Hypnosis, an enhanced state of inner focus, can be an effective tool for improving a range of symptoms, including those related to mood and learning. The ADHD drug methylphenidate (Concerta, Ritalin) has been shown to increase hypnotizability in a sample of patients with ADHD and thus may enable patients to benefit from adding hypnosis to their treatment regimens.
The MTHFR mutation is associated with increased risk of depression, bipolar disorder, ADHD, autism, heart disease, miscarriage, migraines, certain cancers, and more. What it is, how it affects you, and the good news: what you can do about it.
It's okay to shake your fist at Old Man Winter. But in addition to the ice, snow, and clunky boots, winter provides us with many opportunities to be in the present moment—whatever it is. If we can get out of our heads and into the now, we may be pleasantly surprised by what we find.
Nearly everyone has something they'd like to change about themselves. When our insecurities interfere with our ability to accept who we are, however, it’s time to address the issues head on. Understanding what you truly value, and living in accordance with those values, can help put things in perspective and provide a healthier barometer for self worth.
We can all create "scary" images of undesirable outcomes for ourselves. Guided imagery can help us to leave behind outdated ideas about ourselves and what we can do, and harness the mind's ability to create positive change.
Hypnosis is a state of enhanced inner focus and can be a valuable tool for modulating pain, nausea, and other physical symptoms, decreasing anxiety, and breaking bad habits, among other things. But what makes some people more hypnotizable than others?
Chronic pain affects 100 million Americans emotionally, physically, and across numerous other domains. Because pain is a brain-body-mind phenomenon, however, there's a lot you can do to manage pain and improve your life. In fact, the solution is "in your head."
A 21st century approach to well being considers the whole person - physical and mental health, spirituality, nutrition, our relationships, etc. Integrating adjunctive healing approaches with good evidence of benefit (e.g., hypnosis, guided imagery, mindfulness, biofeedback, and others) can help us to feel better and create positive change.
The Integrationist is about optimizing whole person, mind-body health via the strengths of different psychotherapy models as well as other healing traditions - inlcuding Complementary and Alternative (CAM) therapies. Be well!