Hypnosis Works for Weight Loss
"Words DO Carry Weight!"
Doctor's Studies Confirm Hypnosis Works for Weight Loss
By C. Devin Hastings
Novel and Effective Weight Reduction Technique Does Not Require Pills, Patches, Supplements or Surgery and Can Easily Prevent Holiday Weight Gain.
Holiday weight gain is a problem for millions of Americans. Researchers at the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) and the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) found that a large percentage of Americans who gain weight during the winter holiday season do not lose the extra weight. In fact, the weight accumulates over the years.
NICHD Director Duane Alexander, M.D. who noticed this troublesome trend states:
"These findings suggest that developing ways to avoid holiday weight gain may be extremely important for preventing obesity and the diseases associated with it."
Devin Hastings, a researcher and international speaker on diabetes and the mind states: "During the holiday season, many people with diabetes face very tough challenges. Harmful eating habits and weight gain are dangerous and difficult problems for them. Because of this, I looked for safe answers that could help my diabetic and overweight clients."
Devin's research "led me to surprising clinical weight loss findings that can help not only diabetics but anyone who struggles with weight loss."
As a result of his research and client successes, Devin created a very informative website for those who are dealing with obesity and weight loss challenges. This website, www.Weight-Loss-Answers.com (or www.WLA4U.com) contains information that has helped many of his clients to lose weight successfully and permanently.
"Safe, sustainable weight loss is an inside job. Diet pills, weight loss programs or even weight loss surgery can not do what really needs to be done", says Devin who, 9 years ago, lost over 40 pounds using the method studied and validated by Harold B. Crasilneck, Ph.D. and James A. Hall, M.D.
What safe weight loss method did doctors Crasilneck and Hall confirm as effective? They found that: "Hypnotherapy can often help in treating obesity, an observation that is one of the most clinically confirmed in all the literature on hypnosis."(1)
This statement is made more credible because these doctors did two important things: First, they conducted their own studies and second they conducted a comprehensive meta-analysis of a large number of other reliable hypnosis weight loss studies.
Although this evidence is extremely compelling Devin cautions: "Hypnosis is not a magic wand. Although some of my clients have easily lost a lot of weight in a very short period of time, most of the incredible changes I have seen my clients make are accomplished over time and with commitment."
Is there other believable evidence that hypnosis can help people with diabetes and weight loss problems? Yes. In the July 2001 issue of Scientific American it states:
"A 1996 National Institutes of Health technology assessment panel judged hypnosis to be an effective intervention for alleviating pain from cancer and other chronic conditions.
Voluminous clinical studies also indicate that hypnosis can reduce the acute pain experienced by patients undergoing burn-wound debridement, children enduring bone marrow aspirations and women in labor.
A meta-analysis published in a recent special issue of the International Journal of Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis, for example, found that hypnotic suggestions relieved the pain of 75 percent of 933 subjects participating in 27 different experiments. The pain-relieving effect of hypnosis is often substantial, and in a few cases the degree of relief matches or exceeds that provided by morphine."(2)
If severe pain can be controlled by hypnosis then one can imagine weight loss cravings also being controlled by hypnosis.
Also, given the dubious safety and effectiveness of diet pills and the hazards of invasive and often ineffective surgery, one must wonder why, if hypnosis is so obviously effective for pain management, why isn't it used before drastic and very expensive steps for weight loss are taken?
And, since hypnosis has been proven to have the ability to match or exceed the power of morphine then one must wonder how much better hypnosis is than diet pills and diet patches.
Who has used hypnosis to change their lives for the better? A number of people. Internet research has revealed the following well-known people have benefited from the use of hypnosis:
--Sondra Ray, author of The Only Diet There Is and several other best sellers.
--Tom Mankiewicz, the super talent who wrote "Superman the Movie"
--Beau Upchurch, a power-house pitcher for the Dodgers baseball team.
Devin Hastings also states: " I can absolutely assure you of 2 things: (1) Someone will change their life for the better now because they have just discovered that intelligent and accomplished people have successfully used hypnosis. (2) It is far easier and cheaper to hypnotically prevent weight gain than it is to lose weight."
Hypnosis has been proven to help anyone use the power of their mind in a positive, life changing manner. This fact is clinically confirmed and, interestingly some of society's most successful have used hypnosis.
As a self-improvement method, hypnosis is worth serious investigation---especially during the holiday season which is a time of great stress, weight gain, short tempers and holiday blues.
To help his clients successfully overcome holiday challenges, Devin has put together a 1/2 price, self-hypnosis audio program called The Weight Loss 6-Pack.
To learn more about this specially priced program and how you can prevent holiday weight gain and successfully reduce stress, please visit: www.weight-loss-answers.com and click on Grand Opening Sale.
Also, if you know of someone who is experiencing sadness or depression challenges during this 'joyful' season, they are invited to look at two different approaches:
1) Hypnosis for Depression (answers)
2) The Joys of Misery (humor)
(1) Chapter 11, Hypnosis in the Treatment of Nutritional and Dietary Problems. Clinical Hypnosis: Principles and Applications by Harold B. Crasilneck, Ph.D. and James A. Hall., M.D.
(2) July 2001 Scientific American: The Truth and the Hype of Hypnosis written by Michael R. Nash.