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September 11, 2020  

How Do You Feel?

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How Do You Feel?

It takes a lot of thinking to feel emotional about something. Even the simplest emotion, such as the startle reaction, requires knowing what you’re seeing...

You don’t really remember any “thing,” you build memories on demand to represent experiences you’ve stored away in some coded form. You may think you remember a red car on a dirt road or a friend’s face on a summer evening, but you really don’t...

Here is the crux of the matter: there is much that you are missing. There is much more that you could feel. How do you feel? By exploring the depth and breadth of your emotional repertoire. Can you expand your emotional repertoire? Yes, you can.

“You need to become fully conscious of your emotions and be able to feel them before you can feel that which lies beyond them.
― Eckhart Tolle

 


To read and to print an illustrated version of this audio, please go to the text version HERE.

April 24, 2020  

Trust as the Foundation of Therapy

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(This piece is to appear in Unlimited Human!, the journal of the International Medical and Dental Hypnotherapy Association)

This piece explains that psychotherapy is a government institution, which medical historians already know but which escapes most people. A psychotherapist's first obligation is her profession, which is subservient to government, and not to you.

Therapy doesn't have to be this way. There is a client centered approach to mental health. It's called hypnotherapy and psychotherapy should aim to be more like it. Unfortunately, if you want to be treated as a person, you'll have to pay for it yourself.

"People ascribe their obstacles to their minds; governments ascribe their obstacles to their citizens. To guide and support each other, people create community. To guide and support their communities, governments advance psychotherapy."

 


To read and to print an illustrated version of this audio, please go to the text version HERE.

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