Pittsburgh Hypnosis Blog

May 27, 2016

How Hypnosis Helps You Keep the Weight Off

Filed under: Hypnosis Weight Loss — Dan and/or News Agents @ 10:59 am

Most individuals are aware that healthy eating habits and regular exercise are not only good for them, but will benefit them in the future with decreased health risks and increased self-esteem. Even so, it has been estimated that only 20% of individuals who are overweight and have been successful in weight loss manage to maintain their success long term.

As was suggested in the last post, hypnosis not only helps you take off the initial pounds, it can help you keep them off.

Initially it is important to address any physical circumstances that may put one at risk for weight gain. These may include:

Antibiotic exposure which alters the quality of one’s gut bacteria

Exposure to chemicals including bisphenol A, DDT, and phthalates

Genetics

Hormonal conditions such as Cushing’s Disease, hypothyroidism, and PCOS,

Lack of quality sleep which affects insulin and other hormones that impact appetite, eating behaviors, and weight gain.

Lifestyle patterns: eating too much, making unhealthy food choices, and moving too little

Medications including some antidepressants, anti-seizure medicines, and corticosteroids

Prenatal factors such as gestational diabetes, maternal overweight, and maternal smoking

Each of these may be addressed with hypnosis.

Hypnosis can:

Develop an “ally” of sorts to support you in making challenging, but necessary changes

Enhance self-confidence using motivational language

Assist in creating a clear picture of a future goal that has been achieved and access the subsequent positive feelings one might have

Access and work with the part of your unconscious that is willing to make a change

Ease any existing anxiety due to change

Help you recognize why you may have needed to use weight as a tool.

Reassign the previous “need” for eating as something that is no longer relevant

Help you “see” your new, healthier tools for coping with stressful situations

Aid in making the use of your new tools more automatic by mentally practicing their usage

In short, hypnosis – under the guidance of a qualified professional – can act as a very powerful tool in your quest to not only lose those extra pounds, but keep them off for many years to come.

 

Dan Vitchoff has become known for excellence in Mental Training and Hypnosis. His patented and trademarked 33 MethodTM Mental Training and Performance Coaching techniques drew National and International Media attention after being used by Vincent Hancock and Glenn Eller to win Olympic Gold. The 33 MethodTM is a unique combination of sports psychology, mental training, hypnosis, visualization, and imagery paired with specific types of soothing music and brain wave technology to help athletes, entertainers and business executives focus their mental energy. Vitchoff also uses the 33 MethodTM to help clients lose weight, stop smoking, and reduce anxiety in his Pittsburgh Hypnosis Center.

Don’t go it alone……. Plan for your success! Start losing weight with Dan Vitchoff’’s powerful and effective 33 MethodTM Hypnosis!

To request an interview or for more information, please visit http://www.33method.com or http://www.pahypnosiscenter.com or contact Patricia at (724) 934-8446 or via email Dan Vitchoff at dan@33method.com

 

 

May 20, 2016

Why Hypnotherapy Works for Weight Loss

Filed under: Hypnosis Weight Loss — Dan and/or News Agents @ 2:49 pm

By this time, you’re probably pretty much convinced that hypnosis can work with you in successfully achieving weight loss. Ever wonder how it works?

Hypnosis not only works on your behavioral patterns and unconscious behavior, but your feelings as well. Think about it. Wouldn’t you rather feel that you want to eat healthy food instead of thinking you have to? Skillfully used, hypnosis can help people to effortlessly feel like making more beneficial choices without feeling dissatisfied. This doesn’t mean you’ll never have to use willpower, but the process can certainly become easier.

In essence, hypnosis works to retrain the brain and as a matter of fact, a connection has been found between treatment time and results, indicating that the results due to hypnosis can be magnified and extended over time. This has proven hypnosis to be an extremely effective tool in the area of weight loss maintenance as well.

Here are some great methods that may be used during your hypnosis sessions that can be helpful in your weight loss endeavors:

Inciting a desire to eat healthy

Increasing fat-burning metabolism

Applying metaphors to inspire change

Proposing positive visualizations

Suggestions to focus on health and positive change

Focusing on the differences between healthy and unhealthy (processed carbs, sugars, chemically altered) foods

Using disassociation in which the unconscious mind is directed to work with the body despite the conscious mind’s patterns

Employing disassociation to allow the individual to see their future self: slim, healthy, and happy

Basically, hypnosis works for weight loss because over time the way you view food on a subconscious level is subtly and consistently changed without any feelings of deprivation or dissatisfaction.

Dan Vitchoff has become known for excellence in Mental Training and Hypnosis. His patented and trademarked 33 MethodTM Mental Training and Performance Coaching techniques drew National and International Media attention after being used by Vincent Hancock and Glenn Eller to win Olympic Gold. The 33 MethodTM is a unique combination of sports psychology, mental training, hypnosis, visualization, and imagery paired with specific types of soothing music and brain wave technology to help athletes, entertainers and business executives focus their mental energy. Vitchoff also uses the 33 MethodTM to help clients lose weight, stop smoking, and reduce anxiety in his Pittsburgh Hypnosis Center.

Don’t go it alone……. Plan for your success! Start losing weight with Dan Vitchoff’’s powerful and effective 33 MethodTM Hypnosis!

To request an interview or for more information, please visit http://www.33method.com or http://www.pahypnosiscenter.com or contact Patricia at (724) 934-8446 or via email Dan Vitchoff at dan@33method.com

 

 

 

May 13, 2016

Top 10 Ways Hypnosis Can Help You Lose Weight – Once and for all!

