I recently met two sweet sisters who sincerely wanted to stop sucking their thumbs (actually it was their fingers rather than thumb that they constantly had in their mouths). The girls were wearing braces but still could not stop the behavior.
Their single mother was also highly motivated to have the girls stop sucking their thumgs since she
A good night’s sleep is important to one’s physical and mental restoration. In particular it has a positive impact on memory and the functioning of the immune system. However, many people have a difficult time getting as much restful sleep as they need. Individuals with sleep disturbances can be successfully treated with
One of the gifts that Robin Williams had so plentifully was the ability to laugh at life’s tribulations. In the week since his death, many of us have seen clips of television interviews with Robin over the years in which he joked about addiction, depression, and even suicide. Being able to address such difficult topics with humor a
What does the word containment mean? How does it apply to me as a therapist or group leader? Or parent or spouse? What are the tools that I have available to provide containment for myself, my clients, and my family members?
Think of milk: it is essential to a baby’s development. Without m
Although visualization may have been regarded as "new age hype" by some, research has shown that there is a strong scientific basis for how and why visualization works. It is now a well-known fact that we stimulate the same brain regions when we visualize an action and when we actually perform that same action.
Develop new specialties using hypnosis and hypnotherapy in your practice.
With all the current, updated and new research being done with using hypnosis, there are so many
The subconscious mind is a wonderfully complex piece of internal mental machinery. Most of us try to understand the complexities of the subconscious mind and the even deeper complexities of the unconscious mind with the relative simplicity of conscious mind. Herein lies the problem.
During one of my very first
Visualization through hypnosis, as taught by The Wellness Institute, can improve an athlete’s mental attitude, increase confidence and improve performance, sometimes even more than actual physical practice. One study shows that Olympic swimmers and downhill skiers who s
Knitted sweaters often consist of repeated patterns throughout. The more intricate the pattern, the more difficult and time consuming it is to do the knitting. It requires a great deal of concentration, co-ordination and determination to complete. We can choose to just purchase a machine-made sweater from a store or we can develop the
In reading an article about hypnosis in Scientific American Mind, I came across a reference to people being hypnotized while vigorously riding a stationary bicycle, and I was intrigued by the idea. So I began researching it, and here is some of what I found.
The concept of active hypnosis developed