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Hypnotherapy for Weight Loss Brisbane

How effective is hypnotherapy for Weight Loss

How effective is Hypnotherapy for weight loss?Hypnosis for Weight Loss

People will often ask how efective is hypnosis and hypnotherapy? Some clients think that there may not be the data available. This is actually incorrect. Hypnosis has been studied extensively for a broad variety of medical and psychologicaly conditions and has been proven to be effect for many conditions.

Hypnosis for Weight Loss: Does It Work?

Yes, research demonstrates a significant effect when using hypnosis for weight loss.

In a 9-week study of two weight management groups (one using hypnosis and one not using hypnosis), the hypnosis group continued to get results in the two-year follow-up, while the non-hypnosis group showed no further results (Journal of Clinical Psychology, 1985).

In a study of 60 women separated into hypnosis versus non-hypnosis groups, the groups using hypnosis lost an average of 17 pounds, while the non-hypnosis group lost an average of only .5 pounds (Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 1986).

In a meta-analysis, comparing the results of adding hypnosis to weight loss treatment across multiple studies showed that adding hypnosis increased weight loss by an average of 97% during treatment, and even more importantly increased the effectiveness POST TREATMENT by over 146%. This shows that hypnosis works even better over time (Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 1996).

Here are some of the studies:

Cochrane, Gordon; Friesen, J. (1986). Hypnotherapy in weight loss treatment. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 54, 489-492.

Kirsch, Irving (1996). Hypnotic enhancement of cognitive-behavioral weight loss treatments–Another meta-reanalysis. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 64 (3), 517-519.

Allison, David B.; Faith, Myles S. Hypnosis as an adjunct to cognitive-behavioral psychotherapy for obesity: A meta-analytic reappraisal. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology. 1996 Jun Vol 64(3) 513-516

Stradling J, Roberts D, Wilson A, Lovelock F. Controlled trial of hypnotherapy for weight loss in patients with obstructive sleep apnoea. International Journal of Obesity Related Metababolic Disorders. 1998 Mar;22(3):278-81.


For more information on how Aspire Hypnotherapy can assist you in achieving your weight loss goals please contact us for a free 15 minute phone consult on             07 34117796. or Click here

Michael Brook

Master Hypnotist.

hypnotherapy coaching in moorooka

Are you looking for hypnotherapy coaching in Moorooka?

If so you’ve come to the right place. At Aspire Hypnotherapy we assist people through Hypnotherapy coaching in Moorooka. hypnotherapy coaching in moorooka

Whether it’s weight loss that you are looking to tackle or anxiety is keeping you up at night we can help you getting you from where you are to where you want to be.

What ever path you need to or want to take, we can help you assisting you along the way.

We won’t tell you that your broken because you aren’t. We believe that people aren’t broken. They’ve just gotten themselves into doing some habits that don’t work for them.

Habits are readily changed with hypnosis. In Hypnosis the client is induced into a trance state and the suggestions that will assist them to get from where they are to where they want to be are given to the unconscious mind of the client.

Coaching is different in that the client is not in a trance state. Coaching involves the development of strategies and goals and the monitoring of progress through time.

Coaching and hypnosis have different purposes and work well for different problems and outcomes of the client.

If it’s a deeply seated habit that you have been doing for a long time then Hypnosis and Hypnotherapy is the desired modality for you that will rapidly assist you and change the habit you have permanently.

If it’s a goal you would like to achieve and need help with strategies and help keeping you honest in the pursuit of your goals then coaching and performance coaching is for you.

Whatever change you would like to have happen, at Aspire Hypnotherapy we can assist you in the way that you need so that you can take the fastest and most direct route to your goals.

For more information or for a free 15 minute phone consult call us on 07 34117796.

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hypnotherapy weight loss brisbane

Are you looking for Hypnotherapy for weight loss in Brisbane?

Many people struggle with weight gain and want to lose weight but find it difficult to do so. If you are one of those people and you are looking for Hypnotherapy for weight loss in Brisbane, then you have come to the right place.

Many people try different diets and exercise fads. They will lose weight and then put it back on. They will lose weight and they are feeling great. Then they get stressed or their life goes a bit out of control and their diet goes out the window and they start to put the weight back on.

There are number of reasons why this happens. There are biological reasons why this happens. The psychological reason why this happens  is that the in moments of stress the unconscious mind will do what is familar to it and what gives it comfort.

Food, particularly food that is high in salt or fat or sugar, produces a dopamine response in the brain. Dopamine is the feel good chemical that is released in the brain that lets us feel pleasure.  So, when you are stressed it’s a very natural response to reach for something that gives you pleasure. Often for a lot of people that is food.

Much of the behavior is a preprogrammed response from habits that have been learnt in the past.

These habits can be changed using the power of your unconscious mind to change your preprogrammed response.

This stress response is one of the principle reasons why many people who try to lose weight put it back on.

Through a hypnotic conditioning program you can train your brain to respond to stress different and to eat only when hungry, not when you need a pleasure hit because you are stressed or worried.

For more information please call 07 34117796 to book your free 15 minute phone consult or click here.

Michael Brook

Master Hypnotist