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Month: June, 2017

Quote from Milton H. Erickson on Hypnosis

Serious students of hypnosis know from experience that all hypnotic phenomena can be found in the normal behavior of everyday of everyday living.  There is no transcendence of normal abilities in hypnosis.  In all my experience I have never found any validity to the claims of paranormal powers, miraculous healing, or extrasensory perception arising out of hypnosis.  In all such cases that I have personally investigated I have found that the so-called paranormal powers and miraculous healing were simply activated states of normal psycho-physiological processes.  The so-called ESP was based on the unconscious utilization of minimal cues.  We all have more potentials than we realize.  Hypnotherapy consists of the evocation and utilization of these often hidden potentials.

 Milton H. Erickson

from – Innovative Hypnotherapy

Edited by Ernest L. Rossi

Quote of the year

“Health is a precious thing, and the only one, in truth, which deserves that we employ in its pursuit not only time, sweat, trouble, and worldly goods, but even life; inasmuch as without it life comes to be painful and oppressive to us.

“As far as I am concerned, no road that would lead us to health is either arduous or expensive.”

-Michel de Montaigne, 1580-