Self Help Blog

Weight Loss and Behavior Modifications

Well, I think it only makes sense to realize that you have to do something different to get different results, pretty much in anything that one does. My first teacher of hypnosis used to say, “Hypnosis will not quit your smoking, but it will make your decision to quit so much easier!”  Conscious and subconscious awareness work together. You can do your own behavior modification program.  Does that sound complicated?   Well, I studied learning psychology and behavioral principles in all the textbooks;  they are pretty simple.  I will outline some basics here for you for weight issues. The simplest of tricks is to not have “bad stuff” easily available to you.  Before embarking on your weight loss program, and lifestyle change, you may want to empty your cupboards and refrigerator of carohydrates, cake mixes, sugary and starchy packages such as cake or brownie mixes, macaroni and cheese mixes,  pancake mixes, sugary pancake syrups, and all the like.  If you cannot bear to give or throw them away, then consider a week of eating them or having one big carb party to get these out of your house.  If you live with others, they will also benefit from these changes.  Even…

To Lose Weight, Do One Thing Different

A quite well-known author and psychotherapist is named Bill O’Hanlon.  He is the author of about twenty five books.  He gained some recognition some time ago for teaching therapists how to do ” brief therapy” , that being to help someone create change in a few sessions.   Another therapist , a psychiatrist, named Milton Erickson, M.D, amazed his colleagues in the sixties with his ability to create great change in one session, using hypnosis.Bill O’ Hanlon wrote one book called, Do One Thing Different.  I like this concept, even as it applies to weight loss.  I think that people who desire to lose significant weight feel overwhelmed by the whole idea of a massive change in their lives, not knowing where to begin, not understanding what eating changes they must undertake, and they feel that there’s a long, painful process ahead of them.  So, they put it off, and things get much worse.  There seems to be a little demon on the shoulder telling them to go ahead and eat the bad stuff.There is a saying,  “How do you eat an elephant?  Answer: One bite at a time!”So to apply this to the topic of weight loss, one thing to…

Say NO to the Whites

A number of years ago, I was conversing with a local health foods store owner.  A former nurse, who had restored her health after a debilitating illness, she started talking to me about how a main stately she had used was to eliminate all white sugar, white flour and cow’s milk from her diet. I was intrigued, but could not imagine how I could live that way.  Well, now I have learned the true benefits of this approach… I have since learned that cow’s milk has little or no benefit to anyone over the age of two.  And furthermore, in the U.S., most milk contains BGH, bovine growth hormone, which is used on cows to increase milk production.  It is outlawed in many other countries, BGH has what is called an estrogenic effect, which is contributory to early sexual maturation in girls and hormone imbalances in older males and females.  Now, there are many tasty subtitles for cow’s milk, many of them with less fat, fewer carbs and less calories.  I have happily experimented with almond milk, soy milk and coconut milk. Now for the other whites common in the American diet:  white sugar and white flour.  Both contribute to…

Origins Therapy

Origins Therapy is for anyone afflicted by a wide variety of common ailments including:  Migraine Headaches, Phobias, Allergies, Tinnitus, Panic Attacks as well as interpersonal dramas or acrimony (family, in-laws, neighbors, work, and other relational kinds of acrimony). For most kinds of issues and problems, we simply guide the client, or a stand in, to a meditative altered state where we use visual imagery the super consciousness’ capacity to locate the root cause or causes of the target issue, or equation,  in virtual imagery origins, or root causes and negative energies, also described as “frozen emotional blocks.” This peaceful and gentle process allows the energetic vibratory origins to be discharged or dissipated until there are no more feelings incurred, as they have been intentionally discharged thereby removing the presenting target afflictions and issues.   This is then followed by reciprocal forgiveness of these same origns and oneself, with any and all components and elements involved in the equation’s drama. The technique purportedly originates in the ancient & mythical Age of Atlantis, carried forward to the Egyptians and subsequently lost in the fire of their Library in Alexandria and subsequently revealed forensically by accident while culling cultural information’s origins by a Regression…

Symbols of the Mind – There For Your Healing

My twenty year quest to understand and help people to use the powers of their own subsconscious mind has been a neverending and open ended journey.  I have been most fortunate to have been mentored by some highly knowledgeable persons.  These people, some very interesting authors, and my clients have taught me so much.  It has been my honor to cultivate slowly the methods of how to help a person to access parts of  the  deep inner self, which in turn guides one  them on one’s own path to healing change, and creation. Each way or method has brought its own fascination, and there are many ways which seem to work.  Past life regression seemed to me at first as a method just too bizarre to really work.  Yet I and many others of scholarly pursuit have found that in this methodology, some story seems to emerge from a person’s mind, whether it be a story coming down from the Collective Unconscious as defined by the renowned Carl Jung, or whether it be a true past life experience.  Amazingly,   this story always brings with it a source message about whatever this-life situation seems to  be.  Relationship issues, or deep-seated emotions…