Weight Loss

Studies show that adding hypnotherapy to healthy lifestyle treatments for weight reduction can increase the chances of losing weight and keeping it off. Hypnosis can be helpful in reinforcing changes in attitudes about eating and motivation for physical activity.

Since all behaviors and habits are stored in the subconscious mind, messages that are designed to bring about change in habits do not effect change unless they are directed to the subconscious mind. Losing weight and keeping it off almost always involve changes in lifestyle and attitude; hypnotherapy allows you to accomplish this in the easiest possible fashion. Weight loss with hypnosis can be slow (1-3 pounds per week). However, hypnosis is safe and effective and, most importantly, permanent, since behaviors, food choices, and habits will constantly be changing.

Whether your needs include portion control, emotional eating, sugar reduction, self esteem or lack of confidence: hypnosis can help to change thoughts and attitudes of the mind that have led to your weight gain. Your food interests and tastes can be modified to increase the desire for healthy foods with appropriate nutrition and reduce the desire for junk foods.

If you have experienced cravings, lack of motivation, or even self-sabotage with past dieting and weight loss efforts, it’s time to address the unconscious mind and support it in creating real and lasting change so that you can end the struggle and finally enjoy lasting weight loss success that can last a lifetime.

Four sessions are standard for the Weight Loss program, in private sessions or an occasional weekend group class format (minimum of 6 clients required). The program includes educational handouts and hypnosis CD’s. Please call to schedule a phone or in-person appointment. You can also email your address to joleneshields@yahoo.com or call 801-942-6175 to receive an informational brochure.

In a 9-week study of two weight management groups (one group using hypnosis and the other not), the hypnosis group continued to get results in a 2-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 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 post treatment effectiveness by over 146%. This shows that hypnosis works even better over time (Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 1996).

International Journal of Eating Disorders, Vol. 8, No. 3, 335-341 (1989)
The Journal of Family Practice, Vol 55, No. 6 (June 2006)

Click here to download your first weight-loss session and get back into control of your health. You can also contact Jolene to set up an appointment by phone or in office: 801-942-6175 or joleneshields@yahoo.com


**Multiple hypnosis sessions may be needed to obtain your goals with hypnosis. Call to schedule an individual session, customized to your unique needs. Hypnosis is never a replacement for regular medical treatment. Hypnosis is often best used in conjunction with other wellness processes to achieve your desired results and outcomes. Please never listen to your download while driving or operating mechanical equipment.**

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