"When you find yourself on a vicious cycle, for goodness sake, stop pedaling" -Swami Beyondananda Virtually all people who struggle to free themselves from unhealthy habits of thought, feeling and behavior have something in common, namely what might be called the "cycle of impulsivity." The people I see for hypnosis services have a habitual response or behavior that they logically know is doing them a disservice or else they would decide to hang on to it. It can come to seem
There is a Zen story where a young novice approaches the master asking how he could achieve his wish of experiencing true enlightenment.
Without a word the master roughly grabbed the young man and dunked his head underwater in a nearby horse trough. He struggled for some time until the master released him, sputtering and gasping for air.
"When you desire enlightenment as much as you craved air just a moment ago, then you will find it," said the elder monk.
A bit extreme
Have you been curious as to whether hypnosis can enable you to change bad habits, alleviate unhealthy stress or improve your self-confidence? Hypnosis often helps people when nothing else has worked, but it is a topic that is often shrouded in mystery.
I am pleased to announce the release of Life Enhancement Hypnosis, an anthology of articles written by experienced hypnosis practitioners and colleagues that I have to know, like and trust over the 20+ years I have been in th
A working definition of addiction could be, "the continued use of a substance or engagement in a behavior in spite of negative consequences." Some addictions such as opioid misuse or severe alcoholism have an element of what is called "tissue dependency" where a person may need medical assistance to safely wean off of the drug of choice. However, most addictions such as smoking, overeating, gambling and a host of others do not create tissue dependency, although they can and d
On the surface positive change seems like it should be fairly simple. Just make rational decisions based on logic and reason. Easy right? Yet as the old saying goes, "if it's such a great idea, why aren't I doing it already?" The primary reason is that most of our behavior is automatic and subconscious. The deeper parts of the mind run habit patterns whether they are good, bad or neutral. Hypnosis is a process that uses a naturally altered state of consciousness to introduce