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Posts by Rob Perin

Why I study NLP (Neuro-Linguistic Programming)

I have studied Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) for years. In fact, I just completed another certification in NLP, this one from the American Hypnosis Association as a “Certified Practitioner of Neuro-Linguistic Programming.” A couple of people have pointed out that the Wikipedia page on NLP is pretty damning. It uses phrases like “discredited scientifically”, “no scientific…

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Hypnosis Stage Shows: It’s that time of year again

As spring changes to summer, every year it seems that you can’t have a graduation, a fair or a festival without having a stage hypnotist on the schedule. Unlike some of my peers in the hypnotherapy business, I am in favor of these shows, with certain reservations. Stage shows can be a great way to…

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Save a life today.

Blood donation

I had a client a while back who had survived a major trauma and had been feeling guilty because she ran for her life, rather than staying to help others. Both the urge to save your own life and to feel guilty about having done so are natural reactions, but she believed that she was not…

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You must sleep.

woman sleeping well

You must sleep. It’s the way we are built. Sleep is one of those things you just can’t do without. You need to eat, need to breathe and need to sleep. There seems to be an epidemic of sleep problems these days, and worse yet, I am always hearing people talk about how they get…

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In the beginning.

hypnosis on the riverbank

Before the Hypnotechs office, I saw clients in homes, parks and spare rooms. Sometimes I even met them at the beach! Hypnosis doesn’t need an office.

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Honey, I Tranced the Dog

hypnotized dog

Part of the childbirth hypnosis process is training the spouse/birth partner in some hypnosis techniques because they are going to be in the room for the birth and I am not. I ask that this person attend the final two sessions of the five in the series and there is always homework for the couple…

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I don’t believe in hypnosis!

flat earth

That’s fine. Some people don’t believe the earth is a sphere either. In my opinion, the best quote from the movie “City of Angels” was spoken by the character Seth. He said: “Some things are true whether you believe in them or not.” Whether I believe in something or don’t believe in something, the question…

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Somnambulism

somnambulist sleepwalker

What is a somnambulist? In medical terms, somnambulism means “sleepwalking.” So a somnambulist is someone who walks in their sleep. We have all known someone who made “midnight” snacks in their sleep or at least seen stories about how certain sleep aids could cause this same thing to occur. In hypnotherapy, we mean something slightly…

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Hello World!

Hello World

I think it’s tradition to have a “Hello World!” post when starting up a new system, right? Yet another version of the website. I think this is revision #4. R4 for short. But I think it’s right this time. I had been exploring other platforms, but for what I need I think this makes the…

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