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Buddhism and Psychotherapy

The teachings of Buddhism add crucial insights to psychotherapeutic work. Primarily, Buddhism holds an exalted view of our human consciousness and being. A therapist’s basic assumptions and attitude about the nature of a human being profoundly affect the outcomes of his work with clients.

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Self Hypnosis for Health

Wouldn’t it be great to be able to access your own inner power anytime, anywhere? Self Hypnosis is a key to the treasure chest of that inner power. The techniques of self hypnosis help you gain ready access to the extremely powerful healing abilities of your subconscious mind. BBC News recently revealed a “best kept […]

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Hypnosis vs. Hypnotherapy

What is the difference between hypnosis and hypnotherapy? First of all, it helps to understand that the subconscious mind is like a machine in some respects. Using the techniques of hypnosis, you can deliver an instruction to your subconscious such as “Don’t smoke,” and for a time you will stop smoking. However, we’re not just […]

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Hypnotherapy for Loss and Grief

Healthy grief also bestows on us a tender heart of compassion for all beings, because our loss makes us vividly aware of their (and our own) fragility. There is another mental process that is also mistakenly labeled as grief. This kind of grief, however, hardens our hearts and makes us bitter. This is not true […]

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Trauma and PTSD (Post-traumatic Stress Disorder)

When we say we are traumatized, we are speaking of this tendency of our subconscious to keep reproducing a traumatic event in the sophisticated virtual reality theater of our mind. Therefore, the cause of ongoing (chronic) trauma or Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is not the traumatic event itself. If it were, there would be […]

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Overcoming Depression and Anxiety without Drugs

With hypnotherapy it is possible to expose the root causes of most forms of depression, anxiety, and panic attacks. The root cause may be an unresolved, emotionally traumatic experience and/or an unfortunate habit of destructive thinking. In either case, once the nature of the problem is revealed in trance, it can be corrected through hypnotic […]

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Overcoming Fears and Phobias

In earlier posts I talked about The Religion of Fear (ROF). And it might as well be a religion; it seems like everywhere you go, you find believers! But it’s a serious matter. People can become incapacitated by mysterious fears and phobias, even though they may believe their fears are silly. “Why should I be […]

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