The TRIM- LIFE® Weight Release Program



What is Trim-life?  We’re glad you asked!

TRIM-LIFE® is a 6-week weight release program conducted in a small, safe, non-judgmental, heart-centered group setting.  And yes, if you feel you aren’t quite ready to be a part of a group, we do offer the program on a One-to-One basis.

This program isn’t simply about eating and exercising. Instead, the program approaches weight management by addressing your body, mind, and spirit. It is a holistic approach and it lasts.

The TRIM-LIFE® Program is taught only by professional therapists, counselors and medical personnel who have been trained to help people with weight issues to discover the underlying emotional eating issues that may have been plaguing them all of their lives. You will also be provided with tools to recognize physical hunger and physical satiation, to eliminate cravings, to increase your motivation to exercise, and to identify when emotions appear to cause physical hunger.

You’ll find the assistance and support that you’re looking for in this program. You may sign up for the program HERE.

Program Components

What is TRIM-LIFE?

TRIM-LIFE is a six-week integrative medical weight management program offered in a shared appointment setting. Our groups are comprised of 4-20 people, just like you, who are looking to make lasting changes in a heart-centered, supportive, and non-judgmental environment.

What can I expect from TRIM-LIFE sessions?

Our unique program will empower you to manage both your hunger and your weight in a holistic way by addressing body, mind and spirit.  In this program, you will begin to adopt a brand new relationship with food. You won’t feel deprived and releasing the weight won’t be restrictive.

Laura Garrison, PhD, holds a doctorate in Holistic Health and is Certified by the International Association of Yoga Therapists. Dr. Garrison begins each session with a very gentle, mat-based relaxation class to assist participants in centering themselves in the teachings. Laura is also certified by the Wellness Institute as an Advanced Clinical Hypnotherapist and during the sessions, participants also learn some very powerful hypnotic tools.

How do mindfulness and relaxation lead to weight loss?

Our mindfulness and relaxation techniques will allow you to change the inner programming that can make sustained weight loss a challenge.

You will learn how to re-regulate your metabolism to burn “better-faster-hotter,” which, in turn, releases unnecessary weight. Our TRIM-LIFE program can also help you identify and release feelings that promote cravings and unhealthy eating behaviors.

You will learn to identify what you are truly hungry for, and to work on attracting that into your life.

How does hypnosis help to manage weight?

As noted previously, Dr. Garrison is certified as an Advanced Clinical Hypnotherapist and she, along with other TRIM-LIFE  practitioners use hypnosis, or hypnotherapy, to help you bring your body back to healthy stasis. This includes returning your stomach to its normal size. This will help you feel satisfied with healthier choices and smaller portions.

Hypnosis will also help you eliminate the desire for foods that are toxic for your body.  Hypnotherapy is also utilized to pair any triggers for binge-eating behavior with unpleasant associations in your subconscious. You’ll be healing old stories and issues along with releasing the excess weight you are currently carrying.

Your relationship with food and eating will be healed in a positive way

Educational and experiential components are included in the program to empower you to develop a new relationship with yourself and with food.  Furthermore, the program will help you to experience a sense of enthusiasm, rather than of deprivation, in relationship to nourishing your body.

Using hypnotic and mindfulness strategies, you will learn techniques to help you feel satisfied, decrease unhealthy desires, reduce stress, step out of the shame cycle, and identify, resolve, and release the underlying emotional patterns that activate craving and unhealthy eating.

You’ll also gain clarity and understanding:  We’ll help you get clear on what you are really hungry for and work on attracting that into your life.

This program was developed by the Wellness Institute and is currently being utilized in the Integrative Medicine Department at the Cleveland Clinic in Cleveland, Ohio.

Through the TRIM- LIFE® Weight Release Program you will learn tools to:

  • Understand and change the programming of your subconscious mind that has previously made weight release a challenge.
  • Learn to connect to and be guided by your body’s inner voice about when to eat and when you are physically satisfied to stop.
  • Identify what you are really “hungry” for and learn how to manifest that in your life without blame, shame or guilt.
  • Re-regulate your metabolic rate to release unnecessary weight and open motivation for increased physical activity using hypnosis.
  • Shrink your stomach to its natural size through hypnosis so you are satisfied with less food intake.
  • Identify and resolve the underlying emotional patterns that activate cravings and unhealthy eating behaviors.
  • Eliminate cravings for foods that do not serve the health of your body.
  • Halt the cycle of binge eating that is triggered by restricting foods, fear of deprivation and shame.
  • Diminish binge-eating triggers using hypnosis.
  • Discover the shadow parts that defeat us and learn tools to bring healing to those parts.

The TRIM-LIFE® Program is specifically designed for people who have attempted many different weight reduction programs and have discovered that diets–and deprivations– just don’t work.

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Why the Program Works

Many people can lose weight and keep it off for weeks, months and even years…and then they ‘find’ it again.  An emotional trigger, such as a stressful event — the loss of a loved one, a major move, the loss of a job, or a divorce – occurs, and the weight may suddenly re-appear seemingly overnight.

Dr. Garrison offers TRIM-LIFE® sessions on a six-week rotational basis and also offers one on one sessions.  She helps guide participants in the process of discovering their triggers and assists her clients in changing those triggers where they reside – in a person’s subconscious mind. Dr. Garrison is also available for individual Heart-Centered Hypnotherapy appointments.

If you feel trapped in a cycle of binge eating due to food restriction and fears of deprivation, or are feeling out of control when it comes to food, the TRIM LIFE program is for you. Our goals are to help participants reduce stress eating, abandon yo-yo dieting and overcome food addictions.

This process has been shown to help thousands of participants to establish healthy eating patterns and to release weight permanently.

I’m ready to begin!!

How will I be able maintain progress?

As part of the course, you will be given a personal workbook and set of CDs for home practice and reinforcement of class work. Dr. Garrison is also available for individual support sessions by appointment and via phone and email.

Once you enroll in the program, you will also be invited to join a TRIM-LIFE support group.

Ready for a transformation?  We’re here for you and we’ll help you help yourself every step of the way!