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.
Author Archive | Jack Elias
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
The energy we access when we’re angry has tremendous creative potential. The problem occurs when we channel this energy into toxic thought forms and destructive behaviors. The basic capacity to access such powerful energy, however, is potentially a great gift.
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 […]
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 […]
“Fearful thinking does not fit with the universal law of cause and effect.” Recently a student asked me to elaborate on what this means and on how the law of cause and effect works.
This is Part One of a series examining the nature of fearful thinking, how we become fervently devoted to it, and how to conquer fear. Using the art and skill of inquiry, mindfulness, and awareness, I have helped many students and clients to do this.