Be Child-Like

Be Child-Like

You can seek contentment by suppressing critical thinking, but that’s no substitute for joy. Transcript Hello, I am Brian Balke, and welcome to this week’s Hypnosis Rising video: Be Child-Like! From the advocates of modern talk therapy and meditation, a common...
You Are Already Amazing

You Are Already Amazing

After reading about an exciting advance, have you ever sought out an expert on the subject? You know, the kind of person who has forgotten more about it than most of us ever knew? It is like exploring a cave with side chambers. They will observe, “Oh, really....
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...
The Placebo Opportunity

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...
ACTing Up?

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...