Visual Cues Are Critical to Controlling How Much We Eat

Mindless Eating

www.sciencedaily.com

What do you do while you are eating your breakfast, lunch or dinner?  If you are like many Americans, in our fast-paced culture, then you are probably busy multi-tasking during many of your meals.  It is so common for folks to be watching TV, on their phone, working on the computer, or something else while munching away on snacks or a meal.  And it is true that many who do this also routinely overeat and have trouble loosing weight.

“The human stomach isn’t designed to keep accurate track of how much we have eaten. In fact, it takes about 20 minutes after we eat before our stomachs register that we are ‘full.’ Visual cues are critical to controlling our much we eat,” according to Brian Wansink, a food psychologist at Cornell University.

He goes on to explain how plate size makes a difference as does minimizing distractions and paying attention to what you are putting into your mouth while you are eating.

To Read More, follow this link:

http://www.sciencedaily.com/videos/2007/1202-mindless_eating.htm

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Why Do You Continue to Eat Something that Really Doesn’t Taste Good?

Habit Makes Bad Food Too Easy to Swallow

www.sciencedaily.com

So this was an interesting article I came across on how “habit” can make us eat something that in actually doesn’t really taste good at all.  USC researchers conducted a study at a movie theater where they gave each of the movie goers a bucket of week-old stale popcorn.  Those folks who rarely ate popcorn at the theater did not eat very much of it.  But those who had an established habit of eating popcorn at the movies were found to eat just as much of this old stale popcorn as they usually did with good fresh popcorn.  It didn’t matter to them if it tasted good or not!

David Neal, a psychology professor at the University of Southern California, says: “When we’ve repeatedly eaten a particular food in a particular environment, our brain comes to associate the food with that environment and make us keep eating as long as those environmental cues are present.”

To Read More, follow this link:

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/09/110901135108.htm

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Did You Get a Good Night’s Sleep?

Lost Productivity in US Workforce Due to Insomnia Costing $63.2 Billion Annually

Do you get a good night’s sleep? Millions suffer from insomnia and it has a great cost both to business productivity but also to your health, wellbeing and happiness. Hypnosis can help tremendously! I have seen it work wonders for many of my clients.

To Read More, follow this link:

http://www.medindia.net/news/Lost-Productivity-in-US-Workforce-Due-to-Insomnia-Costing-632-Billion-Annually-90099-1.htm?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+allhealthnews+%28Medindia+Health+News%29

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Natural Childbirth – Calm and Relaxed with Hypnosis!

HypnoBirthing: Instinctive Birthing through Relaxation

http://www.midwiferytoday.com

For most women who have given birth, the thought that natural childbirth could be calm, relaxed and even pain-free seems to be a completely ridiculous idea.  It was far from their experience, and they opted for pain meds in order to get through it.  But most of these women were unaware of the power of their mind, and how hypnosis can in fact help expecting mothers achieve “the impossible” — a calm, comfortable, joyful birth experience.  Yes, it is possible!  I have been teaching HypnoBirthing classes for the past few years now both privately as well as at Emerson Hospital, and many of my mothers have experienced wonderful natural births.  The following article was written by one of my HypnoBirthing colleagues, and is very informative.  Please take a moment to have a read…

To Read More, follow this link:

http://www.midwiferytoday.com/articles/hypnobirthing.asp

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Major Surgery WITHOUT General Anesthesia?

Hypnosis – The New Anesthetic

http://www.cbsnews.com

Can you imagine going through major surgery without general anesthesia? That’s what one patient did when she had her thyroid removed. And in Belgium, more more than 8,000 surgeries have been done using hypnosis since 1992. Click this link for a picture-gallery guided article on the use of hypnotic anesthesia…

To Read More, follow this link:

http://www.cbsnews.com/2300-204_162-10008770.html?tag=cbsnewsTwoColLowerPromoArea%3Bmorenews

 

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HypnoBirthing® Classes at Emerson Hospital in Concord, MA

If you are expecting a baby (or know someone who is), please consider signing up for this class! I am the HypnoBirthing® instructor at Emerson Hospital and will be teaching the next set of classes starting on February 10th, 2013.  Please call either myself (508-246-2721) or Emerson Hospital’s Childbirth Education (978-287-3268) for more information.

