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08 Dec

I’m really excited about the new resources we’ve just added to our catalog, including a beautiful Spa Gift Pack for adults and an adorable Kiddie Comfort Gift Pack for kids..
01 Dec

BR gets a note from a retired distributor who reports on the positive effects of guided imagery on a young breast cancer patient undergoing chemotherapy, all the way over in Finland..
01 Dec

Most agree that Thanksgiving is one of the least neurotic of holidays, as it is primarily about feeling grateful, eating, and watching football. If family or friends start driving us crazy, we know we can just watch the game with greater focus..
24 Nov

Three different studies from the U.S. and the U.K. show the effectiveness of hypnosis for helping people lose weight, especially when it is used as an adjunct to a behavioral weight loss program.

This study examines the effect of adding hypnosis to a behavioral weight-management program on short- and long-term weight change. One hundred nine subjects, ranging in age from 17 to 67, completed a behavioral treatment either with or without the addition of hypnosis.

24 Nov

A woman asks what kind of guided imagery will help her to control her anger, and BR makes several suggestions about where she might start..
24 Nov

I’ll be offering my last workshop of the year on Dec 6-7, on imagery, stress & trauma, at the Hyatt Regency Tamaya at Santa Ana Pueblo, outside of Santa Fe..
19 Nov

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17 Nov

Swedish researchers find that both relaxation and cognitive therapy are extremely effective for treating generalized anxiety disorder, and results from relaxation get even better after a year

In a randomized, clinical trial, researchers from the Department of Psychology at Stockholm University, Sweden, investigated the efficacy of applied relaxation (AR) and cognitive therapy (CT), in the treatment of generalized anxiety disorder.

17 Nov

I have just renewed my 50+ year love affair with Babar, after reading Yoga for Elephants. The easy-to-follow instructions (including what to do with your trunk), appealing illustrations and enchanting story line…
10 Nov

BR is asked about imagery that deals specifically with the fear of flying, that Alice can use before and during take-off, and BR spells out the step-by-step drill that overcomes this kind of anxiety…
10 Nov

A study at the Integrative Medicine Program at The University of Arizona demonstrates the effectiveness of Chinese medicine, body work and guided imagery in the treatment of uterine fibroid tumors.

Lewis Mehl-Madrona MD at the Program in Integrative Medicine of the University of Arizona in Tucson, compared a combination of CAM therapies to conventional treatment for uterine fibroids. Thirty-seven menstruating women, aged 24 to 45 years, with palpable uterine fibroids were enrolled in the study. Half received weekly traditional Chinese medicine, body therapy (somatic therapy, bodywork), and guided imagery for up to 6 months. The other half, matched controls, received standard care. The women were checked for changes in fibroid size, changes in bothersome symptoms, and general level of patient satisfaction.

10 Nov

Well, a mere 6 months ago I went ballistic when, on the cover of Prevention Magazine, a screaming red teaser proclaimed me "The Psychic Healer Blue Shield Pays For"... Huh???…