Weight Loss Hypnosis

despite all of the diets out there, all of the weight loss products on the market and all of the weight loss surgeries that are now becoming more and more popular, obesity rates in the US still continue to rise. So, you may be asking yourself “why” with all of the health education and initiatives available, why do obesity rates continue to rise?

Do you feel like you’ve tried everything to lose weight? Have you gone on diet after diet only to gain the weight back? Are you sick and tired of feeling like you hardly eat anything, you’re hungry all the time and you still can’t lose weight?

If you’ve answered yes to any of these questions you are not alone. According to the CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention), Obesity is defined as a body mass index (BMI) of 30 or greater. BMI is calculated from a person’s weight and height and provides a reasonable indicator of body fatness and weight categories that may lead to health problems. Obesity is a major risk factor for cardiovascular disease, certain types of cancer, and type 2 diabetes. 

As  personal side note; BMI is probably not the best prediction on determining obesity on an individual basis because it doesn’t take a person’s body composition into consideration but when looking at large statistics such as obesity rates in the US it seems to make sense.  If you are concerned that you may be obese or that your current body weight may put you at greater risk of developing specific diseases such as diabetes, heart disease and specific forms of cancer your doctor would be able to give you a more appropriate diagnosis. 

What’s important to take from this study is that despite all of the diets out there, all of the weight loss products on the market and all of the weight loss surgeries that are now becoming more and more popular, obesity rates in the US still continue to rise.  So, you may be asking yourself “why” with all of the health education and initiatives available, why do obesity rates continue to rise?  One possible answer to that question is human nature.  As human beings we begin to develop thoughts, habits, patterns, beliefs and behaviors from the time that we are born and many times these thoughts, habits, patterns, beliefs and behaviors can be difficult to change on our own.  For example, if we have been conditioned to finish all of the food on our plates while growing up, we may have difficulty controlling portion sizes as adults.  Hypnosis has been proven to be one of the most safe and effective forms of behavior modification available.   Through hypnosis, we help our weight loss clients eliminate cravings for specific foods such as sugars and carbohydrates and gain greater control over eating habits and behaviors.  Many of our clients have experienced significant weight loss, even as much as 150 pounds.  Once you begin to change the way you think and feel about food it becomes easier to live a healthier lifestyle which of course will result in long term permenant weight loss.  For more information about our hypnosis weight loss programs and our Pittsburgh Hypnosis Center please visit www.pahypnosiscenter.com or call us at 724-934-8446 to schedule your FREE Consultation and Evaluation.

Pittsburgh Steelers Take on Arizona Cardinals in a Pre-Season Super Bowl XLIII ReMatch

Even though the Vince Lombardi trophy is not on the line this time, I’m sure both teams are going to want to show up with their A Game. In pre-season the focus is not only on finding a way to win, many of the players are also competing for positions on the team. What we’ve found is that, at this level of competition innate talent and ability is the norm, what sets apart one player from the next and subsequently one team from the next is how mentally prepared they are for competition. Here at our Pittsburgh hypnosis center, we work with athletes of all ages and all abilities to help them acheive peak performance.

Tomorrow night the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Arizona Cardinals will meet once again on the football field. This time around the stakes obviously will not be as high, however this new found rivalry will probably live on for some time to come as many Pittsburghers expected Arizona’s Head Coach Ken Whisenhunt to become the Pittsburgh Steelers Head Coach when Bill Cowher retired.

Even though the Vince Lombardi trophy is not on the line this time, I’m sure both teams are going to want to show up with their A Game. In pre-season the focus is not only on finding a way to win, many of the players are also competing for positions on the team.  What we’ve found is that, at this level of competition innate talent and ability is the norm, what sets apart one player from the next and subsequently one team from the next is how mentally prepared they are for competition.  Here at our Pittsburgh hypnosis center, we work with athletes of all ages and all abilities to help them acheive peak performance.  Dan Vitchoff has developed a system that we use with our athletes called,”The 33 Method” which  combines Hypnosis, NLP and Sports Psychology.  These are the same methods and techniques that he used with his Olympic Gold Medalists at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing,China.  We have also taken these specific and effective methods and techniques and incorporated them into our in office hypnosis programs that address weight loss, smoking cessation, reducing stress, tension and anxiety, overcoming fears and phobias, boosting self confidence, public speaking and more.  Feel free to visit our website at www.pahypnosiscenter.com for more information about our in office hypnosis programs or call our office at 724-934-8446 to schedule a FREE Consultation.

