Hypnosis & Brainless Barbie

BarbieRecently a lady in California began using hypnosis to become a “brainless” Barbie. (Video)

Although her approach is extreme, is it wrong that she wants to look like Barbie? Not necessarily. We all desire beauty, but being “brainless” is cause for concern. It’s possible this lady has “body dysmorphia” which is an excessive misperception and dislike of some aspect of the body.

For me, if a client had this request, I would explore motives and share the downside of such a choice (i.e. potential harm and a fragile Barbie business).

But, can hypnosis help her become brainless? Yes and no.

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New Year’s Resolutions!

Are New Year’s Resolutions easy? Yes! In fact, the more optimistic you are, the more likely you’ll achieve your goals. Also, you can use these ideas and tips to create a more rewarding life at any time of the year. Here are four simple ideas to keep in mind:
1) Create resolutions that are clear and definable. Instead of saying “I’m going to be healthier” or “Get outside more” or “Have more ‘Me’ time”,  determine what that actually means. Are you going to lose 10 pounds, go for a walk 4 times a week, or decide that you get to learn guitar.
2) Be optimistic. Yes, you may have tried this resolution before, but this is the best time, with all your previous efforts supporting you.
3) Be realistic. Don’t plan on losing 100 lbs in a year.
4) Believe there is no failure. If you have some missteps, think of it as just practicing!
If you would like more guidance, here’s an article I’ve updated to help along the way:

16 Easy Ways to Survive Christmas

Hypnosis HollyWe’ve all experienced a challenging holiday festivity: so-and-so is mad, mom is crying in the bedroom, the uncle had too much alcohol and the cars are stalled so everyone is stuck (not a true story). Here are some suggestions to create a potentially tolerable holiday.

1) Remember: Nothing lasts forever. We all have a shelf-life. Pretend that this will be the last time you will see this individual. This might make you appreciative, or it might make you giddy. Either way, you win.

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Pain – Herniated Disc

I am no stranger to pain. I’ve experienced a lifetime of grueling athleticism. I’ve run, biked, hiked, kayaked & x-country skied thousands of miles. But, that was all elective pain. I chose to do those things and I knew there’d be an end in sight, there was joy in the process. But, last year, I herniated my c5-c6 & c7 and began the 7.5 month journey of mind-numbing pain followed by six weeks of colds, coughing and laryngitis.

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Deconstructing Racism

Over the last ten years, I’ve come to realize I am racist, sexist and classist. I don’t want to be, but I was born into the land of opportunity. Even though my family barely registered as middle class, much was available to me and still is. I’m inherently prejudiced because I’m conditioned for it.
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