Category Archives: Love and Relationships

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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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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Fair Fighting, Self-Righteousness and the Big Picture

I recently had a most heated spat over a very small misunderstanding. After some personal reflection, I began to analyze what seemed to happen during the interchange. To me, it appeared that we were both assuming we knew what the … Continue reading

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Overcome Commitment Phobia

Ever since I can remember, I have had this preoccupation with freedom. I saw myself with no possessions covered in dirt in Africa somewhere, or traveling somewhere far away with nothing but a bag and a little bit of food. … Continue reading

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Codependency Part 2: Boundaries

Edwin Louis Cole once said “Boundaries are to protect life, not to limit pleasures”. In order to be healthy and happy and live harmoniously with each other, it is imperative that we learn to teach each other how to treat … Continue reading

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Codependency: Part 1

Are you attracted to bad boys/girls, lost souls, or people who can rescue you? Do you tend to find yourself in bad relationships over and over again? The term “codependency” has generally been linked with people who tend to get … Continue reading

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What is Love?

M. Scott Peck (author of “The Road Less Travelled”) once said “Love is the will to extend one’s self for the purpose of nurturing one’s own or another’s spiritual growth…Love is as love does. Love is an act of will–namely, … Continue reading

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