Don E. Gibbons, Ph.D., NJ Licensed Psychologist #03513
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The New Center for Counseling and Psychotherapy, LLC

The New Center for Counseling and Psychotherapy, LLC, is located at 675 Route 72 E Manahawkin, NJ 08050. Telephone us at(609)709-2043 and (609) 709-0009.Take Mill Creek Road South, just off Route 72, on the road to Beach Haven West.After about 400 feet, turn right into the office complex of Greater Coastal Realty. Then turn right and go past the Lyceum Gyn. Continue on to the Prudential Zack Building. We. are the last office at the end. We accept Medicare and most other major insurance.Weekend and evening office hours are avalable.

Saturday, February 18, 2017

Trump and Hitker Speeches Side by Side

The following You Tube video has been billed as "Trump's Best Speech Ever," according to a Google search.  Compare this one to the speech Below, with English subtitles, in which Hitler boasts to his cheering supporters at a Nazi Party congress that he has destroyed every other political power in Germany. I am no fan of either one of them, but if you think that Trump could become a future Fuehrer, judge for yourself.

Now compare this one to the speech Below, with English subtitles, in which Hitler boasts to his cheering supporters at a Nazi Party congress that he has destroyed every other political power in Germany.

It isn't how something is said, it's how believably it is said (Gibbons & Lynn, 2010) and how closely it fits the life narrative of the audience (Sarbin & de Rivera, 1998) that really matters..The Nazi Reichsmarschall Hermann Goering, whom Hitler had designated for a time as his successor, was interviewed at Nuremberg on April 18, 1946, after the destruction of the Third Reich was complete. The Nazis' abuses of the power of suggestion were laid bare when he stated, "Naturally, the common people don't want war, neither in Russia nor in England nor in America, nplor for that matter in Germany. . . . All you have to do is tell them that they are being attacked and denounce the pacifists for lack of patriotism and exposing the country to danger. It works the same way in any country."

Donald Trump has now picked a White nationalist hero, the owner of Breitbart News, as a top White House advisor, and we are being exposed to the same virus that infected the German people in the middle of the twentieth century. But, since our economy is a lot stronger than the economy of Germany was when Hitler assumed power, hopefully we will be able to resist exposure to this infection.


Gibbons, D. E., & Lynn, S. J. (2010). Hypnotic inductions: A primer. in S. J. Lynn, J. W. Rhue, & I. Kirsch (Eds.) Handbook of clinical hypnosis, 2nd ed. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association, pp. 267-291.  

Sarbin, T. R., & De Rivera, J. (1998),  Believed-in imaginings: The Narrative Consruction of Reality (Memory, Trauma, Dissociation, and Hypnosis) . Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.

Sunday, February 5, 2017

Viirtual Reality Hypnosis? Throw Away Those Goggles!

Most people are familiar with Charles Dickens' story, "A Christmas Carol," in which the miserly Scrooge is sited by three spirits who "scare the Dickens" out of him and he becomes a lovable old gentleman who "knew how to keep Christmas better than anyone."If Dickens had been writing in the twenty-first century instead of the nineteenth, he would probably have had Scrooge make a few visits to an experiential hypnotist who, as Kelley Woods and I have been doing, would use hypnosis guide the client to a series of parallel universes, in which things would turn out differently i-- except we know now that we should use love and happiness rather than fear as an incentive to make the point. We don't need to use 3-D glasses to use virtual reality hypnosis. We use a combination of Kelley's mindful hypnosis and Don's BEST ME technique to allow clients to project their entire being into another Universe -- and it works!

Virtual Reality Hypnosis: Adventures in the Multiverse extends Dickens' approach to the modern era, often with dramatic results., Clients have been saying things like, "I can't thank you enough!" and, "I'm at a point in my life now where I think I can accomplish anything!" The changes which they are reporting in their lives seem to bear this out.

Saturday, February 4, 2017

Tthe !"Barbarians" at the Gates

No, that wasn't a typo in the titlle. The late T. X. Barber was the leader of the view that hypnosis was not the same thing as a trance state, and did not have a fixed set of physiological correlates which we can  measure, in the same way that fainting, coma, and shock and for several years he used to write the word hypnosis in quotation marks in all of his publications. Barber loved hyperempiria, however, and I quickly declared myself to be a "Barberian ."

In tracking the progress of his then revolutionary view, he was particularly fond of citing Kuhn's The Structure of Scientific Revolutions, which is now in its fiftieth edition. The outline and study guide to this monumental classic, which is sometimes taught as a one-semester college course, may be linked to for study purposes free of charge,. IMHO, it makes fascinating reading for all who are interested in establishing hypnosis as a separate profession, and who have noticed that the Establishment is fighting this tooth and nail. I enthusiastically recommend that you take a glance at this outline to understand the reasons for all the shenanigans that continue to be pulled by your enemies. It is "must" read, imho, for every hypnotist who wants to speak truth to power!