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APRIL 2017 NEWSLETTER

WHAT TO DO WHEN SURPRISING EVENTS KNOCK YOU OFF THE PATH We all have experiences that suddenly surprise us and create life shocks. These can be illness, destructive storms, being passed over for promotion, or being rejected socially. The same part of the brain that registers physical pain is stimulated when any of these emotional […]

ZONING OUT CAN HELP YOU WITH BIG DECISIONS

Are you struggling with a big decision and just don’t know what to do? Trying hard to figure out what decision will take you to the best future can be difficult. Perhaps you find yourself imagining what bad things can happen if you do one thing and whether you’ll be successful if you do another. […]

February 2017 Newsletter

BREAKING NEWS We live in a world of information overload. The words “breaking news” flash across the screen of your smart phone multiple times a day telling your brain that you are in immediate danger and to Pay Attention. Add to this reality the fact that the country is seriously divided politically and that more […]

January 2017 Newsletter

You can operate at a higher level than you ever believed possible. But the newest research from Harvard suggests that only 8% of people achieve their goals in a year. The reason is that your brain doesn’t respond well to the command: “stop doing x—like stop eating donuts or stop procrastinating or stop feeling depressed. […]

December Newsletter

UPGRADE YOUR STRATEGIES TO ACCOMPLISH YOUR 2017 GOALS As the year draws to an end, all of us begin to look toward what we want to accomplish in the next year. What if you could reach your next year goals in less than half the time? Can you actually bend reality to create 10x your […]

November Newsletter

ARE YOU FREQUENTLY DISAPPOINTED? Jack suffered greatly around feeling disappointed in his life. He searched for the latest therapist, teacher, seminar, or book that would fill in the life gaps that he could access to comfort himself and deal with the deeper disappointment of not achieving his goals. But, he complained that he wasn’t getting […]

OCTOBER 2016 NEWSLETTER

YOUR INNER GUIDANCE SYSTEM How do you manage the uncertainty of the future? Most people use strategies of either being too rigid to feel like they control outcomes or strategies to calm chaos as in substance abuse or shopping to handle anxiety and worry. Neither really does the trick. Maintaining rigid rules leads to an […]

SHIFT YOUR REALITY WITH NEURO-FLOW

What shapes your reality? Your conscious and unconscious beliefs. Based on your internal states of mind, you can shift even unconscious beliefs. Those show up as the same obstacles that keep you from achieving a goal. But it is important to understand what reality you wish to create. Perhaps you never questioned what you think […]

August Newsletter

SELECT YOUR SUPER HERO With all of the Super Hero movies making their way into the theaters, you have the opportunity to consider which is your favorite. Think about the particular qualities of that hero. Superman and Supergirl are from another planet, and we could think of them as immigrants who had to figure out […]

Newsletter May: 2016

Can You Really Get Over Worry? Settling down your internal state helps eliminate an onslaught of bad solutions including worry. Worry is a habitual and often impulsive reaction to life’s surprises. Do you ever have a day without them? When you stay calm in the face of a life shock, alert at your job, and […]

NEWSLETTER FOR APRIL 2016

GO WITH THE FLOW FOR HEALING AND LIFE SUCCESS A successful science writer, Stephen Kottler, developed lyme disease. It was debilitating. He couldn’t get out of bed from terrible weakness and after all available drugs were tried that failed, he didn’t know what to do. Then his friends literally dragged him to the ocean and […]

FEBRUARY/MARCH NEWSLETTER

Go with the Flow The body’s self-healing mechanism is remarkable. While we are often living in pollution and high levels of stress, there appears a remarkable state of mind that has 150 years of research behind it that shows the body/mind can overcome amazing things. This is the state of Flow or being in the […]

JANUARY 2016 NEWSLETTER

How To Manage Your Anxiety When you worry and ruminate you begin to raise levels of arousal or excitement and turn on the sympathetic nervous system. While the best mental state is to return to calm, sometimes that is too difficult. You can’t move from one intense emotion to its opposite without a bridge of […]

DECEMBER 2015 NEWSLETTER

ARE YOU CAUGHT IN 19TH CENTURY THINKING? Freud made enormous contributions to our way of thinking about the mind. He borrowed from 19th century Newtonian physics, which held that humans are mechanical and called his process “psychodynamics”. These principles included laws that governed energy and entropy. Freud focused on helping people explore their internal conflicts […]

November Newsletter

Can you create the future you want? Milton Erickson was an amazing clinician who developed a unique therapeutic approach that was amazingly effective. From working on his family farm, he learned a respect for life. He encouraged people’s best decisions, and interrupted negative habitual patterns. We have a poster of Erickson on our office wall […]

October 2015 Newsletter

When you focus on self affirmation, you open into the possibility of changing a behavior that would increase life happiness.  Think about what is important to you and let yourself feel grateful for that.  Gratitude increases the feel good chemical, dopamine, in the brain. Milton Erickson told the story of trying to get a stubborn […]

August Newsletter

CREATE A NEW DESTINY WITH HYPNOSIS Barbara was so desperate for connection that she kept having the same experience. She would meet someone, hold high hopes for that person, and then feel extremely disappointed when something happened that didn’t fit her model for feeling great satisfaction. Research in neuroscience tells us that experiences we have […]

June Newsletter

WORRY CURES Worry is a brain problem. When you feel threatened, your amygdala, part of the brain that responds to fear, activates and sends messages to your cortex to evaluate whether you are in real danger. If you keep reviewing everything you are concerned about, the cortex is overwhelmed and leads to worry and looping […]

May Newsletter

Break Free from Worry You wake up in the morning feeling uneasy; almost a trembling in your stomach.  What causes this bad feeling, you ask yourself?  Could it be the difficult conversation you need to have with your spouse?  Is it that you’re required to lay off someone at your company?  Or are you worried […]

APRIL 2015 NEWSLETTER

ACTIVATING YOUR PLACEBO RESPONSE Jose Silva was a man who had little formal education but was fascinated with the power of the human mind. He studied hypnosis, psychology, and parapsychology and discovered his own ability at extrasensory perception was quite good. He could pick up information while in deep states of mind that would guide […]

YOUR HOMING THOUGHT

John experienced a trauma at a young age when his parents divorced. At the time, he made an unconscious decision to never leave a woman even if she was cruel and demeaning. When he followed through on this decision, he gave his identity over to a woman who had not resolved her own pain from […]

CAN WE HAVE YOUR ATTENTION?

Several years ago we traveled to England’s countryside and met a gentleman who showed us his rose garden. He was proud of its beauty, and it gave him immense pleasure to share this treasure with friends and surprise visits from people like us. The roses were some of the largest and richest in color we […]

January 2015 Newsletter

Each year we have the immense pleasure of teaching for Esalen Institute in Big Sur, California. This magical place is named for the Esselen Indian tribe who lived there dating back to 2600 BC. The Esselen people believed they were connected to everything, and all things were alive.—the rocks, universe, the ocean, and everything had […]

DO YOU REMEMBER

Jonathan Livingston Seagull? He yearned to learn more than his flock would allow and become all he could be. He discovered from his mentor that he was unlimited in what he could learn. His mentor told him, “You have the freedom to be yourself, your true self, here and now, and nothing can stand in […]

CHANGE YOUR STATE WITH A MIND GLOBE

CHANGE YOUR STATE WITH A MIND GLOBE As we come up to the holidays, it is helpful to think ahead about how you will manage the stress. While fun, these times can put you into states of overarousal. Your mental states that precede thoughts and feelings influence your health. And your own mental suggestions, negative […]

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