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03 Nov

A new review from the Central Arkansas Veterans Healthcare System examines which complementary and alternative therapies are most effective at helping critically ill patients sleep better.

Researchers at Central Arkansas Veterans Healthcare System reviewed seven studies that examined the effect of complementary and alternative therapies on sleep promotion in critically ill patients. The research shows that massage, music therapy and therapeutic touch promote relaxation and comfort in critically ill patients, which likely leads to improved sleep.

03 Nov

A major article just came out in the Journal of the American Board of Family Practice that reviews the efficacy of mind-body interventions - relaxation, cognitive-behavioral therapies, meditation, imagery, biofeedback and hypnosis…
27 Oct

A survivor of childhood sexual abuse is offended by BR’s offering the Persephone myth as a useful parallel for PTSD, and questions what on earth BR was thinking…
27 Oct

Thanks to mindfulness practice and a good therapist, a broken-hearted and terrified woman, recently left by her husband of 28 years, finds new peace, courage and appreciation of herself…
27 Oct

German researchers discover that simple, autogenic training helps children and adolescents with a variety of psychological symptoms, including depressive, aggressive, impulsive, or attention deficit complaints.

Researchers at The University Clinic of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry & Psychotherapy, in Ulm, Germany, investigated the effectiveness of autogenic relaxation training on children and adolescents in outpatient treatment for varied depressive, aggressive, impulsive, or attention deficit symptoms.

27 Oct

very happy to announce that our Mastering Menopause imagery will be available as a special, custom-packaged freebie from the makers of Estroven, a popular, over-the-counter herbal remedy…
20 Oct

Julie writes: When I was scheduled to take the bar exam for my THIRD time, I was so freaked out and demoralized from the first two failed attempts, I was a mental case…
20 Oct

The Persephone myth is the allegory of trauma... One day, the babelicious young goddess, Persephone, daughter of Zeus (Uber-God of the whole bunch of testosterone-soaked, badboys up there on Olympus)…
13 Oct

A nurse asks BR how progressive muscle relaxation (PMR) compares to guided imagery, if it’s as effective as imagery, and if combining it with imagery makes for a more powerful experience…
13 Oct

German researchers find that a cognitive-behavioral program of relaxation, imagery, patient education and new postural habits significantly improves the plight of those suffering from lower back pain.

A randomized, controlled trial at the University of Marburg, Germany looked at the effectiveness of cognitive behavioral therapy for alleviating pain, helping with coping ability and reducing disability in patients with lower back pain.

13 Oct

At the Houston workshop this past weekend I was delighted to meet several educators who were developing guided imagery programs for stressed-out kids at Texas middle schools…
06 Oct

One free, guided imagery tape helps a young woman through chemotherapy, lullabyes her and her roommate to sleep in their first year of college, and relaxes her worried mom, too…