"The goal, put simply, is to enable one's self to live substantially in the present.  
The task is life affirming, and also a kind and generous thing to do for the people
               one loves."
Martha Stout, PhD, from
The Myth of Sanity.

Many special people have made it possible for me to do the work that I do.  Among others, a special
thanks to;
Jacqueline Bashkoff, Phd.; Private practice supervisor, supporter, colleague and associate since
Constance Boardman, CSW; for supervision, support, and ideas since 1988.
Hypnotist teachers;
Gerald Kein, Calvin Banyan, Gil Boyne, Scott McFall,
Deep Memory Process teachers
Roger Woolger, PhD, and Margaret Doocey,
The late John Evans, CAC, a good friend who woke me up about alcohol.
Leila Calder, who introduced me to spirituality,
Frank Isele, PhD, mentor, supervisor who introduced me to private practice,
Anthony Mangano, CSW and Susan Murtha, CSW, my first supervisors
The late
Kenneth Handcock, MD, my first therapist mentor,
Robert Kenerson, MD. who woke me up into the very beginning,
Thanks to my parents, who passed on the family curse but gave me the resources to begin to figure
it out.  
Thanks to many clients, whose participation, responsiveness, and feedback have shown me the way.
And thanks to my wife
Kristen, who has been a continual guide and source of support for the
challenges of marriage, parenting, step-parenting, and the practice of loving.  
Thanks to
George Guarino, CH  for developing this website for me.
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James M. Hilsop  Office Address:  6 Executive Park Drive, Albany, NY 12203
Phone: 518-482-6160   E-mail: jhislop@jameshislop.com  
Thank you to my teachers and mentors
With Gil Boyne and Rebekka Putnam CHT at the Boyne
Master Class in Hypnotherapy,  Corte Madera, California on
October 27-30, 2007
And she said to the Prophet, tell
And he answered;
Your joy is your sorrow
And the selfsame well from
which your laughter rises was
often filled with your tears.  
And, how else can it be?
The deeper that sorrow carves
into your being, the more joy
you can contain.  
Is not the cup that holds your
wine the very cup that was
burned in the potter's oven?
And is not the lute that soothes
your spirit, the very wood that
was hollowed with knives?
When you are joyous, look deep
into your heart and you shall find
it is only that which has given
you sorrow that is giving you joy.
When you are sorrowful, look
again in your heart, and you
shall see that in truth you are
weeping for that which has
been your delight.  
Some of you say, "joy is greater
than sorrow", and others say,
"Nay, sorrow is greater."
But I say unto you, they are
Together they come, and when
one sits alone with you at your
board, remember that the other
is asleep on your bed..................
by Kahil Gibran,
On Joy and
The Prophet