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

To Live Together … Or Not

At the time of this writing, March, 2016, more than half of all married couples are choosing to live together before marrying. Early in the 20th Century the number was virtually zero. It kind of makes sense, this… Read More

YOUR CHEATING HEART

Here’s a question for you: After infidelity, how is trust regained? This question is relevant today because infidelity appears to be on the increase and the opportunities and methods of cheating have risen dramatically. Typically it has been… Read More

Bad Company

Not long ago, one of America’s cable news networks aired an interview with two members of the family that produced President John F. Kennedy, and Senators Robert and Ted Kennedy. If you follow the news you have probably… Read More

Build Your Self-Esteem

Most people, at some time or other, have experienced a loss of confidence, a feeling of failure or some other negative feeling about life, about people or about themselves. Have you ever been dissatisfied with your work or… Read More