Since its founding in 1987, Living Lite's weight-loss program has helped thousands of people slim down quickly and almost effortlessly. Instead of simply telling clients to change their eating habits, its practitioners use hypnotic suggestion to root newer, healthier behaviors in the subconscious minds. Clients find themselves exercising regularly and picking more wholesome foods without ever having to think about it consciously. Contrary to popular belief, hypnosis does not induce amnesia, and participants will usually remember everything that happens during the soothing sessions.
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.
Dave Granell, a consulting hypnotist certified by the National Guild of Hypnotists, doesn't buy into hypnosis myths. Rather, he sees hypnosis as a state of heightened awareness in which the subconscious mind can effectively absorb constructive advice. At Granell Hypnosis, he uses this method to help clients achieve goals that range from kicking a destructive habit to improving academic performance.
Kryssage Wellness's three-person team blends traditional medicine with massage and alternative healthcare in order to teach the body to heal itself. By employing custom combinations of techniques such as massage therapy, Maya abdominal therapy, detox programs, and chiropractic, the holistic healers seek to free up blocked energy pathways and improve the function of clients’ minds, bodies, and spirits. Guests may request appointments online or by explaining their symptoms to a sympathetic carrier pigeon.
Despite the way hypnosis is depicted in movies and TV, patients don't enter into an unconscious state, unaware of the world around them and forced to act like monkeys whenever they hear the word banana. Instead, the reality of hypnosis, according to Meridian Peak Hypnosis, is that it puts patients in touch with their subconscious. Hypnotherapists lead patients into a hypnotic state—something akin to a daydream—where they can address a wide range of issues, including stress, claustrophobia, overeating, and cigarette addiction. At Meridian Peak Hypnosis, hypnotherapists aim to dispel common misconceptions during thorough consultations, walking patients through the process and discussing their issues, before recommending a plan, which may include private sessions.