Category Archives: Personal Growth

Let Go, Make Room For Bigger And Better

In Stephen Mitchell’s translation of the Tao te Ching, one passage reads “The Master leads by emptying people’s minds and filling their cores, by weakening their ambition and toughening their resolve. He helps people lose everything they know, everything they … Continue reading

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Where Therapy Falls Short, Hypnotherapy Steps Forth

Have you ever known someone who went to therapy for years and years, processed their past, could tell you why they do what they do, and yet haven’t changed that pattern or tendency they went to therapy to begin with? … Continue reading

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Tulips In The Snow

I woke up this morning and the world was covered in a blanket of white, the first snow of the year. And as I was sitting there thinking about what I could do today, the light out of the corner … Continue reading

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Back To When I Had It All Figured Out

It all started when I thought I knew everything. I was roughly 8 years old I think. I had decided that I would do everything better than my parents did, live a fun and exciting life, make the kind of … Continue reading

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Bum With A Sack Full Of Gold

When I was a kid, I used to go up into the mountains to my grandparent’s house. The snow would get so high, I would take a step and my whole leg would disappear. Sometimes the snow would be as … Continue reading

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To Sabotage Or To Not Sabotage Your Goals?

Anybody feel like sabotaging their New Year’s Resolutions? I’ll give you some compelling reasons (my brains cooks up excuses really easily). 1. It’s too hard. 2. Why do I put so much pressure on myself? 3. Live a little. 4. … Continue reading

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Distorted Thinking

Today I want to talk about one of my favorite teaching topics, which is called “Distorted Thinking” though I must give credit to Aaron Beck (who developed the theory behind cognitive distortions) and David Burns who further defined these common … Continue reading

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Buying Self-Help Books For Other People: 8 Ways To Avoid Helping Unhelpfully

Growing up in my family, self-help books were passed around freely and it was all fine and good until those books would land unprovoked in my lap. All of a sudden self-doubt would creep in. I would think to myself … Continue reading

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Anywhere But Here

I am sitting, looking out at a beautiful turquoise ocean. It’s warm outside and the air is sifting through beautiful large palm trees. I have everything I could need and want…time, food, beautiful surroundings…and yet all I can think about … Continue reading

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All Creatures Great And Small

I once had a blue fish named Sam. He was a cheery, happy little fellow and I took him everywhere with me. I’d go away for a week with his little “travel” tank under my arm. He was the last … Continue reading

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