Feeling Safe Again

One of the most difficult aspects of surviving a trauma is being robbed of the sense of safety we otherwise tend to take for granted. It’s the general feeling most of us have that there is nothing imminent to fear lurking ahead of us at any moment. Usually trauma victims have lost this feeling and […]

A Rampant Epidemic that Kills

The Alarming High Cost and Frequency of Loneliness in the U.S. Most Americans are lonely. Health insurer Cigna’s 2018 U.S. Loneliness Index* found a lack of meaningful relationships and companionship among 325.7 million Americans. Nearly half of those in this national survey reported feeling lonely, left out and isolated from others either always or sometimes. Only about half, 53 […]

Clinical Hypnosis Treatment Has Proven Success for IBS

Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) is a common disorder of the gastrointestinal (GI) tract often listed among the top ten presenting problems in primary care settings. Estimates are that 10-15% of adults in the United States suffer from IBS. A similar prevalence is seen in many other countries. Those suffering from IBS usually experience recurrent abdominal […]

Hypnosis in Clinical Psychotherapy

BACKGROUND FOR THE USE OF CLINCAL HYPNOSIS The use of hypnotic techniques by the helping professions has increased steadily in recent years, because hypnosis is gaining widespread acceptance as a safe, reliable, effective and comfortable alternative or adjunct to other, more traditional methods. Hypnosis is also proving invaluable as an aid in speeding recovery from […]

ADD Classroom and Home Accommodations for the ADD Brain

Current research by the Council for Exceptional Children indicates that nearly 10 percent of school-aged children struggle with Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD). Both in the home and at school there are many easily recognizable signs. Inattention Impulsiveness Hyperactivity – mental or physical Disorganization Unfinished assignments Careless errors Weak short term and working memory – not taking in […]