Hypnosis can help you:
“I have lost 46 lbs as of last Friday, I am going to the gym 5 days a week, and have just signed up with a personal trainer! Thank you so much for helping in this huge change in my life. I feel soooo much better than I ever have.” Debi Nowak
According to a Dateline Study and others, those who used hypnosis not only lost weight, they kept it off. The long-term success rate was much better than that of those using dieting alone.
Until you change the underlying beliefs that caused the overeating, any diet will achieve only temporary results.
Once your subconscious mind accepts the ideas that you’re satisfied with less and make healthy choices, suddenly it’s easy to lose weight and stay on track.
Hypnosis can help eliminate the struggle and the feeling of deprivation many by giving you post-hypnotic suggestions that you are naturally satisfied with less, you eat only when you are hungry, and stop eating once your hunger is satisfied, among other things. We also address the emotional reasons why you may be overeating, such as loneliness, boredom, stress, or to reward yourself.
In general, I recommend 4 to 6 sessions for weight loss. See Policies for more information. I do have package rates that make this more affordable.
Eating Disorders: On referrals from therapists, I have been able to help a number of clients who suffered from eating disorders to stop binging and develop a healthy relationship with food. Most recently, in fact, two different teenage girls reported remarkable success, when nothing else had worked. Both girls reported that their binging behavior had stopped, and that they felt they were now living “normal” lives again, focusing on their studies and hobbies. (Case studies to comes)
Keep Scrolling down to see Testimonials and common FAQs about Weight Loss.
“I’ve gone from feeling deprived and depressed to feeling positive and proud. I used to try to just get through the day without blowing my diet, and now I wake up and my life isn’t about food anymore. For the first time in my life, I feel like I can do this.” Cheryl R.
“Rebecca, you don’t recognize me, do you? I lost over 100 pounds after two sessions with you. I truly believe that hypnosis gave me the power and strength to break old eating habits and Weight Watchers taught me how to enjoy food and eat healthier. I lost over 100 pounds and have kept it off for 3 years now!
I was able to go off blood pressure, high cholesterol and diabetic medicines because of weight loss. I’ve never felt better or younger and I attribute it to both programs. It worked!“ Chris Fink
“After one session I was amazed that I suddenly had control over food. I simply couldn’t overeat anymore. After 3 sessions I have lost nearly 20 lbs. and am down 2 sizes!
I have recommended Rebecca to all my doctors and all my friends. I hope to be a walking advertisement.” Cindy Good
“I’m blown away. I haven’t had any sweets since I last saw you last week. I’ve always felt I had two voices in my head; one that said eat sweets, one that tried to talk me out of it. In the past the voice that said eat sweets always won out. Now it’s as if the voice that says pass on them is now much stronger.
This is weird. I used to eat bags and bags of M & N’s, and couldn’t pass on the sweets at work. Yesterday I actually picked up two pieces of candy at work, then turned around and put it back. I’ve already lost several pounds! So I feel like I’m on my way.” Judy L.
“I saw Sarah at Curves and she lost 100 lbs. after seeing you. I need to lose 75 lbs., so that’s why I’m here.” Sandra I.
“Rebecca, if Michigan Avenue had been paved in chocolate, I wouldn’t have had a drop of it. This is the first time I was able to pass by Fannie Mae without stopping in. This is great!” Tanya D.
“I am the poster child for you. I haven’t had any greasy burgers or fries in a month! And I was a fast-food addict for years.
I’ve gone to Subway instead and the weight is coming off.” Jennifer S.
“That manic feeling that I have to eat is just gone. It is such a relief not to be thinking about food all the time.” Peggy R.
“It’s been two weeks since I binged and purged, and this is the easiest it’s ever been for me. I don’t feel like I have to struggle. I feel like this is behind me now.
I’ve gone two weeks before without bingeing, but never has it been this effortless.” Pam N.
“These are all true case histories. However, results will vary from individual to individual depending on how well you respond to hypnosis, how many sessions you do, how often you listen to the recordings.”
Q.Can Hypnosis help with weight loss?
