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Brian’s innovative spirit and compassionate insight clarify the power of hypnotherapy as compared to other mental wellness disciplines. Search here to learn more about a specific concern.

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 sensations inside the...

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 re-introduction to love, and a conscious submission to...

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...

Healing without the Trauma

Healing without the Trauma

Healing from trauma is learning that you have a choice. At Hypnosis Rising, that choice starts in hypnosis with a deep and grateful connection to your body. It builds with giving yourself permission to be "the god(ess) of you." And it is cemented by focusing that...

Stress and Passivity

Stress and Passivity

In negotiating the poles between utilitarian and socialist politics, a focal contention is the claim that poor people are “lazy.” The utilitarian believes that they deserve to be poor. Recently, socialists have countered that the poor are active – it’s just that they...

Courage

Abusive relationships and traumatic events leave deeply embedded  wreckage in our minds. That cyst manifests as anxiety in our waking lives. Hypnotherapy organizes the mental powers to heal that wound. Your mind has marvelous powers of healing. I will teach you how to...

Rediscovering Wholeness

Rediscovering Wholeness

Did you know that in childhood you are always in hypnosis? The mind absorbs experiences and learns new behaviors all at once. That unity breaks down about the time we turn eight as conflicts arise between our private and public behaviors. For example: "I didn't finish...

Smoking and Mental Wellness

Smoking and Mental Wellness

When the body sets out to decide what to carry forward in life, priority is given to what serves our physical well-being. What few of us understand is how carefully cigarettes are designed to break the bond between body and mind. While breathing slowly through a tube...

Walk to Remember

Walk to Remember

Now this is not the best modelling, because it was taken on Monday three miles from the trailhead in Headwaters Forest Reserve in Humboldt County, but it is an opportunity to emphasize something critical to management of cognitive decline: our conceptual memory is...

Humanity and Cognitive Decline

Humanity and Cognitive Decline

Until recently, my awareness of Dr. Maria Montessori was limited to signage on the educational centers bearing her name. With my focus on cognitive decline (in partnership with Nightingale Dementia Consultants) I was finally compelled to understand her contribution to...

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