Mind Management

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 to love. https://videopress.com/v/OTLLE52J?preloadContent=metadata Transcript Hello, and welcome to this week’s… Continue reading Designed to Love

Book Reviews, Mind Management

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 longer conform to social expectations, and thus endangered themselves and others. Application of these measures is… Continue reading Taught by the Children We Heal

Relationships, Specializations

Healing from Psychological Abuse

The hallmark of an abusive relationship is being told that you can only seek love from the abuser. For children, the abuser cultivates shame - the belief that something is wrong with the child. For adults, the abuser makes a series of escalating "me or them" ultimatums that narrow their victim's social circle until there… Continue reading Healing from Psychological Abuse

Basics

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 wellness. To the extent that wellness exists in the body, the… Continue reading Clinical Hypnosis is not Hypnotherapy

Active Aging, Specializations

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 we smile, blood is forced into the brain and we feel… Continue reading Hypnotherapy in Later Life: Part 2