Taking a Moral Stance

Taking a Moral Stance

If you want to strengthen your character, where do you start? Your brain is complicated – more complicated than anything else known to science. A modern computer chip does not come close, and once it is made a chip does not change. The human brain changes every...
Conquering Cravings

Conquering Cravings

At the care of everything that we do is the goal of finding fulfillment. Why, then, do we pursue cravings until they make us ill? The problem is that society places demands on your brain that put it at odds with your body. Your brain uses up a large amount of sugar,...
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...