Hypnotic Myths

Written by Rita Ballard

Even though hypnosis has been around officially sincerepparttar 1700s (Franz Anton Mesmer), there are still questions as to its validity and benefits. Forrepparttar 126164 most part, these questions stem from fear and ignorance. Regarding this subject, it is generally assumed that what you don’t know can hurt you. People’s viewpoints on hypnosis vary according to what their experiences have been and what they’ve heard.

I am a stable, responsible, levelheaded, intelligent person. I am also a licensed hypnotherapist. One ofrepparttar 126165 requirements for finishing hypnotherapy training was to go out and practice what you’ve learned; my obvious targets in this endeavor were primarily my family and friends.

My oldest child staunchly refuses to have anything to do with hypnosis, even now (I’ve been a hypnotherapist for 6 years.). She is not a child; she is in her early 30s and is a successful video producer. Still, she says that she’s not going to do something that might get her “lost somewhere and unable to return.”

My second child has volunteered to be hypnotized by me numerous times. He lovesrepparttar 126166 experience. He enjoys how relaxed it makes him feel, and he believes that he derives great benefit from it.

My third child is aloof aboutrepparttar 126167 whole subject. He doesn’t validate or discount it one way or another. He’s just ‘to busy’ to give it a try.

I am curious about people who draw conclusions about hypnosis when they haven’t actually experienced it in some way. It baffles me how a person can discount it when hypnosis has not negatively impacted them or someone they know.

I’ve had people tell me that hypnosis is “the devil’s work”, yet I know of pastors who practice hypnotherapy in their counseling practices. I’ve had professionals say to me, “Yes, but does it actually work?” Well, does dieting actually work? Does imagery actually work? In order for something to “actually work”repparttar 126168 user has to have a certain amount of belief in it. So, whether or not hypnosis actually works depends onrepparttar 126169 belief ofrepparttar 126170 subject and to some degree,repparttar 126171 skill ofrepparttar 126172 hypnotherapist.

Gifted Adults and their Careers

Written by Cathy Goodwin, Ph.D.

"James is so restless and energetic. I wonder if he's hyperactive."

"Nancy seems to be all overrepparttar place. She's got a dozen projects going at once!"

"Harley does things so fast! He put up a website in two weeks."

"Marlene is so intense. She needs to lighten up."

While it's possible that James is hyperactive, Nancy is scattered, Harley skates on thin ice and Marlene is depressed, it is also possible that each of these people wearsrepparttar 126163 label, "gifted adult."

Gifted children often lose interest in school because they're bored. They don't always get top grades because they think in unconventional patterns.

Gifted adults can be misunderstood. Those who read books like Jacobsen's The Gifted Adult often feel relieved: "Finally, someone understands where I'm coming from!"

Gifted adults often face unique career challenges. Job environments rarely reward creativity, a hallmark ofrepparttar 126164 gifted, and frequently punish anyone who threatens to color outsiderepparttar 126165 lines. Corporations often resemble football games, where players are rewarded for being in position to receiverepparttar 126166 ball everyone wins by executingrepparttar 126167 coach's play. Gifted people function better when their game resembles playground basketball, where you can scramble and make plays as you go.

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