Dr. Randy Gilchrist, Psy.D.
Licensed Clinical Psychologist
Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist
1899 East Roseville Parkway #100
Roseville, CA 95661
drgilchrist at theweightlossmindset.com
*Available for interview by arrangement
Dr. Randy Gilchrist is a licensed clinical psychologist and certified hypnotherapist. He has been practicing psychotherapy since 1997 and has a successful private practice in Roseville, California (www.dr-rg.com). His specialty is hypnosis for weight loss, and he has successfully helped many clients lose weight through clinical hypnosis since 2001. In 2006, Dr. Gilchrist also created a comprehensive self-help version of his hypnosis services called The Weight Loss Mindset (www.weightlossmindset.com). Dr. Gilchrist has a blog and has written a number of articles related to “the psychology of weight loss”. He also conducts regular phone interviews on the psychological aspects of obesity and weight loss, including the use of clinical hypnosis as an effective weight loss technique.
Dr. Gilchrist conducts interviews on various current and interesting topics related to “the psychology of weight loss”. You may choose one of the three discussion focuses below and contact Dr. Gilchrist to arrange an interview time at (916) 899-4990 or via email at drgilchrist at theweightlossmindset.com. For your convenience, you will be emailed 20 sample questions for your topic before the interview to refer to if desired. Unique questions and calls from the listening audience are also welcome.
People have always been fascinated with hypnosis and the mind’s role in promoting obesity or weight loss. This interview will address how our psychological motivation largely determines our ability to lose (or gain) weight. Hypnosis is introduced and highlighted as a powerful and somewhat mysterious tool to effectively spike weight loss motivation to help people finally accomplish their weight loss goals. This interview promotes what a weight loss mindset consists of, along with ideas on how to create and maintain such thinking to support one’s weight loss journey.
We receive a contradictory message in today’s society—look thin and attractive, but at the same time, please eat excessively and unnecessarily for fun, to fit in socially, and to soothe uncomfortable emotions like stress, anxiety, boredom, and loneliness. In addition to all of the advertising pushing excessive, low-nutrition foods, our current technology mass produces laboratory-created processed foods with unhealthy ingredients that pile up the calories. In addition, our current lazy/sedentary lifestyle fueled by online gaming, social networking, cell phones, etc. just adds to the problem. The solution: realize what is going on, and learn to minimize or reject these elements of society! This interview will review ideas how to do so.
What we associate psychologically with pleasure, we seek after. Conversely, which we associate psychological pain or negativity with, we avoid. Therefore, when we assign pain to making better eating choices and exercise and pleasure to eating junk food and being lazy, we tend to follow through accordingly and gain weight. On the other hand, when we work to change the association we have in our brain to associate pleasure to healthy eating and exercise habits, we can turn around our poor habits and follow through with out weight loss plan. This interview will discuss the pain/pleasure principle, along with ideas to turn this weakness around into a strength and powerful motivator to develop healthy weight loss choices.
*If desired, you may also request a different interview focus than these 3 (within the general focus of “psychology and weight loss”).
*Obesity Statistics from The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (www.cdc.gov/obesity/index.html):
*Obesity statistics from The World Health Organization (www.who.int/mediacentre/factsheets/fs311/en/index.html):
*Weight Loss Market Statistics from Worldometers Statistics (www.worldometers.info/weight-loss):
*Hypnosis Highlighted as an Effective Weight Loss Option in Major Media
*Hypnosis for Weight Loss Shown Effective in Large Research Study
*1997-Present: Psychotherapist with individuals, couples, and families, with presenting issues including obesity/weight loss, body dysmorphic disorder/body image, anorexia, bulimia, and binge eating (www.dr-rg.com).
*2001-Present: Regular graduate-level clinical hypnosis seminar trainings, most with world-renown hypnosis expert and trainer, Dr. Michael Yapko (www.yapko.com).
*2001-Present: Clinical hypnotherapist in private practice with a specialty in hypnosis for weight loss and eating disorders (www.dr-rg.com/hypnosis.html).
*2002: California License as a Marriage & Family Therapist, #MFC39159 (http://www2.dca.ca.gov/pls/wllpub/WLLQRYNA$LCEV2.QueryView?P_LICENSE_NUMBER=39159&P_LTE_ID=720)
*2003 Doctor of Psychology degree from The California School of Professional Psychology in San Diego (Website)
*2004: California License as a Clinical Psychologist, #PSY19726 (http://www2.dca.ca.gov/pls/wllpub/WLLQRYNA$LCEV2.QueryView?P_LICENSE_NUMBER=19726&P_LTE_ID=725)
*2004: Clinical Hypnosis Certification from The American Board of Hypnosis, #H18668
*2005: Created “The Non-Smoker’s Edge” hypnosis for smoking cessation audio program (www.hypnosisnetwork.com/hypnosis/quit_smoking.php).
*2006: Created “Managing Stress and Anxiety” hypnosis for stress and anxiety management audio program (www.hypnosisnetwork.com/hypnosis/stress_anxiety.php).
2006-2007: Created “The Weight Loss Mindset” comprehensive hypnosis for weight loss audio program (www.TheWeightLossMindset.com).
2006-Present: Blog on the psychology of weight loss (http://theweightlossmindset.blogspot.com)
2007-Present: Numerous written articles and audio interviews relating to the psychology of weight loss and hypnosis for various media outlets.
2010-Present: Regular article writer for Weight Loss Tips online magazine on the psychology of weight loss (http://freeweightlosstipsmagazine.com)