Dan Vitchoff Presented at the 2009 National Guild of Hypnotists Convention

Our own, Dan Vitchoff, MS Ed.,CHt. Board Certified and Licensed Hypnotherapist presented at the 2009 National Guild of Hypnotists Convention and Education Conference themed, “Join the Leaders.” The National Guild of Hypnotists is the Nations largest organization of Certified Consulting Hypnotists. Vitchoff shared his expertise in Sports Performance and Mental Training and Performance Coaching with Hypnotists from all over the world.

Our own, Dan Vitchoff, MS Ed.,CHt. Board Certified and Licensed Hypnotherapist presented at the 2009 National Guild of Hypnotists Convention and Education Conference themed, “Join the Leaders.”  The National Guild of Hypnotists is the Nations largest organization of Certified Consulting Hypnotists.  Vitchoff shared his expertise in Sports Performance and Mental Training and Performance Coaching with Hypnotists from all over the world.

Congratulations to Dan Vitchoff on a great presentation!

~Posted by Catie Dolgos, CHt.

 

As many of you already know, Vitchoff’s “33 Method” Mental Training and Performance Coaching Techniques attracted national attention from the media when he served as a Mental Training Coach for Olympic Gold Medlists Glenn Eller and Vincent Hancock at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, China.

Hypnosis Goes Hollywood! Is hypnosis really what you see on tv or in the movies?

Perhaps you’ve seen the episode of The Mentalist where someone was hypnotized into believing he was carrying a sack of potatoes when he was actually moving a dead body or CSI where a hypnotist hypnotized bank tellers to hand over large sums of money with post-hypnotic suggestions. These story lines are intriguing and entertaining but are not an accurate depiction of Clinical Hypnosis.

We love hearing comments and suggestions from our readers and this post is in response to Dona’s comment below:

Would you please explain the difference between Clinical Hypnosis and what I think of as stage hypnosis or entertaining hypnosis. I think many people see shows on television and do not get the true meaning of how hypnosis can help a person in so many areas of their lives.
Thank you
Dona

What do you think of when you hear the word “hypnosis”?  Chances are that you probably think about something that you have seen on TV, in the movies or during a stage show at your high school prom or local comedy club.  One of the most common misconceptions about hypnosis is that people think that someone is going to come in and take control over their minds and make them do things that they don’t want to do.  It is true that hypnosis is very powerful and can be used to influence thoughts, behaviors and patterns that have been programmed in the subconscious mind, however, hypnosis cannot make someone do something they don’t want to or wouldn’t normally do.

Perhaps you’ve seen the episode of The Mentalist where someone was hypnotized into believing he was carrying a sack of potatoes when he was actually moving a dead body or CSI where a hypnotist hypnotized bank tellers to hand over large sums of money with post-hypnotic suggestions.  These story lines are intriguing and entertaining but are not an accurate depiction of Clinical Hypnosis.  Clinical hypnosis, when practiced by a Certified and Licensed Hypnotherapist has been proven to be extremely effective at helping people make positive changes in their lives and acheive personal and professional success.  Clinical hypnosis, here in Pittsburgh, PA as well as all over the world is most commonly used to help people lose weight or quit smoking but is also widely used to help people reduce stress, tension and anxiety, improve sleeping patterns, boost self confidence, enhance sports performance, become a more confident public speaker, and overcome nervous or destructive behaviors such as fingernail biting.

