Most people are surprised to learn that the British Medical Association has approved hypnosis as a valid treatment tool for health in 1957. In fact, this was long overdue since hypnosis was already a part of healthcare in Europe. At the beginning of the 1930’s, many scientists started to do research on the value of…

CHARACTER CRUMBLES WHEN COMPROMISED One morning as I drove to work, I heard a song by “Casting Crowns” titled, “Slow Fade.” The song is about guarding against the little compromises that wear down our integrity. It uses lines from a popular Christian children’s song, “be careful little eyes what you see, be careful little ears…

“There is only one way to avoid criticism: do nothing, say nothing, and be nothing.” You could easily replace the word “criticism” with the word “failure” in this great quote by Aristotle. Fear of failure causes us to miss out on life. When we’re so afraid of failing at something, we either don’t try at…

Meaning in Life Questionnaire The “Will to Meaning” or desire to find meaning in life is, according to the late Viktor Frankl, essential and necessary for human happiness. Frankl was the founder of the existential therapy known as Logotherapy. In short, a human life is incomplete without meaning. No matter what else a person has…

Going Rogue! How Individual Teachers Can Improve their Students Behavior and Academics Without Any Support. Introduction Many teachers enter the teaching profession believing that they will fill eager young minds with skills and knowledge that will allow them to be successful in school and life. Sure, they expect a certain degree of misbehavior and missing…

The philosopher Nietzsche famously said, “[h]e who has a why to live can bear almost any how.”  Today, we see a growing sense of unhappiness, boredom, depression, loneliness and, increasingly, suicide.  Several research studies showed a connection between retirement and early death. Many parents, especially the stay-at-home parent, suffer depression when their children leave home…

The teen years are an important developmental time. Important things that happen during this time include: 1. Forming important relationships Teens spend more and more time with peers. Peers influence the formation of their identity and allow to them to try out different groups to see where they fit in. Teens may face stress in…