Be Smoke Free Today!

You have taken your first step towards being smoke free for life.

You have already begun your journey of re-discovering a life that is smokefree.

Becoming smoke free is easy.

This smoke free programme addresses the important underlying issues surround the habit.

Are you ready to ...

Stop Smoking Naturally?

  • Does the thought of smoking enter your mind first thing in the morning? Yes/No
  • Do you find it being your companion every time you have a break? Yes/No
  • Does it stop you from tasting and feeling great about yourself? Yes/No
  • Does it make you feel out of control and needy when you don't have it? Yes/No
  • Do you feel like you have to hide your smoking from others? Yes/No
  • Do you distance yourself from others because of the smoke? Yes/No
  • Do you have things you want to do but have not done because you smoked? Yes/No

If you answered Yes to some or most of the above, and you wish to be Smoke Free, then you've most probably come to realise that ...

Your Life Matters, and that you can do it because it can be easy.

Perhaps you've come to a stage where you want a better quality of life. Maybe, you've decided to free yourself of the hold that smoking has had on you until now.

You may no longer appreciate the impact smoking has had on your health and relationships.

You may have decided that there are more worthwhile things your money could buy instead of cigarettes. Did you realise that if you have smoked a packet of 20s a day at $9.45 a packet, it costs $66 a week? Being smoke free will save you $3432 every year.

Perhaps you have tried to stop before or have been thinking about it for some time.

Did you realise that stopping smoking has nothing to do with the amount of will power you have?

The difference now is ...

Perhaps you have tried to stop before or have been thinking about it for some time.
The difference now is ... You are ready to reclaim your personal power - free of smoke.

Are you ready to reclaim your personal power - free of smoke.

It is Your Call ...

If you always do, What you've always done,
You'll always get, What you've always got.
(Henry Ford)

Does Hypnotherapy Really Work?

Yes! Hypnotherapy has worked successfully for many people. Many of my clients have lost the urge to smoke after the first session and stopped by the third.

At the end of the programme, you will be a natural non-smoker for as long as you choose.

Call now for a free obligation free appointment to assess the suitability of this programme to your circumstance and to discuss how hypnotherapy with Pauline can help you be free of this habit easily.

How Can This Programme Work For You?

Smoking can affect many levels of your personality.

Smoking commonly affects people:
1. physically (neurological and chemical)
2. emotionally (stress and loss)
3. mentally (focus, ability and reasoning)
4. spiritually (awareness).

Through the understanding of this habitual behaviour, the programme addresses the many facets of the issue and eliminates the need for it once and for all.

This programme has been designed to work with your subconscious and conscious minds to achieve successful results. Therefore, this is based on realistic outcomes and practical applications.

The smoking habit may be young or old (1 or 50 years old), heavy or light (more than a packet a day or less a week). Whether it is triggered by stress, loss or boredom, this programme has been designed to help a smoker become and remain a natural non-smoker for life. It is easy.

Have You?
1. An awareness and acceptance of where you are now - a reluctant smoker.
2. A strong desire to be smoke free.
3. An open mind.

What Do You Need To Do?

What you need to do:
1. Make a personal decision to be smoke free.
2. Call Pauline on 0800 377 363 for an appointment.
3. Read through this brochure.
4. Attend your appointments and complete any exercises as prescribed.

Thereafter, enjoy your life as a non-smoker.

Are There Any Side-Effects?

You will feel wonderfully relaxed, calm and confident. Your positive image will be noticed by everyone, as you become more accustomed to the natural smoke free person that you are.

This programme works towards successfully minimising or eliminating withdrawal symptoms (ie. irritability, headaches, eating) normally associated with quitting smoking.

When you choose to become smoke free with hypnotherapy, your moods will remain calm, your head clear and your eating habits normal.


Negative Mindframes

Often, emotional difficulties are rooted in a combination of our genetic nature and the person whom we have become because of our life experiences. Our mind manages the impact of our experiences and therefore sometimes, it creates various forms of defences to help us through life disappointments, past hurts and failed expectations.

Negative mindframes are moulded as a result of these experiences at an unconscious level. It may be a negative mindframe towards the self or others. For close friends and family, they may find it difficult to communicate with such a person, and hence increase the divide even more with the failure to relate to one another.

