Life, especially for therapists and their clients, can be a lot like walking a tightrope. There are always opposites that need to be reconciled, both in a person’s life as well as within a person’s consciousness.
Some of these include fear and courage, certainty and uncertainty, assertiveness and passivity, as well as open-mindedness and
Most mental health practitioners have had clients who come to them because of fear and phobias, or perhaps reveal them as they progress into and through treatment. Snakes, mice, heights, flying, public speaking, cats, and dogs are just some of the provoking factors that turn otherwise balanced clients into anxious, disturbed, and frantic creatures.
Existential angst is such a ubiquitous state of mind in these tense and uncertain times. It seems as though the world has been on edge for the last several years, so it’s no wonder our clients are in a state of hypervigilance. They arrive at the therapist’s office with symptoms varying from unreasonable fears and addictions to medically undiagnosable psy
More and more patients and clients ask about past life regression these days. It has been reported that since 2017, the number of patients looking for past life regression therapy has almost tripled. What is past life regression therapy, and why is this technique so popular?
While detractors claim that past life regression therapy
What exactly is hypnosis? Is it the same thing as “mind control,” or is it something else? Unfortunately, the preconceptions people have about hypnosis and hypnotherapy can lead them to run the other way when the use of these powerful tools is suggested. In fact, they would be much better served if they were to explore hypnosis-based healing and its
Success. It’s something we all say we want, but what happens when people get in their own way? Most therapists see clients who say they want to be prosperous and get recognition at work and other areas of life, but there seem to be “blocks” that get in the way of their success. This strange phenomenon often stops therapists from being as successful as th
Even if you had the very best parents or caretakers you could possibly ask for, chances are there were things they missed while you were growing up. There are messages you could have gotten wrong, or things that happened that caused you to feel “less than” others, and perhaps not good enough to measure up to the expectations of parents, teachers, and
Shame takes an enormous toll on the psyche. Once it is rooted there, it sprouts negative thoughts about the Self, and gives rise to the various psychological issues that emanate from them. Shame is often the predominant emotion fueling the difficulties that incite so many clients to go to therapy in the first place.
Now that life is slowly coming back to what we used to call “ordinary,” parents and other caretakers want to believe that children will put the pandemic experience behind them and simply go on with their lives. The Friday night lights are back on, the cheerleaders, marching bands, and dance teams have their half time routines down pat, and young sui
Hypnotherapy is a highly effective means of achieving progress toward resolving trauma and changing undesirable behavior. For most clients, especially those who are well-educated about hypnotherapy’s benefits, sessions run smoothly, and deep healing can be achieved.
However, there are many clients, particularly those who have b