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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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