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12 Jan

A young couple have their first baby, jointly participating in guided imagery, prenatal yoga and birth classes during the pregnancy. They made a great team and produced a great baby, of course..
12 Jan

Does looking at beautiful artwork help increase the effectiveness of guided imagery, or is it better to just close your eyes and experience your own, unique, inner images? Inquiring minds want to know..
12 Jan

The 2nd week of 2004 shows some new studies on posttraumatic stress and heart attack; the development of a new, one-stop open heart recovery unit; and imagery helping with labor & delivery..
05 Jan

Effect of autogenic training on drug consumption in patients with primary headache: an 8-month follow-up study.

Researchers from the Laboratory of Neurochemistry and Experimental Medicine, and the Department of Vascular Neurology at Semmelweis University Budapest, Hungary examined the effects of Schultz-type autogenic training on headache-related drug consumption and headache frequency. They compared patients with migraine, and patients with tension-type headache, or mixed (migraine plus tension-type) headache over an 8-month period.

05 Jan

Two headache studies show interesting preliminary findings - one on how Biofeedback helps migraine sufferers, with and without auras; and another on how Autogenic Training impacts migraine versus other kinds of headaches..

Researchers examined whether people suffering from migraines who have auras respond differently to biofeedback-assisted relaxation than those without auras and, if so, whether the variability in outcome could be explained by blood flow velocity.

05 Jan

A survivor of metastasized breast cancer tells her success story, 12 years after her diagnosis, thanks, she says, to excellent care, chemo, radiation therapy, bone marrow transplantation and guided imagery..
05 Jan

Happy 2004! If any of you know of a book, audio, video or software that is an important help to trauma survivors; or even a practitioner or a website, I’d be grateful to hear about it..
29 Dec

A pretty miraculous, O. Henry-type story from Terry Reed RN, co-director of Beyond Ordinary Nursing, sounds too good to be true, but we’re hoping it is (true) anyway..
29 Dec

Relaxation and guided imagery are found to reduce treatment-related pain (from mouth sores) in bone marrow transplant patients at the renowned Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle.

Researchers at the renowned Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle published a study that looked at pain levels from mouth sores in 94 bone marrow transplant patients. The patients were randomly divided into four groups: (1) treatment as usual control, (2) therapist support, (3) relaxation and imagery training, and (4) training in a package of cognitive-behavioral coping skills which included relaxation and imagery. All groups received 2 training sessions prior to treatment and then twice a week "booster" sessions for the first 5 weeks of treatment.

29 Dec

A woman asks BR if her brother, "a real sweetheart" who has Downe’s Syndrome, can take advantage of guided imagery, or if getting him a CD will just frustrate him..
29 Dec

Well, I’ve just come across a monster pile of studies on the efficacy of music therapy and guided imagery for helping patients deal with all sorts of medical procedures..
22 Dec

We recently heard from a woman in prison, who organized a weekly guided imagery and journaling group for ten of her fellow inmates, a program that has become hugely successful and popular..