Behavior and Adaptation

Behavior and Adaptation

Life is change. For most of history, change was transmitted only through birth. Looking at the natural world, then, Darwin and his followers upheld the survival of our genes as the compulsion that drives our every behavior. In the mental health world, Freud also...
Personal Development: Part 1

Personal Development: Part 1

Change Matters Our conscious mind likes checklists. Once a goal is set, it can use all the tools of reason to create a plan. And checking off that goal is a satisfying reward. We know that we’ve accomplished something! For the subconscious, the checklist isn’t so...
War of the Psyche – 3 of 6

War of the Psyche – 3 of 6

A Hypnotherapist’s View: Basic Behavior Battle trauma creates an imbalance in the warrior’s mind. Fear dominates his or her expectations. Obviously battle is not a typical experience, and the imbalance is extreme. But parents raise children with predispositions toward...
Why Hypnotherapy – 1 of 2

Why Hypnotherapy – 1 of 2

Hypnotherapy helps us change our behavior. Why is that help necessary? It seems that when we realize that our behavior is hurting us, it should be easy to change our mind and act differently. But it’s not. The reason is that during elementary and middle school our...