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Just Say “Trance”

Just Say “Trance”

You may have heard about psychedelics (psilocybin in particular) as a therapy for mental discomfort. If so, do some reading about the nature of the experience. Users report "feeling the ego dissolve - it's still there, just not in control anymore." Brain activity...

Softening into Wellness

Softening into Wellness

The medical community has warned for decades that stress shortens our life span. As a preventative, they have advised us to exercise and invest in community. But what happens when stress is a habit formed in childhood? Some parents are unprepared for the demands of...

Ideas are Good

Ideas are Good

If you feel like you are struggling against hidden resistance, take this to heart: think of ideas as friends. They are strongest when they are shared. You may not always get credit, but the best ideas will gather around you. Eventually, the truth will out.

Being a Gentleman

Being a Gentleman

If as a man you have subscribed to “What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger,” remember that rest is a necessary component to building strength. At Hypnosis Rising, I will help you learn to locate carried tension, offer that part kindness, and cultivate the capacity...

Positively Awe-full

Positively Awe-full

Martin Seligman, presiding over the American Psychiatric Association, attempted to shift the focus of psychiatry from illness to wellness. As a counterweight to the Diagnostics and Statistical Manual (DSM), he produced an inventory of beneficial character traits. The...

Growing into Relationship

Growing into Relationship

What does it mean to become an adult? We have social conventions that chart our progress: a driver’s license at sixteen, voting and sexual consent at eighteen, and tippling at twenty-one. While those milestones assume that we have achieved a level of maturity, few...

Character Isn’t Always the Answer

Character Isn’t Always the Answer

In creating the Mental Bank (TM), a comprehensive motivational therapy, John Kappas recognized that American culture conditions us to believe the money equates to security. The method awards fantasy dollars to the subconscious for its support on the intermediate steps...

Let Us Be Reasonable

Let Us Be Reasonable

Trapped in line behind a mother with a squalling child, I took in the grasping toward the candy rack, and advised, “You know, that’s not going to work much longer. You need to learn how to talk.” The child began to pout, and then settled into thoughtful repose. In...

Hypnosis and ADHD

Hypnosis and ADHD

On the Hypnosis Rising home page, I assert that the division of the mind is a choice. Developmentally, the formation of the conscious identity is a necessary step toward independence. The child caught in the throes of that decision, however, is not conscious of that...

Anxious About Calm?

Anxious About Calm?

Does the thought of taking time off drain your energy?   Believe it or not, it can. Our body has two energy production modes, corresponding to anxiety or calm. They require different diets and schedules. The mode of anxiety is opportunistic and reactive; the mode of...

Recovery from Narcissistic Abuse

Recovery from Narcissistic Abuse

The tendency to bond to narcissists arises in childhood, often when a child is required to manage a parent's emotions. The result is a lack of self-awareness, which goes as deep as ignoring the signals sent by the body concerning what serves your organic wellness....

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