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  

Your job is killing you!

Danish workers have a single payer health system, so it’s easy to track how people use their benefits. This study appears to confirm the link between a rise in work-related stress and the negative impact on our health. More work and pressure to perform beyond certain levels leads to an increase in depression, anxiety —… Continue reading Your job is killing you!

OCD Doesn’t Always Strike Alone

OCD’s Companions The link will take you to an article on PsychCentral. The author makes the important point that rarely do we suffer in a unidimensional manner. Problems can show up in clusters. That’s why it’s so important to get a thorough assessment that guides treatment. Make sure you tell your therapist all the symptoms… Continue reading OCD Doesn’t Always Strike Alone

Transforming Anxiety

Have you ever wandered around a bookstore? If you’ve wandered around a bookstore, you’ve likely had the experience of picking up a book that you didn’t know existed. And, maybe, that book – now known to you – changed your life, or influenced it in a substantial way. The same thing happens on the Internet.… Continue reading Transforming Anxiety

What’s Wrong with Me? – Autoimmune Disorders

What’s Wrong with Me? – The New Yorker.  Chronic Fatigue The link will take you to a compelling and informative article about one woman’s journey to find answers about her lingering chronic fatigue, sense of unwellness – and the difficulty of finding answers. This is a long article, but worth your time. Clearly, the author… Continue reading What’s Wrong with Me? – Autoimmune Disorders

The Biology of Anxious Temperament

Anxious Temperament The Biology of Anxious Temperament May Lie With a Problem in an Anxiety ‘Off Switch’ — ScienceDaily. The Key Point Follow the link above to read the full article – but here’s the key paragraph – from my perspective: “This finding is very important as it focuses our thinking about treatment on promoting… Continue reading The Biology of Anxious Temperament