collected mind-frame so the quit smoking suggestions can slip under your conscious mind and change the unconscious mind, addressing all of those mental tricks that try to get you to smoke again. So – if you want to stop smoking (you ARE still reading this) – why not try the hypnosis download: Quit Smoking by Hypnosis and become that non-smoker that doesn’t even think about cigarettes. It will cost you less than the price of couple cartons of cigarettes AND comes with a 90 day money-back guarantee. What do you have to lose?
I found a short, informative article on the Mayo Clinic website, titled “How effective is hypnosis for weight loss?”. The article states that hypnosis could be one of the tools you use to lose weight. It mentions that numerous studies have evaluated the effect of hypnosis and weight loss and have found fairly positive results. For, when you are under hypnosis, you are in a relaxed state. This state makes you much more focused and open to suggestions such as making healthy changes towards losing weight. The article does stress that hypnosis is not magic – that you need to combine the hypnosis with exercise and a healthy diet. It also emphasizes the need to find therapists with good training and reputation.
I found this article interesting because, more often than not, when you hear the medical institutions talk about remedies, you hear about pills. So I was enthused to see the Mayo Clinic actually give a nod towards weight loss with hypnosis. We need all the help we can get when we are on a diet – a stream of “you-can-do-it” to counter the stream of junk food advertising combined with your mental “can’t do” stream of thought. A good therapist will cost over $100/hour. However, you can find a weight loss hypnosis cd or download of your choice for much less than that. And, the article was quite right about ensuring that trained, reputable therapists are behind the hypnosis – see this information about hypnosis ethics.
Weight Hypnosis CD The Weight Hypnosis CD contains 4 specially selected hypnosis sessions.
What healthy actions would you like to see in a weight loss cd or download? Perhaps decreasing your desire for junk food and wanting healthy foods instead, or boosting your weight loss motivation - or what about over-coming your lack of motivation for exercise or just getting some energy to overcome that drained feeling you often feel when trying to lose weight. A focus, relaxed mind can program your unconsciecous mind to be your friend, helping you pinpoint your personal weight loss sabotagers – and providing a path towards improved behaviors instead.
Many days, my self confidence really gets me down. I want to start the day enthused and ready to take it on the world. But then, my personal enemy – lack of self confidence – arises, and my energy is spent on that demon instead. I wonder – could I increase my self confidence by hypnosis?
So, I found this article on self-confidence and hypnosis, Confidence Tricks, very enlightening. It describes a woman’s personal journey through a series of workshops geared towards increasing self confidence by hypnosis.
The first workshop was particularly interesting. She reviews working on her issue of phone call procrastination (and haven’t we all experienced this?). She describes being hypnotized in front of a group of 25 people to work on this issue. She didn’t know if it was effective or not. But, a month later, she realized that she was picking up the phone to make those calls, and that all the reasons that usually flooded into her head were simply gone. Furthermore, she only had to recall the phrase “clarity and lightness” to feel calmed. The self confidence hypnosis seminar turned her into a self-hypnosis convert.
We could all benefit from personal training like this. This self hypnosis workshop was organized by Mark Tyrrell, the co-founder of the self-hypnosis download center, HypnosisDownloads.com and was held in England several years ago. You are in luck, though. You don’t need to fly to England, hoping there are more (rather pricey) workshops. With one click of the button, you could have similar experiences for less than the price of 2 or 3 lattes (and save your money for a real vacation to Europe). See: How to Build Self Confidence by Hypnosis for more information.
You know that cigarettes are bad for your health – and that smoking costs money! You tried to quit smoking cold turkey, with nicotine gum, with nicotine patches – even with drugs such as Zyban and Chantix. But, you are still smoking.
You could try to quit smoking through hypnosis. But, after all you have been through – you are skeptical. You at least need proof before you put your time – and money – into yet another approach. I too needed the power of scientific investigation. So, I was very interested in the results reported in ScienceDaily.com* from a scientific research about how you can quit smoking by hypnosis – Hypnotherapy as an Aid to Smoking Cessation of Hospitalized Patients.
It is a well known fact that smoking causes a a large number of heart and lung-related hospital admissions. In their attempt to reduce smoking and therefore, hospital admissions, a group at North Shore Medical Center in Salem, MA. did a study comparing the effects of trying to:
- quit smoking by hypnosis
- quick smoking by nicotine replacement therapy
The results of the study pointed to the fact that trying to quit smoking by hypnosis was indeed more effective than the nicotine replacement therapy – and far more effective than doing nothing.
So – what are you waiting for – you deserve good health. If you smoke a pack a day, you can get a whole hypnosis program for less than the cost of three weeks of smoking see - quit smoking by hypnosis with Quit Smoking – Stay Stopped.
* For more information, see: American College of Chest Physicians (2007, October 24). Hypnotherapy For Smoking Cessation Sees Strong Results. ScienceDaily. Retrieved May 18, 2009, from http://www.sciencedaily.com /releases/2007/10/071022124741.htm.