I was looking on my book case for something the other day and came across The Oprah Magazine, O from August 2004, and wondered why I had a sticky note marking a page. It is a great article that I had forgotten about by Jean Fain, a Harvard Medical School psychotherapist who gives ten hypnotic suggestions for weight-loss.
In this article Jean Fain writes that “Most people, including my colleagues at Harvard Medical School don’t realize that adding trance to your weight loss efforts can help you lose more weight and keep it off longer.
Hypnosis predates carb and calorie counting by a few centuries, but this age-old attention-focusing technique has yet to be embraced wholeheartedly as an effective weight loss strategy.
Until recently, there has been scant scientific evidence to support the legitimate claims of respected hypnotherapists, and a glut of pie-in-the-sky promises from their problem cousins, stage hypnotists, hasn’t helped.
Even a persuasive mid-nineties reanalysis of 18 hypnotic studies showed that psychotherapy clients who learned self-hypnosis lost twice as much weight as those who didn’t (and in one study, kept it off two years after treatment ended), hypnotherapy has remained a well kept weight loss secret.
Unless hypnosis has happily compelled you or someone you know to buy a new smaller, wardrobe, it may be had to believe that this mind-over-body approach could help you get a handle on eating.”
Seeing is definitely believing – see what hypnosis can do for you and learn about Becoming Slender For Life!