Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Weight Loss

You CAN Lose Weight

 Gastro band Hypnosis™ is the premier weight loss program.

Additionally, I often find the following modalities beneficial for my clients. 
 1 Preliminary
  I assess your weight loss needs, your plans, and any obstacles
  I suggest great strategies for overcoming obstacles in powerful ways
  In hypnosis, I help you create yourself at your ideal weight

2 Cravings, Addictions, Habits
  I assess problems with sugar and junk food
  I look at habits, like eating at night, and snacking too much
  I explore food sensitivities and allergies
  I guide you to powerfully cope with cravings
 3 Looking at a Healthy LIfestyle
  Explore food, water, exercise, supplements, happy thoughts, and more
4 Find Fantastic Alternatives
  Look at special delicious foods that contribute to weight loss and health
  Find out about natural health remedies
  Experience hypnosis to transform your food consciousness

The Problems with dieting

 I don’t use diet procedures.  I find that a problem with diets is that there is a major change of eating habit patterns and that all the time the client is looking forward to achievement of the weight goal, at which time the client can resume eating “normal” food.

Once the weight is achieved, the client celebrates by enjoying a reward meal of favorite tastes.  Then there often begins an upward weight trend and all of the lost weight is regained, and even add a few pounds more.

My focus is for a life style change that will support my clients the rest of their lives.

With Gastro Band Hypnosisor these modalities you will lose weight

Colleen Love, Board Certified Hypnotherapist
Offering Gastro Band Hypnosis™



What is Reiki?

Reiki is a wonderful approach to diminish the effects of stress.  It rejuvenates the body by helping to relax and heal.  As “Life force energy” courses through us it is either high or low.  When it is high we are able to feel happy and well.  But if is low, the tendency is to feel stressed or ill.

Reiki benefits the body, and the emotions, the mind, and the spirit bringing feelings of peace, calmness, and tranquility.

Consider what the word “Reiki” means and you get the feel for what is does.  Reiki is made up of two Japanese words.  Rei means “God’s Wisdom.”  Ki means “life energy force.”  Thus Reiki is “spiritually guided life force energy.”

Reiki is a simple and safe means for spiritual healing and self-improvement that can benefit everyone.

 Utah law defines Reiki... “as a spiritual healing art that is performed on an individual by a Reiki Practitioner by ‘transmitting healing life force energy’ through the hands.”
          UCA 58-47b-102(6)

Colleen Love, Board Certified Hypnotherapist
Offering Gastro Band Hypnosis™

Pain Management

Pain Management

Hypnosis For Pain Management

Recently a hypnotist received a call from the wife of a friend he had not seen for several years.  His friend had had surgery for cancer of the kidney.  The wife asked the hypnotist if he would see the husband and try to relieve the intense pain his friend was suffering.  The hypnotist requested authority from his friends’ doctor to enter into the case.  He was advised that the situation was terminal, and that any help with pain would be more than welcome.

The hypnotist made a tape dealing with relaxation, rest, and pain reduction for his friend.  He found his friend was in bed, his face contorted with agony, with a tube in the arm connected to a button which released morphine on demand.  The morphine now provided minimal relief.


After discussing hypnosis and the powers of the mind, an induction was begun.  His friend responded very well.  He was programmed for alleviation of pain, control of emotions, ability to take nourishment and response to treatment.  He was given a special cue to use for pain relief when discomfort became particularly intense.  He was given the tape and advised it paralleled the hypnotic session and would provide similar relief when used. After listening to the tape, he slept. When he awoke he  commented that he had not rested so well in months.

In six weeks the patient died.  At the funeral the wife told the hypnotist the final six weeks had been bearable for both the patient and the family.  When he would play the tape he would move from deep pain to total relaxation within thirty seconds. 

A hypnotist will not work with physical pain without a doctor’s referral.  Negative attitudes, and fears, and swallowed emotions must be dealt with.  The capability of hypnosis to modify trends of thought is important.  In dealing with pain situations, the use of self-hypnosis techniques can be highly beneficial, reinforcing the programming that has been done in the case.

Colleen Love, Board Certified Hypnotherapist
Offering Gastro Band Hypnosis™



Can Hypnosis Help People With Cancer?

Yes.  We work with cancer patients.  Not to cure cancer of course, but to help alleviate the side effects of radiation or chemotherapy and to help the patient maintain a better quality of life while undergoing medical treatment.

