Love Heals All Ills

Love Heals All Ills

When addressing injuries, modern medical technology is miraculous. Setting bones, restoring heart beats, and healing burns are all gifts to those that suffer them. But in the face of chronic disease, modern medicine struggles. For sufferers of neurological or...
Addicted to “No”

Addicted to “No”

“In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts” explores the nature of addiction. Gabor Maté is a physician and activist who serves those ground down by the War on Drugs, personalities blown around the streets like loose-leaf sheets. Recognizing and frustrated by the addict’s...
The Aesthetic of Joy

The Aesthetic of Joy

Healing practitioners confront the constraint that most clients want only to stop feeling bad. In hypnotherapy, that begins with trance experiences that build inner peace. That opens doors to self-awareness and release of tension. Unfortunately, few continue until...
A Diagnosis of Social Dislocation

A Diagnosis of Social Dislocation

We once spoke of the mentally disturbed as “divorced from reality.” When overwhelmed by circumstances, the “will was broken.” Those prone to outbursts of anti-social behavior were said to “wrestle with their inner demons.” On the sliding scale that ends in insanity,...
Anti-Social Psychology

Anti-Social Psychology

American exceptionalism was formed in the shared struggle of World War II and cemented in the mass-marketing of consumer goods in the 1950s. The seeds of destruction of that social consensus came with mass-marketing of oral contraceptives in 1960. A whole new world of...
Trance at Work

Trance at Work

When I invite a client to put love at the center of their world view, often I am asking them to take a leap of faith. To give love is to be vulnerable; to receive love is to be changed. While we desire both, as we go about learning those skills, we make mistakes, and...