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School Shooting and Young People

Improved mental health care should help decrease violent behavior. However, our society and mental health care industry will need to undergo significant changes to enhance such care.
Aug 16th, 2022
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Nicotine Addiction as a Result of Vaping

Hypnosis can be used to help overcome vaping and nicotine addiction including through its use to reinforce the reasons for quitting, and as a method to enhance coping with nicotine withdrawal symptoms.
Aug 2nd, 2022
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Pitfalls of the Smartphone

In 2022, use of a smartphone is an important part of daily life.  However, it is clear that its near constant use is detrimental.
Jul 19th, 2022
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Dealing with Hard Times

Through learning how to change our thought patterns we can learn how to deal better with bad events.
Jun 7th, 2022
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Deciding whether to Access the Subconscious

There is great potential benefit in patients learning how to quiet their conscious mind regularly for the purpose of accessing their subconscious, given its wealth of resources.
May 31st, 2022
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The Role of a Fish Tank in Therapy

Having a fish tank or other objects that capture children’s interest in the waiting area or consultation room (such as colorful paintings, fossils, or large minerals) can help facilitate therapy both through promotion of stress-reduction and encouragement.
May 24th, 2022
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How Do you Treat Pain with Hypnosis?

Hypnosis can be very effective in the treatment of discomfort when it is directed at both the physical and emotional aspects of the pain experience.
May 17th, 2022
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How Do You Treat Stress with Hypnosis and Counseling?

Sources of stress are all around us and therefore are unavoidable.  We can become stressed by other people, happenings in our personal lives, pressure we put on ourselves, and events in the world at large over which we have no control.
May 3rd, 2022
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Enhancement of Creativity

Creativity can be enhanced in many ways, including using the hypnotic state to help the subconscious become more directly involved in the creative process.
Apr 26th, 2022
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A Dramatic Change for Health and Healing

To spread the word about how use of hypnosis can help improve the lives of many individuals, I believe it is important for every provider who uses hypnosis to talk widely about its benefits.
Apr 12th, 2022
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Parents and Hypnosis

Therapy with hypnosis is most effective when it is adjusted to fit the needs of each individual. 
Mar 1st, 2022

Psychology as Medical Therapy

I found that self-hypnosis could have a profound effect on many of my patients’ symptoms after 10 minutes of instruction about how to use it. Other patients improved after several sessions of hypnosis therapy. 
Feb 22nd, 2022

Questions You Can Ask Your Subconscious

Discussions with your subconscious can be similar to those you have with a deeply knowledgeable and wise friend. However, your subconscious may choose to withhold information from you if it believes doing so is in your best interests.
Feb 1st, 2022

Treatment of Abelchia with Hypnosis

Hypnosis can help resolve functional symptoms (i.e., symptoms that occur without a known physiologic cause) in the head and neck, such as vocal cord dysfunction
Jan 25th, 2022
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Hypnosis Methods You Can Use on Your Own

Each of us can use our minds to help ourselves to feel and function better. Keeping a positive attitude, calming ourselves, and self-reflection are three important ways of enhancing our life experience.
Dec 21st, 2021
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How Hypnosis Can Help Exercise Kindness

The Dalai Lama said, “Be kind whenever possible.  It is always possible.”  Hypnosis can help improve your ability to be kind to yourself and others.
Nov 30th, 2021
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How Hypnosis Can Help You Believe in Yourself

Belief in oneself can be enhanced when people learn to use hypnosis to change their lives through self-suggestions, imagery, and to interact with their subconscious to increase their wisdom and knowledge
Nov 23rd, 2021

How Do You Treat OCD with Hypnosis?

Hypnosis can help in the treatment of OCD by teaching patients skills to calm the anxiety that can be associated with learning how to avoid OCD thoughts and behaviors.
Nov 16th, 2021

How Do You Treat Tics with Hypnosis?

Hypnosis offers an attractive way of controlling tics rather than use of medications, which have the potential of causing undesirable side-effects.
Oct 26th, 2021
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How Do You Treat Shortness of Breath with Hypnosis?

