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How I Work with Fear of Public Speaking

Tomorrow is the day. You can’t sleep. Your thoughts are racing. Your body begins to shake and tremble. The morning comes greeted by great fear and nausea. You feel paralyzed and have thoughts of escaping either back to bed or to a deserted island. Or maybe you could disappear altogether. What does tomorrow bring? War. […]


Dealing with Difficult People Part 4

Remember the Diamond D’s: Detach, disassociate, and defuseThe Diamond D’s are the best ways to deal with difficult people. Part 1 of this article series Part 2 Part 3 The Diamond D’s or Triple D’s is a good way to remember the most helpful set of behaviors when you’re faced with someone who’s being difficult […]


How to Deal with Difficult People Part 3

Today:  Give Up the ‘Right’ and ‘Wrong’ Attitude Don’t miss Part 1 and Part 2! Most difficult people never see their behavior as ‘wrong.’ They feel they are always ‘right’ even when facts point otherwise. This is a psychological bias, and we all have many of them. The best way to deal with this is […]


How to Deal with Difficult People Part 2

  How to Deal with Difficult People, Part 2:  Don’t Wage War [Click here if you missed Part 1] Very often difficult people don’t realize they are ‘waging war’ on others. They may have no idea their behavior is irritating, and even if they do, when confronted, they will immediately become defensive and start a […]


How to Deal with Difficult People Part 1

  How to deal with difficult people — and not go crazy! by Cindy Locher, BCH “When dealing with people, remember you are not dealing with creatures of logic, but creatures of emotion.” ~Dale Carnegie Emma had finally landed her dream job almost a year ago. She loved the work and got along with almost […]


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25 Ways to Be Happier

25 WAYS TO BE A HAPPIER YOU Some people assume that achieving greater success or accumulating material wealth automatically leads to happiness, but nothing can be further from the truth. The fact is, we place artificial demands on ourselves that undermine our happiness. These demands force us to work harder and harder to cross a […]


Special price on hypnosis sessions

As the owner of ChangeWorks, I personally invite you to experience a relaxing, professional hypnosis session at a great price! Winter got you down (‘cuz it is not ENDING!!!!!??)  Take a “Virtual Vacation!” For the month of April, buy a session with Jeff Bellis for $100. Purchase at this special rate through April 30th; book […]


Interview with Paul Scheele, PhD

Interview with Paul Scheele, PhD   In this episode I interview Paul R. Scheele, PhD, founder of Learning Strategies Corporation (“in Minneapolis,” LOL!). Paul is the creator of the Paraliminals hypnosis CDs.  (When I need something that I haven’t recorded myself, I turn to my Paraliminals collection, they are wonderful.) Right now (yep, like RIGHT […]


What Is Hypnosis for Anxiety and How Does It Work?

There are some important factors to understand when deciding to use hypnosis for anxiety. If you are like most people I see in my practice, you probably have been struggling with anxiety many years before thinking about hypnosis for anxiety. You probably have your Xanex bottle, or other prescription medication handy, and you may be […]


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The advantages of quitting smoking with hypnosis

Hypnotherapy is fast becoming the therapeutic modality of choice for smoking cessation. A gentle yet powerful approach, hypnosis is gaining acceptance in mainstream medicine as more and more medical practitioners refer their clients to hypnotherapists. There are many advantages to quitting smoking through the use of hypnosis. For one, hypnosis addresses the emotional and psychological […]