Hypnosis is the best way to reach a trance-like state, second only to watching a plastic bowl melt in the microwave. Reach an altered state with this Groupon.
Choose from Three Options
- $24 for a weight-loss-hypnosis class with a CD for one ($145 value)
- $39 for a weight-loss-hypnosis class with a CD for two ($290 value)
- $59 for a weight-loss-hypnosis class with a CD for four ($580 value)
During the class, the certified hypnotist guides clients to a heightened state of awareness. She uses deeply relaxing techniques to unlock the subconscious, working to help guests overcome undesirable behaviors and effect lasting change. Though this class focuses on weight loss, hypnosis can also help manage pain, improve sports performance, reduce stress, eliminate insomnia, or overcome anxiety.
Food Cravings: Giving in to Science
You never know when a hankering is going to strike. Feed your need for knowledge with Groupon's study of food cravings.
For years, scientists believed that food cravings were linked to nutrient deficiencies—a taste for steak might signify a lack of iron, for instance. But recent research has uncovered a different theory. A functional MRI study cited by the Wall Street Journal suggested that food cravings are more similar to an addiction, triggered by reward centers in the brain that relate to memory and emotion. Answering to the craving can trigger the release of neurotransmitters including endorphins (which produce feelings of well-being) and dopamine (which produces the sense of receiving a reward), explaining why we turn to less-than-wholesome "comfort" foods in times of stress.
Nutritionists would love it if we only craved broccoli seasoned with calcium chews, but the reality is that most hankerings tend toward the unhealthy. A survey of college students at an Ontario university found that 97% of women experienced occasional intense cravings, often for carb-loaded foods such as chocolate, donuts, and chips. In the same survey, 68% of men also reported food cravings, though usually for high-fat proteins such as burgers, steaks, and pizza. As you might expect from the “comfort” theory of food cravings, the results of such surveys change drastically depending on the culture.
Although humans may not normally crave foods based on nutritional need, it is true that weightlifters seem to actively crave muscle-building carbs and proteins such as potatoes and pasta. That's because the body can adjust its cravings to be able to perform everyday activities more efficiently. Sports scientist Dr. David Stensel and his colleagues found that runners crave hydrating fruits and cold-water swimmers crave fatty foods that will provide protective padding, just as professional Scrabble players crave alphabet soup.
95% of 19 customers recommend
“Wear comfortable clothes and bring a blanket or yoga mat”
“I highly recommend anyone who needs a huge confidence boost, positive talks and is not afraid of hypnosis, to attend this well taught class. The instructor is awesome...”
“I highly recommend anyone who needs a huge confidence boost, positive talks and is not afraid of hypnosis, to attend this well taught class. The instructor is awesome and seems to genuinely love and believe in what she teaches.”
“Keep an open mind, be prepared to be in a comfortable relaxed position - you may want to bring something to lay down on.”