27 May

Become Who You Want!

Become Who You Want!

In the May 25th 2017 edition of the Wall Street Journal appeared an article on Mike Tyson entitled “Lessons from Mike Tyson’s Trainer” written by Brenda Cronin.  Yes, that Mike Tyson – hugely and justifiably vilified, and yet arguably the fiercest boxer ever.  I remember frequently watching Tyson box in the early 80’s.  It wasn’t […]

17 May

Irrational Optimism

Irrational Optimism

Ever hear of Stephen Curry? You know: the guy who just completed the best individual and team (Golden State Warriors) regular NBA season of all time? It does not matter whether you have heard of Curry or not, there is a HUGE lesson in what he did for every single one of us. In his […]

29 April

Free Classes and Lectures

Free Classes and Lectures

Have you wanted to know more about hypnosis and how you might benefit from it? Have you wanted to learn how to conduct self-hypnosis? For those of you here in the Surprise/West Valley area, be sure to check out my free upcoming classes and lectures in hypnosis in the coming weeks and months. Here is […]

11 April

Think Hypnosis is Fake?

Think Hypnosis is Fake?

When I do lectures or demonstrations of hypnosis, I inevitably encounter audience members who want to know if hypnosis is fake. Particularly those people who have attended a stage hypnosis show believe there must be fakery involved. They believe the participants in the show who seemingly were “made” to exhibit incredible behavior must be in […]

27 March

Feelings are IT!

Feelings are IT!

In order to help someone or ourselves effect change, we must change the way we feel. Every time we change, it is due to a change in our feelings about something. If you want to improve someone’s day, make them feel good. This is as simple as giving them a compliment. We seem to think […]

14 February

Emotional Trauma and Obesity

Emotional Trauma and Obesity

In my hypnotherapy practice at Skipnotherapy I see many, many people hoping to lose weight. Many (actually most) of them have tried for years, often since childhood, to be successful in losing and keeping off weight. Some of them have lost significant amounts of weight, often over 100 pounds or more, but eventually it crept […]

7 January

A Client’s Pain Vanishes

A Client’s Pain Vanishes

I have never used a client testimonial as the subject of a blog post before, but I am making an exception here. The following is pretty self-explanatory, and is unedited by me. I think this may help some readers to consider the source of their pain, physical or emotional, in a different light. I know […]

8 December

Keep Your Spirits Up!

Keep Your Spirits Up!

Well, the Holiday Season is upon us. This time of year puts many people in a great, festive mood. They love all the decorations, the holiday music, the tasty food, extra sweets and baked goods, and the prospect of gatherings of family and friends. If you are one of these people, count yourself lucky. Many […]

11 October

Pain Relief the Natural Way

Pain Relief the Natural Way

In September 2015 I had the privilege to lecture on and demonstrate a pain relief technique to one of the tri-annual Oregon Hypnotherapy Association meetings.  I lectured on a technique described in a book by British Hypnotherapist John Howard called “The Simple Secrets of the Power to Heal.”  After a Power Point slide show, I […]

13 September

Which Emotions Are Causing Your Stress?

Which Emotions Are Causing Your Stress?

One of the things we understand about the subconscious mind is that it converts all of its inputs into images.  It does not operate in words like the conscious mind does.  Because it has perfect memory, whenever an experience occurs that the subconscious mind determines is similar to a previous experience, the subconscious mind provides […]