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
Getting sick to your stomach is one of the most unpleasant experiences going. Yet did you know that in certain cases hypnosis may offer significant relief? More frequently than not vomiting is a protective and potentially life saving involuntary response. Often it occurs when we are exposed to a pathogen (stomach bug) or ingest an excess of alcohol or something else that is toxic in high enough doses. The body is purging itself of something it recognizes as harmful and this
A popular practice in weight loss is that of having 'cheat days," where you intentionally plan to deviate from your diet plan from time to time. Is this a good idea? Proponents of cheat days maintain that being too inflexible with your eating behaviors lowers the likelihood that you will be able to maintain healthy eating behaviors in the long run-an idea which has a lot of merit. The prospect of never indulging again seems unrealistic to all but the most disciplined souls. H
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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 Saturday, January 6 at 11 AM I will be offering a Health Creation Class for anyone who is looking for inspiration and guidance on how to make 2018 a healthier and happier one for yourself. It will be held in the 2nd floor conference room at my office building, 302 Hawthorne Ave (Route 35 N) Point Pleasant Beach, NJ.
The start of the New Year is often when people consider adopting a healthier lifestyle, however it can be challenging to do this on your own. The information
A new brain imaging study at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston has shown that consuming walnuts acts upon a brain center that regulates hunger and cravings, the findings were published online in the journal Diabetes, Obesity and Metabolism. Volunteers consumed about a half cup of walnuts mixed into a smoothie for 5 consecutive days. Patients receiving the walnut smoothie reported significantly decreased feelings of hunger during the week they consumed when compar
A study just released in the Journal of American Medical Society indicates that HIV patients who smoke are 10 ten times more likely to die of lung cancer than the virus itself.
"Smoking cessation should be a priority in the care of people living with HIV.," the authors wrote in their study, "Lung Cancer Mortality Associated With Smoking and Smoking Cessation Among People Living With HIV in the United States."
People living with HIV are more likely to be smokers than the
What if there was a way you could learn to put yourself into a relaxed and positive state fairly quickly-especially at those times when life throws you a curve ball? That's exactly what this class I will be offering on Tuesday, September 26 @ 7 PM will do for you. Whether or not you have prior experience with hypnosis, you will: -Gain an insider view on how hypnosis works. -Experience a guided process that will teach you how to access your natural capacity for relaxation and
The other week I sent in the renewal paperwork for my membership in the National Guild of Hypnotists and realized that this is the 22nd year I have done so. Time has flown and I thought I would do something to commemorate the occasion. I can vividly recall making the regular trek from the Jersey Shore into NYC to attend my initial certification classes with the late Dr. Richard Harte. It was an exciting experience; I connected with some really interesting people as we learned
If you are interested in maintaining optimal health, you undoubtedly know about the significance of such behaviors as not smoking, getting enough exercise and eating right. But what about mindset? In the stress management classes I lead, one segment relates to how current research tells us that mental traits such as optimism and gratitude may be as important to your well being as anything else. The thoughts and images you habitually focus on produce measurable changes in the
The ability to tell the difference between hunger and appetite is a crucial skill when it comes to reaching and maintaining a healthy body weight. Yet initially it may be difficult for you to make this important distinction. Hunger can be defined as the signal your body sends out when it needs food for fuel and repair. If you go too long without food, you may actually begin to feel lightheaded or weak. Appetite is the desire to eat apart from natural hunger and can be trigger
Are you at a place where you are testing the waters when it comes to make a personal transformation whether it be quitting smoking, losing weight or releasing unhealthy stress or fears? Would like some more info before making a decision?
The Life Enhancement Strategy Starter Kit can provide with insights on how hypnosis can help you move forward and whether it is right for you. It includes:
-Is Hypnosis Right for You? A concise e-book that explains the how and why of hypno
This is the time of year where many of us have travel plans. For someone with tinnitus or chronic ringing/buzzing of the ears there are specific concerns related to travel so as to not make your situation worse. Over the years I have been a volunteer for the American Tinnitus Association, organizing support meetings and make myself available to offer coping tips to those in need. Generally the advice is to protect yourself without becoming prisoner to your symptoms. In other
Every sport has both a physical game and a mental game, so its no surprise many top athletes have used the services of a professional hypnotist to bump their performance to the next level. Now hypnosis will not transform an athlete who is unwilling to put in the blood, sweat and tears necessary in training into a top performer. Where it can be invaluable is for what is called "state management." When you experience excessive fear and stress, it can be nearly impossible to acc
"Argue for your limitations, and sure enough they're yours."-Richard Bach During a continuing education lecture I once attended the instructor discussed language patterns that change or sustain, something we were told to be mindful of when conducting private or group sessions. As the name implies, change language is all about moving past the place you feel stuck in right now to the place you want to be. It focuses on existing strengths and creating new strategies. In a group
I will be offering a hypnosis for weight loss class on Saturday, April 29 @ 11 AM in Point Pleasant Beach. Are you struggling with creating healthy new habits of eating and increased movement in your life? Is so, you are in good company since public health statistics report 2 out of 3 U.S. adults are overweight or obese. This is literally an epidemic and leads to a host of preventable ills in mind and body. I often tell my clients, "when trying hard hasn't worked, its time to
On Saturday, April 1 at noon, I will be hosting a free stress management class specifically for people who are learning to cope with tinnitus. It will be held in the 2nd floor conference room at my office building in Point Pleasant Beach. For some individuals the chronic ringing or buzzing of the ears can be a very stressful situation to deal with. Over time, it can have severe impact on your quality of life causing irritability and difficulty with concentration. Like with an
I've received some puzzled looks over the years when mentioning that I assist people in learning to cope better with having tinnitus, a chronic ringing or buzzing of the years. Sure, most people have heard of using hypnosis to stop smoking, lose weight or overcome fears, but tinnitus? Tinnitus itself is not a disease, but rather a symptom. It is always essential that you receive a full medical workup before trying any self-help methods since in rare instances tinnitus can be