Filed under: Hypnosis Weight Loss — Dan and/or News Agents @ 10:05 am
  1. You already have the answer. Deep inside you already know how to lose weight. It’s just a matter of building your confidence. And with a few diet-altering hypnotic suggestions and a little practice you’ll be able to achieve your weight loss goal effortlessly.
  2. If you believe it, you will see it. In general, people accomplish what they believe they can accomplish. Even with regard to hypnosis, it’s important to have a clear expectation that you will be helped.
  3. Dwell on the positive. Rather than putting your focus on what will happen if you don’t lose weight, think of all the great things that will occur when you do and positive hypnotic suggestions can help you to move forward in an upbeat, expectant fashion.
  4. If you can see it, it will come. Much like an athlete in training, visualizing your success can make your goal seem even more achievable. Imagine truly enjoying healthy food. Need a little help? That’s where hypnosis comes in.
  5. Food cravings be gone! Hypnotherapists regularly employ the use of symbolic imagery using counter symbols to help you stay clear of “dangerous” territory and stay on the path to health.
  6. Two strategies are better than one. A truly winning combination is when hypnotherapy is used in conjunction with cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT). A simple example of CBT is keeping a food diary. This simple exercise in raising awareness can be a key component to lasting change.
  7. Modify: again, and again, and again. Simply put, modify your highest calorie craving. For example: Love indulging in a pint of ice cream? How about substituting frozen yogurt? And once that’s a no-brainer, how about going from a pint to a cup?
  8.  Accept it. It’s survival of the fattest! No suggestion is powerful enough to override our survival instinct. In case of famine, we’re hardwired to retain our fat. Until your body gets enough healthy food calories it will cling to your bad food habits.
  9. Practice makes perfect. One visit to the gym will not produce a bodybuilder’s physique any more than one hypnosis session will shape up your diet. It’s important to remember that personal commitment is key when your goal is a behavioral change.
  10.  It’s a relapse…Congrats! Hypnosis views a relapse as an opportunity, not a catastrophe. This is an opportunity to learn why you overindulged and how to make better choices in the future.

Dan Vitchoff has become known for excellence in Mental Training and Hypnosis. His patented and trademarked 33 MethodTM Mental Training and Performance Coaching techniques drew National and International Media attention after being used by Vincent Hancock and Glenn Eller to win Olympic Gold. The 33 MethodTM is a unique combination of sports psychology, mental training, hypnosis, visualization, and imagery paired with specific types of soothing music and brain wave technology to help athletes, entertainers and business executives focus their mental energy. Vitchoff also uses the 33 MethodTM to help clients lose weight, stop smoking, and reduce anxiety in his Pittsburgh Hypnosis Center.

Don’t go it alone……. Plan for your success! Start losing weight with Dan Vitchoff’’s powerful and effective 33 MethodTM Hypnosis!

To request an interview or for more information, please visit http://www.33method.com or http://www.pahypnosiscenter.com or contact Patricia at (724) 934-8446 or via email Dan Vitchoff at dan@33method.com

May 6, 2016

Weight Loss by Memorial Day with Hypnosis

Filed under: Hypnosis Weight Loss — Dan and/or News Agents @ 1:55 pm

It’s true! By Memorial Day you really could be well on your way to an appreciable amount of weight loss!

In Holiday Weight Loss with Hypnosis there were many studies listed that validated the successful use of hypnosis in achieving weight loss. And our following post gave a much more in-depth look at what hypnosis can do for your weight loss goals. For example, just imagine being thirty times more effective in losing weight and having continued success even after two years!

It’s incredible, isn’t it? And not only will hypnosis help you attain your weight loss goals but it can actually become an effortless process too.

Here’s something else you might want to take into consideration. In January of 2005 Tufts-New England Medical Center published an article in the Journal of the American Medical Association documenting a study in which it was found that the type of diet you follow isn’t as important as actually following the diet.

During this one-year study160 people were split into four groups. Each group followed one of four diet plans:

  1. Weight Watchers (low calorie)
  2. The Zone Diet (low glycemic index)
  3. The Ornish Diet (low fat)
  4. The Atkins Diet (low carb)

In the final outcome, it was found that while each one of these diets actually worked (when the participants stayed on them), less than 25 % of the individuals stayed on their diet plan for the full year!

So, what does hypnosis have to do with weight loss? Very simply put, hypnosis is a relaxed state of focused attention. It can help to change both psychological and physiological patterns that willpower alone just can’t alter. Hypnosis then, is a powerful tool when it comes to altering patterns that stand in the way of you staying on your diet and ultimately achieving your weight loss goals.

 

Dan Vitchoff has become known for excellence in Mental Training and Hypnosis. His patented and trademarked 33 MethodTM Mental Training and Performance Coaching techniques drew national and international media attention after being used by Vincent Hancock and Glenn Eller to win Olympic Gold. The 33 MethodTM is a unique combination of sports psychology, mental training, hypnosis, visualization, and imagery paired with specific types of soothing music and brain wave technology to help athletes, entertainers and business executives focus their mental energy. Vitchoff also uses the 33 MethodTM to help clients lose weight, stop smoking, and reduce anxiety in his Pittsburgh Hypnosis Center.

Don’t try to achieve your weight loss goals without help……. Plan for your success! You can effortlessly be a weight-loss success story with Dan Vitchoff’’s powerful and effective 33 MethodTM Hypnosis!

To request an interview or for more information, please visit http://www.33method.com or http://www.pahypnosiscenter.com or contact Patricia at (724) 934-8446 or via email Dan Vitchoff at dan@33method.com

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