I know how you feel.
Are are sincerely looking to lose weight? Well, you have come to the right place. I have helped many people lose weight, using hypnosis. And I started with myself!
I lost it with hypnotherapy over 25 years ago, and I have kept it off! This is my personal experience, your results may vary, of course.
I have been down the road of failed diets. I know what is like to lose and gain, lose and gain. I tried every “diet plan” out there, and I know what works, and what doesn’t. Now, of course, Hypnosis, and the other techniques that I use and teach are not “magic fairy dust”.
Your commitment and willingness to learn and make some basic lifestyle changes are major factors in success. However, hypnotherapy is a tool for making the journey easier. And there are plenty of peer reviewed studies that demonstrate the effectiveness of hypnotherapy for weight loss (see citations at bottom of page).
I have been there personally! And I have helped many others lose weight, using Hypnotherapy.
I personally know what it is like to try and fail, try and fail. It hurts! It hurts to fail. And yet that is exactly what diets do. Diets lead to failure… 90+ percent of the time. We all know that’s true (Vanderbilt University study, UCLA study, etc.)
I teach a combination of Self-Hypnosis, Neuro-Linguistic Programming, Cognitive Behavior Techniques, Breathing, Emotional Freedom Techniques, and more. My approach is eclectic. I believe that multiple approaches create better results.
Nothing works 100% of the time, or for everyone. That’s why I always provide a consultation at no cost, in order to determine if hypnosis is right for you. Call for an appointment now. I’ll get you in for a free consultation as soon as I can. Please give me a call, and we can discuss your needs and how Hypnotherapy might be useful. I’m always happy to personally talk with you.
“I have struggled with losing weight my entire adult life. After working with Steve and learning that “Food is Fuel” I feel like I am no longer fighting against myself, plus Steve has helped me start and stay with a workout program that is sustainable.” ~ Alice (Evergreen, CO)*
It comes as a surprise to many people that hypnosis, and the other work that I do with my clients actually works very well over the phone! I work with English speaking people from around the world.
Investigated the effects of hypnosis in weight loss for 60 females, 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: an average of 17 lbs lost by the hypnosis group vs. an average of 0.5 lbs lost by the control group, on follow-up.
Cochrane, Gordon; Friesen, J. (1986). Hypnotherapy in weight loss treatment. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 54, 489-492.
109 people completed a behavioral treatment for weight management either with or without the addition of hypnosis. At the end of the 9-week program, both interventions resulted in significant weight reduction. At 8-month and 2-year follow-ups, the hypnosis subjects were found to have continued to lose significant weight, while those in the behavioral-treatment-only group showed little further change.
Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology (1985)
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 those not receiving hypnosis and maintained the weight loss two years after treatment ended.
University of Connecticut, Storrs 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.
Study of the effect of adding hypnosis to cognitive-behavioral treatments for weight reduction, additional data were obtained from authors of two studies. Analyses 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.
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.
Hypnotherapy group with stress reduction achieved significantly more weight loss than the other two treatments. Randomised, 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 apnoea on nasal continuous positive airway pressure treatment.
J Stradling, D Roberts, A Wilson and F Lovelock, Chest Unit, Churchill Hospital, Oxford, OX3 7LJ, UK
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).
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)
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)
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Steve Axtell, Clinical Hypnotherapist
Axtell Hypnosis Center
2801 Youngfield Street
Lakewood, CO 80401