Last Wednesday our colleague Wendy Aridela, a hypnotherapist and a nutritionist who specializes Weight Loss in held a very successful weight loss event at the Carrs Lane Church Center in the aid of the Birmingham St Mary's Hospice.
Most of the participants found the whole event very interesting and were very surprised with some of the very common misconceptions we have about weight loss and nutrition.
All over the UK hypnotherapists help their clients lose weight effectively just by pure mind power.
In this Scotsman article a fellow hypnotherapist helped his client lose 7 stones by making her believe she has had a gastric band operation.
This is another example that hypnotherapy can help many people who want to lose weight without the need of expensive surgical operations.
If you also want to lose weight using the same method with the help of Birmingham Hypnotherapy Clinic you can contact us now to discuss further.
Today we stumbled on this Daily Mail article "NHS hospital which promoted hypnosis as cure for serious medical conditions ordered to remove leaflet by advertising watchdog"
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The article makes an interesting read and is written in a way to do strike a chord with the readers. It says "Its decision calls into question the use of hypnosis in the NHS, where millions of pounds of public money is spent offering the controversial therapy." The editor implies that based on the ASA ruling it could be a waste of money to use hypnosis within the NHS.
The article focuses more on what the ASA found that cant help rather than what it can help... lets face it it always make a more interesting read when we have something to complain about.
Extract from the article:
"The hospital provided a raft of clinical studies and research papers to back up their claims, however these failed to satisfy the advertising watchdog.
Its decision calls into question the use of hypnosis in the NHS, where millions of pounds of public money is spent offering the controversial therapy.
The ASA said there is evidence that hypnotherapy can help relieve anxiety, confidence issues and minor skin conditions, but it said the hospital was wrong to make wider claims about improving mental and physical health.
It said most of the trials and studies presented by the hospital to justify its claims were too small to provide meaningful conclusions.
‘We concluded that the claim ‘Hypnosis can benefit almost anyone to improve their physical, emotional and mental health’ exaggerated the potential benefit to patients’ mental and physical health and was therefore misleading,’ it said."
After reading the official ASA publication it can be seen how the meaning can be twisted if it is taken out of context
"We noted RLHIM proposed to amend the claim by removing the words "mental health", but we were nonetheless concerned that the intended wording, "Hypnosis can benefit a variety of physical and emotional health problems", exaggerated the potential benefit. We considered that it was still likely to be understood to be a claim that hypnosis would always be of benefit to a variety of physical and emotional health problems, rather than a claim that hypnosis could be of help in some cases. The claim in the leaflet, "Hypnosis can benefit almost anyone to improve their physical, emotional and mental health", also gave the impression that, even if their physical health was already high, most people were likely to improve it by hypnosis; we saw no evidence to support that interpretation. We also considered that consumers were likely to understand from the claim that hypnosis would improve any existing physical conditions and not just their physical well-being."
The ASA problem was "That consumers were likely to understand from the claim that hypnosis would improve any existing physical conditions and not just their physical well-being" but "The ASA has accepted that hypnotherapy could help relieve anxiety, confidence issues and minor skin conditions for example those exacerbated by stress."
In summary the ASA accepted from the evidence:
We would like to thank all the clients who took advantage of our World Hypnosis offer. For all of you who have missed out you can still benefit from our New Year's 10% OFF offer valid only in January. Just our way of helping you to achieve your New Year's resolution.
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