Through hypnosis, we address the pain surrounding the experiences that warranted the creation of this negative mindframe. The stillness of this internal place allows us to access the wisdom that resides within and allows us to rise up to a new level as we risk being trustingly receptive to new ideas and possibilities, hence the stage is set for change to occur.

Your unconscious mind is encouraged to connect with yourself in a gentle and encouraging way that is profound and productive. The direct or indirect suggestions aims to release old ways of being, facilitate new ways of being or both. This in turn impacts on the way your feel about the world and how you relate to others.

Case Scenario 1: Mindshift

Sally was an elderly woman who gave her whole life to her children and grandchildren. She was at a stage in her life where she felt empty, unfulfilled and in many ways unappreciated. She felt that the majority of her life consisted of relationships where she was misunderstood and unheard. Despite her forgiving and light hearted nature people found her difficult to live with for long periods. She found herself wanting to defend herself often and felt that people including her family was unfair towards her.

With hypnotherapy and NLP, she attended one session after which, she returned to overseas. We worked to change her expectation of her environment and people in her life. We also addressed the changes she felt she wanted to make for herself and gave her the connection within her being to effect the changes when she felt most appropriate.

Her daughter called me up and said "I don't know what you did but my mother is a changed person. In the past, people dreaded talking to her because she would have so much to complain about but now, she is getting on fine with my sister-in-law. She is like a different person, so much more easier to live with. We definitely notice the difference."

Case Scenario 2: Mindshift

Betty was a young woman who had a very bright future as a national sports representative. Due to a chain of events, her vision of the future began to crumble around her and her life took a different course over the following three years. When she came to see me, life was uncertain, relationships were strained, her future looked bleak and her attitude indecisive. Within three sessions, this all changed and she began to effect positive changes in her life.

I received a letter from her family to share her progress. "Betty has gathered positive energy to go forward with the organisation of her life and make firm decisions and carry them through. On a daily basis, I notice her analysing situations with a positive attitude, therefore creating positive results for everyone."




Past Life Regression

Past life regression continues to be a controversial topic to many. Most people are either for or against the idea of past life and some may be confined to the beliefs of their culture or religion.

Any which way, it is OK to feel the way you feel about this issue. I doubt that there is any one who can truly convince anyone else of the existence of past lives or otherwise. The only way we can know for sure is when each one of us experiences for ourselves what happens at the end of our own precious life here.

As a clinical hypnotherapist, I have taken many people into their past life and upon returning to this present life the problems plaguing them are resolved miraculously. Whether it is coincidence or reality, it is not my role to judge.

All I can say is that some of these people I have led through past life regression were skeptics before and after the experience, while others were complete believers, others remained indecisive and few changed.

As a therapist, I see the role of past life regression from a therapeutic point of view. There are many plausible explanations for the recall of a past life event, none of which can be proved. However, there are very prominent researchers who have followed thousands of children all around the world who have recollection of their past life, and the results have been more than convincing.

So, more importantly I acknowledge and allow for the healing that past life recall can achieve. Some people are certain that what they are experiencing is definitely a past life while others find that the recall is very interestingly linked to their very strong childhood interest ie. in American Indian and Egyptian movies or stories about King Arthur and the like. Perhaps the mind can recall real past life events and by reviewing these events and shedding a different light to its impact, healing is made possible.

On the other hand, the mind could also have used several points of interest to symbolise the elements in one's life to facilitate for the changes needed to effect the healing and growth possible. So, if you liked to watch Egyptian shows when you were growing up, it is likely that the mind will create a movie with hidden lessons within the show to guide you through the healing process that you need. It is unlikely that it will show you a movie on galaxy travel if you have no interest in it.

Past Life Recall & Physical Symptoms

Case Scenario 1: Menstrual Pain

Tina was a successful 52 year old professional and grandmother. She suffered from severe menstrual pains ever since the birth of her first child almost 30 years ago. During her menstrual attacks, she would hardly be able to go to work or do anything constructive even with the aid of prescribed medication.

During past life recall, she viewed an event in the past where she had been sexually violated and as a result, had given birth to a child who was taken away at birth. She never got to see or hold her baby before she died from childbirth complications.

Upon reviewing the event and dealing with the trauma surrounding the circumstances, her monthly sufferings over the last three decades were at an end.

