Hypnosis Offers Legitimate Hope for Overweight America

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National Guild of Hypnotists Convention will offer 280 seminars and workshops including classes by Tom Nicoli, recognized by NBC's Dateline and Shape Magazine for his hypnosis weight loss programs. Nicoli's weight loss hypnosis programs have helped thousands of people in more than 30 countries achieve and maintain weight loss. He has spoken about his programs to students at Harvard Medical School and opened the minds of tomorrow's doctors to the mind body connection.

Hypnosis bypasses the conscious mind and works to help the subconscious mind lay the groundwork for healthier behaviors and increased motivation. The effectiveness of hypnosis is proven by the results of thousands of people who have used hypnotism successfully to achieve and maintain weight loss and a healthier lifestyle.

When the National Guild of Hypnotists hosts their twentieth annual convention this summer, Tom Nicoli's seminars on using hypnosis to help people lose weight and keep it off will be among the 280 workshops scheduled. Tom Nicoli's hypnosis CD's and hypnosis weight loss programs, profiled on NBC's Dateline and ranked 5-Star by Shape Magazine, have helped thousands of people in more than 30 countries achieve and maintain weight loss or accomplish other life goals.

Tom Nicoli, a board certified hypnotist, public speaker, certified instructor, and published author, is plain spoken about what hypnosis can and can't do as a weight loss tool. Nicoli cautions people not to expect hypnosis to magically melt away pounds, speed metabolism, or cause them to lose weight while they sleep. Weight loss, he says, happens when you eat less food, eat better food, and get more exercise. Nicoli explains that hypnosis enables people to breakdown internal roadblocks that get in the way of eating right and exercising properly. Tom Nicoli says, "Hypnosis bypasses the conscious mind and works to help the subconscious mind lay the groundwork for healthier behaviors and increased motivation. The effectiveness of hypnosis is proven by the results of thousands of people who have used hypnotism successfully to achieve and maintain weight loss and a healthier lifestyle."

Historically, the practice of hypnotism dates to the 1700's. Over the years, hypnotism has gained acceptance by much of the mainstream medical community as an effective tool for helping patients deal with pain, stress, undesirable behavior patterns, and even as a replacement or supplement to traditional anesthesia. Dr. Gordon Peacock Harper, Associate Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School described one of Nicoli's lectures to medical school students by saying, "(Tom Nicoli) is an expert in his field. He speaks of his field with a passion and has a true desire to better integrate the field of hypnotherapy and medicine. He opened many of the student's minds to the possibility of the mind-body connection." Dr. Harper added, "Nicoli deals in a straightforward and honest manner. His presentation was thought provoking, stimulating and made a large impression."

The National Guild of Hypnotists is the nation's oldest and largest professional association for hypnotists and other professionals who use hypnotism in their practices. Attendees at the NGH Convention will include hypnotists, counselors, therapists, nurses, and other types of healthcare workers. NGH Convention registration and course enrollment is also open to the public for anyone interested in attending.

During the three-day NGH Convention, scheduled for August 10, 11, and 12, 2007, at the Royal Plaza Hotel & Trade Center in Marlborough, Massachusetts, Tom Nicoli will conduct a two-hour seminar on: The Proven D.E.P.T.H.,™ Model for Weight Loss (a program that awards special CEUs to healthcare practitioners); a three-hour seminar on Creating and Marketing Hypnosis CD's; and a full-day, pre-convention training program entitled, How to Create Super Success With Weight Loss Clients.

For more information on the twentieth annual National Guild of Hypnotists Convention and Educational Conference, call the NGH Convention registrar at (603) 429-9438. To make hotel reservations, NGH Convention attendees may call (508) 460-0700. Additional information about NGH and the 2007 NGH Convention is available at http://www.ngh.net and http://www.nghconvention.com

The National Guild of Hypnotists, Inc. is a not-for-profit, educational corporation. Founded in Boston, Massachusetts in 1951, the Guild is a professional organization comprised of dedicated individuals committed to advancing the field of hypnotism. National Guild of Hypnotists president, Dr. Dwight F. Damon, is available for media interviews at (603) 429-9438.

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