About Monique Chénier
Since becoming a Consulting Hypnotist in 2012, I have helped people lose weight, improve their eating habits, release fears, become smoke free, increase self-esteem, reduce stress, manage pain, and more. Recently, I added the title Mindful Living Coach to what I do.
Over the past four years, I have realized that through hypnosis and mindfulness coaching, I help my clients take back control of their minds, their bodies and their lives. In some instances, they gain control over areas of their lives they feel they’ve never had control over before.
My purpose is to help my clients improve their lives though hypnosis and the introduction of mindful living techniques so that they can experience the joy of positive, healthy, and lasting change.
Frequently Asked Questions
Numerous studies conducted by reputable universities and researchers throughout the world have demonstrated that hypnosis is highly effective at helping in areas such as stress reduction, pain management, smoke cessation, concentration boosting, post-surgery recovery, and weight loss, to name a few.
- In 1992, the University of Iowa conducted a meta-analysis of studies using different methods to try and help people to quit smoking. This was the largest ever scientific comparison, looking at more than 600 studies which contained 72,000 people in total, from America and Europe. They found that, on average, hypnosis was over three times as effective as nicotine patches or nicotine replacement methods and 15 times as effective as trying to quit alone, and concluded that hypnosis is by far the most effective way of giving up smoking.
- A research study into hypnosis and its effects on Irritable Bowel Syndrome concluded that hypnosis helped 71% of IBS patients – and its effect lasted up to as much as five years after treatment. Researchers from Withington Hospital, Manchester (UK) conducted the study on 200 patients, each receiving hourly sessions for around 12 weeks. The majority of patients found that hypnotherapy reduced the severity of their IBS symptoms, eased their condition and made them more comfortable, and these effects lasted up to as long as 5 years afterwards. Even those patients who stated that the effects wore off with time, found that the deterioration was slight.
- Kirsch and Irving compared 100s of weight loss studies where either cognitive-behavioral treatment, or cognitive-behavioral treatment with hypnosis too was used (with weight loss being the goal) in a meta analysis. Their analysis showed that on average after the final follow-ups, the average weight loss was 6.03 lbs. (2.74 kg) without hypnosis (with just cognitive-behavioral treatment) and 14.88 lbs. (6.75 kg) when hypnosis was used. They concluded that when hypnosis is used it is likely to lead to more than double the weight loss than if just cognitive-behavioral treatment alone was employed. They also summarized that the benefits of hypnosis increased substantially over time.
- A study into hypnosis and weight loss with 60 female participants who were more than 20% overweight was conducted, and the participants were separated into 2 groups: one who received hypnosis treatment, and a control group who did not receive any hypnosis. Results showed that the group who received the hypnosis lost more weight, each participant on average losing 17lbs over the course of the study, compared to women in the control group losing only 0.5lbs. It was concluded that hypnosis can make your weight loss efforts more than 30x more effective.
The central image of our logo is a mangrove tree. By reading on, you can find out why…
In her essay “Sojourner,” Pulitzer Prize winning author Annie Dillard discusses how a mangrove tree floating in the middle of the salty ocean must create its own fresh water ecosystem if it is to survive.
She writes, “If survival is an art, then mangroves are artists of the beautiful: not only that they exist at all—smooth-barked, glossy-leaved, thickets of lapped mystery—but that they can and do exist as floating islands, as trees upright and loose, alive and homeless on the water.”
MindBodySpirit Integrated Wellness Centre has grown out of the idea that we humans are also “artists of the beautiful.”
Like the mangrove trees of Dillard’s essay, we are beings traveling through a world that is often hostile to our physical, emotional, and mental well-being, and yet, despite it all, we embark on a journey of survival that will lead us to discover just how indomitable we really are.
At MindBodySpirit, it is our wish to support our clients in their personal transformation by providing services such as hypnosis, coaching, yoga, and mindfulness meditation, through private programs as well as through group wellness classes, talks, and workshops.
We live at an amazing moment in the history of self-care—a time when we have the opportunity to marry the miracles of modern medicine with the wonders of natural and holistic living.
As Annie Dillard says, “We are down here in time, where beauty grows.”
At MindBodySpirit, we look forward to helping you become as resilient as the mangrove tree, and artists of the beautiful in your own lives.