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Tina Pineiro
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Hypnosis Most Effective Says Largest Study Ever: 3 Times as Effective as Patch and 15 Times as Effective as Willpower.

Hypnosis is the most effective way of giving up smoking, according to the largest ever scientific comparison of ways of breaking the habit. A meta-analysis, statistically combining results of more than 600 studies of 72,000 people from America and Europe to compare various methods of quitting. On average, hypnosis was over three times as effective as nicotine replacement methods and 15 times as effective as trying to quit alone.

University of Iowa, Journal of Applied Psychology, How One in Five Give Up Smoking. October 1992.

(Also New Scientist, October 10, 1992.)

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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)

Do you struggle with your weight?
Do you start a diet only to give up or go back to your old eating habits?
Do you wish you could just lose naturally and keep it off?
Is being overweight negatively influencing all areas of your life, limiting your self esteem and holding you back from living the life you want to live?

End Emotional Eating

Many times people eat to feed their feelings, both happy and sad. When feelings affect when, what, and how much you eat, it’s called emotional eating.  Emotional eating can often lead to overeating. When you eat to satisfy your emotions and not your physical hunger, it can be hard to stop, even if your stomach is full.  If you suspect your eating is emotional, it is best to consult with a physician first before starting this or any program.

Our Program Works Well Together with Any Weight Loss Plan

You may already know that obesity is a health epidemic. Perhaps your doctor has told you that you must lose weight. You may already be aware of the relation between excess body weight and such medical conditions as hypertension, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and sleep apnea.  Perhaps you feel as though all eyes are on you for the wrong reasons when you enter a room.

Did you know that not only is hypnosis a proven and highly effective technique to promote accelerated weight loss, but many doctors refer patients to me for weight loss hypnosis?  I will work in conjunction with your local physician-supervised weight management program. Patients in medical weight loss programs or meal plans find that hypnosis is the skill set and will-power that they need to succeed.

If you are advised by a physician to lose weight, you can take a 100% IRS Tax Credit for weight loss hypnosis. That’s not a deduction- it’s a FULL 100% Credit for what you paid
. Treatment must be for a specific disease diagnosed by a physician (such as obesity, hypertension, diabetes or heart disease). That’s almost like getting your weight loss hypnosis program for free!

While many products may claim sensational weight loss miracles, without exercise or changing any eating habits and behaviors, nothing will change. Almost all weight loss experts agree that the key to long term healthy weight management lies in a permanent lifestyle change.  The mind is hardwired to move towards pleasure and away from pain.  So, if change is painful for you, you will naturally avoid it.

Weight Loss Hypnosis allows you to create new beliefs, new behaviors and take control of your life! Through hypnosis you change the way you think about food, improve your self image and create that lean healthy body.

If you have considered Gastric Band (Lap Band) Surgery to lose weight, you want to consider Virtual Gastric Band first. The weight loss you’ll achieve with the  Virtual Gastric Band Program is steady, sustainable and healthy.  You can expect to lose between 1 and 3 pounds a week. This amount of steady weight loss does  not result in burning up muscle, like so many fast loss diet fads. This is because unlike so many diets, it doesn’t affect the body’s metabolic rate, so there’s no artificial weight loss where the body burns muscle instead of fat.

With this program, you will easily be able to understand what’s a real physical hunger rather than an emotional hunger. No more eating due to boredom, anxiety, frustration etc. You will learn how to deal with those feelings without turning to food.

Virtual Gastric Band is
•   Safe
•   Non-invasive
•   Natural
•   Has no negative side effects
•   Effective!

What does the Virtual Gastric Band program involve?
•    The VGB program involves a minimum of four hypnosis sessions.*
•    The client is expected to listen to a 15 minute audio daily, for 28 days.
•    A commitment to follow eight simple rules is necessary.
•    A strong desire to make changes that last is a must!

*The first three sessions are scheduled in advance a week apart; the final session will be conducted according to the individual clients needs and progress. (Clients who are more than 50 pounds overweight may desire additional sessions.)

Why choose the Virtual Gastric Band procedure over the Gastric Band (Lap Band) Surgery?

Virtual Gastric Band
•    100% safe
•    No surgery required
•    No recovery time (time missed from work)
•    No scars or complications
•    Lower weight requirement to get started vs. surgery
•    Increased energy with VGB
•    It’s cost effective
•    It works! (In trials in the UK 95% of subjects reported success with NO adverse side effects)

Gastric Band (Lap Band) Surgery
As with any major surgery, gastric bypass, gastric band (Lap Band) and other weight-loss surgeries pose some serious potential health risks, both in the short term and long term. Patients commonly suffer from these Complications with Gastric Band Surgery.
•    Nausea and vomiting
•    Reflux
•    Slipped band
•    Difficulty swallowing
•    Constipation

Some of these symptoms combined can lead to re-adjusting the band, therefore more surgery.

Not everyone is a good candidate for gastric band (Lap Band) surgery. In order to qualify, a patient:

•    Must have exhausted other options for weight-loss through diet and exercise
•    Must have a BMI of more than 40 (morbidly obese) or more than 35 (obese) with other medical problems such as type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure or severe sleep apnea.
•    Must pass extensive medical screening

Is the Virtual Gastric Band Program Right For Me?
This program is for the individual who is serious about making changes. You will be expected to listen to audio(s) given as support between sessions. Also following the eight agreements that are explained in the first session help to create your success. Debbie offers support between sessions in the form of hand-outs, email, text and phone calls as needed. Becoming aware of your appetite and your attitudes regarding food is an important part of the process to making change. Where appropriate, increased movement is encouraged.

Weight Management

Please call 570 352 3048 for information on pricing for Virtual Gastric Band Hypnosis.

Virtual Gastric Band Hypnosis