SCOTTSDALE, AZ - Forget gastric bypass surgery, because the new key to losing weight could be as easy as
spending a few hours a week in an artificially induced trance resembling sleep… Better known as
hypnosis.“It doesn’t hurt.
It’s me - he’s going to be talking to me on the inside,” said Sondra Lambert, a hypnotic lapband patient.
Certified hypnotherapists are using the power of suggestion. The
minds of patients are able to convince their bodies that they’ve experienced the lapband
The result has people eating less and
dropping pounds without the scarring or the large medical bills.“The
idea that hypnosis can convince people to eat less is very intriguing,” said Pattie Freeman, a certified
hypnotherapist in Scottsdale.Take Debrah Herber for instance. She’s
down 58 pounds since starting the hypnosis.“It doesn’t feel like a
temporary measure this time. It feels more like a lifestyle change, like something I can live with and I can
continue,” said Herber.
However, doctors who perform the
surgery aren’t convinced yet.Dr. Peter Liao said he wants overweight
people to have options, but he also wants to see more clinical data.“We
need to see how well does it work in the long run so patients really understand when they make these choices
- yes, this is zero risk, but what is the benefit?” asked Liao.
To that, Freeman responded, “You don’t
have to believe in hypnosis. You just have to believe in yourself.”If
you have less to lose, maybe just 15 pounds, Freeman has a plan for you too. It’s a series of three sessions
that have been scaled down, and comes in at $400.
World Hypnotism Day
World Hypnotism Day was celebrated with viewers from Channel 15 News.
Hypnotherapist from the Scottsdale NGH Chapter help celebrate this event with participants as a group to
experience Hypnosis at no charge to the community for varies topics such as weight loss, Prosperity and
Abundance, Stress release, Stop Smoking and Age regression. It was a Success!