By: karengray | August 06, 2018

Close your eyes. Imagine your food cravings floating away. Imagine a day of eating only what's good for you. Imagine hypnosis actually helping you lose weight, because the fact is: It does. Certified Hypnotist and Registered Nurse Karen Gray gives you ten hypnotic suggestions to try right now.

When I talk to people about how I make much of my living, as a hypnotist helping people to think themselves slim, they often ask me: Does it work? My answer usually brightens their eyes with something between excitement and incredulity.

Most people, including many of the physicians and trainers that I work with, don't realize that adding trance to your weight loss efforts can help you lose more weight and keep it off longer.

Hypnosis predates carb and c...

By: karengray | March 13, 2018

It is hard to believe with the two major storms we were just hit with, but Spring is right around the corner. For many, this is a time when our attention shifts to our health, and more specifically, to our weight.

In the past, you may have tried restrictive diets and demanding exercise programs, and you probably experienced some success. I am also willing to bet that you went back to your old eating patterns, and your old unhealthy habits. Perhaps you even put the weight back on.

If you are like many of us who have tried and failed at dieting, you may have thought that you were to blame for your return to your previous patterns of behavior. It is likely that you experienced some self-doubt, and you may have even felt some depression. The crue...

By: karengray | September 11, 2017

If you have trouble losing excess weight, it’s likely that your body and mind are conspiring to keep that extra weight on you. When you’re bored or sad or upset, the brain’s natural tendency is to make the body do something to feel better, and food provides the immediate gratification.

However, bodies of research show that hypnosis works in partnership with weight-reduction therapy by revealing the subconscious motivations for keeping you trapped in unhealthy behaviors, such as eating in response to emotional distress. These hidden traps are why willpower alone is so often ineffective.

Using the mind to reprogram your response so that you’re not reaching for food all the time is an effective way to regain control of eating. The technique invo...