Mental Yoga Week #18: Take a Stand


Remember that great Stephen King book that got made into a mini-series for TV, The Stand?  The Stand is a 1994 television miniseries based on the novel The Stand by Stephen King. King also wrote the teleplay, and has a cameo role in the series. It was directed by Mick Garris and stars Gary Sinise, Rob Lowe, Ossie Davis, Ruby Dee, Jamey Sheridan and Molly Ringwald. … More Mental Yoga Week #18: Take a Stand

Mental Yoga Week #10: Learn to say “Thank You” in 10 different languages


Your first question might be “Why?” Saying “Thank you” is a way to express gratitude.  An attitude of Gratitude puts the world at your finger tips. Of course, it’s easy to cheat nowadays with the Internet.  I just typed in “thank you in German” and got About 35,300,000 results in 0.16 seconds.  Not much of … More Mental Yoga Week #10: Learn to say “Thank You” in 10 different languages

Mental Yoga Week #9: Use Your Favorite Restaurant as a Model for Self Improvement


This exercise is actually like finding a metaphor for your perfect life… the life you would be living if you did everything right.  I’m not talking about beating up on yourself;  I’m talking about that feeling of satisfaction you get from knowing you are doing things well. If you’ve ready any of my other blogs, … More Mental Yoga Week #9: Use Your Favorite Restaurant as a Model for Self Improvement

Mental Yoga Week #8- Read Mental Floss


One of my clients turned me on to this really cool magazine for those who need fairly regular mental stimulation.  http://www.mentalfloss.com/ The magazine’s tagline is “where knowledge junkies get their fix.” The periodical is an odd combination of articles about the origins of things, like this month’s well known medications in your drug cabinet; brain … More Mental Yoga Week #8- Read Mental Floss

Week #1: Mental Yoga


It’s time for some new mental stretches.  Each week I’ll post a detailed description of a mind power exercise to stretch your mind muscle.  The abbreviated version is on my twitter page. Here’s #1.  Look at something you see regularly from a new perspective.  Ruts are one of the worst things that can happen to … More Week #1: Mental Yoga

Hypnosis for Dealing with Addictions


As a hypnotist, I frequently help people overcome addictions, typically: smoking, alcohol, cocaine (or crack) and sex.  If you, or someone you know, is considering trying hypnosis for this reason, there are some things you should keep in mind. 1.  Hypnosis is not psychotherapy or counseling.   (Some counselors are also trained hypnotists.  Try one … More Hypnosis for Dealing with Addictions

MyBrainSolutions


Came across this website because I am attending a Health Productivity Conference in which this topic will be discussed:  Improving Brain Productivity to Reduce Depression.  Here is what MyBrainSolutions lists as their benefits: MyBrainSolutions is an interactive brain training site which brings together a brief objective brain assessment, games, videos and trackers designed to: Reduce … More MyBrainSolutions

“Exercise #2 for Increasing Flow: Virtual Walk in the Forest”


The following is an abbreviated version of one of my hypnosis scripts.  Make a recording of it for yourself and practice using it to go into flow.  Feel free to change some of the wording if it doesn’t feel right to you.  Once you’ve done this session for a few weeks, try an actual walk … More “Exercise #2 for Increasing Flow: Virtual Walk in the Forest”