Many of us have experienced shortness of breath with vigorous exercise, which improves rapidly with rest.  A sensation of shortness of breath can occur for many other reasons including anxiety, which sometimes can lead to constriction of the airways ....
Oct 19th, 2021
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How Do you Treat Obesity with Hypnosis?

Control of obesity is in the hands of most patients. Hypnosis can be used to improve weight through use of stress reduction techniques and self-suggestions that promote healthy eating.
Oct 5th, 2021
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How Do You Treat Nausea with Hypnosis?

Once the trigger of nausea is identified, hypnosis therapy can be focused effectively, which often is associated with improvement or resolution of the symptom.
Sep 28th, 2021
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How Do You Treat Eczema with Hypnosis?

A patient’s psychology often is involved in the triggering or perpetuation of skin ailments. Hypnosis can be very helpful as a non-medical alternative that can promote healing of the skin.
Aug 17th, 2021
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How Do you Treat Difficulty Swallowing with Hypnosis?

Management of anxiety with hypnosis helps patients swallow better, even if the swallowing difficulty is the result of a physical problem. Hypnotic imagery to help swallowing seem more possible also can be immensely helpful.
Aug 10th, 2021
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How Can Hypnosis Help a College Student?

Hypnosis can be used to help college students through promoting good study habits as well as life choices that lead to maintenance of good physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual health.
Aug 3rd, 2021
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How Do You Treat Diabetes with Hypnosis?

Hypnosis can help in the management of diabetes through its use for stress reduction, maintaining a healthy lifestyle, achievement of an increased comfort level with monitoring and treatment of the disease, and promotion of weight loss in appropriate ....
Jul 27th, 2021
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How Do You Treat Depression With Hypnosis?

Depression often is perpetuated by negative thinking, which can be alleviated through use of hypnotic techniques including self-calming, thinking differently about life stressors, and imagining feeling better in the future.
Jul 20th, 2021
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How Do You Deal With Cyberbullying Through Hypnosis?

Hypnosis can be used to help children deal with cyberbullying including through employment of hypnosis induced relaxation, positive loving thoughts, and helping children achieve insights into how to conceptualize the bullying in a way that promotes a . . .
Jul 13th, 2021
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How Do You Treat Habit Cough with Hypnosis?

Even if habit cough has lasted for years, hypnosis can help most affected children resolve their symptoms within 1-3 sessions.  Hypnosis techniques in this setting focus on teaching children how to ignore the sensation that may have been triggering the....
Jul 6th, 2021
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How Do you Treat Cancer with Hypnosis?

Hypnosis including tapping into the power and knowledge of the subconscious can provide access to unique resources that can be used in dealing with the complex feelings and thoughts that result from a diagnosis of cancer.
Jun 29th, 2021
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How Do You Treat Burns with Hypnosis?

Hypnosis can help in the treatment of burns by helping to achieve immediate pain relief, prevent worsening of the burn, and hasten the physical and emotional recovery following a burn.
Jun 22nd, 2021
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How Do You Treat Bedwetting with Hypnosis?

Treatment for bedwetting first involves considering whether the problem is caused by a physical abnormality, psychological problem, or because of slow maturation of the body. Therapy is based on addressing the underlying cause of the bedwetting, for which
Jun 15th, 2021
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How Do You Treat Asthma with Hypnosis?

Hypnosis can help treat asthma by teaching patients how to calm themselves in the face of an asthma episode. Use of hypnosis in this setting can help asthma symptoms improve or even resolve.
Jun 8th, 2021
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How Do You Treat Anxiety with Hypnosis?

Hypnosis and counseling can help overcome disorder by teaching children coping skills to remain calm while they deal constructively with the trigger of their anxiety.
Jun 1st, 2021
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How Do You Treat Allergies with Hypnosis?

Under the guidance of a medical professional, hypnosis can be used to improve allergies in many patients. The treatment involves learning how to remain calm around substances that cause allergic reactions.
May 25th, 2021
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How Can Positive Talk Affect Your Life?

Positive talk and thoughts can help us by prompting our minds to consider how we can improve, rather than focusing on a situation that might be making us unhappy. Positive talk can help us become more confident, motivated, and productive.
May 18th, 2021
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How Do You Improve Athletic Performance With Hypnosis?

