Researchers found Hypnosis and guided visualization were over 30 times as effective for weight loss than dieting alone. Clients within the hypnosis group lost on average 17 pounds versus .5 pounds with diet alone.
Researchers compared 18 weight loss studies comparing normal diet programs using relaxation training, self-monitoring, goal setting, and cognitive behavioral therapy to programs which included Hypnotherapy. Those who received hypnosis lost more weight than 90% of non-hypnosis participants. Additionally, the Hypnosis group maintained the weight loss two years after treatment ended.
Researchers found the Hypnosis Program yielded a greater number of pounds lost and lower Body Mass Index scores after treatment ended.
An analysis of 5 weight loss studies indicated that hypnosis can more than double the effects of traditional weight loss approaches.
Research indicated that weight loss programs which included hypnosis produced greater amount of weight lost and they established the benefits of hypnosis increase over time.