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Has anyone had any experience with using hypnosis or a hypnosis program? good or bad experience?

Wed. Oct 18, 9:44am

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We had a thread about this about 6 months ago....... I was interested and tried it......... Did not work.

However, I have been using self hypnosis tapes when I go to bed....... and I love it. I have lost a total of 31 pounds. The tapes put messages in your brain like drink water before you eat. Breathing excercise...... and eating less, but enjoying more.

It is from Unlimited Potentials. Google it if interested.

Wednesday, October 18, 2006, 10:08 AM

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Earlier PT Thread on Hypnosis

here is the earlier thread fyi.. very informative.

Link

Wednesday, October 18, 2006, 10:43 AM

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i had an acting teacher who smoked for many, many years. after going to a hynotist for a few months (i think it was a few months), she successfully quit for the rest of her life !!! she had apparently tried EVERYTHING else to quit with no results.

Wednesday, October 18, 2006, 10:54 AM

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I used hypnosis for labor and delivery (hypnobirthing) for my second child and OMG what a difference from the first labor and delivery I had!!!! I recommend it to anyone over lamaze!!! I labored twice as long with the second child but it was oh so much more bearable!

As someone mentioned above...
I have a hypnosis cd that I fall asleep to for weightloss occasionally. I think the sublimimal messages work but should be used in conjunction with healthy diet and exercise.

Wednesday, October 18, 2006, 12:22 PM

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I had two sessions for weight loss and they were not useful. The hypnotherapist focused on creating a subconscious association between something I hate and fear (rats) with a specific food craving. He did not pay attention when I said that I hop from craving to craving (french fries to Chips Ahoy to Smartfood popcorn etc etc), that I don't have one single demon food.

I also tried the self-hypnosis stuff...very relaxing, but even in conjuction with active dieting and exercise, it didn't have much effect. Fell asleep like a champ though.

Wednesday, October 18, 2006, 1:36 PM

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I was hypnotized many years ago to stop smoking and it worked like a charm. He recorded the session on a tape that I listened to once in the morning & at night for like a week.

I think anyone that has success with hypnotism is the type of person who really wants to stop (or change) a certain behavior and really believes that the hypnotism will work.

It's all about changing stuff we can do on our own. Being hypnotized (which we BELIEVE will work) just gives us the extra mental edge to do what we already knew we wanted/needed to do!

Wednesday, October 18, 2006, 8:40 PM

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Ah, if only mind over matter worked in all our situations.

I have a friend doing hypno for weight loss, she's been doing it for about 5 months now and hasn't lost anything, in fact it looks like shes gained.

Thursday, October 19, 2006, 2:26 AM

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i had hypnotherapy for weight loss - you can read about my experience in the other thread - just wanted to point out that the kind of hypno that i got DID NOT involve creating a subconcious association with something hated and feared. that sounds very scary to me! i was being hypnotised to deal with the subconcious issues which drove me to overeat. these issues were lonlines and anger. i was able to work thru the lonliness and i've lost 20 pounds b/c my "cravings" just didn't happen anymore. i had a harder time to tap into the anger.. altho it's been about 8 months and i thnk i'm ready to work on that. (and maybe lose another 20 lbs!)

Thursday, October 19, 2006, 10:44 AM

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I know someone who was a pack a day smoker, who stopped cold turkey after a one hour group seminar on hypnosis for smoking. No idea if it works for weight loss, but the basic idea is that you bring focus to something. At a general level, hypnosis helps change how you think about something. To make yourself want to do something.

Friday, October 27, 2006, 1:59 PM

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