Dr. Richard Ward

The Difference Between a Spiritual Father and a Psychologist

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Metropolitan of Nafpaktos Hierotheos The spiritual Father, ought to perform his task on the basis of the Orthodox Tradition, it is clearly different from the psychologist, who works on the basis of an anthropocentric view of man and his life The psychologist wants to make people psychologically balanced. The spiritual father aims at man’s deification…. Read more »

YOU CAN STOP SMOKING

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HYPNOSIS WORKS AND IT LASTS For most people, the absolute worst way to attempt to deal with a smoking habit is through the use of will power. Like moods an demotions, will power fluctuates. One day it is strong. The next day may be a down day, and will power fades. It is usually neither… Read more »

YOU CAN LOSE WEIGHT

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NO DIETS, NO CHANGING FOODS, NO WILL POWER “Let me explain our weight-reduction program,” the hypnotherapist said to the inquiring prospective client. “We don’t, in most cases use diet procedures. We find that a problem with diets is that there is a major change of eating habit patterns and that all the time the client… Read more »

WHY FEAR PHYSICIANS AND DENTISTS?

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YOU CAN RELAX AND ENJOY YOUR VISITS Countless people allow major and even life threatening damage to occur in their bodies simply because of unreasonable fears of visits to physicians or dentists. Such fears come from false convictions that these visits will involve pain. Some people carry the potentially deadly fear that a visit will… Read more »

UNDERSTANDING HYPNOSIS

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WHAT IT IS AND HOW IT WORKS Hypnosis and  its uses in the practice of hypnotherapy is rapidly emerging as a highly effective science in solving the problems of people. It can be very beneficial in many cases as a therapy in itself. It is a valuable adjunct in psychotherapy and psychiatry. Yet it is… Read more »

STRESS MANAGEMENT

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YOU CAN INCREASE EFFECTIVENESS, AVOID BURNOUT The human brain receives messages from several sources, each dealing with separate types of information. Input dealing with everyday matters such as news, music,  jobs, relationships, weather, etc., comes from the external environment. Our own bodies provide data concerning movement, digestion, tension, pain, etc., all in the form of… Read more »

SENIORS: HOW TO STAY YOUNG

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RECOGNIZE AND USE YOUR PLUS FACTORS It has been said that elderly people are often poor subjects for hypnosis. this is not necessarily the case. Age tends to be more a state of mind than a condition of the body. the public abounds with people of senior years who run circles around their counterparts in… Read more »

RELAX: LEARN TO LET GO!

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REFRESH YOURSELF WITH SELF-HYPNOSIS There are countless books on self-hypnosis, what it does, how it works, techniques for use, etc. there are even more books on relaxation, meditation, self-help and similar subjects. Many hypnotherapists teach self-hypnosis as a part of their offered services. Others use it as an adjunct to therapeutic procedures in specific cases…. Read more »

RELATIONSHIP THERAPY

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LEARN TO COMMUNICATE One of the major problems in relationships is communication. Simply talking things out is an essential factor but it is much ore easily said than done. Why? The answer is that many people do not communicate effectively. It is not that they don’t want to-they may desperately want to work out problems,… Read more »

MEMO TO SALES PEOPLE

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SUCCESS IS MUCH EASIER THAN YOU THOUGHT It has been reported that the highest incomes among working people are earned by sales people. It is also reported that 80% of the commissions paid are earned by 20% of the workers. This, of course, seems unfair. If two sales people working for the same firm and… Read more »