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Weight Loss through Hypnosis
http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/00029157.1975.10403768?journalCode=ujhy20#preview

Results: A method of effecting weight loss through the use of hypnosis is described embracing: (a) direct suggestions relating to amount and type of food eaten, (b) ego-enhancing suggestions to help patients live their lives more pleasantly, (c) mental imagery to establish a desired goal, (d) auto-hypnosis to reinforce the therapists suggestions, and (e) use of audio-tape to provide additional support after the completion of formal treatment. Although the approach has proven successful with many patients, two year follow-up data was available for 10 only, and it is upon these that the article concentrates. Emphasis is placed upon the importance of the therapist-patient relationship and, in particular, the fostering of positive expectation that the treatment will be successful.

American Journal of Clinical Hypnosis, pages 94-97, Volume 18, Issue 2, 1975
By: H. E. Stanton Ph.D.a, Tasmania

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