Interview with Jennifer Carino, acupuncturist

Recently, I interviewed my colleague, Jennifer Carino. She practices a different type of acupuncture in San Francisco. Even if you’re familiar with acupuncture, I think you’ll enjoy this interview. “What got you into the field of acupuncture?” I came from a family of healthcare providers and just grew up in that world. I was never fully interested […]

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Ping Pong Technique

My hypnotherapy client said that he couldn’t meditate. He said he couldn’t stop thinking. Then it hit me… if he’s constantly thinking, then let’s use that to his advantage. And the Ping Pong Technique was born! If you can’t relax your mind, this one’s for you. If you can relax your mind, but you’d like to relax […]

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Four-Count Breath

If you ever feel stress or want to procrastinate, then I’ve got a simple breathing technique for you. When you do the counting, each count is less than a second, so it’s not too fast nor too slow. Don’t worry about having it be perfect. Just go with the flow as best you can. 1. Inhale […]

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Why Do We Succeed or Fail? (Part 2)

In part 2, I’ll present a hypnosis model of change. If you’ve ever said or done something that’s not your normal self, this model of change may shed some light. If you’ve ever wondered why sometimes success is easy and why sometimes it’s hard, this may shed some light. Before you read part 2, please read part […]

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Why do we succeed or fail? (Part 1)

Have you ever wondered why people succeed in one area of life but struggle in a different area? Then keep reading. In the hypnosis world, some change models help people to quit smoking, lose weight, get rid of insomnia, etc. A change model explains what elements are needed for success and what elements block success. By learning […]

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Why smoking is logical (part 2)

To recap from part one, Jane wants to quit smoking. But one part of her (Dom) wants to smoke, and Dom is stronger than the part that wants to quit (Tiny). Without even talking about hypnosis, how can Jane possibly quit smoking? If you need to catch up, here’s the link to part one. I’ll […]

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Why smoking is logical (part 1)

When I meet a new hypnosis client who wants to quit smoking, I don’t have to tell them about all the negatives about smoking. They usually tell me, instead. But one interesting thing about smoking is that just knowing that it’s harmful doesn’t change the behavior. Some people will say that smokers are making bad […]

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Hypnosis helps with hot flashes

You know that Barack Obama won re-election in 2012, but did you also know that a hypnosis study on hot flashes was released just days before the election? The two events have nothing to do with each other; I just noticed they both happened in 2012. Anyhow, Baylor University released a study on how hypnosis reduced hot flashes […]

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How hypnosis boosted her profits

Many years ago, I received an unusual hypnosis request from a prospective client. She didn’t want to use hypnosis to stop smoking, reduce chronic pain, or lose weight. She wanted to increase her company’s already considerable success. She owned one of the most successful firms in her field. Was she happy about it? Yes. But […]

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Solar plane to fly around the world on March 1st

What does this have to do with hypnosis? I’ll get to that in a moment. These pilots want to show what solar power can do, and this flight is a very cool idea even without the hypnosis angle. It reminds me of why regular car companies build special race cars; it’s not to sell these […]

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