Pittsburgh Hypnosis Open House

Title: Pittsburgh Hypnosis Open House
Location: PA Hypnosis Center, Pittsburgh, PA
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Description: Pittsburgh Hypnosis Saturday Open House
PA Hypnosis Center
July 11th, 2009
Noon to 4 pm
PA Hypnosis Center in Pittsburgh, PA will host a Saturday Open House on Saturday, July 11th from noon to 4 pm. Discover the secrets of hypnosis and learn how you can lose 10, 20, 50 or even 100 pounds or more with Hypnosis! Dan Vitchoff’s Hypnosis Weight Loss Programs can help you eliminate cravings for sugar, sweets and carbs, put an end to yo-yo dieting and create a greater motivation to success. Perhaps you or a loved one has tried everything to quit smoking and nothing has worked. Hypnosis is the answer! Dan Vitchoff\’s Hypnosis Smoking Cessation Programs are designed to help you become a non-smoker for the rest of your life. Admission is FREE and each participant will receive a Free Consultation and Evaluation by one of our Board Certified and Licensed Hypnotherapists. Space is limited and reservations are strongly encouraged. Call 724-934-8446 today to register for this life changing event!

Start Time: Noon
Date: 2009-07-11
End Time: 4:00PM

Pittsburgh Hypnosis Open House: Lose Weight Quit Smoking with Hypnosis

Here at PA Hypnosis Center, we take great pride in educating the public about the benefits of hypnosis. Hypnosis has been thoroughly researched and proven to be one of most safe and effective tools available for behavior modification. We are proud members of the National Guild of Hypnotists (NGH) the world’s largest and most prestigious organizations of Professional Hypnotists and hold ourselves to the highest standards of ethics and practices in Hypnosis.

Here at PA Hypnosis Center, we take great pride in educating the public about the benefits of hypnosis.  Hypnosis has been thoroughly researched and proven to be one of most safe and effective tools available for behavior modification.  We are proud members of the National Guild of Hypnotists (NGH) the world’s largest and most prestigious organizations of Professional Hypnotists and hold ourselves to the highest standards of ethics and practices in Hypnosis.

We are pleased to announce that we will be hosting a Saturday Hypnosis Open House on Saturday, July 11th from noon until 4PM.  We will give each participant the opportunity to sit down with one of our Certified and Licensed Hypnotherapists for a Free Consultation and Evaluation where you can discover how hypnosis can help you make positive and permanent changes in your life. 

Many of our clients come to see us for our Weight Loss Hypnosis Programs and Quit Smoking Hypnosis Programs but we have also helped people improve in other areas of their lives.  Hypnosis can also be very beneficial in helping people reduce stress, tension and anxiety, overcome insomnia, improve sports performance, golf hypnosis, personal and professional advancement.   We work with each one of our clients one on one and individualize our programs for each person that we work with.  To ensure that we have an adequate amount of time with each participant, we strongly encourage that you call and reserve your space at this life changing event.  Please call our office at 724-934-8446 to schedule your Free Consultation and Evaluation today.  For more information about our services, please visit www.pahypnosiscenter.com.  We’re looking forward to helping you reach your goals with hypnosis!

Quit Smoking with Hypnosis

We are hear to tell you that there is hope for you…you can quit smoking with hypnosis! Many of our clients tell us that they leave our office on their quit day with no cravings or desires to ever smoke another cigarette again.

You’ve tried everything to quit smoking, the patch, the pill, the gum, cold turkey and nothing has worked?  Perhap’s you’ve quit for a few days, weeks, months or even years but then something caused you to go back to smoking.   You may wonder what it was that caused you to pick up a cigarette and smoke it; maybe it was stress or being around other people who were smoking and you probably thought that you would just smoke 1 or two and then quit again with no problem. 

So many people fall into this same trap, they want to quit, they know they need to quit, their doctor has been telling them to quit but they just can’t seem to kick the habit long term.  We are hear to tell you that there is hope for you…you can quit smoking with hypnosis!  Many of our clients tell us that they leave our office on their quit day with no cravings or desires to ever smoke another cigarette again.  Jeff McLain from Pittsburgh walked into our office over a year ago as a smoker and walked out as a non-smoker.  He says, “I am 26 years old and I had failed twice before trying to quit smoking. I went to PA Hypnosis Center and the program was easier than I ever imagined. The experience was great and it happened exactly as they said it would. I walked out on my Quit Day and I have not had a cigarette since. You’re in, you’re out – right down to business. I was also able to lose 15 pounds and 2 inches off my waist in the process.”  You can listen to and read more stories like Jeff’s at www.pahypnosiscenter.com.

