Relationships

Birth to Breakup

Psychoanalysis presupposes that we can reason about our behavior, but our brain adapts to the conditions of infancy long before we can reason. Most importantly, it is in infancy that we decide whether to trust that the world will care for us. In refining his therapeutic methods, John Kappas recognized this split in his clients,… Continue reading Birth to Breakup

Basics

Personal Development: Part 6

Exchange When living in tribes, young adults left home with all the skills they needed to survive off the land. Living now in cities, most of us enter adult life with only the skills to keep track of our obligations: we can write and read directions and make change, but little else. What city dwellers… Continue reading Personal Development: Part 6

Basics, Specializations

War of the Psyche – 3 of 6

A Hypnotherapist’s View: Basic Behavior Battle trauma creates an imbalance in the warrior’s mind. Fear dominates his or her expectations. Obviously battle is not a typical experience, and the imbalance is extreme. But parents raise children with predispositions toward euphoria or fear. When the former is expected, the child becomes adventurous. When the latter is… Continue reading War of the Psyche – 3 of 6