A. Yes. Countless people have used hypnosis successfully to take the weight off and keep it off. In fact, according to a Dateline Study and others, those who used hypnosis not only lost weight, but they kept it off longer than those who just used dieting alone. That is because until you change the underlying beliefs that caused the overeating/overweight, any diet will achieve only temporary results. Clearly, those who used hypnosis were able to make changes at deeper levels of the mind, so that their eating habits were changed for life.
Q. How many sessions does it take?
A. This can vary from person to person, but in general, I recommend 4 sessions to start for weight loss. This is for several reasons. First, weight loss tends to be a bit more complex, in that there are usually several emotional reasons why we’re overeating (stress, boredom, to reward ourselves) and several behaviors we want to change (late-night munchies, addiction to sweets, portion control, lack of exercise). Hypnosis works best when we focus on one issue or behavioral goal at a time. If we try to do too much in one session, we dilute the results. So for best results, it is best to concentrate on one¬†goal¬†per session. For instance, one session might be devoted to portion control, another to getting off of sweets, another to exercise motivation, and so on. Sessions also build on one another and have a cumulative effect. If you’ve struggled with weight loss for many years, are clinically obese, or have sabotaged yourself in the past, then six sessions may be a more realistic number for you.
Q. Can I use hypnosis to stay on Weight Watchers, Paleo, and Vegan?
A. Yes, and hypnosis can make it much easier to stick with any one of these weight management plans. For instance, if you choose to stay on a Vegetarian diet, I can give you suggestions that you automatically choose the Vegetarian choices, and are satisfied with this plan. If it’s Weight Watchers, suggestions can be given that you find it easy to stay within your points total, that you write everything down, etc. Hypnosis can be an excellent complement to your diet plan. Of course, many people choose to do hypnosis without any particular diet in mind, and that works just as well.
Q. I feel my eating is out of control. Can hypnosis help?
A. Yes. When eating is out of control, emotional issues need to be addressed. Perhaps you are eating to alleviate stress, frustration, boredom or loneliness. Or maybe you think you need the weight for protection or that you don’t deserve to look and feel your best. Maybe you like to reward yourself with food. Whatever the reason, hypnosis can help once again. Under trance, you’ll be given suggestions that apply to your unique situation, goals, and needs. For example, you’ll receive strong post-hypnotic suggestions that you now deal with your emotions in a positive, constructive manner and stop using food to satisfy your emotional needs. Powerful NLP techniques and Parts Therapy may also be used to achieve results.
*Note: if you have been diagnosed with an eating disorder, I will need a consent form from your therapist or medical doctor to work with you.
Q. How does your weight loss program work?
A. During the first session, I’ll ask you a series of in-depth questions so that I can develop the most effective, results-oriented session for you. For best results, both the underlying emotional reasons for eating as well as specific behavioral changes will be addressed. Each session includes some stress reduction and self-esteem boosting because we know every issue is resolved faster when we are feeling better about ourselves.
You determine your priorities. I’ll ask you what specific behaviors you’d like to change, and where you’d like to start. For instance, maybe you want to get off sweets, eat less and exercise more. I’ll then ask you to prioritize your goals, although I may make recommendations. Hypnosis works best when we focus on one goal at a time. If we try to do too much in one session we dilute the results. Or perhaps you feel you always sabotage yourself and don’t know why. In that case, I’d recommend doing some advanced techniques to discover why for our first session.
Q. How effective is hypnosis for weight loss?
A. The good news is that hypnosis is very effective for weight loss. A recent Dateline Study showed that hypnosis was the most effective way to lose weight, even over Atkins. Recent studies have also shown that those who use hypnosis are able to keep the weight off longer than those who simply go on diets. I have personally been privileged to witness hundreds of people achieve their weight loss goals with hypnosis.
Q. Can hypnosis help me get off sweets, junk food and eat less?
A. Yes. I’ve personally helped thousands of people in my practice to drastically cut back or eliminate sweets from their diet, stay away from junk food, and gain some control over their portions. I include stress reduction and self-esteem suggestions in every session because the research shows that it is easier to lose weight when we are feeling better about ourselves and are less stressed. There are several NLP and other proven hypnotic techniques that I use to achieve these results, as well as¬suggestions that food (or sweets or junk food) is becoming less and less important to you, that you naturally prefer (crave) healthier foods, and so forth.