Hypnosis can be used to improve athletic ability through use of relaxation, mental rehearsal, and interaction with an imaginary coach who can provide athletes with guidance regarding how their athletic performance can be improved
May 11th, 2021
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How Did CPM Franchises Get Started?

CPM Franchise Group was started in order to improve the mental health care of many children around the country, using the care model first developed at Center Point Medicine: helping children help themselves.
May 4th, 2021
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How Did Center Point Medicine Get Started?

Center Point Medicine started as a dream to develop a full-time private practice focusing on hypnosis and counseling for children. The rapid growth of the practice reflects the great need for a therapy that empowers children to help themselves heal.
Apr 27th, 2021
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How does Spirituality Help in Hypnosis?

Evoking people’s spirituality can be healing, including through gaining perspective. Hypnotic methods to enhance spirituality include learning how to access the subconscious and dealing with existential questions during a state of hypnosis.
Apr 20th, 2021
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How Does the Subconscious Help in Hypnosis?

The subconscious is responsible for many of the phenomena that we observe and experience with hypnosis. Information gained through interactions with the subconscious during hypnosis often leads to much more effective therapy.
Apr 13th, 2021
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How Quickly Does Hypnosis Work?

The rapidity of improvement in health through use of hypnosis is dependent on the patient’s willingness to use hypnosis, the specific hypnotic tools that are used, and the nature of the patient’s symptom.
Apr 6th, 2021
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What Makes Hypnosis Work?

Hypnosis can prepare us to better use our mind power. It works by diverting our attention from the here and now, allows us to consider the possibilities of thinking differently, and permits us to choose new paths of thoughts and behavior.
Mar 30th, 2021
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What Are Some Misconceptions About Hypnosis?

Hypnosis is not a tool for kidnapping or mind control. It is not practiced by snakes or evildoers. It is not facilitated by inanimate objects with uniquely mesmerizing powers. It is not sleep.
Mar 23rd, 2021
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What Is the Difference Between Hypnosis and Biofeedback?

Both hypnosis and biofeedback involve teaching patients to become calmer. While hypnosis involves focusing on words, images, or thoughts, biofeedback involves training patients to regulate themselves by showing them the results of electronic monitoring o
Mar 16th, 2021
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Is Hypnosis Different with Young Children?

The key to effective hypnosis is to speak the patient’s language, and thus with younger children therapists and parents need to rely more on rhythm, rhyme, and imagery than we might use with an older individual. 
Mar 9th, 2021
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What is the Difference Between Medical Hypnosis and Meditation?

Both hypnosis and meditation involve changing of the mindset from usual conscious awareness. Meditation involves a singular focus such as the breath or a mantra in order to increase awareness of the moment. Hypnosis typically involves imagery and utilizes
Mar 2nd, 2021
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What is the Difference Between Hypnosis and Counseling?

Hypnosis is a state of consciousness during which people are more receptive to suggestions given by a therapist, doctor, and even by people to themselves.  Counseling involves receiving guidance regarding how to resolve a personal or psychological issue.
Feb 23rd, 2021
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How Can Hypnosis Help My Child?

A most wonderful fact about hypnosis is that your child can learn to control his or her mind better through entering hypnosis.  Once your child achieves improved mind control, the applications are limitless.
Feb 2nd, 2021
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How Can I Tell if I am Good at Hypnosis?

People who are highly hypnotizable tend to have particularly good imaginations and can picture things easily and in detail in their mind’s eye.  They tend to lose track of time when they are engaged in reading an enjoyable book or watching a movie. 
Jan 26th, 2021
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What is Hypnosis?

To my patients I define hypnosis as “using your imagination to help yourself.”  Hypnosis involves a state of focused attention, in which people are more receptive to suggestions.
Jan 19th, 2021
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Why is Hypnosis Important?

Hypnosis should be an essential tool in the kit of every health care provider.  Without use of this tool, or another way of addressing patients’ psychological issues, the majority of patients suffer needlessly! 
Jan 11th, 2021
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How Did I Become Involved in Hypnosis?

In this first blog entry I share about my introduction to the world of hypnosis when I encountered a very allergic patient who was able to think his way into and out of an apparent allergic reaction.
Jan 4th, 2021