People with cancer can be helped:

  Relief from pain, fatigue, nausea, loss of appetite and other symptoms through the power of suggestion and other hypnosis techniques;

  Help with operations using relaxation, self-hypnosis and other hypnosis tools;

  Emotional healing in dealing with current and past concerns;

  Using imagination, people shift how they deal with physical issues, often eliminating them.

  Getting in touch with their consummate healing force, and combining faith as new possibilities open for them.

Hypnosis is very powerful.  It is being recognized as a major healing force.

“This article is not meant to take the place of any medical treatments, only as an adjunct to work with the medical community to give more options.  I do not diagnose, treat or prescribe.  I am a teacher and a guide.

I am certified by the National Guild of Hypnotists in medical hypnosis, and in
Hypno Oncology.

Colleen Love, Board Certified Hypnotherapist
Offering Gastro Band Hypnosis™

Stop Smoking

Stop Smoking

Hypnosis Works to Help You Stop Smoking and It Lasts

What is the flat out worst way to attempt to stop smoking?  Willpower!  Willpower swings from being strong to being weak.  With a down-day, willpower vanishes.  It is not an effective way to stop smoking.

There are a myriad of methods used to try to stop smoking, like substitutes such as pills, chewing gum, even self-help tapes.  These try to build up the capacity to quit, by building up strength to abstain.

Hypnosis does not work this way.  It is designed to eliminate the desire to smoke.  Rather than sacrificing an enjoyment,  the hypnosis goal is to abolish something that is not wanted.


(1)  Identification.  Because someone I admire smokes, I indulge.  This is the most common cause and the easiest to get rid of.

(2)  Replacement.  This is sought to replace something lacking in life - like lack of companionship, love, acceptance, self-esteem, security, etc.  Sometimes smoking is to replace some pre-existing habit like overeating, even boredom.


Most of my clients quit smoking forever in one session.  I allow two or more hours with each client to make sure that happens.  I use both Hypnosis and NLP.  NLP is a powerful enhancement to my stop smoking process.

I encourage my clients to come in for a reinforcement session.  This makes it possible for the ex-smoker to stay free of smoking years later, even if a tragic event occurs in the family. Call or email Colleen at Bountiful Hypnosis to get the help you need to stop smoking now with lasting results!

Colleen Love, Board Certified Hypnotherapist
Offering Gastro Band Hypnosis™

Surgery and Healing

Surgery and Healing

Having a hypnosis session before your surgical procedure programs your subconscious mind how to adjust to your surgical experience, and allay any fears you may have.  You are benefited with:


In hypnosis we will inform your subconscious  mind that anything said in the operating room is not about you nor any concern of yours.  That you will be able to use the restroom shortly after surgery and resume eating and digesting your food.  You will wake up after surgery feeling rested and well, that your surgery was for your good and now you are free to allow your healing energies to go to work for you to heal your body completely. 

These suggestions help your mind know what you want.  You feel in charge rather than just hoping your surgery goes well.

The benefits of a pre-surgery hypnosis session are so valuable, I would never have surgery without it, if at all possible.

Colleen Love, Board Certified Hypnotherapist
Offering Gastro Band Hypnosis™

Past Life

Past Life

What is Past Life Regression Therapy?

Many books have been written on he subject.  The stories are very interesting.  Raymond Moody and Edith Fiore are two popular authors.
Some feel that past life experience is simply a metaphor so that the subconscious can give information about ourselves.  Others say past lives represent an experience we had as we were guardian angels for someone here on earth.  Still, others feel it may be the Universal consciousness which we can all tap into.

For me, past life experience has helped me understand the reason I have felt certain feelings.  For example, why I experienced limiting patterns in my live and why things kept repeating.

One of my clients experienced such an awesome experience that she still talks about it today.  She wrote me a lengthy letter explaining what certain things meant to her, and thanked me for the experience.

It has been said that the transformation that comes from past life regressions is more deep and meaningful than other methods.

A question:
Are past lives real?
That question can only be answered by the person.  Some have said that past life experiences can be applied here and now. Pictures, recollections, perceptions, sentiments may be experienced.  For some, these emotions felt with no explanation lead them to believe there is some efficacy to a past life experience.   Some feel that repeating old patterns of behavior or making the same mistakes evidence past life, and wonder how past lives may be impacting them on a daily basis.

Colleen Love, Board Certified Hypnotherapist
Offering Gastro Band Hypnosis™