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How Your Own Questions can Teach You the Art & Skill of Therapeutic Inquiry

More than anyone else, my Buddhist teachers taught me how to relate to questions and questioning. They taught me the art of inquiry which led to what I now call Therapeutic Inquiry. This kind of inquiry is the most important skill I teach to my clients, as well as to students in the Finding True […]

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Don’t Try So Hard! Not Your Average Way of Keeping Your New Year’s Resolutions

Happy New Year! Amazing to think that a brand new year has already begun. Already our hopes (and fears) are revving up! Is your inbox flooded with messages about keeping your New Year’s Resolutions? I promise this will not be just another ‘how to’ message for you. (If you like, you can skip straight to […]

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More About “What DO Thoughts Think About?”

I want to share some additional perspectives about my previous blog, “What DO Thoughts Think About?” “Thoughts think about other thoughts” is a subtle topic; it’s importance can easily be missed, and working with it can seem boring and pointless in the beginning. In order to experience the power of this insight, the first step […]

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What Do Thoughts Think About?

Want to make someone pause? Ask them, “What do thoughts think about?” Ask yourself. Try to think about something that is not a thought — if you can, let me know! Why is this important? Well, most significantly it means you cannot think about yourself! You can only think about thoughts about your IDEA of […]

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Speedy Mind, Busy Mind: How to Generate Desire and Appreciation

In my previous post A Life of Desire vs. a Life of Appreciation, we considered how an ordinary challenge can present the opportunity to find True Magic if you shift your focus from achieving a desire to practicing appreciation. We discussed the example of someone assuming he had to know the right techniques to do away […]

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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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Everything That Distresses You is Irrelevant! Stop Limited Self Concepts from Making You Suffer

This is the 2nd post in a series I’m calling, ‘Everything That Distresses You is Irrelevant.’  In this series we’re examining the 4 main issues that could be causing you needless distress: Confusion about Desire vs. Attachment Limited Self Concepts Unrecognized Nature of Fear-based Thinking Confusion about Cause and Effect You can also take a […]

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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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Happy with Our Stuff; Happy with Ourselves

I never seem to stop needing reminders to broaden my perspective and lighten up. I can get disturbed about something transitory and basically unimportant on a daily basis! I easily forget I’ve never missed a meal in my life; I’ve always had hot tap water at my fingertips, a heated home, and indoor plumbing. I […]

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You Can Find the Buddha of Your Own Mind

As a practicing Buddhist for over 40 years, my orientation towards my hypnotherapy practice has always been within the context of the extraordinary insights about how the mind works — insights that are readily available in the Buddhist teachings. One essential point is that to see clearly you must gain the ability to stop the […]

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