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  • Hypnosis as a Therapeutic Tool for Weight Loss

    Hypnosis as a Therapeutic Tool for Weight Loss


    Every year, during the winter holiday season, millions of Americans abruptly change their patterns of traveling, working, eating, drinking, and exercising. Studies suggest increased cardiac morbidity and heart failure exacerbations during winter months with a peak around the holiday season.

    The increase in cardiac deaths is a disturbing pattern and researchers are puzzled by it. There is some evidence to suggest that overeating can precipitate a heart attack in high-risk patients.

    Hypnotherapy is a technique used for care in Western societies for at least two hundred years. By the word hypnosis, the practitioner induces in an individual a particular state of consciousness characterized by indifference on the outside and hyper-suggestibility. This “hypnotic” state of consciousness can be used to amplify the individual’s internal resources to decrease emotional eating and increase movement to accentuate weight loss.

    The principal investigator hypothesizes that the weight status presented by the overweight individual is improved by hypnotherapy and that thus the prognosis of this difficulty can be modified. The investigator proposes an intervention study with minimal risks and constraints in 5 participants. The primary objective of this project is to demonstrate that hypnotherapy improves the psycho-emotional parameters of the participant’s suffering from excessive weight gain after four hypnosis sessions combined with home exercises performed by the individual.

    Medvesta Hypnosis would like to invite individuals struggling to lose and maintain their weight to take part in a trial to for a hypnotic weight-loss system, which incorporates the Virtual Gastric Band. Medvesta Hypnosis will trial the procedure in their office at 201 Houston Street, Suite 100, Batavia, IL, 60510.

    The treatments are delivered in four consecutive weekly sessions and the participants believe that they have undergone bariatric surgery in the first session to reduce the size of their stomach. An evaluation will be completed prior to the first meeting and during the last session of hypnosis. In order to determine if hypnosis is appropriate for the potential candidates, a 30-minute screening will be completed the week of November 5, 2018.

    Status Recruiting
    Condition Weight Loss
    Phase I
    Study Type Interventional
    Official Title Hypnosis as a Therapeutic Tool for Weight Loss

    Enrollment Number: 5 Participants
    Start Date November 12th, 2018

    Detailed Description

    Minimum Age Eligible for Study: 18 Years
    Maximum Age Eligible for Study: N/A
    Genders Eligible for Study: Female

    Inclusion Criteria: – Women aged at least 18 years – With a BMI > 25 – Presenting recurrent difficulty with weight loss and alleging stress, pain, impaired quality of life or anxiety related to this condition. – Available to perform 4 hypnosis sessions of one hour, one week apart and participant to perform home tasks (self-hypnosis or hearing of a recorded medium). Physician-referred.

    Contacts and Location
    Please refer to this study by its identifier: CR11042018


    Medvesta Hypnosis

    201 Houston,  Suite 100   

    Batavia, IL 60510

    (630) 974-1800

  • Venue :201 Houston St  Suite 100  Batavia
  • Presenter : Steve Cohen RN CHt