It was a beautiful summer day and we were enjoying a gorgeous walk in the park. The clouds were stunning, the air was fresh, life was amazing. Stacey and I had been chatting about her upcoming nuptials. Suddenly as I looked over at my friend, she was fidgeting with her shirt. She had a look of panic on her face as I asked her what
I remember being in grad school and my Abnormal Psychology professor sharing that per the Diathesis Stress model, we all have a propensity towards the vulnerabilities and stresses of daily living. His lecture that day has been with me ever since. In a sense, we have certain inclinations to experience bouts of sadness, anxiousness, and fearful
How does cognitive therapy compare to hypnotherapy in releasing these negative thoughts?
Many people have spent thousands of hours and dollars going to therapy to try to remove their life-long, self-defeating thought patterns. If you are one of those people, perhaps you are aware of low self esteem, deep down feelings that you are not as good
There has been a great deal of published research into the use of hypnosis with fears and phobias.
Occasionally, direct suggestions for relief of anxiety or phobias prove effective. When direct suggestions are ineffective, there are many other hypnotic techniques that may be helpful. Actually, simply the process of induction and deepening generally
Does an unhappy childhood necessarily mean that you must suffer for the rest of your life? Some people such as Oprah Winfrey and others have taken their difficult beginnings and used them as stepping stones to success. Others seem to just continue to be pulled down by shame, fear and depression as their lives catapult into one disappointment
Allostatic load is “the wear and tear that results from chronic overactivity or underactivity of allostatic systems.” Hypnotherapy is an effective treatment for the conditions that result.
We know that the body is able to deal with stress by responding to threat or challenge with heightened cortisol levels, and then to gradually dissipate the
Hypnosis is a tool with many useful applications dermatologic. It involves guiding the patient into a trance state for a specific purpose such as relaxation, pain reduction, or habit modification.
Hypnosis can regulate blood flow and other autonomic functions not usually under conscious control. The relaxation response that occurs with hypnosis
Many couples or individuals come into therapy with frustrating patterns that they can’t seem to break through. Many have tried all different types of therapies, taken courses and read books. In general, if these endeavors have mostly engaged the conscious mind, then the couple has only used 10% of their overall mental resources and thus have spent a
Resistance is exhausting; however, millions of people struggle with their own resistance on a daily basis. How do we create internal resistance? If we can think of this like a pulley, which has immense power to lift things, it is easier to understand. It is the tugging, the pulling from opposite ends that actually creates the power
There are three main traditional ways anxiety has been treated.