Category Archives: Hypnosis

Full Day Workshop “Hypnotically Enhanced Intimacy” Friday Oct 24

This is the last of my 3 yearly full-day hypnosis workshops in 2014.  I’ve broadened the theme to include closeness in any intimate relationship:  with yourself, your partner, current and original family, and close friends.  Both individuals and couples will … Continue reading

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US Preventive Services Refers Cardiovascular-Risk Patients to Psychologists

Overweight or obese patients with one or more risk factors for Cardiovascular Disease  [high blood pressure, high cholesterol, high blood sugar] are suggested for referral to psychologists for preventive behavioral counseling to lose weight through improved diet and increased exercise. … Continue reading

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Hypnosis for Knee Replacement: Anxiety Management, Sedation, Comfort & Rapid Rehab

Here’s links to the recent Raleigh N&O newspaper feature article, and to my wife Peggy Payne’s Facebook post about my use of hypnosis around my knee replacement in June.   The article merged my 2 nerve blocks into one: the … Continue reading

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Hypnotic Sedation for Knee Reconstruction Surgery

    On the whole, a very good experience, easier than I expected and feared – I’m home the day after the operation @ Duke Hospital.  Though the anesthesiologist was understandably unfamiliar and not fully comfortable with patients using hypnosis … Continue reading

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Cataract Surgery and Hypnosis

This week I had my left eye’s cataract removed and a lens best for distance vision implanted by Alan Dixon, MD at Rex Hospital in Raleigh, NC.  He prepared me well, including a video of the procedure which I watched … Continue reading

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Video of my talk,”Evidence Based Clinical Hypnosis for Clients and Ourselves”

This is a video of a hour and a half public talk I gave in 2012 in the UNC-CH School of Social Work’s Clinical Lecture Series. It’s also available through “For Professionals”, in the top Home Page navigation bar — … Continue reading

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Consider Taking a Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction course

I just finished my home-practice for the John Kabat-Zinn, PhD-inspired 10 session course MBSR [Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction], I’m taking with world-class expert, Jeff Brantley, MD  over @ Duke Integrative Medicine. We’re in the 7th week, with a day-long meditation coming this Saturday.  My … Continue reading

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Holly Hill Hypnosis Presentation: Thursday, 11/15/12

Noon – 1PM  for therapists, sponsored by  NC Social Workers — Y’all come – we’ll have a trance experience & discuss clinical applications – they’re a fun group. Please share your experience/response to this Post. I’d sure like to know, … Continue reading

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PAIRS workshop in Chapel Hill – relationship skills

Hi S,  You sure have an attractive & active website — you do very well with electronic media!  The PAIRS course  offers quite significant value, & I’m passing this on to my folks.  I’ll mention too, that my All Day … Continue reading

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Loneliness

my post responding to a list serve request for suggestions about loneliness. Lonely is sure not the same thing as “alone’ — It seems to me both 1] a history of regular, strong and long enough early family emotional intimacy, … Continue reading

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