Click on Success Stories for real-life examples of my clients who’ve lost over 100 lbs., 60 pounds, or that last difficult ten pounds. Read how others were able to get off sweets or Fast Food.
Several of my clients have even been helped with bingeing and purging.*
Letter from a client.
“While waiting in the exam room for my yearly exam, I took this opportunity to sneak myself on the scale. I knew I had put on weight but didn’t really know how much! I was frustrated with myself because I have tried various things to lose weight with no success.I tried writing down all the foods I ate in a day half the time I couldn’t find my journal. I tried Nutrisystem-really enjoyed the desserts ! I went to a Weight Watchers intro meeting. Too much counting and checking the book. I love sweets. I love to eat candy think Movie Theater boxed candy! I love pastries and cakes. I even purchased the Body Bugg armband device and paid for a nine month subscription online to monitor my physical activity and food intake.Having asthma, and arthritis yes, a real mess the extra weight is felt in my joints and in my lungs. I was so desperate to start somewhere, and the only thing I could think of was start with not eating sweets. From soda, candy to ice cream all of it.So I went online and just for the heck of it thought of hypnosis. I came across Hypnosis Chicago and then checked other places in Chicago that offer Weight Loss. The reviews of Hypnosis Chicago were enough for me to try it.
Rebecca is so warm and friendly you instantly relax with her. I was only able to attend one session. She asked me what did I want to do. I said not eat sweets. She told me that this session was usually successful for her clients. I have never been hypnotized, let me tell you I was skeptical, and even after the session I was wondering if it was going to work’. I felt so refreshed after my session! After talking about candy etc with Rebecca I thought I would head towards the nearest drugstore for a chocolate fix. I had no desire whatsoever!! Went home, saw a box of Lemonheads and a box of Junior Mints and still no desire.
I listen to my session right before I go to bed. It relaxes me enough to fall asleep without any tossing or turning.
I haven’t eaten any cookies, candy, cake, pastries or drank any soda or had ice cream in 8 days. I rarely even have a craving for anything chocolate or something sweet if I do, I eat a piece of fruit or sugar free yogurt or gum. Going into a CVS candy aisle and looking at the Easter candy on sale didn’t entice me one bit. Even eating regular food seems to be managed better I don’t find myself eating as much! I will work on exercising more now. At least, I am not putting those sugar calories on these bones. I haven’t weighed myself yet because I know not eating sweets is only the beginning.If you are like me, wanting to curb your sweet tooth this is the place you won’t regret it. Call Hypnosis Chicago and Rebecca Laurer it will change the way you eat.” –Ann
Interesting Case Study: I was working with a young girl who wanted to drop 20 or 30 pounds, and who reported that she “hated” exercise. It bored her, it was tedious, she’d rather be doing anything than hitting the gym. Sandy (not her real name) said she even had a gym at work that was free to employees, and she still couldn’t get herself to go. Yet she wanted to go right after work since she wasn’t a morning person, and lunchtime was just too hectic.
So I worked with her on exercise motivation. We did the Passion Transfer technique, as well as post-hypnotic suggestions and mental imagery.
Well, two weeks later she was scheduled for another evening appointment at 7:30. I had a cancellation at 6 pm, so I called her to see if she wanted to take the earlier appointment. She said that she’d like to come, but that this was her exercise time, and that she’d been hitting the gym every night after work! So of course I told her that I didn’t want to be the one to get her off track, so I saw her at her appointed time. Her session had changed her life, and now she was going nightly to the gym.
You can use hypnosis to help you:
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*If you have been diagnosed with an eating disorder, I will need the consent of your therapist or medical doctor before proceeding with hypnosis.
Your first session is a full 90-minutes so that we can do a thorough intake. All first-time clients MUST register for a 90-minute session, and then may purchase one-hour sessions later.
This is for a follow-up session on the same issue and runs 60 minutes
My most popular package, is a two-hour, two 60 minute sessions back-to-back designed to be used for one issue.
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