Clinical hypnosis has been thoroughly researched and proven to be one of the most safe and effective forms of behavior modification available.  According to the American Heart Association, “Smoking is a habit you can change. You learned to use cigarettes to feel “normal.” Now you must re-train yourself. In time, you’ll feel normal without cigarettes.”  Hypnosis is a form of mental training in which you can train your mind to comfortably live your life as a non-smoker.

Weight Loss Hypnosis: Why is it so effective?

Clinical hypnosis has been thoroughly researched and proven to be safe and effective. we can help you change your thought process to desire healthy foods. That is exactly what Dona Weber from the Greater Pittsburgh Area has experienced with her hypnosis weight loss program. She says she has never felt so good, mind, body and spirit, “Dan and Catie helped me to retrain my mind as to how I think about food, exercise, and most of all myself.”

Perhaps you’ve tried everything to lose weight and nothing has worked.  Maybe you’ve tried the Atkins Diet, South Beach Diet, Weight Watchers, Jenny Craig or simply tried to cut out sweets and junk foods and exercise more only to lose a little bit of weight and then gain it all back. It can be really difficult to change eating behaviors and patterns on your own.  Many people eat for emotional reasons such as coping with stress, being lonely, boredom, or even to celebrate at a party or social situation.   Usually when people go on diets they are either on a diet or off of a diet; when they’re on the diet, they may lose weight; when their off of a diet, they gain it back. 

At some point, your eating habits were programmed into your subconscious mind through specific thoughts, patterns, behaviors and life experience.  Just as you’ve programmed your mind to eat potato chips while watching your favorite tv show, you can re-program your mind to eliminate cravings for sweets or junk foods, make healthier food choices and exercise more.  Clinical hypnosis has been thoroughly researched and proven to be safe and effective. we can help you change your thought process to desire healthy foods.  That is exactly what Dona Weber from the Greater Pittsburgh Area has experienced with her hypnosis weight loss program.  She says she has never felt so good, mind, body and spirit, “Dan and Catie helped me to retrain my mind as to how I think about food, exercise, and most of all myself.”   You can read more of Dona’s story by visiting http://www.pahypnosiscenter.com/success.html.

When many people think about weight loss, they automatically assume that it’s all about what they are eating.  We all know that following a healthy diet is key to achieving weight loss success, however, regular physical activity is also a large part of being able to lose weight and keep it off.  According to the CDC Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, “Most weight loss occurs because of decreased caloric intake. However, evidence shows the only way to maintain weight loss is to be engaged in regular physical activity.”  In addition to helping you safely and naturally gain more control over your eating habits; our weight loss hyposis programs can also help you create a natural desire and motivation to excersie and increase your levels of daily activity.

Announcing the launch of Pittsburgh’s First Hypnosis Blog!

As members in good standing of the National Guild of Hypnotists, we hold ourselves to the highest standards and ethics and do everything in our power to help each of our clients reach their goals.

Here at PA Hypnosis Center, we are always looking for effective ways to educate the public on the benefits of hyposis.  Hypnosis has been thoroughly researched and proven to be safe and effective for creating positive, permenant, lasting change.  As members in good standing of the National Guild of Hypnotists, we hold ourselves to the highest standards and ethics and do everything in our power to help each of our clients reach their goals.  We are pleased to announce the launch of Pittsburgh’s very first hypnosis blog.  We will provide information about using hypnois for weight loss, smoking cessation, reducing stress, tension and anxiety and other health related topics.  We would love the opportunity to answer your questions and we welcome your suggestions on topics that you would like us to write about.

For more information about our individualized hypnosis programs please visit www.pahypnosiscenter.com or call our office at 724-934-8446 to schedule your Free Consultation and Evaluation!