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What You Think You See is What You Get

One of my favorite quotes from myself (eye roll!) is, “We think we live in the world, but we live in our minds.” Another (double eye roll!) is, “Once you realize your innocence, you can accomplish anything.” I am surprised when people don’t have a clue about what I am saying with these statements. (jaw […]

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Guest Blog: 10 Tips For Understanding Someone With PTSD

I am happy to present this insightful article by  Michele Rosenthal, founder of HealMyPTSD. Michele is a trauma/PTSD survivor who now does healing coaching for people suffering from PTSD. We are trading blog posts. Look for my entry, Insights and Strategies for Dealing with PTSD and Profound Challenges, at her HealMyPTSD blog site. Enjoy Michele’s […]

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The Difference between Guided Imagery, Hypnosis and Meditation

Someone asked recently about the difference between hypnosis and guided imagery. Many counselors say they use “guided imagery” which they may or may not consider related to hypnosis or hypnotherapy. And if that weren’t confusing enough, sometimes people aren’t sure of the difference between meditation and guided imagery. So what is hypnosis, what is guided […]

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Top 10 Ways to Be Happy: Nip Anxiety in the Bud

My wife recently showed me a quote by Seth Godin, “Anxiety is nothing but repeatedly re-experiencing failure in advance. What a waste.” Well said, Seth.  It can be very helpful to recognize more precisely how anxiety is accomplished. When speaking about anxiety, I often take my clients and students on a journey through time. I […]

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PTSD and War Veterans

A striking number of our servicemen and women are returning from Iraq and Afghanistan suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Unfortunately, most of the PTSD sufferers I have worked with report that the conventional treatments for PTSD don’t work. Fortunately, hypnotherapy works extremely well for soldiers with PTSD, as well as for people suffering […]

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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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