Monthly Archives: August 2014

Hypnotherapy

by Robert Lanz, LCSW In the early eighties I studied hypnotherapy with a psychologist named Sheila Rossi. She and her ex-husband, also a psychologist, had studied under a famous hypno-therapist named Milton Erickson. Dr. Erickson’s specialty was hypnotizing people who … Continue reading

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Sick For A Year

by Robert Lanz, LCSW I thought about my surfing buddy and neighbor in Mexico, Woody. “All I want to do is smoke pot, play the blues and surf.” And that’s what he did until he got cancer. Then he went … Continue reading

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The Docs Aren’t Always Right

by Robert Lanz, LCSW Social workers don’t have a lot of say in medical matters except when we occasionally point out the obvious, which may not have been obvious to everyone else, including the county resident pulling a shift in … Continue reading

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No Mas

by Robert J. Lanz, LCSW There is a scene, masterfully shot, by Steven Spielberg at the beginning of his award winning movie, Saving Private Ryan, that sets the tone for the movie’s theme. An army car winds its way up … Continue reading

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THE LORD WORKS IN STRANGE WAYS!

by Robert J. Lanz, LCSW I just made that title up to get your attention.  For those of us who, like cops and paramedics, voluntarily participate in the randomness of violence, it is hard to maintain any kind of religious … Continue reading

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Redemption

by Robert Lanz, LCSW Old guys shouldn’t take call. It took me a long time to learn that and that just shows a certain level of lameness on my part. Working on the night shift is hard enough on your … Continue reading

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