Commentary

Commentary · 10. May 2017
by Donald Pelles, Ph.D., Certified Hypnotherapist I heard Shawn Talbott speak on a teleseminar a couple weeks ago, about cortisol and testosterone and their role in stress, weight reduction, and health. I was impressed – the man seemed to know what he’s talking about and everything he said resonated with things I already knew, half-knew, or suspected:

Commentary · 31. January 2016
People settle, for things in their lives they don’t really like, that they feel powerless to change. I work with both the conscious and unconscious aspects, sometimes indirectly, in ways that engender changes on both of these levels. I enable and empower my clients to open up to new directions and possibilities, to new ways of feeling, thinking, doing, and being.

Commentary · 18. July 2015
I was sure I would recognize Wendi when she came in, and I did; she smiled at my wave, walked briskly over and sat down. She looked trim and fit, wearing black slacks, a silvery top, and a small jacket. I half expected her to say, in her low hypnotic voice, “Hello, I’m Wendi Friesen,” as she does at the beginning of her recordings (establishing rapport from the jump). But of course that was unnecessary – we knew one another, though this was the first time we had met in person.

Commentary · 15. July 2015
When George Zimmerman pursued, confronted, and killed Trayvon Martin, he was acting in the spirit of the slave patrols of the 1600s, 1700s, and 1800s and the many forms they have taken since the Civil War and into our own time.

Commentary · 14. July 2015
The movie “Trance” is one of the better depictions of hypnosis and hypnotherapy in cinema. Though sensationalized (it’s a psycho-thriller, after all), the representation is refreshingly accurate.

Commentary · 07. July 2015
Bedside Manners: The Pain Clinician’s Guide to Effective Medical Communication, by Michael Ellner, MSH, CHT Review by Donald Pelles, Ph.D., CHt.