Sunday, February 26, 2012


The vision must be followed by the venture.  It is not enough to stare up the steps - we must step up the stairs.  ~Vance Havner

That first step may seem to be the most difficult... What are you going to lose?  

Is it the fear of change?
Is it that the unknown could be the right thing for you?
Is it that you don't think you deserve anything better then what you have now? 
Are you just too comfortable with the way things are, even though your feelings and emotions are out of control? 
Are you tired of trying and not getting the results? 

Knowing what to do and identifying what is stopping you from taking that first step are two very different things.  The problem is that sometimes even though you know what step (action) to take, you still don't really understand what is stopping you from moving forward.  

Eliminating those roadblocks in your mind is essential for success.   Expect the best for yourself. 

Thursday, February 16, 2012


Nothing tastes as good as being thin feels.  ~Author Unknown

Sheila Granger's Virtual Gastric Band Hypnosis program is a safe, effective , highly successful alternative to bariatric surgery.  The VGB program makes eating enjoyable, satisfying and weight loss easy to accomplish.   Over eating becomes habit and hypnosis is effective in eliminating  harmful habits.  When is comes to weight control, the issues are vast, family eating patterns,  eating as a substitution for something missing in one's life, eating for comfort and in some situations a form of protection.  Sheila and Marc's recently published workbook outlines the 8 rules and gives the reader the tools to keep track of food choices.    Hypnosis gives the client the mind set to reach their goals.  An article in Elle magazine describes one type of hypnotic band program.

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

If you wish to keep as well as possible....

If you wish to keep as well as possible, the less you think about your health the better.  ~Oliver Wendell Holmes, Over the Teacups, 1891

Howard Brody, M.D., Ph.D  has written the book, The Placebo Response.  Dr. Brody  has gathered research (academic and private) that reflects interesting connections between the way we think and process information and how we physically respond.   For example in  studies using  placebo capsules; blue, green and purple pills seemed to work especially well as sedatives and sleeping pills, while red, yellow and orange pills, seem to work better as stimulants.  (p.65) Now mind you, none of the capsules contained medication yet the patients got results!!
This is the expectancy theory.  Your perception and expectation in a situation can affect your response physically, emotionally  and chemically.  Positive expectations lead to positive results.  In an other study done at John Hopkins University of Psychiatry,  the placebo produced the same results as the medication,  when the physician dispensing the pill, had no preconceived view on the effectiveness of either pill, while the patients who received their pills from a physician with very strong feeling about a particular medication, reacted better with that pill.  So even the way other people around you think, can effect you.  

So positive expectations should be reinforced daily,  whether through affirmations, positive self talk, and/or setting reasonable goals and  accomplishing them.  Think positive and spend your time with positive people.