Book Reviews, Mind Management

The Whole Truth

The twentieth century was the age of commercialization. The century opened with industrialization that undermined agrarian independence and wrought destruction on a global scale. The tonic was the media revolution that eroded cultural disparities and gave the working class a voice. But the century closed with the digital age, allowing us to filter our realities… Continue reading The Whole Truth

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. Transcript Hello, and welcome to this week’s… Continue reading Designed to Love


The Placebo Opportunity

Subconscious expectation is known to control medical outcomes. Hypnotherapy can target that power for other benefits. Transcript There’s a problem ahead for drug companies trying to market new pain killers. Given the opioid epidemic, you might expect tighter regulation by the Food and Drug Administration. But it is actually something ancient and mysterious: the… Continue reading The Placebo Opportunity

Book Reviews, Mind Management

ACTing Up?

Starting with Freud, psychiatry tried to convince us that happiness unfolds from understanding the cause of our unhappiness. Freud proposed sexual frustration in childhood, Eric Erickson focused on crises of socialization, psychopharmacology focuses on chemical imbalances in the brain. The downfall of all such theories arises from the vagaries of human experience and the plasticity… Continue reading ACTing Up?