The Beauty of Brokenness

Hypnosis is an amazingly powerful and effective tool. In fact, the Yahoo search I just ran returned 11,500,000 hits for “Effectiveness of Hypnotherapy”, so in the face of that amount of evidence, I think even the most ardent skeptic would have to admit that when we say “Sleep,” something powerful happens. As amazing and effective [...]

The Blogs are Back!!! The Case for a Legacy

Welcome to my Blog. For those of you returning after the hiatus, welcome back! For those of you who are new to the Blog 3.0, welcome friends, and get ready for some fun, mixed with, hopefully helpful advice and insights. I always hope to energize my readers to engage in a dialogue with me/us on [...]

Life Goes On

Good morning my friends. It’s been a while since I’ve posted anything and I just wanted to check in to let you know that I’m still alive (I imagine that money is now exchanging hands from those who picked me in the Dead Pool.) The past few weeks have been very busy with increased demands [...]

By | 2016-05-23T06:25:48-04:00 May 23rd, 2016|Counseling, Counseling/Therapy, Trauma/PTSD|0 Comments

Mental Health Diagnoses: The Developing Science

Yesterday morning, while driving to work I heard an exciting and very encouraging story on NPR regarding the use of biomarkers in the diagnosis of mental disorders. The technology is still largely in its infancy, but as work continues the implications and applications seem virtually limitless. Frist of all what is a biomarker? A biomarker [...]

Stress, Anxiety or Fear? Part 2

Welcome back to the second installment in our series “Stress, Anxiety or Fear?” Last time we established working definitions of all three conditions and today, I would like to examine the difference between “normal” anxiety and anxiety disorders, as well as to introduce the major types of anxiety disorders. First of all, did you know [...]

Overcoming Fears, Phobias and Trauma with the Rewind Technique

OVERCOMING FEARS, PHOBIAS AND TRAUMA WITH THE REWIND TECHNIQUE Do you have a particular fear that is so intense that you avoid, not only the thing or situation itself, but anything that would even cause you to think of it? That’s a phobia and you’re not alone. In fact, The National Institute of Mental Health [...]

By | 2013-03-06T05:00:07-04:00 March 6th, 2013|Counseling/Therapy, Hypnotherapy, Trauma/PTSD|0 Comments

Post-traumatic Stress Disroder: Causes, Symptoms and Treatment

Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD): Not Just for Combat Veterans It seems that not a day goes by that we don’t see a news story about PTSD; usually in the context of the problems encountered by our military heroes returning from service in Iraq and Afghanistan…and, as a military retiree, I firmly believe the attention and [...]

By | 2013-03-04T04:00:01-04:00 March 4th, 2013|Counseling/Therapy, Hypnotherapy, Trauma/PTSD|0 Comments