Lose Weight with Hypnosis

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Have you ever thought...

I'll start the diet tomorrow.

I deserve to eat this right now.

I eat because I'm bored.

Leaving food on the plate is wasteful.

I just have to have more.

Exercise is boring.

I don’t have time to eat right.

Our conscious and unconscious beliefs surrounding food, eating, and activity are significant factors when it comes to weight loss and fitness. For a person who wants to lose weight, eat more healthfully, or get more exercise, the important moment is when you finally decide to do something about it and begin to look for help. My role as a hypnotist is to take advantage of this moment and the conscious and unconscious impulses which have motivated you to do something about this now. Hypnosis can help you make the most of this moment to reach your weight loss goals and maintain a healthy weight.

Session fee: $200

Research on Weight Loss with Hypnosis


Hypnosis Over 30 Times as Effective for Weight Loss
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.
Reference: Cochrane, Gordon; Friesen, J. (1986). Hypnotherapy in weight loss treatment. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 54, 489-492. 

Two Years Later: Hypnosis Subjects Continued To Lose Significant Weight
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.
Reference: Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology (1985).

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 those not receiving hypnosis and maintained the weight loss two years after treatment ended.
Reference: 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.
Hypnosis More Than Doubled Average Weight Loss
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.
Reference: 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.
Reference: 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.
Hypnotherapy group with stress reduction achieved significantly more weight loss than the other two treatments
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.
Reference: J Stradling, D Roberts, A Wilson and F Lovelock, Chest Unit, Churchill Hospital, Oxford, OX3 7LJ, UK.
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.
Reference: University of Connecticut, Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology in 1996 (Vol. 64, No. 3, pgs 517-519). 

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.
Reference: 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.
Reference: Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology (1986).

"The first time I met John, I had made an appointment with him because I had seen an advertisement regarding weight loss. I am a weight loss guru. I have probably lost myself three times. I had a few ideas of what I thought we could do to MAKE me lose weight. I was on a mission.

"John TALKED to me. Then he LISTENED to me. He cared about my feeling's, past and present. He has helped me heal from inner wounds that had been nagging at me for so long, I forgot that they were there. He has given me my joy back.

"John Mongiovi has provided me with the tools to improve the quality of my life. It isn't only about weight loss anymore. It is about living life and enjoying EVERY minute. It is about being conscious and whole. It is a peace that truly goes beyond understanding. It is about getting rid of guilt and replacing it with new opportunities. It is about the improvement in my self esteem. It is about loving today and looking forward to tomorrow.

"For me, my journey was a type of cleansing and I am so thankful to have been able to spend time with John. So, thank you John, you helped me be the person I knew was in there. I just needed to let her out.” -Linda E.*

*Results may vary from person to person.