By: karengray | July 22, 2019

It just so happens that this is National Moth Week. National Moth Week celebrates the beauty, life cycles, and habitats of moths. People of all ages and abilities are encouraged to learn about, observe, and document moths in their backyards, parks, and neighborhoods.


This world-wide event offers everyone, everywhere a unique opportunity to become a Citizen Scientist and contribute scientific data about moths. Through partnerships with major online biological data depositories, participants can help map moth distribution and provide needed information on other life history aspects around the globe.


And why would a hypnotist be writing about Moth Week? Well, a lot of people have a fear or a phobia. Some people are afraid of spiders, or snakes. ...

Category: Fears and Phobias 

Tags: change, safe, fears 

By: karengray | December 03, 2018

There are so many things that I love about this time of year. I love the way that we all get hunkered down for the winter. Homes seem to get cozier, trips to another town seem more special, and it seems like we check in on each other more. This is the time of the year that I start to take inventory of what I have accomplished in the last 12 months. I also look at what I am still lacking in, and what I can do about that. And once I have a pretty good idea of where I have been, and where I still need to go, then I start making a plan for the year ahead.


In the year ahead I want to do more. I want to attend more events, go to more educational seminars, and continue to build this flourishing hypnosis practice. I want to goof off less. I want to ...

By: karengray | March 26, 2018

Learning Anger

Although everyone experiences anger in response to frustrating or abusive situations, most anger is generally short-lived. No one is born with a chronic anger problem. Chronic anger and aggressive response styles are learned.

There are multiple ways that people learn to respond in an aggressive and angry way. Some people learn to be angry in childhood by copying the behavior of angry people around them. Children learn how to act by watching people, so if they see their parents, older siblings, or caregivers influence others by being hostile and making threats, they are likely to adopt that behavior as their own.. For instance, children that grow up in a home where one parent constantly berates and belittles the other parent re...