Want to Stop Smoking? Great – now use every tool you can!

This podcast from NPR’s Lifekit features a summary of what science knows about stopping smoking. Bottom line: keep at it, and use every tool you can to put yourself in control. After the podcast, you might have more questions. Check out this page for more information about how I use hypnosis in support of smoking… Continue reading Want to Stop Smoking? Great – now use every tool you can!

Hypnosis – uses in pain management and surgical recovery

“Hypnotherapy — also called clinical hypnosis or hypnosurgery — has been used in Europe for minimally invasive procedures, such as hernia repair, lumpectomies, biopsies and some mastectomies in breast cancers for several decades. But in the United States, hospitals and doctors have shied away from the therapy. Girish Joshi, an anesthesiologist at UT Southwestern Medical… Continue reading Hypnosis – uses in pain management and surgical recovery

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All the Ways We’ll Beat the Winter Blues This Season – The New York Times

Orchids seen at Omaha's Doorly Zoo.

When you live in Omaha, NE – or the surrounding area – dealing with the gloom of an overcast sky or the drama of dodging the potholes on the roadway are a part of life we all understand. And, mostly, we deal with it, knowing that milder weather, sunnier days, and repaired streets will all come our way in due time.

Hypnosis for GERD – Severe Acid Reflux

Hypnosis for GERD Sixty million Americans deal with this uncomfortable sensation at least once a month — heartburn. It’s not only painful, but can be life-altering, or even deadly if ignored. No wonder that heartburn and other gastrointestinal medications are among the most popular drugs on the market. But these “miracle drugs” are far from… Continue reading Hypnosis for GERD – Severe Acid Reflux

Stress and GI Conditions

The normal stress of everyday life can aggravate certain GI conditions. And in a vicious cycle, worrying about or dwelling on severe pain, constipation, diarrhea and other GI symptoms can make the symptoms worse, which in turn increases the stress. Read the full story from Science Daily I have training in the use of hypnosis… Continue reading Stress and GI Conditions

10 Fundamental Truths That Will Change Your Life

Life goes a lot smoother once you let go of grudges and forgive even those who never said they were sorry. Grudges let negative events from your past ruin today’s happiness. Hate and anger are emotional parasites that destroy your joy in life. Source: 10 Fundamental Truths That Will Change Your Life It’s a rare… Continue reading 10 Fundamental Truths That Will Change Your Life

Hypnosis May Be Effective for Cancer Pain, IBS, Headaches

Help for Medical Issues Brain imaging studies demonstrate that hypnosis influences cortical areas and neurophysiological processes that underlie pain and emotions. Having a chronic health issue can be stressful in and of itself. However, over time, suffering and loss of function can be especially discouraging. Simultaneously, we are starting to become aware of the trouble… Continue reading Hypnosis May Be Effective for Cancer Pain, IBS, Headaches

Has Hypnosis Finally Been Vindicated by Neuroscience?

It may be all in your mind, but brain scans suggest the effects are real. Source: Has Hypnosis Finally Been Vindicated by Neuroscience? This link will take you to a well-written summary of neuroscience research that illustrates how the brain responds to the experience of hypnosis. From New York Magazine, Nov. 21, 2016  

Is Hypnotherapy More Than Hype?

Hypnotherapy might be more helpful than you think. Consumer Reports fills you in what you need to know and explains whether this therapy is more than hype. Source: Is Hypnotherapy More Than Hype? The Source link will take you to an article from Consumer Reports – it does a nice job of outlining some of… Continue reading Is Hypnotherapy More Than Hype?