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When Tom Wood first joined his wife at a hypnosis weight loss class, he was a skeptic.
Linda Allred’s mixture of weight loss instruction and hypnosis did not make sense to the regional sales manager for DuPont.
“I was going to go to the classes and be this woman’s worst nightmare,” he said.
But four weeks later he had lost 15 pounds.
“It worked for me, better and faster than my wife,” said Wood, now a 69-year-old retiree.
A sometimes controversial tool, hypnosis is about making your conscious and subconscious mind work for you, said Allred, a 73-year-old counselor certified by the National Guild of Hypnotists.
“What a hypnotist does is find out what the client’s goals are and relaxes them,” Allred said. “It doesn’t take long. The conscious mind that judges sort of gets out of the way. At that moment in time you’re in the most highly suggestible state of your entire life.”
Allred, who runs Living Well With Linda, a coaching and training company, said she was skeptical of hypnosis when she first tried it…read more