Like the geometric art of Piet Mondrian or an one-hour ride on a tilt-a-whirl, hypnotherapy connects the brain’s right and left hemispheres. Promote mental harmony with today’s Groupon: for $69, you get one 60-minute gastric-band hypnotherapy session, plus a 30-minute consultation at Sullivan Hypnotherapy in Arlington Heights (a $150 value).
Certified hypnotherapist Diane Sullivan empowers clients to change their bodies through relaxing hypnotherapy sessions. Clients first pop in for a 20–30 minute consultation, in which they can ask Diane questions about the process or yell them at her through a bullhorn from outside. The therapist then employs light and sound to gently guide her clients through a painless imaginary surgery, which mimics the experience of going in for an actual gastric-band procedure. Afterward, they may respond as if their stomach capacity has actually been reduced, an effect they can refresh by listening to the hypnotic CD recording they'll tote home. Clients also enjoy a 30% discount on subsequent sessions, which can be used to increase exercise motivation, reduce stress, or eliminate memories of the 1980s.
The power of the mind is impossible to measure. But through her practice, certified hypnotherapist and licensed counselor Diane Sullivan helps her clients overcome difficult life transitions and self-defeating behaviors using their own inner strength. With training in clinical, medical, and pain-management hypnotism, she focuses on issues that may include weight loss, smoking cessation, or reproductive problems. During a session, she taps into the patient's subconscious mind and guides them to take control of their habits. Using the relaxed mind as a suggestible canvas, a hypnotic gastric band session encourages limiting food intake for weight loss and stress management hypnotherapy helps clients deal with pressure.