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29 Sep

A Cornell study and a Swedish meta-analysis of 18 studies involving over 700 subjects, shows that relaxation, hypnosis, biofeedback, patient education and other cognitive-behavioral treatments definitely help people with tinnitus.

Researchers from Uppsala University in Sweden recently published a meta-analysis of 18 trials, involving over 700 subjects, studying the effectiveness of various cognitive-behavioral treatments for tinnitus, including relaxation, hypnosis, biofeedback, educational sessions and problem-solving.

Researchers from the Department of Psychiatry at Cornell University Medical College in New York looked to see if intensive biofeedback and relaxation training could favorably affect chronic tinnitus.

29 Sep

Well, these September days on Martha’s Vineyard are exquisite. The light is so crisply bright, the color so super-saturated - must be all that sunlight, bouncing off the water or something…
24 Sep

Portals to the Self: A Women’s Circle by the Sea is a powerful, unique retreat and personal growth experience for the dozen or so women lucky enough to join each other and awesome goddess-social workers and facilitators, Ceci McDonnell and Karen Rosenberg, on Isla Mujeres in the gorgeous Caribbean at the tail end of winter.

19 Sep

A Mom writes about her gratitude for the guided imagery that helped soothe and comfort her daughter during chemotherapy, every night and day for many weeks
19 Sep

British researchers find that foot massage and, to a lesser extent, guided relaxation, substantially improved calmness and well-being in post-op coronary bypass patients.

Researchers at the University of Brighton in East Sussex, UK, sought to identify a safe and effective therapeutic intervention that would promote well being in post-op patients recovering from coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery - something that could easily and practically be provided by nurses on the floor. Foot massage and guided relaxation were the interventions chosen to be studied.

18 Sep

Plucky Director of Clinical Outreach, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., tells us that an excellent company that produces a fine, herbal aid for menopause symptoms, will be giving away our Mastering Menopause CD..
15 Sep

Greg M. asks BR for her opinion on EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique), a new kind of trauma therapy that claims fast cures with little or no distress or recurrence…
15 Sep

Meta-analysis at the University of Connecticut reveals that, not only does hypnosis/imagery double weight loss when added to a behavioral program, but the benefits escalate substantially over time.

Researchers from the University of Connecticut at Storrs ran a third meta-analysis of the effect of adding hypnosis to a behavioral program for weight reduction. They collected data from 2 more studies, and corrected for computational inaccuracies in the 2 previous meta-analyses. Just as with the Canyon Ranch pilot study with our Weight Loss imagery, it continues to look like adding a right brain intervention like hypnosis and/or imagery to a behavioral program will double weight loss.

15 Sep

Well, friends, my firstborn - you know, the honking-averse, egg-lobbing, haiku guy with the quirky, best-selling book -- (see http://www.honku.org ) is getting married to a wonderful woman this week….
08 Sep

A traditionally trained talk therapist tells of her gratitude for having tools such as imagery, breathwork, EMDR and hypnosis to offer trauma survivors and early responders at Ground Zero…
08 Sep

A traditionally trained talk therapist tells of her gratitude for having tools such as imagery, breathwork, EMDR and hypnosis to offer trauma survivors and early responders at Ground Zero…
08 Sep

A licensed massage therapist wants to know if it makes sense to play some simple, guided imagery, such as our General Wellness imagery, while she works on her clients…