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Weight Loss

You can lose weight through hypnosis

More than one hundred million Americans are overweight. Many have been able to lose weight at one time or another but have gained it back—along with additional pounds—within a year or two. It is extremely difficult to break habits of emotional or habitual eating based on willpower alone. If you are overweight, you may have tried diet pills, expensive programs or starvation to lose weight and feel desperate for a sustainable solution. Hypnosis is one of the most effective ways to both lose weight and maintain the loss.

When mental and emotional conflicts are cleared and healthy habits are integrated, a weight loss client typically experiences a reduction of 1 to 2 pounds per week or 4 to 6 pounds per month. You can enjoyably reach and maintain your ideal weight in a safe and healthy natural way that lasts! It typically takes three to four hypnotherapy sessions to successfully achieve the weight and wellness results clients are seeking, though it can take as little as one or as many as six. We can determine the best course for you over a phone consultation or your first office visit.

Are you an emotional or compulsive eater? Learn more about my Food and Mood Balance Program in partnership with Meredith Milton, MS, CN

If you’re looking for effective hypnotherapy in the Seattle area and are ready to get results, contact me to schedule an appointment. You can email me at or call 206-552-8374. I’m happy to answer any questions you may have before getting started.

What my clients say:

“I was referred to Kristin Rivas in March 2013, through two professionals that my daughter knew. These gentlemen recommended only Kristin in the Seattle area. I became interested in hypnotherapy because I have been seriously overweight for the past few years and at age 68, carrying 320 lbs around is difficult and unhealthy. Lousy eating habits and a serious sleep disorder compound the problem. I just couldn’t overcome this complex problem. I had tried diets, deprivation and an array of pills that promised results. Finally, I enrolled in a class to introduce today’s invasive surgical options. None were appealing and they all have some health risk.

Because of my daughter’s experience in the holistic approach to health and through her guidance to Kristin’s door, I felt confident Kristin could help me. I approached the first session with no preconceived expectations. I came to do my part and to trust that after truthfully explaining my problems, she would know what to do. She was amazing, from the initial interview and throughout three consecutive sessions, she erased the spider-web of bad habits and mental roadblocks keeping me locked in this continuing circle of discouraging events preventing me from moving forward.

Kristin specifically helped me to increase my nightly sleep from less than two hours at a time, to four hours plus, which is amazing. That hasn’t happened in years, due to sleep apnea. My several bad eating habits have all vanished. I am losing weight now. In 17 days I have gone from 320 lbs. to 305 lbs., My blood pressure has decreased significantly, I have more energy as I lose weight. She has helped me to understand and use self-hypnosis to continue success in achieving my goals. The most incredible part to this story is that the transformation was so subtle and almost mystical, because what I previously thought I needed, merely vanished and the urges that seemed to control me were gone.

Folks, I should weigh between 160 and not more than 180 lbs.. I am now confident that due to Kristin and her talent, I will succeed in achieving that, as one of my goals. My family has noticed a huge difference and motivated me. I must attribute this, in large part, to Kristin. If you are contemplating hypnotherapy as a solution to an issue, I can say with no hesitation, Kristin will carefully and skillfully strengthen the person you wish to be, so you may easily achieve what you are pursuing. You have the ability within you to do this. All you need is to place yourself confidently in Kristin’s hands so that she may guide you there. She did this for me and she can do this for you. At 68 years of age, I am beginning to live the dream.”

– Ronald P.


Can you get tax reimbursement for weight loss hypnotherapy?

Yes! You can get a tax credit—not just a deduction—that reimburses you 100% for weight loss programs if you were advised to lose weight by a physician to lose weight. To claim the credit, complete Form 8885, Health Coverage Tax Credit, and attach it to your Form 1040 or Form 1040NR. Report the credit on Form 1040, line 67, or Form 1040NR, line 62, and check box c.  You cannot claim the credit on Form 1040A or Form 1040EZ. Attach invoices and proof of payment for any amounts you include on line 2 of Form 8885 for which you did not receive an advance payment.  If you file your return electronically, attach the invoices and proof of payment to your Form 8453.  Proof of payment may include a pay stub if insurance is through a spouse’s employment, a bank check, or bank statement for premiums that are automatically deducted from your account. Have your doctor write a note that you need to lose weight; you may need a specific disease diagnosis such as hypertension or obesity.

Please note: I am not an accountant and cannot take responsibility for your tax credit. Please consult your account or professional adviser before claiming your credit. He or she can advise you on what qualifies as a medical deduction before you apply for the tax credit.


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