Category Archives: Performance Anxiety


World Bedwetting Day: Creating Negative Expectations?

May 31, 2022, is World Bedwetting Day. Is that a good name for this day? I don’t think so! Because, as my teacher and mentor, Michael Yapko, PhD, taught me, “What you focus on, you amplify.” Do you want to focus on something negative, or on something positive? If I tell you, “Don’t think of […]

Do or Do Not…There is No Try

How This Unique Approach For Treating Hard-To-Solve Conditions Is Different From Anything Else You’ve Tried “Do…or do not.  There is no try.” This iconic quote is from Yoda, in Star Wars Episode V:  The Empire Strikes Back. * And it often applies to many of my patients and families. By the time I see patients, […]

Featured on the “Searching For Integrity” Show

I’m honored to have been featured on John Smith’s Searching For Integrity Show. John interviews people with integrity and wants to share their stories, because he believes our country suffers from what he calls IDD: integrity deficit disorder. I shared how I practice medical hypnosis and cognitive therapy to treat patients for whom traditional medicine […]

It’s the Most Stressful Time of the Year: Six Simple Techniques to Managing Holiday Anxiety

It’s the most wonderful time of the year … or is it? The holidays are typically filled with family and friends, traveling, good food, and fun. And these very things—while often wonderful—can also be potential landmines of decades-old interpersonal conflict, negative patterns, and stress, all of which lead to anxiety for many adults and adolescents. […]