Moral Foundations

Moral Foundations

Every addictive substance and activity activates our dopamine system. This network of neurons alerts us that “what comes next is important.” What would happen, then if every cocktail napkin offered moral guidance? Would that help reduce the tide of...
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...
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...
Be Child-Like

Be Child-Like

You can seek contentment by suppressing critical thinking, but that’s no substitute for joy. Transcript Hello, I am Brian Balke, and welcome to this week’s Hypnosis Rising video: Be Child-Like! From the advocates of modern talk therapy and meditation, a common...
Self Preservation

Self Preservation

Fear and anger are not just transient emotions. They change our brain, preparing us to seek new circumstances. Rather than allowing that natural process to unfold randomly, hypnotherapy ensures that changes in the self reflect our highest values. Transcript While we...
Finding Mental Balance

Finding Mental Balance

To those trying to manage mental imbalance, reliance on prescription and non-prescription substances is too common. Hypnotherapy is a sustainable, holistic alternative. Transcript Hello, Brian Balke of Hypnosis Rising. Mental discomfort, whether temporary or chronic,...