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Articles on Hypnotherapy, healing, meditation, Hawaiian Shamanism, psychotherapy, counselling and much more will be posted in this blog. Please feel free to respond and contribute to the ever-changing discussion on these topics.

Sheldon Bilsker, HT, RCC is the Director and founder of Orca Institute, Canada's longest running hypnotherapy school.
You can contact him at 604-808-3703

Erickson was an American psychiatrist and the founding president of the American Society of Clinical Hypnosis born in 1901 and died in 1980. At 17 he was paralyzed by polio. This event started a process of exploration to discover what he was capable of, which eventually would lead him to become the modern-day father of hypnotherapy. He revolutionized the field. 

In earlier days and still used is what is referred to as direct approaches in hypnosis.

An example of a

Thoughts on Cancer

Monday, 11 February 2019 15:33
Serge King, Ph.D. is a Hawaain Shaman based in Hawaii. He is the author of many books including The Urban Shaman and Imagineering for Health. 
Contact Orca Institute at 604-808-3703.

My younger brother died of cancer in his early thirties, and my mother died of complications involving cancer when she was in her eighties. And I have had the opportunity to work with many people suffering from that disease. In every case, I am familiar with, and according to many medical experts, cancer has both physical and emotional aspects. The strength of each of these can amplify the other, and the

Lisa Brown is a student at Orca Institute, Canada's Longest running hypnotherapy School

A superhero movie recently trumpeted this message. A counselling hypnotherapist sat in the movie theatre all dinner plate eyes at the transformation of well, just EVERYTHING on the screen. I’m that hypnotherapist and I was watching that movie as a story filled with metaphors, symbols, mind and magic and boy was I entranced by it all! Oh my gosh! This was IT on multiple levels. This was what I did with hypnosis, what I had been and was currently going through, This spoke to me

Sheldon Bilsker, HT, RCC is the Director and founder of Orca Institute, Canada's longest running hypnotherapy school.
You can contact him at 604-808-3703

Do Not Use While Driving or Operating Machinery.

This video consists of a few hypnosis inductions of different types blended together. As you hear the voices you might find that it is hard to listen to both voices at the same time. In hypnosis terms, this is called "confusion".The intent is to give the conscious mind lots to do.at a certain point, the conscious mind gets overloaded and the subconscious comes more to the surface. The result

Sheldon Bilsker, HT, RCC is the Director and founder of Orca Institute, Canada's longest running hypnotherapy school.
You can contact him at 604-808-3703

Update: Alberta will have counsellor legislation in the Fall of 2019 making it the 5th province to legally define counsellor and or psychotherapist.

Recently I posted an article related to the impending psychotherapy act in Ontario which will go into effect in December 2019. In this article, I will focus on what could possibly happen in BC. I'm basing my information on approximately 22 years of being involved with this issue off and

Sheldon Bilsker, HT, RCC is the Director and founder of Orca Institute, Canada's longest running hypnotherapy school.
You can contact him at 604-808-3703

In 2007 the Ontario government created a draft proposal called The Controlled Act of Psychotherapy. On December 30, 2017, the act was proclaimed. The CRPO [College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario] has been tasked with being the overseeing body in this transition. As of December 2019, this act will go into effect. There have been many questions among counsellors and hypnotherapy practitioners about how and will this act affect their practice. Obviously,

Sheldon Bilsker, HT, RCC is the Director and founder of Orca Institute, Canada's longest running hypnotherapy school. You can contact him at 604-808-3703.

 In 1983 I was diagnosed as having Melanoma Carcinoma, a potentially lethal form of skin cancer. Needless to say, it came as a shock. It was more the word though. The word seemed to have so much power, “Cancer.” My immediate response was that Cancer was something which happened to other people. Not me. However, it was a surprisingly short time I began to accept that it was I who had Cancer.
 
In retrospect, at the

Sheldon Bilsker, HT, RCC is the Director and founder of Orca Institute, Canada's longest running hypnotherapy school. You can contact him at 604-808-3703.

Over the years many aspiring hypnotherapists and students have asked me about hypnotherapy legislation or lack of relating to their ability to practice in their location. This issue can be quite complex considering that each province and state is responsible for making its own legislation. In part 1 of this article, I’d like to focus on legislation in British Columbia, Canada. I’m starting here not just because I am based here but also because of

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