Hypnosis improves effectiveness of weight loss studies say


How does hypnosis keep the weight off over time?

One reason is clients learn to adapt a new lifestyle that includes regular exercise and healthy food choices.  And that means no more weight loss roller coaster. 

Here is the study:

Effectiveness of hypnosis as an adjunct to behavioral weight management.

109 seventeen to sixty-seven year old’s completed a behavioral treatment for weight management either with or without the addition of hypnosis. Results show that, at the end of the 9-week program, both interventions resulted in significant weight reduction. However, at 8-month and 2-year follow-ups, the hypnosis subjects showed significant additional weight loss, while those in the behavioral-treatment-only group exhibited little further change. 

SOURCE: Bolocofsky, David N.; Spinler, Dwayne; Coulthard-Morris, Linda (1985). Journal of Clinical Psychology, 41 (1), 35-41

Another reason hypnosis works to improve a weight loss program is by creating a high level of motivation and commitment that works over time and into the future to help the person see themselves reaching the goal and then sustaining the goal weight for a lifetime.

Here is that study:

Hypnotic enhancement of cognitive-behavioral weight loss treatments 

…Averaged across post treatment and follow-up assessment periods, the mean weight loss was 6.00 lbs. (2.72 kg) without hypnosis and 11.83 lbs. (5.37 kg) with hypnosis. At the last assessment period, the mean weight loss was 6.03 lbs. (2.74 kg) without hypnosis and 14.88 lbs. (6.75 kg) with hypnosis… Correlational analyses indicated that the benefits of hypnosis increased substantially over time.

SOURCE: Kirsch, Irving (1996). Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 64 (3), 517-519.

Hypnosis is not a quick way to reduce weight.  Our approach is more of a return to the natural instincts we were born with.  Our clients don’t have to count calories, nor are they on ‘diets’ or use meal replacement. They just simply have a stronger desire for healthy foods and being active.  And that desire drives them to create a lifetime of healthy habits…the result is weight loss.


Call 972-974-2094 for your hypnosis weight loss consultation and transform your unhealthy habits into healthy ones.


About Valerie Grimes

Besides assisting individuals in behavior change and self improvement, Hypnotist Valerie Grimes specializing in dependencies such as alcohol, food, shopping, pain medication, and smoking. She is also trained in the area of hypnosis for PTSD and Auto Immune Disorders. And is a Reiki Level 2 Master. For More about Valerie, Go To Her Personal Web Page.

She is a 2002 graduate of the Dallas Hypnosis Training Institute, and certified by the American Council of Hypnotist Examiners. Continuing Education is maintained 15 hours per year through Hypnosis Motivational Institute in California.