During her 50 years as a psychologist, Pam has studied and practiced hypnosis in order to help people with their problems. Her work and research into the fascinating area of self-hypnosis has resulted in an important technique for promoting personal change.

Post 4. What Happened Next

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Post 4. What Happened Next

I continued working at U.T.,S for 26 years, then worked for an employee assistance program for 16 years and began a parallel private practice in 2005, all the while using hypnosis as my main psychological technique. For your sake I should mentioned E.M.D.R., the second string to my bow. If you have suffered from trauma you should consult a trained E.M.D.R. practitioner. Post-traumatic stress is one of the few conditions time doesn’t heal. In fact, it usually gets worse over time.

You can read in my web Foreword how I began refreshing the book and constructing hypnosis recordings and printed scripts for you – yes, you – to make your own hypnosis recordings. And of my exciting time in 2016 at the Congres de Paris for the 20th International Congress of Hypnosis and Psychosomatic Medicine: I attended every seminar possible and carefully read the 250+ Congress abstracts to see whether the book I had written over 30 years’ ago still held water.

From now on I propose to randomly select stories from my ANECDOTES AND APOCRYPHA. I have been collecting yarns from my work as a psychologist, from my youth, from things that happened, from my 15 years with Bill Peach, from other relationships, and all kinds of places. Some are funny, some are sad, some will probably make your hair stand on end.

They will not be in any particular order, just as the mood takes me. Needless to say, Anecdotes are the ones that reflect well on me.

My next post will be the real “how it all began”. I call it “A Night to Remember” but it could also be “Scheherazade Lives Again”.

About the Author:

I will soon be 81 years old and tickled pink to be still upright. I have a good life. I still see clients, mainly in their own homes. I attend a lot of congresses, conferences and training sessions (never too old to learn). My apartment sits across from the north end of Maroubra Beach with 270 deg. views. There is always something intriguing to gaze at – the whales and dolphins twice a year, the stand-up paddle boarders, the surfers, the walkers, the beautiful surf in all its moods. Every morning two lorikeets come for their wholemeal bread. I often sit on the balcony and cook lunch on my portable grill, sitting amongst pots of lettuce, spinach, eggplant, tomatoes, chillies, and herbs: French tarragon, bayleaf, basil, rosemary, oregano, marjoram, thyme, mint and parsley. Throw a handful of herbs on every meal. My wonderful son has an equally lovely wife and three sons, 18, 16 and 14. They are the joy of my life as are my many good friends (some dating back to primary school) and colleagues. I was divorced, and later had two very dear partners, now deceased. One of them was Bill Peach; many of you may remember him. I was with him for 15 years until he died in 2013. He infected me with the travel bug, with many overseas and domestic Journeys taking place each year. The other long-term relationship left me with a taste for champagne, good wine, gourmet food and the Opera. Most of my life I have played tennis and golf, surfed (even in winter) and skied overseas and locally. Slowing down a bit now, love to see a film and do cryptic crosswords and sudoko. Passionate about bridge. I feel I have been very fortunate and would like to continue in that vein. Fingers crossed.