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The truth about hypnosis

Clifford N Lazarus Ph.D.Think Well Hypnosis is, perhaps, one of the most misunderstood and controversial methods of psychological treatment. The myths and misconceptions that surround hypnotherapymostly stem from people’s ideas about stage hypnotism. The truth is that stage hypnotism is … Continue reading

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Consciousness revealed

When we consider the evolution of the human species, what makes us human is not defined by our unique human functions, such as opposable thumbs, abstract thinking, reasoning, or computational abilities—those are good. The defining feature of our species is … Continue reading

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I don’t feel your pain: overcoming roadblocks to empathy

Learning about empathy and practicing it may improve our quality of life and that of those around us. Some people may naturally show better empathy skills than others, but that does not mean that we can not learn to become … Continue reading

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Words to Live By — or Die From

What we say and how we say it can make us happier and healthier — or not. The current issue of Scientific American Mind contains an article by Johannes Eichstaedt about how scientists are using social media to assess mental … Continue reading

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The neuroscience of fairness and injustice

Fairness and injustice are two experiences which can lead to many disagreements, misunderstandings, subjective reactions and even anger, guilt and depression amongst others. Below is an interesting article elaborating more on those concepts and sharing few ideas on how to cope, … Continue reading

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Don’t Let Anxiety Hold You Back From Living Your Dreams

The article below introduces us briefly to few ideas which may help us in order to achieve better self control over our emotions. As Dr. Greenberg says: “…you can choose to move ahead and keep taking constructive action despite the anxiety, thereby … Continue reading

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Building Confidence and Self-Esteem

You do not even need to have a reason, or to know the reason for your current perception of low self esteem. With the contribution of hypnotherapy, exercises like the ones mentioned in the following article can be mentally rehearsed, reinforced and … Continue reading

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