Being Human Can Kill – Part 1

Recently, a Florida school board settled a lawsuit with three families whose children died in 2011. The infraction? The school principal practiced hypnosis on them prior to two committing suicide and one dying in a car crash.

Without a doubt, this is a sad, tragic event. Unfortunately, both the school board and the media are getting it wrong. The hypnosis sessions did not kill those children. Hypnosis is a focused state of attention. We actually go into hypnosis all the time – it’s how we learn and how we remember and why we respond to circumstances in particular ways.

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Six Lessons of Suicide

Robin Williams gave many people joy.

You might be sad that he is dead. Or you might be feeling compassion. It’s important to know the difference. Compassion doesn’t hurt. It is pure, healing and whole. It is love. Compassion is recognizing his depression and sadness. Compassion is empathizing with what his close family and friends are feeling.

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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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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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