Weight Loss Hypnotherapy in Portland, Oregon

Tired of trying to lose weight the hard way and having an even harder time keeping it off?

In a study of 60 women, the use of hypnosis resulted in an average weight loss of 17 pounds per person vs. only 0.5 pounds for the control group.
Hypnotherapy in Weight Loss Treatment

Cochrane, Gordon; Friesen, John
Journal of Consulting & Clinical Psychology. 54(4):489-492, August 1986.

"As a species, humans adapt to their environments and a lot of what happens is below the level of our conscious awareness and so often times, the things that we do, we do automatically, we don't even realize it..."
- Dr. Deborah Cohen, Obesity Researcher discussing how and why people become overweight
Killer at Large: Why Obesity is America's Greatest Threat

In an analysis of multiple weight loss studies in which hypnosis was used with some subjects and not with others, the research analyst found that “including hypnosis in the treatment protocol resulted in...a 97% increase in treatment efficacy” initially and “a 147% increase in treatment efficacy” by the final follow-up assessment which indicated that not only was hypnosis effective initially but it was actually more effective over time vs. other methods which yielded some short-term results which were not persistent. The author’s concluding statement? “The data also indicate that the impact of hypnosis increases over time, suggesting that it is especially useful for long-term maintenance of weight loss.”
Hypnotic Enhancement of Cognitive-Behavioral Weight Loss Treatments—Another Meta-Reanalysis
Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology 1996. Vol.64, No. 3, 517-519.

Hypnotherapy can be very effective for weight loss as it addresses subconscious behaviors and it can have lasting effects over time compared to other approaches such as diets which depend primarily on conscious behavior and are often short-lived.