Just Say “Trance”

Just Say “Trance”

You may have heard about psychedelics (psilocybin in particular) as a therapy for mental discomfort. If so, do some reading about the nature of the experience. Users report “feeling the ego dissolve – it’s still there, just not in control...
Being a Gentleman

Being a Gentleman

If as a man you have subscribed to “What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger,” remember that rest is a necessary component to building strength. At Hypnosis Rising, I will help you learn to locate carried tension, offer that part kindness, and cultivate the capacity...
Character Isn’t Always the Answer

Character Isn’t Always the Answer

In creating the Mental Bank (TM), a comprehensive motivational therapy, John Kappas recognized that American culture conditions us to believe the money equates to security. The method awards fantasy dollars to the subconscious for its support on the intermediate steps...
Let Us Be Reasonable

Let Us Be Reasonable

Trapped in line behind a mother with a squalling child, I took in the grasping toward the candy rack, and advised, “You know, that’s not going to work much longer. You need to learn how to talk.” The child began to pout, and then settled into thoughtful repose. In...
Hypnosis and ADHD

Hypnosis and ADHD

On the Hypnosis Rising home page, I assert that the division of the mind is a choice. Developmentally, the formation of the conscious identity is a necessary step toward independence. The child caught in the throes of that decision, however, is not conscious of that...