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Michael Bucy, CH
@Michael Bucy, CH
09/08/17 04:55:54PM
13 posts
it's making me go insane

Occam’s Razor



Definition of Occam's razor






  1. a scientific and philosophical rule that entities should not be multiplied unnecessarily which is interpreted as requiring that the simplest of competing theories be preferred to the more complex or that explanations of unknown phenomena be sought first in terms of known quantities



 

Did You Know?



William of Occam (also spelled "Ockham") didn't invent the rule associated with his name. Others had espoused the "keep it simple" concept before that 14th-century philosopher and theologian embraced it, but no one wielded the principle (also known as the law of parsimony) as relentlessly as he did. He used it to counter what he considered the fuzzy logic of his theological contemporaries, and his applications of it inspired 19th-century Scottish philosopher Sir William Hamilton to link Occam with the idea of cutting away extraneous material, giving us the modern name for the principle.

 

I try to use reputable resources to define words; since words have power! Wikipedia is a user-edited website that literally anyone can edit. The Merriam-Webster Dictionary has been around since 1828 and, in my humble opinion, a better source to define a concept some have disdained (for whatever personal reason).

Michael Bucy, CH
@Michael Bucy, CH
09/08/17 04:39:12PM
13 posts
it's making me go insane
YES! Thank you, Barry, for suggesting the possibility of undiagnosed MI/SMI. This could be the first psychotic episode requiring acute intervention by trained specialists. If so, studies seem to indicate better long-term care/life experience the sooner treatment is received for such an episode.
 
A quick Scholarly Google search will provide an abundance of reading material on the subject for those inclined to ask for links to studies, etc. 
 
I’m surprised by the responses of well-meaning professionals who may not have experience (professionally or personally) with MI/SMI. There’s client care & safety at the heart of all we do (I hope). The wise person knows there is wisdom in seeking consult from those in other advanced medical & spiritual professions. The foolish person points & mocks at the learned!
 
Barry Neale:
 Which can often be the symptom of an undiagnosed mental illness. So as we are talking about a 19 year old man with a history of stressful events, anxiety AND who has IBS, which can often be linked with psychosis and schizophrenia I would suggest that you refer this young man out. If this is the case bringing up the subject of entities/spirits could make a bad situation worse. regards Barry

 

Michael Bucy, CH
@Michael Bucy, CH
09/08/17 03:52:26PM
13 posts
Anxiety Treatment for Drug or Alcohol Abuse Patients

Wow!

 

This underscores, for me, one reason to refrain from the muck of these forums. The title was enticing, but the content left a terrible taste, an uneasy feeling, and depleted too much of my positive energy reservoirs. 

 

Sadly, I think I learned how I used to make others feel with my verbose diatribes. 

 

Michael Bucy, CH
@Michael Bucy, CH
04/19/17 10:31:10PM
13 posts
Has anyone had success in assisting a transgender client in achieving a more feminine voice?

I would love to have updates along the way and better understand how the client defined successful completion of the goal to the point of no longer requiring your service (for this aspect of transition). Being a member of the LGBTQ+ community and having a number of personal friends who are in the transition phases of MTF and FTM,  I’ve never thought to talk with them about this aspect of transition; it intrigues me greatly.

 

THANK YOU! 

 

I offer sincerest thanks beyond these simplistic words actually convey!

Michael Bucy, CH
@Michael Bucy, CH
05/08/16 12:30:00AM
13 posts
Suggestibility Test Video

The link to YouTube indicates a 37-minute video; which places it into the "Long" video status when filtering. I did not watch it longer than a few seconds once I saw we have two very different definitions of a short video. 

 

I also did not trust you as a Hypnotist because your technique using whispering that sounded unprofessional @ borderline 'creepy'. I quickly hit 'STOP' after you ordered me to: "DO IT NOW!"

 

I'd encourage you to reconsider the technique (but I'm certain it's an intentional attempt to quickly control an individual). 

