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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???…
03 Nov

A woman writes BR about how guided imagery helped her through her grief over losing her son, and how she went on to become a hypnotherapist and hospice volunteer…
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)…