HypnoBirthing® Classes Now Offered Again at Emerson Hospital’s Tender Beginnings. HypnoBirthing® is a unique program that will support a natural childbirth experience using hypnosis. You will learn simple breathing, relaxation and guided imagery techniques to help you release tension and fears, and increase comfort throughout your pregnancy and birth. This is a five week class.

Location: Emerson Hospital in Concord, MA
Dates: 5 Week class starting Sunday, February 10th, 6:00 – 8:30 pm
Tuition: $200/couple.

To register or to learn more, please call 978-287-3268.

http://emersonhosp.org/HealthResources/Birthing-Center-Classes.aspx

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Loose Weight with Hypnosis Virtual Bypass Surgery

In 2011, I became a Certified Bariatric Surgery Support Consulting Hypnotist at the the National Guild of Hypnotists annual convention. If the following article interests you and you’d like to have the same experience, please give me a call!  The program I am trained in is not only for virtual weight loss surgery, but it was specifically designed for working with anyone who has actually had bariatric surgery (bypass, banding, sleeve) and has continued to struggle with their weight.  Altering your anatomy is not usually sufficient for permanent weight loss — your must also alter your mindset as well.  Hypnosis is Bariatric Surgery for the Mind!

Local woman drops 42 pounds after hypno-bypass

http://www.abc2news.com

Using virtual gastric band hypnosis, a Maryland woman looses 42 pounds (and counting). Sondra Lambert knows that it was hypnosis that created the mind-body connection helping her shed so many pounds. She says, “It’s not been hard. There’s not been a hard day. All along the way it has been simple because I’m not fighting it.”

To Read More, follow this link:

http://www.abc2news.com/dpp/news/health/local-woman-drops-42-pounds-after-hypno-bypass

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New Milford Hospital Offers Hypnosis During Surgery

Relieving the effects of surgery with hypnosis

http://medicalxpress.com

Dr. Courtney Chambers, a surgeon at New Milford Hospital in Connecticut, says of hypnosis for surgery: “What I’m seeing is that more people are using less narcotics and using narcotics for shorter periods after surgery. To hear that people only stayed in bed for a day or two days as opposed to a week or 10 days moping around is very encouraging.”

“…hypnosis in the operating room is less common, but said studies have shown it can be effective. Researchers have found that hearing is the last sense to decline under anesthesia and that a patient can still be influenced by hypnotherapy while under anesthesia…”

To Read More, follow this link:

http://medicalxpress.com/news/2011-07-relieving-effects-surgery-hypnosis.html

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Croatian Minister of Agriculture Quits Smoking with Hypnosis

Minister of Agriculture undergoes hypnosis to quit smoking

http://www.croatiantimes.com

Croatian Minister of Agriculture Petar Cobankovic did not have a particular desire to quit smoking, but when problems with his knees and back took him to see a friend who is a hypnotist, he also became a non-smoker as well.  After 30 years as a smoker, he has since been smoke-free for many months…

To Read More, follow this link:

http://www.croatiantimes.com/news/General_News/2011-07-20/20690/Minister_of_Agriculture_undergoes_hypnosis_to_quit_smoking

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Get Relief from Tinnitus with Hypnosis

Getting Relief From Tinnitus May Be Mind Over Matter

http://abcnews.go.com

Researcher Jennifer Gans says: “A technique called mindfulness-based tinnitus reduction helps people separate the ringing from the stress, anxiety and other negative emotions it often causes.”

“Mindfulness techniques are becoming more popular remedies for a variety of ailments, including chronic pain, stress, itching, addiction and digestive disorders. A report by researchers at Harvard Medical School released in May 2011 found that more than 6 million Americans are advised by traditional doctors to try meditation and other mind-body interventions. For sicker patients, these non-conventional approaches make them feel better physically and emotionally. Hypnosis is one of the more common ways to use the mind to overcome the symptoms of a variety of illnesses…”

To Read More, follow this link:

http://abcnews.go.com/Health/mind-body-intervention-holds-promise-alleviating-tinnitus-symptoms/story?id=14126165#.UKa3yGfNnb0

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