Our Search for Meaning

Our Search for Meaning

The Golden Rule of control theory is “the most flexible part of a system controls its behavior.” This explains why the human cortex has taken over the world. The cortex operates on simple principles: figure out what events happen together and generate responses to...
Soothing Self-Care

Soothing Self-Care

We are tempted to pretend that the wound inside of us doesn’t exist. The natural thing to do when we cut our finger, though, is to put a bandage on it, knowing that the pain will be soothed because we have taken positive action to promote healing. At Hypnosis...
Love Heals All Ills

Love Heals All Ills

When addressing injuries, modern medical technology is miraculous. Setting bones, restoring heart beats, and healing burns are all gifts to those that suffer them. But in the face of chronic disease, modern medicine struggles. For sufferers of neurological or...
Faith in Recovery

Faith in Recovery

We know the value of virtue when it shines into our lives. Those that bring that grace, however, often fail to realize how important it is to turn that light inward. That oversight allows corruption to take root in the darkness. My client – “Gustav” below – was a 51...
Moral Foundations

Moral Foundations

Every addictive substance and activity activates our dopamine system. This network of neurons alerts us that “what comes next is important.” What would happen, then if every cocktail napkin offered moral guidance? Would that help reduce the tide of...