There is indeed a link between group hypnosis and weight loss.
Medical breakthroughs have been discovered with the use of group hypnosis therapy among smokers which have led to studies associating hypnosis on the treatment of obese patients hoping to lose weight the natural way.
Similar to therapy sessions for smokers, group hypnosis therapy for weight loss treatments have also found conclusive positive results based on studies conducted all throughout the world.
Aside from the fact of group hypnosis being a treatment program and effectively causing results for obese and overweight patients, it also holds the promise of treatments ranging from alcohol abuse, drug addiction, substance abuse, pain and anger management, and even simple individual but annoying habits of nail biting, thumb sucking and bed wetting among younger patients.
Studies have revealed group hypnosis as one of the most effective and natural way of treating overweight patients through weight loss.
An article from the Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, on a study conducted on hypnotherapy is weight loss treatment indicated that hypnosis is 30 times more likely to succeed among patients subjected to weight loss programs.
The study investigated the results of hypnotherapy in weight loss management programs incorporating a range of focus in decision making, ideomotor exploration, ego-strengthening and motivation among the subjects of the study.
A two-year research of 109 overweight patients, who underwent behavioral treatment using hypnosis therapy for weight management also yielded positive results, and post treatment follow-up for two years significantly resulted to sustained weight loss.
A breakdown of the research indicated that at the end of the initial timeline for a 9-week program, a comparative size of those who underwent hypnosis and those who did not resulted to significant weight loss all across.
But during the eighth-month and 2nd year follow-up program, subjects that have undergone hypnosis for the weight loss management program continued to yield sustained weight reduction, compared to the subjects who undertook behavioral treatment only, which only resulted to a lesser number and volume of weight reduction.
Meanwhile, a consolidated research of no less than 18 researches spearheaded by the University of Connecticut revealed that of all the subjects who underwent hypnotherapy sessions, 90% of them have significantly lost weight and sustained it even after two years of post treatment consultation and follow-up.
These studies compared the findings of 18 researches on guided imagery, cognitive behavioral therapy, relaxation training, goal setting and self monitoring as among the focused programs in the group hypnosis therapy intervention process.
Subjects in these studies that underwent hypnosis lost significant weight, more than the 90 percent of subjects who lost theirs through a non-hypnosis process.
The group hypnosis subjects even continued to sustain and maintain their weight loss two years after the treatment ended.
Another study, which incorporated weight loss among overweight non-smoking and smoking adult women, also yielded positive results for weight loss programs using hypnosis and non-hypnosis methods.
Although both programs resulted to an almost equal weight reduction among subjects and decreasing their body mass index or BMI, the follow-up study revealed that hypnosis accounted for most of the subjects being able to sustain their weight reduction over an extended period of time compared to subjects that have only been subjected to behavioral treatment.
Generally, this accounts for a greater amount of weight lost by those who underwent group hypnosis even after active treatment sessions have ended.
Group hypnosis and weight loss can also account many success stories and this is how the human mind can achieve good results the natural way.