"I find myself reconstructing people using mental bricks and mortar. The bricks are the memories, feelings, and sensations my clients offer as descriptions of their world. The mortar is their relationship to these, of which
"There are many forms of relaxation: mental, physical, visceral, temporal, pertaining to health, exercise, work, play, or relationships, for a start. These feel different, require different means, and have different ends, but we distinguish them
On the Subject of Pain Control "Hypnosis can be used to reduce pain. Pain comes with sensation, and sensation is particular, so everyone's pain is a little different. To manage it, you must get a
"There has long been a question of whether hypnotic trance is a distinct brain state, or just a different way of paying attention. I want to show you the brainwaves of one of my clients
"There are well-documented reports of people healing ailments beyond what's considered possible. It is my own experience that many people with chronic ailments are already exercising an unusual skill in maintaining these ailments, although how
"Consciousness is being aware of what comes up in your mind. That means thoughts, perceptions, and sensations. Consciousness is not the control of these things, it's awareness of them. Control happens elsewhere. "We are not
"Parts Therapy is giving audience to the voices that represent our points of view. It can be done with anyone. Holding back a chaos of ever present voices is something else, that’s schizophrenia. So it
"Ranging through coming-of-age stories, which I read to my son, I find so many orphan stories. They’re not just kids who lost their parents, they’re kids who never had any. Why are there so many
"Hypnosis is the study of states of mind that change a person’s health. Being hypnotized means moving into another state. That’s all. "Healthy environments involve rich and varied elements providing us with opportunity for change.
"The relaxation necessary for entering sleep is a deep relaxation. It is a thorough relaxation of muscles throughout the body plus a relaxation of the mind. Ideally, this is a learned skill. Surprisingly, it is a skill many people have not learned. It's a process of becoming more aware..."
"Why do we think of ourselves as a whole person? If we were not whole people, then would we recognize our different selves? What does it mean to entertain different opinions, and where do changes
“ 'Past Life Regression' is a brand name that all those who sell it fail to understand. It is not about past lives and it is not about regression—although both of these things can appear