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Everything That Distresses You is Irrelevant! Overcoming Victim Mentality

This is Part 4 of a series I’m calling, ‘Everything That Distresses You is Irrelevant.’  This series will be especially helpful for helping you to actually enjoy, and deal creatively with, the challenges that being around family can bring mentally, emotionally, and physically. You can also check out the other posts in this series: Part 1, Part 2, and Part […]

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Everything That Distresses You is Irrelevant! The Origin of Fearful Thinking

This is the third installment of this series of posts: ‘Everything That Distresses You is Irrelevant.’ The 4 main issues that cause us needless distress are: Confusion about Desire vs. Attachment – Part 1 Limited Self-Concepts – Part 2 Not Recognizing the Nature and Origin of Fear-based Thinking –  Part 3 Confusion about Cause and Effect, or Victim Mentality – […]

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Guest Blog: A CELEBRATION OF SPIRITUAL AND RELIGIOUS UNITY, WISDOM AND FRIENDSHIP!

Throughout September, in commemoration of the 10th anniversary of 9-11, Andrew Cort’s Blog, Spirituality and Religion, is hosting a “Celebration of Spiritual and Religious Unity, Wisdom and Friendship”. What he has done is to contact authors, musicians, filmmakers, and other artists, who are doing good work in the field, and he has invited them to […]

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No More Self-Improvement – Guest Blog

I am happy to share this wonderful blog by Lisa Saubolle. Lisa Saubolle is creator of The Bodymind Journey, a heart centered approach to healing and self-discovery. She is a hypnotherapist and Certified TAT® (Tapas Acupressure Technique) Trainer, with a background in energy healing and body-centered methods.  Her blog shares her personal experience and the […]

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I Did Not Know that I Knew; Now I Know that I Know

My primary experience as a teacher has long been in the field of hypnotherapy training. Hypnotherapy is often considered a somewhat esoteric field, but it is one that is quickly gaining more exposure as a credible, and often preferred, means field of therapeutic work. Students often come to my Finding True Magic course in Transpersonal Hypnotherapy/NLP thinking […]

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Make Your Fear Bigger and Set Yourself Free

When you experience unpleasant and painful emotions, the typical reaction is to try to restrict them, stop them, or run away from those feelings.  Let’s be honest, though — this doesn’t really work, does it? Surprisingly, one of the most effective ways to control a negative emotion (such as anger or fear) is to give up […]

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“I do not agree with what you have to say”

“…but I’ll defend to the death your right to say it.” Voltaire  May Rep. Gabrielle Giffords recover. May the families of the injured and dead in Pima County, Arizona find peace and renewal. May we all resolve to promote non-violence and mutual respect.  As a hypnotherapist, I find my contention that language is inherently hypnotic […]

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The Holiday Season: Anger, Grief, Gratitude, and Resolutions

December is a complex time of the year for many of us. It is a time of blessings and celebration but for many it is a time of loneliness and sadness fueled by anger or grief. My experience of joy and celebration at this time of year is always colored by the fact that my dear […]

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Hollywood Hypnosis – How Ads and Movies Make You Want Things

You may remember the movie Inception. It deals with the mysteries, dramas, and possibilities existing in our inner life when we realize we are dreaming and can therefore change our dream. It’s a movie that relies on many principles of hypnosis and hypnotic suggestion to develop its story. Inception explores the intricacies of implanting an […]

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