Tuesday, January 27, 2009

"You have been taught
that there is something wrong with you
and that you are imperfect,
but there isn't and you're not."

--Cheri Huber

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Hypnosis as the New OTC?

Although it is vital to follow the treatment advice of one's physician, it never ceases to amaze me as to the degree to which American mindset seems indoctrinated by the notion that one must generally take a prescription or OTC pill, in order to feel better. Recent news headlines even reaffirmed this notion, by suggesting that during these financially challenging times, some people are even beginning to favor less expensive OTC herbal alternatives to their prescription medications for sleep.

Nonetheless, I believe that effective non-pill alternatives are often not given the respect that they deserve. Even if one's doctor concurs with its safety and efficacy, I doubt that non-pill remedies are typically considered. I am primarily referring to the well-researched intervention of clinical hypnosis. Unfortunately, its misconceptions and stigmas tend to relegate hypnosis to an often overlooked option.

As a psychologist, I do understand that clinical hypnosis is actually considered one of the most effective ways to address a wide variety of concerns, including stress management, many forms of pain management, sleeplessness, and smoking cessation. Hypnosis is a phenomenon that is basically an exercise in deep meditation. Once in a deeply relaxed state, one's mind develops a natural, heightened focus. It is this fixed concentration that affords one the unique ability to benefit from "post-hypnotic suggestions." These suggestions are analogous to a seed being planted within one's subconscious mind. Assuming the suggestions are consistent with desired treatment goals, the hypnotized person is likely to experience a positive benefit from the intervention.

Nowadays, instead of "Over-The-Counter," when indicated, many could likely benefit from professional self-hypnosis downloaded for free, "Over-The-Internet." Beforehand, it is important to ensure that one's physician approves the switch and has determined that the treated symptoms are not signs of more serious medical conditions.

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

ONLY eBook Version (no longer FREE) of Allen Carr's Best-Selling Self-Help Book!

In order to continue to make Allen Carr's FREE eBooks available, I had to be in contact with both the Allen Carr Foundation (England) and the attorneys for Wowio.com (USA). In 2008, I was actually notified by the Allen Carr Foundation with respect to possible copyright infringement. After a brief hiatus (Until the matter was resolved, the Allen Carr eBooks were temporarily removed from the Wowio site.) the Carr books returned. Wowio is an advertiser supported site, wherein today it remains the only source where readers can legally access high-quality copyrighted eBooks from leading publishers for free. Discover Allen Carr and authors of other popular self-help eBooks, by clicking below!

Please note that as of the beginning of 2010, the only Carr eBook that is still available for FREE download is highlighted below. You can also visit my website for a link to the only eBook version of his best-selling "The Easyway to Stop Smoking" available for sale.

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Only eBook copy of Allen Carr's best-selling book, "Easyway to Stop Smoking" -
The author was an ex-smoker who explains how to overcome the psychological aspects of the nicotine dependence with such amazing clarity and insight that the physical withdrawal becomes much more bearable.
A must read for all smokers struggling to quit!
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the Pharmaceuticals,
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