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Dave Berman, C.Ht. has extensive training and experience in Hypnosis, Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) and Life Coaching. He is also a Certified Laughter Yoga Leader, Ivy League graduate (B.S. in Communication from Cornell University), and a prolific author and public speaker.
Dave currently sees local clients in two Atlanta area locations as well as assisting others around the world via Skype. His latest book, co-written with Kelley T. Woods, is called Laughter For the Health of It and can be found on Amazon.
Emotional Freedom Technique Works Well At Incopah
EFT is "energy psychology," an alternative to traditional talk therapies that involves finger tapping on acupuncture points while repeating short phrases associated with emotional or physical pain. Today I filmed a navy veteran recall the horrors of Viet Nam, then discharge the emotional trauma and become able to comfortably discuss what had haunted him for decades.
Friday, March 5, 2010(4 comments)
"I love you. I'm sorry. Please forgive me. Thank you." I silently repeated these words of ho'oponopono after sideswiping a mountain with my car today. Nobody was hurt and I am now safe.
Tuesday, February 23, 2010
Manifest Positivity Advocacy Journalism Collective Seeks Collaborators
The video below is the new Welcome Message at the top of ManifestPositivity.org, noting some of the first contributors to our advocacy journalism collective, as well as some of the other online communities being engaged, and the collaborator questionnaire now available for those considering getting involved.
Friday, November 27, 2009
Book Review: "am I being kind" by Michael J. Chase
Presenting stories of his own imperfect self and spiritual evolution as context, Chase delivers a simple and digestible message influenced by The Dalai Lama, Mother Teresa, Eckhart Tolle, Ram Dass, Buddha and Christ (among others), without being cerebral, esoteric or religious.
Tuesday, October 13, 2009(3 comments)
Introduction to the Peace Circle
Tuesday morning I'll be doing an interview with "peace journalist" Bob Koehler, who recently wrote a column called "Power With, Power Over," about his participation in a gathering called a "peace circle."
Tuesday, October 13, 2009
The Power of the Peace Circle, An Interview With Bob Koehler
Bob Koehler is a Tribune Media Services syndicated columnist and self-described "peace journalist." This is a split screen video interview done via Skype in which
he discusses "peace circles," restorative justice, and the personal power involved in peaceful revolution.
Sabotage/Progress as Yin/Yang
In this video, I refer to the ManifestPositivity.org Glossary term "sabotage," exploring its yin/yang relationship with progress. This is also the first time I'm publicly stating my intention to create a self-help workbook, which will happen in collaboration with people participating in the web-based TV talk show I'm also working on. This post is helping to manifest both.
Please Help Save The Peter B. Collins Show
Peter B. Collins announced on his syndicated talk radio show this past Friday that his last show in its current "configuration" would be next Friday, March 20. Listeners are rallying to reverse this decision, and what I'm writing is an urgent plea for your help.
Monday, January 12, 2009
Funding Frozen For Proposed Humboldt Voting Machine Switch
A controversial proposal to switch from Diebold/Premier to Hart InterCivic secret vote counting machines will come before the Humboldt County, CA Board of Supervisors on Tuesday. Meanwhile, funding for the plan has been frozen at the state level and community members are calling for a public evaluation of additional alternatives.
Humboldt Republicans Call For Public Discussion of Proposed Voting Machine Switch
The Republican Party of Humboldt County, CA has issued a press release announcing their adoption of a resolution in support of a "public discussion process" before the Board of Supervisors votes on the proposal from Registrar of Voters Carolyn Crnich to switch from Diebold/Premier "election" machines to similar equipment made by Hart InterCivic.
Tuesday, January 6, 2009
Humboldt's Secret Hart Attack
Humboldt, CA - Registrar of Voters authorizes citizen-developed Election Transparency Project; audit discovers Diebold secretly deleted 197 ballots and inaccurate results were certified; Registrar proposes "false alternative" of Hart InterCivic machines, and keeps the plan a secret until it is nearly too late.
Wednesday, December 17, 2008(1 comments)
Humboldt's False Alternative to Diebold
Humboldt County, CA - After certifying inaccurate election results due to a Diebold programming failure, the Registrar is all too eager to switch to Hart eScan machines, another accuracy-challenged proprietary and secret vote counting system found vulnerable to undetectable manipulation. Real progress or false alternative?
Thursday, December 11, 2008(1 comments)
Humboldt At The Tipping Point: Who Dares Defend Diebold?
Humboldt County, CA - Citizen volunteers conducting an Election Transparency Project reveal a previously known failure in Diebold's software resulted in official certification of inaccurate election results this November. Even the Registrar has lost confidence in Diebold. A local perspective on a story making national news...
Thursday, October 30, 2008(2 comments)
Telling No Lies and Still Not Telling the Truth
Those who recognize electronic voting machines have brought us secret vote counting know federal election results are inherently inconclusive and unprovable. Say this now and don't stop. Those who can't go there may be telling no lies and still not telling the truth.