Google Glass Addiction?

Can you be addicted to anything?  In this episode, we examine a news article about a man who became addicted to technology.  Dr. Mani Saint-Victor explains how addiction works in the brain, and we get some perspective from a Google Glass user.

What Are Mirror Neurons?

Mirror neurons help us internalize experiences that we observe in the outside world.  They also help us connect empathetically with others.  We’ll explain how in this episode. For some extra reading, check out this article on mirror neurons from Scientific American:

Hypnosis and Confidence

Chris Delaney helps people boost their confidence and go into job interviews better prepared.  We spoke with him about what gets in people’s way and how to create confidence quickly and effectively. If you’d like to learn more about the work Chris, visit If you’d like help getting ready for your next interview, visit […]

Shame, Guilt, and Regret

We all know guilt, shame, and regret are negative states, but in this video we discuss how these emotions actually impact the way your brain works and keep you from being motivated.

Motivation and Passion

What does passion have to do with motivation?  We’re not talking about passion in the romantic sense.  It’s about how you connect passionate energy to your identity and what matters to you.

How Does Motivation Work?

We get a lot of questions from people about how to be more motivated.  Let’s start by understanding more about how motivation works in your brain.

How to Use Chevreul’s Pendulum

Ideomotor effect is the concept that just thinking a thought causes tiny muscular movements through the body that correspond to the thought.  Typically, you aren’t consciously aware of the movements at all.  With a pendulum, you can assess the ideomotor response of another person, or even yourself.  We’ll show you how in this video.

What is Chevreul’s Pendulum?

We’re resurrecting an oldie, but a goodie, this week.  What is Chevreul’s pendulum? To learn more about the life of Michel-Eugene Chevreul, click here. If you don’t have a Chevreul’s pendulum, but would like to purchase one, email The online store doesn’t exist anymore, but Paul still has the materials to make them and […]

What is Conversational Hypnosis

Conversational hypnosis, also known as Ericksonian hypnosis, is a sub-genre of hypnotism that led to the creation of Neuro-linguistic programming and modern hypnosis programs that are marketed as “covert hypnosis” or “black ops hypnosis.”

Safety Concerns Regarding Hypnosis

What safety considerations are there when practicing hypnosis? That’s the focus of this episode.