Slowing Down

  Have you noticed that the pace of television shows and commercials has been picking up speed, year after year? The visuals are timed with sounds, too; the technology is stunning. While listening to the radio as you… Read More

EMOTIONS IN CHARGE?

  It was a sunny Saturday afternoon and some friends of mine were shopping for a mini SUV. They were undecided between two popular makes, and on their way home, passing by another car dealership, they decided to… Read More

You DO Have Options!

Throughout our lives we are called upon to make countless decisions. In some cases we have seemingly few choices; in others, like when we’re dining at a national chain restaurant, the menu seems almost endless. The freedom to… Read More

CHANGE

If you’re like most people, you’ve probably known someone who did something wrong – really wrong – and then said, “I know I messed up, but please give me another chance. I can change. I’ll change. I can… Read More

Yes, You CAN Relax!

Have you ever felt so tense or nervous that other people noticed your discomfort and tried to help out? Did they say something like, “just relax”, “chill”, or if you’re an old school dude like me, “take it… Read More

Does Counseling Really Help?

Many years ago, in casual conversation, I mentioned to someone who had been through a nasty divorce, that I was preparing to become a counselor. She smirked ever so slightly, and said she didn’t think counseling was worth… Read More

OBESITY AND STRESS

A recent client asked to be hypnotized for weight loss. He said that he eats too much, and he knows why. It’s because his relationship with his wife is so tense, she is so domineering and abusive, that… Read More

COMMUNICATION

Healthy relationships require good communication. Since 2001 I’ve worked with countless couples and families who can’t resolve their problems on their own. The most common complaint is, “We don’t communicate”. The female of the species is usually the… Read More

CONQUERING FEAR AND ANXIETY

Have you ever felt afraid, anxious or worried, and the feeling was awful … and it wouldn’t go away … and you didn’t know what to do about it? If so, please keep reading. The purpose of this… Read More

JUDGING OTHERS

Throughout the world, the great teachings have warned us not to pass judgment on other people. Rather than judging and criticizing people destructively, we are urged to show mercy and compassion. The Jewish law states (Leviticus 19:15) that… Read More