Designed to Love

Designed to Love

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...

Taught by the Children We Heal

When it was discovered that syphilis progressed to mental illness, psychiatry was grandfathered into medicine. Surgery and drugs became the preferred interventions. These were applied when the psychosis was fully evolved, as desperate measures for those that could no...
Clinical Hypnosis is not Hypnotherapy

Clinical Hypnosis is not Hypnotherapy

When our health is threatened, we take extreme measures to protect and restore it. Staying alive, after all, is necessary to anything else. For this reason, when sick or injured we are vulnerable to deception and self-serving by those claiming to restore us to...
Hypnotherapy in Later Life: Part 2

Hypnotherapy in Later Life: Part 2

Life Review While philosophers make much of reason, the most complex parts of the mind evolved to help us create communities. Community starts with the family – we look at our parents’ faces and find comfort or distress. Sometimes those responses are instinctive: when...