Wishing you the Best 

 

Michael Bucy, CH
@Michael Bucy, CH
01/26/15 05:06:18AM
13 posts
Paranoid Schizophrenia Any recent published research re Hypnotherapy?
I guess I should say, that my clients are relieved and make quicker progress after confiding in me because I am better able to address their specific needs. In my 14+ years, it's interesting to reflect on the disproportionate number of clients I've worked with who have a mental disorder compared to the percentage found in the population. To some who would ask, yes, after the client discloses their medical condition (if it wasn't on their intake form, which is often the case), I briefly acknowledge my diagnosis to reduce their anxiety. It allows us to switch gears and change our language, so to speak, because they don't have to worry about trying to explain something so that they aren't viewed as crazy.

Michael Bucy, CH
@Michael Bucy, CH
01/26/15 04:53:00AM
13 posts
Paranoid Schizophrenia Any recent published research re Hypnotherapy?
Told me hypnosis wouldn't work or help bipolar disorder - a very devastating remark from a person I respect and admire greatly. I don't make a big deal with a person who confides with me during a session that they have bipolar or schizophrenia or COPD. It's my job to create a safe place for them relax and use self-hypnosis as I guide them along the path we agreed upon beforehand.Even with the challenges of racing thoughts, changing moods, anxiety, etc., I easily enter deep levels of hypnosis and concentrate peacefully while my hypnotist guides me along or agreed upon path.

Michael Bucy, CH
@Michael Bucy, CH
01/26/15 04:46:15AM
13 posts
Paranoid Schizophrenia Any recent published research re Hypnotherapy?
Maybe it's time our profession educated itself more on mind-body- illness connection. I cannot begin to explain how discouraging it is - on a personal level - to read statements from my well-meaning colleagues that perpetuate fear-based treatment of 'normal' people who have an illness. Once, I would love to see this topic presented in the context of hope about the possible benefits besides stress, anxiety, weight, or smoking. No, it always delves into our own paranoia and a one off story that happened years ago - or is it a story that we heard from someone else?My intent is not to diminish someone who may have had an unfavorable experience working with a person who had a disorder called schizochrenia or bipolar with hallucinations, etc. That is their experience and I cannot, and wouldn't, take it away from them. However, it isn't my experience working with people who have bipolar disorder.Many people anecdotally understand the challenges some people have adhering to their medication regiment. What is the difference working with a person who has diabetes, HIV, COPD, depression, high blood pressure, schizophrenia, ADD/ADHD, or bipolar disorder, but doesn't take their medication as prescribed by their physician? Do we respond the same to each case or do we show favor to certain cases for whatever reason?My point is this: hypnosis is an amazing & effective tool that should be available to every person regardless the cards they were dealt. If we can help one person from the above list use self-hypnosis to become compliant with their medication, then we can find the method that works for every other person on that list. If we haven't found it yet, then we don't give up...we keep looking for the solution.The personal aspect I mentioned is two-fold:1. Normal doesn't exist and is a label I prefer not use or wear.2. I was diagnosed with bipolar in 2003. I experience auditory and visual sensations that, depending upon your spiritual belief system, either are real or aren't. I live with episodes of depression and anxiety and periods of regular events like each person here.I chose to ignore the person who t

Michael Bucy, CH
@Michael Bucy, CH
05/03/13 11:02:31PM
13 posts
Looking for Hypnotist in the Grand Rapids, Michigan area

Thank you for your response Tom and Sheila. Tom, I'd appreciate the referral, if available. This client had a sister use hypnosis to resolve similar issues and expressed frustration about her lack of progress with using only talk therapy.

Thanks - Michael

Michael Bucy, CH
@Michael Bucy, CH
05/02/13 02:53:15PM
13 posts
Looking for Hypnotist in the Grand Rapids, Michigan area

Hello Everyone,

I was contacted by someone who wants to use hypnosis to resolve childhood trauma. She lives outside of the Grand Rapids, Michigan, metropolitan area. If you are in that area and have experience working with clients who've experienced sexual abuse or if you know of a Hypnotist in the area, please message me at Michael@DeeplyRelaxedHypnosis.com. I would like to provide her with your contact information and experience so she can contact you directly. She's motivated to begin working with someone based upon our conversations.

I live in Phoenix, Arizona and the client doesn't have access to a webcam for video conferencing sessions.

Thank you for your help.

Michael

updated by @michael-bucy-ch: 01/30/16 02:55:26PM