By: karengray | May 07, 2019

May 6th was "International No Diet Day" , and it began in 1992 with a woman who decided to fight back. British feminist Mary Evans Young battled anorexia, body image issues, and bullying for years.

Young invited her friends to wear “Ditch That Diet” stickers and fully embrace their bodies for a day. She had no idea it would spark a global movement. May 6 became a day to put away your scales, wear your light blue ribbons, and simply enjoy who you are. But you don’t have to wait until next year to start changing the way you feel about yourself.

Why it's Important to Love You

I will often share with my weight loss clients that I love my body, in all of its transitions, its imperfections, and squishiness. I love it SO MUCH that I do some...

By: karengray | May 14, 2018

For the last two years, I have been helping people to get control over their weight by empowering then to choose the right foods, eliminate cravings, and have the natural motivation to move their bodies more. Moving more can be a challenge, especially when it seems like we just don’t have the motivation or energy to do anything else with our day.

I understand how difficult it can seem to move more during the day. My office is small. It is a single room, large enough for a couple bookcases, my desk, and a very comfortable leather recliner (where “the Magic” happens!). Most of my time in my office is spent sitting, either at my desk, or in my task chair, where I sit and hypnotize my clients. There just isn’t a whole lot of opportunity to strol...

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...