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15 Dec

Kristine Kwekkeboom and her team from The University of Iowa College of Nursing studied which variables predicted the successful use of guided imagery as a pain management strategy for cancer patients..

Kristine Kwekkeboom and her team from The University of Iowa College of Nursing have been studying predictors of the successful use of guided imagery for some time now. This pilot study, with a one-group pretest-posttest design, examines whether peoples’ ability to effectively use imagery as a pain management strategy can be predicted for individual cancer patients.

15 Dec

A whole new world of powerful data on the human brain opening up, thanks to the dazzling capability of P.E.T. scans and M.R.I.s... and researchers like Bessel van der Kolk, Jon Kabat-Zinn and David Spiegel..
08 Dec

A new study shows that a brief mindfulness meditation training program produces significant increases in left-sided, anterior activation in the brain and increases in antibody titers to influenza vaccine.

Researchers performed a randomized, controlled study to discover the effects of an 8-week training program of mindfulness meditation on brain and immune function with healthy employees in a work environment.

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…