Case Scenario 2: Urinary Tract Infection

Sue was a 26 year old woman who had suffered from urinary tract infections since she was 19. She would have at least 10 attacks a year and she always carried with her pouches of "URAL" and other items prescribed by her doctor. This allowed her to get as close to normalcy as possible when the infections occurred.

Her initial enquiry for therapy was for other reasons but on the morning of her appointment she rang to say that her urinary tract infection was at its worse and that she could not attend her appointment. She was visiting the toilet practically every few minutes and was afraid that she would need to excuse herself often during her session.

It was recommended to her that she attend anyway to help with this instead of her original enquiry.

During her session, she reviewed a time of a young girl who had come of age. The event viewed was in celebration of this and with that, her introduction to womanhood.

Sue regressed back to the time when the girl was undergoing female circumcision in the traditional way. Understandably. the trauma had stayed with her. Upon releasing the emotional and physical trauma of this memory, her infection cleared immediately.

At the end of the session, there was no symptom what so ever of her previous discomfort.</p>

Seven years has passed and the last time I met her, she shared that she has not had any recurrence of urinary tract infections in any form since her one and only hypnotherapy session she had.

Case Scenario 3: Physical Injury

Ben came to see whether hypnotherapy could help him deal with the pain he felt since a sports injury. As a result of this, he had to return to NZ and leave his overseas job as a sporting guide. Since returning, he found himself unable to move on. He was indecisive of his career move and personal goals. The time spent overseas had widened the gap between him and his friends who were now all settled in with their own families.

In dealing with his injury, he regressed back to a previous lifetime where he was injured from a horse carriage accident. He was eight and he was isolated from his friends for about a year to recover. When he was finally reunited with his peers again, they had moved on and he was left alone with his disability. This set the course for a couple more lifetimes until now.

Once we worked to change the pattern of injury, isolation, recovery and loneliness, Ben could move on into a clearer and more positive future. The last I heard from him, he was successfully managing a sales team in a prominent company.

Gynaecological Issues

Hypnotherapy and Infertility
Hypnotherapy and Endometriosis

A woman's reproductive organs is the core of her being, representative of her ability to create a safe sanctuary and ability to nurture. I have found in my clinical experience very often that there is a clear correlation of gynaecological problems with some form of threat to the woman's core.

It is important to note that I do not claim that all causes of gynaecological problems are linked to a disruption or imbalance of this core, as this needs to be considered on a case by case basis. However, there appears to be a strong relationship between the occurrence of gynaecological symptoms shortly after a disruption ie. separation, loss of partner or childhood issues.

In these instances, there is much that working with the mind can do to overcome some physical dis-eases especially if the cause arose as a result of such a disruption. This is not to say that the woman or circumstance has brought this condition upon herself because the mind-body connection exists as a two way street at an unconscious level. Emotional experiences land in the body naturally and worry in any form will intensify body dis-ease, consequently this can further contribute to the problem.

In fact, women who have gynaecological issues tend to question if their physical sufferings is "their fault". This is a great burden to carry and to feel blamed is to feel even more debilitated and stressed. You are not responsible for your gynaecological problems because hormones flow and messenger molecules travel through our bodies outside our conscious awareness and control. However, as a woman you can be responsible to change the makeup of the dis-ease and heal the source of the problem.

More importantly, I cannot stress enough the benefits of working in partnership with mainstream and alternative practitioners. We as a whole are physical, emotional, mental and spiritual and we need to acknowledge all aspects of ourselves to lead a balanced life.

Hypnotherapy and Infertility

There are many causes of infertility, some physical and others psychological or both. Some people have been successfully treated by modern medicine, while for others, the battle with infertility seems futile and the question of one's self worth and spirituality deepens.

None the less, infertility is an enormous condition to comprehend. Each individual person is different but the impact of infertility on one's marriage and personal feelings of well being is universal. Infertility treatments including drugs and invasive procedures create an enormous emotional ordeal. For most, the attack of advise given by well meaning friends and relatives unaware of the already stressful nature of infertility adds weight to an already escalating frustration.

Hypnotherapy is a proven adjunct in the treatment of infertility stemming from emotional causes, however a claim cannot be ethically made that clinical hypnosis impacts on conception rates because no compelling research has been carried out to date, apart from a study completed in Soroko University claiming that IVF success increased twofold with hypnosis.

Isn't it ironic that when one is consumed with trying to conceive, the chances of this happening reduces. Often a mental obsession can create a physical or emotional block that can disrupt the process of reproduction.

