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  1. What You Don’t Know About Traci Stein PhD, the Voice We All Love

    What You Don’t Know About Traci Stein PhD, the Voice We All Love

    I first met Traci Stein in the late nineties when she was Mehmet Oz’s point person for mind-body research & evaluation at Columbia Presbyterian.

    In those pre-TV show days, Mehmet was trying out various techniques like guided imagery, when not inventing valves out of esoteric pig parts or doing CABG surgeries on beloved NY luminaries like Joe Torre, manager of the Yankees.

    Traci was amazing to work with from the very start – smart, diligent, accommodating, responsible, considerate, and insanely productive.

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  2. 4 New Ask BRs on Menopause, Anorexia & More

    4 New Ask BRs on Menopause, Anorexia & More

     

    I’m a bloated, fatigued, moody, peri-menopausal mess too much of the time! What do you suggest for this situation??

    Belleruth,

    I am currently in perimenopause and have severe hormone fluctuations .... even with Exercise and a very healthy diet, I still feel so bloated, fatigued, moody and awful during certain times of the month ... what meditation/hypnosis would you recommend for this situation?

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  3. What's Your Healthiest Weight? Hint: It May Not Be the Smallest Number on the Scale...

    What's Your Healthiest Weight? Hint: It May Not Be the Smallest Number on the Scale...

     

    Year after year, the top New Year’s resolutions in the United States are consistently some variation of “Exercise More” “Go on a Diet” or “Lose Weight”. If your goal is to be healthier, that’s great! But it’s important to remember that your healthiest weight may not be the smallest number on the scale.

    Nor is it always your best look, for that matter. I have an athletic friend who was naturally stocky and well-muscled, who was so obsessed with having the smallest number dress size possible, that on the two yo-yo occasions that she achieved her goal (an unnatural size 8), her normally round, pretty face became gaunt, lined, discolored, and positively haunted looking. She looked sick.

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  4. What the Heck? She Lost 40 Pounds, then Gained ‘em Right Back…. Now What?

    What the Heck? She Lost 40 Pounds, then Gained ‘em Right Back…. Now What?

    Dear Belleruth,

    I sent you a note not too long ago re: my weight loss of 40 lbs with the guided imagery. I was going strong, feeling good, thought I was FINALLY addressing the core of my obesity....

    I was feeling better about shedding some weight... feeling safer in the world.

    Then "out of the blue" comes some inappropriate behavior from a man. I could feel the switch inside me, but felt powerless to stop it.

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  5. So, Did the Guy Rescue the Dog or Did the Dog Rescue the Guy? And, Really, Do We Care?

    So, Did the Guy Rescue the Dog or Did the Dog Rescue the Guy? And, Really, Do We Care?

     

    This is a deliciously touching story. It's so good, it went and got us all weepy.

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  6. Stress Management Program Reduces BMI, Depression, Anxiety in Overweight Kids

    Stress Management Program Reduces BMI, Depression, Anxiety in Overweight Kids

    Researchers from the University of Athens examined the effectiveness of an eight-week stress-management intervention program, which included progressive muscle relaxation, diaphragmatic breathing, guided imagery and cognitive restructuring, in overweight and obese children and adolescents.

    Forty-nine children and adolescents (mean age ± SEM: 11.15 ± 1.48 years) were recruited to participate in this randomized controlled study. Of those, 23 participants were assigned into the intervention group, while 26 participants represented the control group. 

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  7. He Lost 45 Lbs. With Guided Imagery, Relaxation and Exercise

    He Lost 45 Lbs. With Guided Imagery, Relaxation and Exercise

    We got an email from a 37-year-old man who began using guided imagery after reading a review on Amazon about mind-body approaches. He started using David Illig’s Weight Loss audio, alternating it with Martha Howard’s Freeing Yourself of Excess Weight, and BR’s Weight Loss imagery.

    He combined that with a serious uptick in weekly exercise, and after five months, lost 45 pounds. 

    Here is the ancient review from Amazon that motivated him:

    I began a weight loss program on May 20, 2002. I purchased the Naperstek (sic) tape and began listening to it two weeks prior to starting my diet and exercise program. I don't know how it happened, but truly this tape helped me re-direct my subconscious mind from negative/guilt thinking to a positive/self-esteem mindset.

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  8. More Ways to Create Positive Change

    More Ways to Create Positive Change

    Although potentially challenging, identifying what we’d like to be different in our lives, and creating a plan for change, can help us feel happier, be healthier, and set us free from things we know, deep down, are unhealthy for us.

    If you’ve read my earlier post, “8 Essentials for Creating Positive Change,” you are already armed with the fundamental tools to address those habits, patterns, or relationships that need tweaking (or more).

    Below, I address in a bit more detail how to successfully engage in the process of change. What follows are some of the most common changes people seek to make, and what to keep in mind.

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  9. Eight Essentials for Creating Positive Change

    Eight Essentials for Creating Positive Change

    Hello all, and Season’s Greetings!

    If you’re like me, this time of year may be when you more “formally” think about what you want to change in your life. But really, any time of year can be a good time for self-reflection, deciding what works for you, and what to finally toss, whether figuratively or quite literally!

    Some of us may be contemplating a more significant shift – such as deciding whether to stay in a relationship, change careers, return to school, or move across country. Or, our primary goal may involve a habit change, such as eating better, moving more, quitting smoking, or leaving nail biting behind.  As you know, contemplating any sort of change can feel stressful, but there’s a lot you can do to remain calmer and more optimistic, and achieve those goals that are important to you. (Remember, there are probably very good reasons why you’ve set such goals in the first place!) Whether your goal is large or small, the steps below can help get and keep you on track, while remaining sane during the process.

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  10. Does She Need Headphones for Healthy Weight/Body Image during Sleep?

    Does She Need Headphones for Healthy Weight/Body Image during Sleep?

    We got a really good technical question about how to most effectively use Traci Stein’s self-hypnosis audio, Healthy Weight & Body Image during Sleep – with headphones or without. We get this question a lot.

    This time, I thought it would be a great opportunity to ask Traci herself, and hear what she has to say on this. Traci was happy to answer, so here she is. 

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