Honoring Emotion

Honoring Emotion

The movie “Inside Out” reinforces the idea that emotions are all in your head. They are not. Emotions are your organic response to experience. They involve hormones and blood flow and muscle tension and more – all contributing to create subtle...
Rediscovering Trance

Rediscovering Trance

Milton Erickson, the mid-century guru who revived academic interest in hypnosis as a therapeutic tool, was inspired to his studies by his recovery from polio. As he retold it, Erickson recovered the ability to walk by studying his baby sister as she learning to take...
The Value of Trance

The Value of Trance

Spirituality is the negotiation of the boundaries between “me” and “we.” Unilaterally imposing “me” is megalomania; dissolving into “we” is schizophrenia. The principle that sustains balance is love. Therapy is a...
Finding Your Balance

Finding Your Balance

If you walked on your hands, would you say that you were sick if you fell over? Of course not! It’s just hard to balance that way. This analogy illustrates how hypnotherapy helps those with anxiety, insomnia, or lost motivation. Among all the mental wellness arts, it...
Healing Inside the Box

Healing Inside the Box

The US military has a fragile relationship with the mental health industry. The conditions of employment are mentally debilitating, and loss of fortitude carries large costs – both operationally and institutionally. Thus the military invests both in instilling courage...