Interestingly, another aspect of infertility lies in the programming of the mind. How often have we heard of people trying unsuccessfully to conceive for years and when they gave up having a child of their own and adopted a child or gave up work that they became pregnant. If one delves into the mind, very often there is a decision made at one stage in her earlier life that she was not to fall pregnant. This may be the case for women striving for an academic qualification or career goal, who find themselves reminding themselves for years that "I have to do 'this and that' first. I cannot get pregnant yet." In these instances, the process is to identify if such mind programming has taken place and if so, to change the messages or beliefs held in the mind.

Clinical hypnosis can be considered to facilitate bodily relaxation to assist you to relax, focus and allow healing to take its natural course. Hypnosis can help to synchronize the body and mind so that they can work in harmony to achieve the desired goal, pregnancy. Depression and stress can also be eased or elevated with correct hypnosis to allow for an improved environment to support conception.

Often, deep fears are buried in the unconscious causing a blockage to fertility, often one is unaware of what it is let alone that it is even there. Healing can be facilitated safely and effectively during hypnosis to resolve any deep rooted issues that may be culprit to the blockage that has restricted reproduction and degraded one's view of life.

Hypnotherapy and Endometriosis

Case Scenario 1 - Abdominal pain

Amy began having severe bouts of abdominal pain at the age of 17, not confined to the period close to menstruation. There were times when the pain was so acute that she could not walk and the least painful position was rolled up into ball hugging her ankles. Prior to this, from the age of 10, menstruation was normal with some discomfort during the first two days only. At 23, Amy experienced 86% of the symptoms associated with endometriosis and was referred to a gynaecological specialist. She underwent two laparoscopies and a D&C but the results were in-conclusive and she was advised that even though no endometriosis could be found, it did not rule out the possibility of her having endometriosis possibly on the other side of the wall-lining. As a course of treatment, she was prescribed fertility drugs and was told that she would get pregnant by the first month after which everything would be fine. Amy was on the drugs for 7 months and finally, when she started showing signs of menopausal symptoms with hot flushes and night sweats, she abandoned mainstream medicine.

At 26, with therapy, it was linked that Amy's symptoms appeared nine months after she was raped by a man three and a half times her age, six months after her miscarriage as a result of the rape when she was 17 and two months after finding out that her boyfriend at the time was infatuated with someone else. Issues were addressed regarding aspects of sexual abuse, violation of personal power and trust, belief of her inability to fend for or protect herself (let alone a child) and the degrading of her personal worth. When all this was cleared Amy's symptoms disappeared and she conceived her child shortly after.

Case Scenario 2 - Endometriosis

This Scenario came to my attention when Susan came to me with issues surrounding her husband's unfaithfulness. They were in the midst of separation and she was working through the issues associated with that and how it affected her children. The children found out about their father's new partner and about six months after the affair was made public, Susan's teenage daughter started having severe abdominal pains with other symptoms. I recommended that she was taken to a gynaecologist with suspected endometriosis. This was confirmed and they decided to follow the gynaecological treatment plan.

It is very probable that the emotional trigger developed the distress in the form of endometriosis. Because I did not work specifically with the girl, I can only ponder on the likelihood of her feelings and probable cause surrounding her situation.

It is important to differentiate that the diagnosis is not caused by a male figure's unfaithfulness. It may only have served as a trigger to the condition. Therefore, this suggests that perhaps the person was susceptible to the condition given a set course of events.

Case Scenario 3 - Endometriosis

Kathy was referred to me shortly after she found out that her husband had been involved in several casual affairs but was now in a more serious one. It was a shock to her although she had suspected that this had been happening for quite some time. This had taken its toll on her physically and mentally, affecting her self esteem and confidence over the last 6 months. During the course of therapy, around the third session Kathy began having very severe abdominal pains which had become more acute over the last few months since she found out about her husband's affairs and I referred her to consult a gynaecologist immediately.

Kathy came back to see me two more times and her husband once independently but neither was ready to consider contemplating what changes would benefit each of them best. So they returned back to their previous setup of tolerance and lack of communication. The last I heard, the family situation is unchanged and Kathy's condition had progressed rapidly within 18 months to the stage where one of her ovaries and both her tubes had to be surgically removed. The one thought she kept in her mind throughout the course of therapy and which she was unwilling to change was "I can't bring a child into this family, knowing that the father will be this way. Anyway, we do not want children to complicate things if we separate."

