Columbus-based Personal Coaching and Hypnosis Franchise Celebrates 10 Years and Begins Expansion

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Positive Changes has helped an estimated 6,500 Columbus area residents achieve their weight loss goals.

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There are a tremendous number of individuals that come to us for a weight loss program and find that they have not only dropped the pounds, but realized whole life gains in everything from improved confidence to better sleep.

This month marks 10 years that Positive Changes, the nation’s only franchise providing wellness through personal coaching and hypnosis, has served Columbus area residents, helping an estimated 6,500 people achieve better health through weight loss, smoking cessation and stress reduction. The national franchise, headquartered in Columbus with franchise locations in the upper Northwest and Canada, will soon be expanding its operations across North America.

“Multiple studies have repeatedly shown that hypnosis is more effective in helping people achieve weight loss goals than regular dieting,” said Laurie Brunner, CEO of the franchise. “Our programs are not about dieting, but about creating a new mindset that enables our clients to lose the weight, and keep it off – without pills, planned meals, calorie-counting or surgical methods. It’s the sustainable approach to wellness, which increases the fitness of both the body and mind.”

One client, Angelo Mazzocco of Lewis Center, Ohio, credits Positive Changes for helping him lose 61 pounds and lose five inches around his waist. “I suffered from high blood pressure, gout and sleep apnea,” said Mazzocco. “Just six months after signing up to Positive Changes, all of those health issues went away.”

The Centers for Disease Control finds that more than a third of U.S. adults (78.6 million Americans) are considered to be obese. In Columbus, 35 percent are overweight, leading to higher rates of Type 2 diabetes, heart disease, stroke and certain cancers.

“There are a tremendous number of individuals that come to us for a weight loss program and find that they have not only dropped the pounds, but realized whole life gains in everything from improved confidence to better sleep,” says Lisa Hamilton, the Manager of the Positive Changes Center in Dublin.

To celebrate its 10-year anniversary, Positive Changes is hosting a customer and community appreciation event on Wednesday, March 4th, which offers free stress-reduction sessions and other healthy promotions.

Lifestyle Improvement – Positive Changes Hypnosis Centers, LLC

Lifestyle Improvement is the only national franchise that provides clinically proven approaches to achieving wellness through hypnosis and coaching. For nearly 20 years, individuals have realized measurable life-gains through our holistic system that addresses the challenges of weight loss, smoking cessation, stress, sleep, pain management and overall wellbeing. Positive Changes’ programs have helped thousands across the country change their lives for the better. http://www.positivechanges.com

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