Hypnosis and hypnotherapy

Go With What Flow?

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It feels good to be in the flow, doesn’t it? Can you tell when you’re in or out? Does that lead you to different choices? Where does your flow take you?

I’m asking you to think about this for a couple of reasons.

The first reason is because I was prompted to ponder myself recently when I encountered the following excerpt from my favorite book, “Pronoia,” by Rob Brezsny.

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How to Have More Free Will

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I love this quote about free will, and especially the quote within the quote, from my all-time favorite book, “Pronoia,” by Rob Brezsny.

“Is there really such a thing as free will, or are our destinies
shaped by forces beyond our control?
Pronoia by Rob Brezsny

Here’s one way to think about that question: Maybe some people actually have more free will than ...

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Making Your Laughter Quota

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What’s your laughter quota? How often do you meet it? I doubt you really set such a goal and neither do I. But I do know the more I laugh the better I feel.

In fact, rather than the familiar saying: “He who laughs last, laughs best”

I prefer to say: “She who laughs most, feels best!”

This is a familiar topic at Manifest Positivity because I am devoted to laughter yoga and consider laughing to be ...

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Because Words Matter

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Dentists. Love or hate? So many people feel anxious or afraid of the dentist. Do you?

As you may know, since I moved to the San Diego area back in March I’ve split my time between my private hypnotherapy practice, Manifest Positivity, and partnering with Juan Acosta doing dental hypnosis.

It’s called Hypnodontics and it’s more than just hypnosis for dental patients.

We teach dental professionals some of the language skills we use as hypnotherapists so ...

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5 Science-Backed Health Benefits Of Hypnosis

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Everyone enjoys being right, don’t you? I mean, if a big website posted an article containing lots of links backing something you’re passionate about you might share that with people, right?

Last week the Huffington Post ran a piece called “5 Science-Backed Health Benefits of Hypnosis.” Here they are:

1. Improve deep sleep.
2. Ease symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome.
3. Quell hot flashes.
4. Ease ...

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Being Your Own Therapist

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Clients usually see me 3-5 times. That’s way less than the months or years typical of traditional talk therapy. A recent insight revealed why.

For a long time I thought the difference was because hypnotherapy is often “content free.” We don’t focus on the story of “why.” Instead we look at “for what purpose” a symptom is occurring, even when on the surface it doesn’t seem useful.

It is presupposed that each part of you has a good intention behind what it ...

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