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Feeling Helpless?

Q: I feel helpless in the face of the world’s suffering. I don’t know what to do about the pain I see all around me. It’s driving me crazy.  Well, you know, it takes a lot of energy and attention to drive yourself crazy. If you redirect that energy away from “feeling helpless” and bring […]

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Everything That Distresses You is Irrelevant! Desire vs. Attachment (Part 1)

Distress, worry . . . irrelevant!? Most people are interested and puzzled by this proposition – some angered! How can I not be worried or  distressed about being unemployed, sick, or because of a significant loss? I find in working with clients that the main causes of confusion about the needlessness of distress relate to 4 […]

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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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ADD & ADHD – Limiting Beliefs Cause Needless Suffering

I want to share a post that a good friend and expert hypnotherapist, Dan Cleary, once sent to an email group. This excerpt is specifically addressing someone’s question about treating ADHD. It illustrates how a belief in a poor concept or poor interpretation of circumstances, or of yourself, can cause you to think you are […]

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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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Cut Through Shyness and Hidden Blocks to Self-Respect

The Buddha said:  “You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection.” (A thought worthy of daily repetition.) In my experience over 23 years practicing Lucid Heart Therapy & Life Coaching, I have found that everyone’s problems have their root in a lack of self love and the obstacle […]

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Why Medical Hypnosis for Anesthesia Really Works

I am excited today to share with you a You Tube clip that documents the effectiveness of hypnosis for medical anesthesia. It is just a 2 minute clip, but it is from ABC News with Diane Sawyer so it should carry a lot of prestige with the public. At the same time, I am concerned […]

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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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Quick Anxiety Relief: Stop Worrying with Self Hypnosis

Anxious thinking can become such a familiar part of our inner dialogue, that we can end up believing it’s natural. “What’s going to happen to me?” “Will things work out?” “What if I’m making the wrong decision?” . . . on and on. We’re good at keeping our anxiety going, but we don’t always know […]

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