What hypnotherapy is NOT – mind control, making you do silly things and embarrassing yourself in front of others – things like that. What hypnotherapy IS – access to the subconscious while you are fully awake and in control of yourself. A typical session consists of: a deep relaxation exercise me reciting a “script” for your particular issue you participating… Read more →

Meditation & Prayer

Much research has been conducted in recent years about the benefits of meditation and prayer.  I don’t think we’re clear yet on how it works, but we are clear on the end results as measured by MRIs and blood samples.  Even prayer for an unknown person from a distance works. The meditation exercise that I recommend to my clients is… Read more →

EMDR & Lifespan Integration

Another modality used to forge new neuronal pathways is EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) and Lifespan Integration.  These involve bilateral stimulation. After going explaining the protocol and how it works, very briefly, a typical session may look something like this: For EMDR: Maybe a relaxation exercise With the eyes closed, the client remembers the most emotion evoking event The therapist… Read more →


CBT is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.  Cognitive because we deal with the thoughts that get us into an endless negativity loop that beats us up.  In AA the old thoughts are called “stinkin’ thinkin’.” Homework is a key element in the use of CBT.  The client keeps logs and brings them to session for discussion.  The client may be required to… Read more →

Exercise, Yoga, Acupuncture, Nutrition

All these are just as essential as doing the mental therapy sessions. Much research has been conducted for each of these elements. The bottom line is that they change the body chemistry from “bad” hormones to “good” hormones, which changes our chromosomes (really!). I think almost everyone now knows the benefits of walking, so no need to go into that… Read more →

Why EMDR, LI & Prolonged Exposure Work

These days, more and more therapists have moved from simply talking about emotional issues and the past to using experiential approaches based on the recognition that implicit memory is living memory. But once a client has achieved direct access to the raw living memory of difficult or traumatic experiences, how do we know what to do next to resolve those memories? Read more →