This can be very characteristic of situational programming of the mind.



Cancer is a very real and devastating disease that not only affects the patient but also the family and friends. From the initial suspicion of cancer through to its many different stages, each person affected will undergo a brigade of emotions.

From the hypnotherapy viewpoint, we work to strengthen the mind to prepare its driver to operate the body in the best way possible towards its own distinctive goal. Each individual battle with cancer brings forth its own brand of growth and development especially if it is affecting someone close to heart. For some, the patient may be focused on beating the cancer whilst others are resolved to settle their affairs once their decision is made.

Neither option is easier than the other but hypnotherapy can facilitate a communication between the conscious and unconscious to determine the best course of action required for the patient to achieve. Hypnotherapy can help to access one's inner strength and resources to fight against or prepare for the dis-ease.

Sometimes things are buried so deep that repair is difficult but very much needed. The soul calls out to be noticed and healing is made possible at different levels by being in connection to one's inner personal truth to either heal the body or to heal family rifts.

A prominent cancer specialist shared his finding that perhaps an amazing correlation lies between the onset of breast cancer and the occurrence of traumatic events in a woman's life. He noted that women who had cancer in the left breast tended to have had trauma with a spouse whilst women who had cancer in the right breast tended to have had trauma in a mother-child relationship.

Benign growths

Tracey was in a stressful situation with family responsibilities and change of job. This had followed the recent loss of her father to cancer and now Tracey was in the midst of deciding her options for her surviving mother. The relationship between mother and child had often been strained but with this new loss, both women were forced to consider possibilities not really thought of seriously before.

Tracey noticed a lump in her right breast and upon thorough medical examination was told that her 11mm growth was benign. However the doctors scheduled to have it removed as a precaution. Tracey was asked to consider reviewing her role and feelings towards her mother. Four weeks had passed and her planned surgery was still unscheduled but during this time, her mother had come to stay with her and to her surprise, she discovered a few days after her mother's arrival that the lump was difficult to locate.

Interestingly, a few years back, Tracey was having some marital difficulty and a lump had appeared in her left breast. She and her husband committed themselves to overcome their marriage difficulties by attending several personal development workshops together. Shortly after, she noticed the lump had disappeared altogether.


About Pauline
How Pauline Works
How Many Sessions Do I Need?

About Pauline

As a Re-Emergence specialist, I have worked in the field of life development therapy and human consciousness for over twenty years. My background training includes those in the modality of psychology, clinical hypnotherapy, counselling, psychotherapy, NLP™, BodyTalk™, Psych-K™, life coaching, soul regression, Life Between Lives™, Interactive Drawing Therapy™ and more. My main role is to assist people to realign their lives to what their true potential is meant to be. By empowering each person through the re-emergence of the self, the past is free to be released and this awakens the experience of peace and total acceptance. These awakened insights enables the person to regain wholistic balance and to begin to live life in the present reality, with truth and ease, resulting in an ability to have clarity to create productive change aligned with one's life purpose. I utilise different types of therapy techniques depending on the individual needs of each client and their presenting issue. No two sessions are the same. My journey into this field began from very early on. However, when I began to experience numerous forms of health issues over several years, I expanded my search to cover mainstream medicine through to other alternative possibilities. It was then, that I delved into the study of the unconscious mind and my health started to improve quickly as the symptoms began to disappear. Even so, I was relatively reserved to ascribe the changes to the workings of the unconscious mind alone. From there, I delved into the workings of the soul and as my search for alternative explanations continued, I realised the potential power held in the space where the human mind works in partnership with the soul. As a result, I dedicated myself to the study of the mind (conscious, subconscious and unconscious) and have since realised the many wonders it is capable of. I continue to be awed by the changes and healings achieved through working with the mind and the person as a whole. Even though I discovered many answers in alternative therapies, I recognise the important role medicine holds in the balance of life. Every person is a mental, emotional, physical and spiritual personality, so each form of therapy provides for us the solutions and understandings we need to bring balance back into our being. Therefore, True Essence values the importance of working alongside mainstream medicine to improve one's quality of life by achieving and maintaining a balanced perception of internal and external processes in one's life. Arising from this foundation, a very powerful programme of therapy, Re-Emergence, was developed to enable the complete personality to be enabled to effect long lasting change. Re-Emergence is very exact, resourceful, effective and most suited for people who have moved beyond the need to understand or find reasons for the past. Success comes easily for those who are ready to advance into identifying and developing their truest potential and purpose rather than identifying the causes and consequences of past events and decisions. My passion, absolute belief and understanding of this programme lies in the fact that this has a grounding beyond merely theoretical practices. It arose from practical foundations, including my personal experiences and those of people I have worked with. Often when someone has experienced trauma or is stuck by illness, people become victims or survivors needing therapy to manage their I view trauma and illness in a way that The more I share this proramme with others, the more astounded I am at its power to release, heal and empower. Since my first training programme for therapists, the successes they have experienced with their clients have reconfirmed the strength and effectiveness of this programme. Each person is different and each circumstance unique to the person but there are maps of emotion and patterns of behaviour that can be tracked and if it no longer serves our best interests, it can be changed. Because 'Re-Emergence' deals with the person as a whole unique personality, it addresses the underlying truth of the matter. To find out more about 'Re-Emergence', please visit (( There are many routes to one same destination, some are further and fraught with obstacles while others are closer, more direct and easier. True Essence offers one such route that will allow you to deal with the source of a problem in the best way possible without having to step into other minefields of emotion.

