Alpha Hypnosis Weightloss Success & Reasearch
Hypnotherapy really can help you lose weight, and keep it off
Diet Drinks Canned
She stopped drinking diet soda, an addiction she’d had for 20 years!
I was pleasantly surprised to hear from a recent client that she had completely stopped drinking diet soda, an “addiction” she’s had for over 20 years and she was losing weight.
I was surprised because during her first session, I’d only very briefly suggested that she would reject all sugary foods and drinks. This is part of an overall approach during the first session aimed at portion size, and foods and drinks that are not in the best interests of your health.
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The client had originally come for Alpha’s Hypno-Surgery programme, a Virtual Gastric Band procedure, where I guide clients suitable for that programme through a (mental) gastric band operation. She was amazed at how different she felt even after her first session. She was also delighted to find out that she had shed nearly half a kilo in just 4 days.
The programme also addresses unhealthy/healthy food and drinks, food management, exercise, attitude, motivation and focus, as well as other issues that may be holding a client back.
It’s all very well to say you just have to eat healthier or exercise your body more, and will-power alone can sometimes achieve this, but not always.
For there to be a permanent change in your behaviour there must first be a change in your mind – your unconscious or subconscious mind! And it’s important that your conscious and subconscious mind is in harmony to reach your goal, whatever your goal may be.
Helping people to tap into the power of their inner mind is very rewarding – to see the positive changes they can make to reduce their weight, be more motivated, get rid of phobias, manage pain, improve in sport or study, and much more. Many clients have been impressed at how their hypnotherapy sessions have changed their way of thinking. They often thank me, and I point out that I am a guide, using techniques and skills I’ve learnt, to assist them to tap into their inner mind, their personal power, so their inner thoughts and motivation are in harmony with what they consciously want to achieve. They are the ones “doing it”, making the changes. I can’t make them “do” anything they don’t really want to do.
Results may vary
Weight loss success
“I am a person that has tried all the weight loss programmes – 4 week lose 10 kilo’s, gym contracts for a year where I only went twice, boot camps, shakes, green tea’s, starving, bingeing, always wanting a quick fix, and I kept on forgetting that it didn’t take me 4 weeks to put on the weight!
So when I saw an ad for the Alpha Hypnosis programme, I thought why not? One more “fad” won’t make a difference, and it was worth a try.
Well… was I wrong… Turned out, I had to get it right in my head first, and realise for myself that the only person holding me back from completely enjoying my life to the full and achieving my goals was myself!”
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Hypnotherapy helped me realise that I no longer will fail, and that I will SUCCEED and I got a higher benefit from Hypnotherapy than I expected. It is a tool I highly recommend and credit highly!
I have found unbelievable energy, confidence, drive and passion for my life again, and the motivation I feel now, to get on and live my life & achieve my goals, is great!
I found Hypnotherapy to be the ideal tool to assist me & give me the motivation to choose healthier choices and get me closer to achieving my goals. And I no longer feel the need to finish the bag of biscuits seen as they open? I have even stopped chewing my nails, which I have done for about 20 years!
Before going everything felt like too much effort, and now I feel very energetic! I don’t give up on getting things done as easily, and it was like something “clicked” in my brain. Now I no longer feel like I need a quick fix to lose the weight, it’s more of a lifestyle programme. And I can see a big change in my attitude and happiness levels too!
I have lost a few kilo’s so far and still have quite a few to go, but I have finally realised that I thought my weight was my security blanket, protecting me from actually living my life to the fullest, whereas all it was doing was actually restricting me. I do not feel as restricted now, before i was putting on a kilo or two every few months and now i will be losing them, not gaining!
What I have gained, and continue to gain, is achievement closer to my goals and a happier outlook and sense of self! So thank you Susan Wood and Alpha Hypnosis!
At Alpha Hypnosis we have many years of experience to draw on to help you with hypnotherapy. It only takes a phone call or email if you need additional support, and we’ll fit you in ASAP.
Research shows Hypnosis helps with weight loss, and helps keep it off!
