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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…
06 Oct

Meta-analysis at Teikyo University Medical School in Tokyo reveals that biofeedback significantly reduces hypertension, but only when combined with other relaxation and imagery technique

The Department of Hygiene and Public Health (EBM Center) at the School of Medicine,Teikyo University, in Tokyo, Japan published a meta-analysis of 22 randomized, controlled studies investigating the efficacy of biofeedback for reducing hypertension. The 22 studies were published between 1966 and 2001, and involved a total of 905 hypertensive patients.

29 Sep

Looking forward to seeing many of you in Houston this weekend, at the Del Lago Resort. Lake Conroe, for our 9 continuing ed hour, weekend workshop on imagery and trauma…
29 Sep

A cardiac surgery nurse tells of how a very anxious, elderly woman patient found guided imagery to be her "lifeline" during every phase of her stay in the hospital…
29 Sep

A physician asks what can be done for his wife, who suffers from severe tinnitus (ringing & buzzing in the ears) and is so depressed, she hardly leaves the house…
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