Viva la Trance

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There are so many questions, myths and misconceptions about the state of “trance” in the context of hypnotherapy that I just couldn’t resist writing a piece specifically about it. I must say at the outset, it’s something you really must try, at least once. Everyone I assist into trance seems to especially enjoy the overall experience and […]

What, Me Worry?

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…or “Is Worry Simply An Illusion?” With fond and respectful deference to Alfred E Neuman, figurehead symbol of Mad Magazine.  OK, it’s a trick question.  Yes, worry is an illusion. Worrying has no function and serves no purpose. Through the process of worry, we trick ourselves into believing we have more control over others and […]

Jedi Mind Tricks 101

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(or alternatively…A Beginner’s Guide to NLP) Mountains of material have been written about Neuro-Linguistic Programming or “NLP”; much of which has inadvertently created misunderstanding and cultivated myth. I’m frankly astonished at how many people know of it, yet really know nothing about it, all at the same time. I suspect for some it’s simply a […]

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Anxiety 101. Part 3: It’s all about “now”, “quick” and “easy”…or is it?

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Welcome to Part 3 of my “Anxiety 101” series. I recommend first reading Parts 1 and 2 if you need to catch up with what’s been written so far: Part 1: “I’m not @#&@%$# anxious!!!” Part 2: “I’m Anxious, I Knew It, I’m Doomed, Oh My” The Story So Far… In Anxiety 101, Parts 1 […]

Hypnosis, Hypnotherapy & The Unconscious Mind

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I’m often asked why hypnosis and hypnotherapy concentrates on addressing the “unconscious mind”.  To understand that, let’s first overview what the unconscious does. The unconscious is not a specific part of the brain. Rather, it’s a notional delineation of certain mind or “cognitive” functions. Firstly, it operates and oversees the body’s autonomous processes and healing mechanisms.  […]