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Hypnotism??

In addition to PEEr trainer and a new workout reg., I just spent $55 last night on a hypnotism weight loss CD by Tom Nicoli- the guy from Dateline- I hope I wont be sorry about this. Anyone tried anything similar?



Thu. Sep 15, 10:52am

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I love hypnosis and am a total believer.

I've quit smoking using it. I think it could instrumental in weight loss.

Thursday, September 15, 2005, 11:06 AM

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FRIENDS episode?

LOL...your post about using it to quit smoking made me think of the Friends episode where Chandler uses some woman's hypnosis tape to stop smoking and it works, but makes him act a little feminine. That was hilarious.

Thursday, September 15, 2005, 11:20 AM

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Where did you get this CD from? I would like to try something similar. Anyone have any experience with these?

Thursday, September 15, 2005, 11:41 AM

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Tom Nicoli's Website

Google "Tom Nicoli" Weight loss CD .......or try without the quotes.

Thursday, September 15, 2005, 11:55 AM

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Tried it once before

I cant be sure whether or not it was youth or it actually worked. When I was a teen, I became very depressed and sensitive over some weight gain after a summer trip. I used some hypno-trance tapes created by a NYC therapist/psychic and put them on before sleep and using them to wind down to sleep. I did lose the weight I had gained but I can't be sure whether or not it was because I was young and metabolism was better or not.



Thursday, September 15, 2005, 12:29 PM

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i was just looking around on the web for info on this to... i haven't tried it but i would really love to know if it works for any one. please post your results.

Sunday, September 18, 2005, 8:27 PM

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Tried it last night for the 1st time

I did it before bed last night and I actually did what he told me to. I forget what was said until the last 2 minutes where he said the color red and something else and really, my brain was blinded with red and I became more concious and then exactly when he told me to wake up, I did my eyes flung open!

I'll keep everyone posted!

Monday, September 19, 2005, 8:19 AM

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Any time someone mentions hypnotism, it reminds of my mother's experience. Years ago my mother and her friend Joyce went to a hypnotist (for smoking and for weight loss respectively). Well, Joyce got so relaxed she drifted off to sleep and started snoring lightly at which my mother started giggling uncontrollably. The laughing in turn woke up Joyce. The beauty of this program was that the hypnotist taped his sessions for the participants for later reinforcement. My mother later tried to play the tape and as soon as Joyce could be heard snoring, she started screaming with laughter. The tape never helped her with her smoking but she did get huge smiles out of it.

Tuesday, September 20, 2005, 8:12 AM

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I can't wait to hear your results. I'm gonna google it now!

Tuesday, September 20, 2005, 9:19 AM

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I think its working

After the first day of listening, I went to the gym yesterday by comitting to pick up a friend to come with me. I was DEAD tired having worked all day, gone to classes that night but still did not cancel on the gym. I worked out and felt better.

Food choices have not changed but this could be bec. I am majorly PMS-ing.

I'll keep everyone posted!

Tuesday, September 20, 2005, 10:32 AM

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Hypnotisim

I'm going to purchase the cd's next week when I get paid. I can't wait to try them.

Friday, September 23, 2005, 11:01 AM

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Roberta Temes weight loss hypnosis cd's

these are another good one.

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Thursday, September 13, 2007, 10:10 AM

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My mom and I went to a weight loss hypnosis seminar a while ago. During this time you get hypnotized and you are given a CD and workbook for reinforcement. You are supposed to listen to the CD for 30 days straight.

Hypnosis isn't like what you see on TV. You are still awake, you just have your eyes closed and go deeper into your mind. You can open your eyes at any time and you are still there.

Point being, it didn't work for me or my mom. I don't know, I guess it works for some people, but not us.

The CD was basically a few minutes of taking you deeper, then there were periods where you had to imagine yourself skinny and happy, buying clothes in smaller sizes, eating salads, saying no to 3 foods that you find hard to resist, etc. The whole thing is about 20-25 minutes long.

I really thought this was going to be the solution to help me lose weight. It was not, PT was and is.

Thursday, September 13, 2007, 11:43 AM

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It could be great to use the two tools together, PT & hypno.

Thursday, September 13, 2007, 12:03 PM

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Tried it and didn't find it extremely helpful.

I went to a hypnotist. It was 100% not what I thought it would be. Here's what to expect. You are given a headset and special glasses that are rigged with a pulsating light. Then the hypnotist pretty much talks you into a relaxed state, leaves the room and you're left there to listen to a tape for 30 - 40 mins. I had a free consultation before buying the package but wasn't given any indication that it's basically listening to tapes. For the package cost, I thought it was a rip-off. You definitely can buy tapes and do the same thing for yourself at home at a fraction of the cost. It's somewhat helpful because it gives a more concentrated awareness but I don't feel it drastically alters behavior.

Friday, September 14, 2007, 5:24 AM

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I went to a hypnotist once for weight loss. It didn't work for me, but I sure got into one of the best relaxation states I ever had and still have a vivid memory of a very pleasant experience. Might even try the tapes if anyone finds it works or at least is relaxing...thanks for this thread.

Friday, September 14, 2007, 8:31 AM

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Does anybody know if this would work for pain? Can you be hypnotized to not feel chronic pain as much? I have degenerative arthritis, metabolic bone disease and lupus, and the pain is crippling. If there's a chance hypnosis would help ease some of the pain I'd be more than willing to give it a try.

Saturday, September 15, 2007, 12:32 PM

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PT has a deal with Roberta Temes, where you can get her weight loss CD's and do her hypnosis program at home. Click on the link below. The deal is that these CD's come with a 1 year money back guarantee. If you order them, we'd very much like to hear your feedback, and you can post your experience on this thread or a new one in the community. If the feedback is good, we will continue to recommend them.

About Roberta Temes- she is the author of "Hypnosis for Dummies" and is also the author of the main medical textbook for hypnosis that they teach in medical schools.

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Saturday, September 15, 2007, 1:11 PM

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to the 12:32pm poster. The same company that does the weight loss CD's has one for pain management. The link is below. We can't offer any sort of endorsement, but the company that sells them is solid and we know the people who run it. It comes with a 1 year money back guarantee, and if you order it please tell us what your experience is here on this thread. If this is something that truly helps, that would be great to know. And vice versa.

-PT

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Saturday, September 15, 2007, 1:16 PM

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I used hypnosis to quit smoking. I had quit a number of times before and always felt like I was "white knuckling it". Once I was off cigs for three months, and was STILL fighting it. After that period of time you KNOW its mental not physical. Hypnosis helped me a lot. I still had to get over the nicotine, but once I did, the mental addiction didn't have the hold on me that it did before. This is after all hypnosis not magic.
Just my experience, hope it helps.

Saturday, September 15, 2007, 2:01 PM

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I used hypnosis to quit smoking. I had quit a number of times before and always felt like I was "white knuckling it". Once I was off cigs for three months, and was STILL fighting it. After that period of time you KNOW its mental not physical. Hypnosis helped me a lot. I still had to get over the nicotine, but once I did, the mental addiction didn't have the hold on me that it did before. This is after all hypnosis not magic.
Just my experience, hope it helps.

Saturday, September 15, 2007, 2:01 PM

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I went to "Lighten-Up" years ago which is hypnotherapy specifically for weight loss and it didn't help me with that. It helped me in other ways but it wasn't worth all the money.

Sunday, September 16, 2007, 11:45 PM

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