This 24-week-long pilot investigation of 30 men and women with a BMI > 27 kg/m2 aimed to determine whether virtual gastric band (VGB) hypnotherapy has an effect on weight loss in overweight adults, compared to relaxation hypnotherapy and a self-directed diet. Levels of weight loss and gain ranged from −17 kg to +4.7 kg in the VGB hypnotherapy group and −9.3 kg to +7.8 kg in the relaxation group. There was no significant difference between VGB hypnotherapy as a main effect on weight loss, (X2 = 0.67, p = .41, df = 1) and there was no evidence of differential weight loss over time, (X2 = 4.2, p = .64, df = 6). Therefore, the authors conclude that there was no significant difference between VGB hypnotherapy and the relaxation hypnotherapy.
|Number of pages||15|
|Journal||International Journal of Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Oct 2016|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Complementary and Manual Therapy
- Clinical Psychology