A Session with Kirk Cameron’s (Fictitious) Son

Paul Cameron, [fictitious] son of Kirk Cameron and Chelsea Noble, called me to make an appointment. When I asked him what issue he wanted help with, he said he wanted to work through intense feelings of shame, after his father’s public comments in a March 6 interview by CNN’s Pierce Morgan.

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With the Wholeness process, there is a natural and immediate integration with daily living. Our life issues can actually be doorways to the experience of this “vast self” spoken of – or just a sense of affectionate presence and clarity. And the life issues are transformed in the process.
— Steve Andreas

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The Boy and the Bees

by Donald Pelles, Ph.D., Certified Hypnotherapist


Tommy, about to turn six, came to my office with his father. It was early May; the weather was beautiful. But as his mother had explained over the phone, Tommy would not play outside – he was afraid there might be bees. The summer before one had gotten into his pants and stung him. Neither Tommy nor his parents wanted him to be confined to the house for the rest of his life, but – Tommy was afraid.

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Stalked by Bird Callers

       by Donald Pelles, Ph.D., Certified Hypnotherapist


“I’m being stalked.”


Lillie, age 60, called me to ask about hypnosis.


“Tell me more,” I said.


“I’m being stalked by people who follow me around making bird sounds.”


She told me that young people, a brother and sister, had lived in the apartment above hers. Gang members, she thought. They stomped on their floors and had run cameras down into her ceiling fans. Lillie had taken them to court, but had no success. Two years ago she felt forced to move out, and she did.


Then, a year ago, they found her again and begun stalking her, making bird sounds – two kinds of birds – blowing into some kind of bird callers. They also imitated cicadas. They followed her wherever she went, honking at her when she came out of a store, making their bird sounds, making Lillie miserable.


“Have they done anything to you?” I asked. “Have they threatened you?”


“No,” she replied. “I’ve seen them a couple times. They scare me. I’m afraid to go out, afraid to sit out on my deck, to walk my dogs.”

Lillie was suffering panic attacks every night, her heart racing, afraid she would die; she was grinding her teeth and was unable to sleep.


I listened. When she finished I asked her how I could help her, what did she want - hypnosis for anxiety?


“Hypnotize me to think they are really birds,” she said.

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