All therapy is an invitation to take refuge with love. In hypnotherapy, that introduction occurs at a depth that is difficult to attain in talk therapy. In my practice, I consciously seek to rekindle of a love affair with the self, a reconnection to personal unity lost in childhood when the conscious mind was sent… Continue reading We Are All One
The twentieth century was the age of commercialization. The century opened with industrialization that undermined agrarian independence and wrought destruction on a global scale. The tonic was the media revolution that eroded cultural disparities and gave the working class a voice. But the century closed with the digital age, allowing us to filter our realities… Continue reading The Whole Truth
One of the keys to mental healing is the belief that experience has meaning. From my book, "The Foundations and Practice of Lay Hypnotherapy," I offer this insight: We hurt and then heal each other because we are still learning how to express our capacity to love. https://videopress.com/v/OTLLE52J?preloadContent=metadata Transcript Hello, and welcome to this week’s… Continue reading Designed to Love
Starting with Freud, psychiatry tried to convince us that happiness unfolds from understanding the cause of our unhappiness. Freud proposed sexual frustration in childhood, Eric Erickson focused on crises of socialization, psychopharmacology focuses on chemical imbalances in the brain. The downfall of all such theories arises from the vagaries of human experience and the plasticity… Continue reading ACTing Up?
Some hypnotherapy skeptics look at brain activity scans and ask "where is the subconscious?" That's the wrong question, because your conscious mind is only a small part of your brain - some say less than 10%. The conscious mind resides in the prefrontal medial cortex - the part of your brain right behind your forehead.… Continue reading Befriending Your Subconscious