Category Archives: Hypnosis

The Divided Mind: Human Nature, Problems and Change

When the ancient Greek philosophers attempted to explain the mind, thinkers like Plato and Aristotle presented theories with a common theme. Thousands of years later, when Freud put pen to paper, this same theme was present. What could cause thinkers … Continue reading

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Trusting Your Unconscious

Do You Trust Your Unconscious? The famous hypnotherapist Milton Erickson said to therapists that “Patients will be patients because they are out of rapport with their unconscious mind.” Many approaches to change try to help us rationalize our problems to … Continue reading

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The Anxious State of Mind

Anxiety. Millions find themselves in its paralyzing grip every year. They tell us that it’s normal or that the solution is in a pill… or years and years of psychotherapy. But what is anxiety really? Anxiety is a state of … Continue reading

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The Science of Suggestion

For most of my life, I didn’t believe in hypnosis. Of course, I hadn’t really looked into it much either… but I never expected that one day I would dive in and want to learn as much about it as … Continue reading

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Problem Trances

If you were to study hypnosis, you would be trained to produce a number of hypnotic phenomena in clients: amnesia, age regression, identification, ideosensory behaviour and dissociation among others. What is fascinating about this list of hypnotic phenomena is that … Continue reading

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Our Two Minds

It was Freud who first popularized the idea that we have an “unconscious mind,” and it is this idea that is at the heart of his method, psychoanalysis. Today, this idea has been accepted by many forms of psychology and … Continue reading

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Rationalizing Hypnosis

Hypnosis. It has been used for millenia for healing and transformation. Yet in our society, hypnosis, although growing in popularity, is seen as marginal. In a world that puts the emphasis on logical, rational thinking, we are supposed to reason … Continue reading

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Making Problems Disappear: Oprah and Regression Therapy in Montreal

I tuned in to today’s episode of Oprah on past life regression. On the show, a number of individuals with fears and other stuck issues opted to try past life regression, a type of hypnosis that takes one back to … Continue reading

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