Tuesday, 20 December 2011

Hypnosis / NLP Research

Statistics/Studies

  • Hypnosis increases chances of losing more weight by 90%
    Analysis of 18 studies comparing a cognitive behavioural 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 doubles 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 Subjects Continue Losing Weight 2 years onwards
    109 people completed a behavioural 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

  • Female Hypnosis Subjects lost an average of 17 pounds
    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 an average of only .5 pounds 

    Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 1986

Quotes

"Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) may be the most powerful vehicle for change in existence"
- Modern Psychology Magazine

"Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) has untapped potential for treating individual problems….It has metamorphosed into an all-purpose self-improvement program and technology."
- Time Magazine

"(NLP) does offer the potential for making changes without the usual agony that accompanies these phenomena. . . Thus it affords the opportunity to gain flexibility, creativity, and greater freedom of action than most of us now know.
– Training and Development Journal

"With weight loss the evidence is conclusive…hypnosis does help people reduce."
- Smithsonian Magazine

"It's hard to find a field that hasn't used hypnosis successfully, everything from quitting smoking to IBS."
- Good Morning America

"Studies show that people who combine diet and exercise with hypnosis lose more weight than they do with diet and exercise alone."
- Allure

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