Clients who have concerns about weight typically go through a cycle of dieting and bingeing. As hypnotherapists we work with clients to stop this unhealthy pattern, teaching them skills that they can use to regulate themselves, such as making realistic weight loss goals, healthier food choices, and self hypnosis. Using hypnotherapy as so often clients overeat in part because of other contributing issues.
There have been many clinical research studies done using hypnosis for weight loss. And most, if not all show how using hypnotherapy to reduce weight can also improve your chances of keeping it off.
Evidence gathered from real studies:
Hypnosis Subjects Lost More Weight Than 90% of Others and Kept it off
Researchers analyzed 18 studies comparing a cognitive behavioral therapy, such as relaxation training, guided imagery, self-monitoring or goal setting with the same therapy supplemented by hypnosis. Those who received the hypnosis lost more weight than 90 percent of the non hypnosis, and maintained the weight loss two years after treatment ended.
Allison DB, Faith MS. Hypnosis as an adjunct to cognitive-behavioral psychotherapy for obesity: a meta-analytic reappraisal. J Consult Clin Psychol. 1996;64(3):513-516.
Hypnosis More Than Doubled Average Weight Loss
This was a study of the effect of adding hypnosis to cognitive- behavioral treatments for weight reduction, additional data were obtained from authors of two studies. Analysis indicated that the benefits of hypnosis increased substantially over time.
~Kirsch, Irving (1996).
Hypnotic enhancement of cognitive-behavioral weight loss treatments–Another meta-reanalysis. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 64 (3), 517-519.
Hypnosis Showed Significantly Lower Post-Treatment Weights
Two studies compared overweight smoking and non-smoking adult women in an hypnosis-based, weight-loss program. Both achieved significant weight losses and decreases in Body Mass Index. Follow-up study replicated significant weight losses and declines in Body Mass Index. The overt aversion and hypnosis program yielded significantly lower post-treatment weights and a greater average number of pounds lost.
~Weight loss for women: studies of smokers and nonsmokers using hypnosis and multi-component treatments with and without overt aversion.- Johnson DL, Psychology Reprints. 1997 Jun;80(3 Pt 1):931-3.
Hypnosis can more than double the effects of traditional weight loss approaches
An analysis of five weight loss studies reported in the Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology in 1996 showed that the “…weight loss reported in the five studies indicates that hypnosis can more than double the effects” of traditional weight loss approaches.
~University of Connecticut, Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology in 1996 (Vol. 64, No. 3, pgs 517-519)
Hypnosis Over 30 Times as Effective for Weight Loss
Researchers investigated the effects of hypnosis in weight loss for 60 females who were at least 20% overweight. Treatment included group hypnosis with metaphors for ego-strengthening, decision making and motivation, ideomotor exploration in individual hypnosis, and group hypnosis with maintenance suggestions.
Hypnosis was more effective than a control group 17lbs vs. 0.5 lbs on follow-up. ~Cochrane, Gordon; Friesen, J. (1986). Hypnotherapy in weight loss treatment. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 54, 489-492.
Showed Hypnosis As “An Effective Way To Lose Weight”
A study of 60 females who were at least 20% overweight and not involved in other treatment showed hypnosis is an effective way to lose weight.
~Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology (1986)
Hypnotherapy group with stress reduction achieved significantly more weight loss than the other two treatments.
A randomized, controlled, parallel study of two forms of hypnotherapy (directed at stress reduction or energy intake reduction), vs dietary advice alone in 60 obese patients with obstructive sleep apnea on nasal continuous positive airway pressure treatment.
~J Stradling, D Roberts, A Wilson and F Lovelock Chest Unit, Churchill Hospital, Oxford, OX3 7LJ, UK
Weight loss is greater where hypnosis is utilized
Research into cognitive-behavioral weight loss treatments established that weight loss is greater where hypnosis is utilized. It was also established that the benefits of hypnosis increase over time.
~Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology (1996)
Edited from: http://hypnosishealthinfo.com/weight-loss/efficacy-research-hypnosis-for-weight-loss/
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