How Pauline Works To assist you towards successful living, I use a combination of different therapy techniques to suit your personality and needs best. Each individual is different and hence our needs all differ accordingly. I offer an initial 30 minute obligation free assessment consultation appointment to discuss your needs and the best course of action for you to achieve your goals. Why is an Assessment Consultation important? You are guaranteed an individually tailored programme to suit your needs. There is no unnecessary prolonged course of therapy. I believe in client independence at the end of my programme and I encourage your participation throughout. Imagine that you are going into a dark tunnel and you want to come out on the other side where there is light, love and nourishment and going through the tunnel is the only way to get there. I act as a guide and facilitator because I have been through the tunnel, I know where the pits are and where the resting places lie. There may be times when you have to cross a narrow path winding across a steep cliff hanger. Your mind may attempt to slow you down or change your course but I remain steadfast with my torch guiding you to your goal. You are the one who will walk through it, avoiding the pits, resting where you can and crossing the cliff hanger. I just make it easier for you to do so. I cannot walk the tunnel for you and I cannot make you walk through it. But with the knowledge of the terrain of the mind through change, your experience can be so much easier. You are ultimately the creator of your success and I know you can get through the tunnel to the other side. You have to first decide completely, deep inside of you, that you want to get to the other side. I will be here when you are ready. Your success in this programme depends on your desires and commitment. Along with that, our therapeutic relationship and your responsibility to complete the exercises designed specifically for you will achieve the best outcome for your goal in the shortest time possible. The road to success is on-going, so my role in this relationship is to assist you to clear the road, lay the foundations, effect the positive changes now and impart to you the tools that you may need to achieve your goals in the long term. The exercises set out for you will normally take very little time to complete. For successful change, we work with the mind to identify the areas that need change while some things need to be done behaviourally. We make it easier by clearing the way for the mind to move on. Like a gymnast, their mind needs to be clear and positive but that in itself does not make them do their moves perfectly in the arena. They have succeeded through practice (physical) and complete belief (emotional / mental / spiritual) that they can do it. And this belief often gets stronger each time they practice. How Many Sessions Do I need? First of all, I will be truthful and realistic. It depends on many things. It is true that many people resolve their issues in one or two sessions, but if you have something which is deep and long standing, you may well need more than a few sessions. * Some people resolve things in one session. * 80% have done so within three. * Some people need more then three. Based on your initial assessment meeting, I will give you an estimate duration of a programme based on your needs. The speed at which you complete it lies solely within you and your personal circumstances. The speed in which healing and change is achieved has no indication of how successful a person you are. It just means that perhaps the things troubling you need to be addressed within its own natural rate. Through the combination of techniques, we short cut the process and make the changes far more quickly and effectively so that you can carry on and focus on the more important and meaningful things in your life. The success of change is determined by the rules of the mind within each and every one of us. However, the rule of the mind that is understood is quite different to how Re-Emergence has found the mind works. (($CTX$/website_terms.htm Terms and Conditions for using this website)) ----

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