Bzzzz! Beep Beep! Ding! Our attention is being pulled into so many different directions.  There are so many notifications grabbing our attention. Work deadlines looming. Traffic after work. Dinner needs to be made. Our energy is being diverted in so many different ways. The way to sustain and be at your highest self is…self-care. Self-care…

I decided to support a friend at an AA meeting for the first time during COVID. I have to admit that it felt eerie when I first entered the room. Nothing like how it used to be before the pandemic. After all, all who were inside were desperately in need of psychological resuscitation. However, when…

Hello – Thank you for taking time to read my blog. This is going to give you some insight to what is a Food-Sobriety program? I have talked about quite a bit on my YouTube Channel talk show Most Things Hypnosis (find Central Valley Hypnotherapy) – Taking the word “Sobriety” meaning ‘ to abstain’ –…

More and more people seem to be burdened with some sort of mental illness or condition.  The medical industry, where much of the psychotherapy is conducted, seems hooked on palliative ‘solutions’ such as medication and curtailed programs of manualized ‘sausage-machine’-style psychotherapy which assume that every patient is the average patient.  There’s no time to actually…

Working with teenagers, I often have parents who are concerned about their teenager using marijuana or alcohol.  Besides the concern that their teenager may be using drugs or alcohol, they are concerned about their teenager becoming addicted.  Besides marijuana and alcohol, parents are concerned about methamphetamines and heroin.  Currently there is an epidemic of  teenagers…

While women are often the ones who seek therapy, typically making up nearly two-thirds of therapy patients, multiple studies have shown that men benefit more from the process. But men rarely seek therapy because they just don’t like the idea of opening up to a stranger and sharing their feelings. Therapy, then, isn’t a very…

Purchase: Emotional Wound First Aid Kit If you answered YES to more than one of these questions, there is reason to suspect that an emotional injury, wound or pain is present in your life. I often suppress my feelings. I choose to keep hurtful events a secret. I hold anger or resentment. I have trouble trusting…