Hypnosis and its uses in the practice of hypnotherapy are rapidly emerging as a highly effective science in solving the problems of people. Some of its highly recognized successes have come in the health field such as tobacco usage, weight control and stress management. Using hypnosis programs to help employees is not new. Many companies such as WalMart, General Motors , and Century 21 and many more have utilized hypnosis programs to benefit their employees in a variety of ways including smoking cessation, weight loss and stress reduction. Hypnosis has been recognized by the AMA, American Medical Association, and ADA, American Dental Association, for over 50 years. Hypnosis has also received recognition from NIH, the National Institute of Health since 1995 as an effective pain relief source. Although there is some misunderstanding about hypnosis still remaining it continues to gain recognition as a viable tool to be supportive of people for a variety of lifestyle changes. The value of hypnosis, whether working with an individual or group, has proved to be effective in all scenarios. So take a look at some of the ways hypnosis and Better Life Hypnosis can help your company.
Hypnosis is a clinically proven way to help people improve their health and wellness. Hypnosis has also been proven to be as much as 90% effective in smoking cessation with average treatment being 2 hours (see our Home page for success rates). Hypnosis is 15 times more effective than willpower.
According to the American Cancer Society, making all Tennessee workplaces, restaurants, and bars 100% smoke-free would prevent about 8,500 youth from becoming smokers, and within 5 years, save an estimated 28.70 million in lung cancer, heart attack, and stroke costs.
The results for effective weight loss are equally as effective with many studies to back up the results. One such study by the Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, found that behavioral treatment for weight management after a 9 week program resulted in significant weight reduction. At 8-month and 2-year follow-ups, the hypnosis subjects were found to have continued to lose significant weight, while those in the behavioral-treatment-only group showed little further change.
Obesity-related health care costs totaled an estimated $117 billion in 2000 and have steadily climbed. Medical expenditures are as much as 29% - 117% greater than expenditures for workers with normal weight. Did you know that obese employees:
Diabetes is another major concern for companies throughout the United States. In 2007 an ADA report stated that we were reaching 17.5 million people with diabetes in 2007, and that number keeps growing each year. The total estimated cost of diabetes in 2007 was $174 billion, including $116 billion in excess medical expenditures and $58 billion in reduced national productivity. Accordingly people diagnosed with diabetes, on average, have medical expenditures that are approximately 2.3 times higher than what expenditures would be in the absence of diabetes. A weight loss program is essential to some companies and hypnosis can be a very supportive tool as an adjunct to the lifestyle changes needed to make such an adjustment in the overall health of their employees.
The Hypnosis Stress management program also achieves maximum results. This program teaches proper breathing techniques to promote relaxation which provides better attention to ones work along with supporting better communication skills. Sleep has been identified as one of the most important activities for a healthy lifestyle and is taught as an anchor in the stress management program. Other skills presented are learning how to use personal affirmations, adopt physical changes needed, attitude changes that make for happier healthy employees. As well as learning self-hypnosis that will maximize personal growth.
Our program has many features including:
- Proper Breathing: If our breathing is slow and controlled, we all immediately reduce hyperalertness.
- Self-Relaxation: Each employee is taught relaxation techniques taking only a few minutes a day especially helpful for anxiety or stress.
- Pre-sleep techniques: Learning to effectively program oneself with positive suggestions promoting sleep and positive reactions daily.
- Hypnosis Reinforcement: Here we teach positive imagination and concentration techniques for meaningful goal achievement.
- Zeigarnick Effect: Helps the work force manage and priortize activities for maximum efficiency.
- Stress reduction action plan: Our program is an actionable plan to achieve a goal oriented stress free life creating a better employee.
During our presentation a PROGRESSIVE RELAXATION is taught to reduce stress through muscle tension control. In today's stressful environment more and more companies are interested in learning simple methods to relax. Who is better qualified to offer this training than a skilled hypnotist?
Hypnosis Program Benefits
The three most popular Hypnosis programs for companies are smoking cessation, weight loss, and stress management. A few of the reasons companies benefit from sponsoring a Hypnosis program is up to a 50% cost reduction off normal pricing, healthier employees, healthier company lowers health insurance premiums, a decrease in sick days, increases moral and company good will and its just a one-time investment. These are but a few of the benefits as there are many more.
- Up to 50% cheaper for each person
- Healthier employees have more energy
- Saves up to 30% on health insurance cost for group plans
- Decrease in number of sick days
- Supports moral & feelings of good will for the company
- Saves employees money which equals a healthier economic status
- Healthier, happier, self-confident employees
- Emotional health increased
- Communication skills enhanced with stress program
- Better sleep habits produce alert employees
- Helps meet city & state regulations
- Eliminate lawsuits over 2nd hand smoke
- Benefit layoffs by reducing stress teaching interview skills
- Employees remember you did this for them
- Time investment of only 2 hours
- Company and individual investment promote team work opportunities
Wellness Programs have become part of the corporate structure
Employee wellness programs have often been viewed as a nice extra, not a strategic imperative. But the data demonstrate otherwise, according to a team of researchers from Texas A&M University, Baylor University, and the University of Texas as reported December 2010 in Harvard Business Review titled "Whats the Hard Return on Employee Wellness Program?" The subhead reads, The ROI data will surprise you, and the softer evidence may inspire you
Its people who shape your business culture, produce results, and define the character of your company. A worker who is healthy, happy, and fulfilled is in your companys best interests. A healthier work force can reduce your insurance cost while improving your companys productivity. And with the emphasis today on fitness and healthy habits, people are glad to get some help in sticking to their resolutions. In fact, 79 percent of employees think companies should encourage healthy lifestyles.
According to a recent survey, executives ranked employee health and productivity as top corporate concerns. --Kaiser Foundation 2010
There are over 200 scientific studies indicating the positive return-on-investment for worksite wellness programs. Worksite organizational culture and environment are powerful influences on behavior and these can be put to use as a means of assisting employees to adopt a healthier lifestyle. If youre stressed, grappling with a personal problem or worrying about your weight, it can be hard to focus on work.
Wellness Programs Lower Insurance Premiums
Since 1995, the percentage of Johnson & Johnson employees who smoke has dropped by more than two-thirds. J&Js leaders estimate that wellness programs have cumulatively saved the company $250 million on health care costs over the past decade; Companies are seeing $1 to $3 decreases in their overall health care costs for every dollar spent, according to a 2012 report from the International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans.
All major Health Insurance companies offer discounts and programs for companies to receive savings and discounts. One such company Cigna advertises discounts for wellness programs that cover:
A Blue Cross/Blue Shield pilot program in 2010 helped, State of Franklin Healthcare Associates received a 4 percent reduction in premium cost for 2011. The success of the program resulted in a statewide launch of a Blue Cross program. When employees are living healthier lifestyles, they tend to be more productive at work, take fewer sick days and use health care more appropriately, which over the long term lowers medical costs. And we are excited to offer this program in Tennessee said Renee Queen, manager of health promotion and education at Blue Cross.
The Message is Clear
Wellness programs are a win-win for employers and employees alike. Hypnosis is medically recognized as a valuable tool to support your program or it can be an absolute program for enhancing the health and vitality of your company by tackling three of the greatest health concerns. At Better Life Hypnosis we work with companies as small as 50 to as large as several thousand. Our programs can be designed specifically to your standards and needs. The company can pay a consulting fee or the employees can pay a fee for group sessions or a combination of the two could be the way to go.
Call today to set-up an appointment to learn how simple these programs could be instrumental in making a difference in your company. You could very well be amazed by the return-on-investment of a hypnosis program from Better Life Hypnosis.