Virtue in the Time of Coronavirus

Change is difficult in the best of times. Sometimes that change is joyfully awaited, such as the birth of a child. Even then, though, every parent will speak of moments of confusion, exhaustion, and perhaps grief over the changes that swept through their lives. Those...
Tinnitus and In-Ear Peace

Tinnitus and In-Ear Peace

Tinnitus is a perception of sound in the absence of an external source. While if placed in a sound-proof environment almost everyone will hear something, to the tinnitus sufferer the tones are perceptible even in normal life, and may in fact be loud enough to...
Tinnitus and In-Ear Peace

Convergence on Both Tracks

In archival training videos, Dr. Kappas was testy about “talk therapy.” A licensed psychotherapist himself, he bemoaned the first-session tradition of taking inventory of all the clients problems, sending them home feeling even worse about themselves than...
Hypnosis and Discomfort – 2 of 4

Hypnosis and Discomfort – 2 of 4

The Mind and Stress Given the benefits of releasing muscle tension to promote healing and performance, we might wonder what happens if the tension isn’t released. When held at maximum strain, eventually muscles cramp, and if the cramp isn’t released, muscles harden to...