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We often get asked about how it can be possible that hypnotherapy can lead to weight loss.

The unfortunate truth is that, despite having dozens of testimonials from patients in Dubai who have finally been able to lose weight and keep it off, there's still a widespread misunderstanding about the power of hypnotherapy in helping people to lose weight.

This article from Oprah Magazine explores some of the research behind hypnosis for weight loss and what you can expect from hypnotherapy or psychotherapy.

When it comes to losing weight, you already know about the usual go-to professionals: doctors, nutritionists and dietitians, personal trainers, even mental health coaches. But there may be one you haven’t quite thought of yet: a hypnotist.

It turns out using hypnosis is another road people are venturing down in the name of weight loss. And typically, it’s traveled after all the other last-ditch efforts (I see you, juice cleanses and fad diets) are tried and failed, says Greg Gurniak, a certified clinical and medical hypnotist practicing in Ontario.

But it’s not about someone else controlling your mind and making you do funny things while you’re unconscious. “Mind control and losing control—aka doing something against your will—are the biggest misconceptions about hypnosis,” says Kimberly Friedmutter, hypnotherapist and author of Subsconscious Power: Use Your Inner Mind to Create the Life You’ve Always Wanted. “Because of how the entertainment industry portrays hypnotists, people are relieved to see I’m not wearing a black robe and swinging a watch from a chain.”

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