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ACEP Conference, Tips for ADHD, Emmett’s Website…

09 Jan

Hello again.

It was great to see all the response to last week’s post about what civilian therapists need to know when working with returning service members.  I’ll be offering more segments on this topic over the next few weeks.

This year’s 14th Annual International Energy Psychology Conference is at Loews Coronado Bay Resort in San Diego from May 31st through June 3rd.  The theme is Multiple Dimensions in Psychotherapy and Healing and featured keynoters are Gary Craig, Amit Goswani, Marilyn Schlitz, Daniel Siegal and Gary Schwartz.  This is a pretty impressive event, and the first deadline for a break on the registration fee is February 10th.  You can find the full brochure here.

If, by the way, you’re interested in knowing more about one of the more prominent energy psychology techniques – EFT - don’t miss this week’s Q and A and Sue Hannibal’s video demonstration of using EFT with a traumatized Navy Corpsman, back from Iraq.  It’s very moving and inspiring, and raises many worthwhile questions about what exactly it takes to rinse a traumatic event from mind and body.  I know it shocks a lot of traditionally trained therapists (like me) to see how quickly something like this protocol can work.

We get a lot of queries from parents and providers about Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), so I’m pleased to show you this excellent article of suggestions and tips by Jeannine Virtue, a journalist and the mother of a kid with ADD. One of the suggestions she makes is to use guided imagery, I was happy to see.
I’ve been exploring Emmett Miller’s Free Resource Page, and finding a treasure trove of essays, podcasts, interviews from his radio show (with folks like Larry Dossey, Jean Achterberg, Jim Gordon, Norm Shealy and many others), as well as a treasure trove of audio and video clips, including some free samples of Emmett’s legendary guided imagery.  You get a good sense of his wide-ranging mind when you read something like his thoughts on watching the Casey Anthony saga on TV, wondering if television has become our default “cultural shaman” – just a terrific, thought-provoking post.

OK, take care and be well.  

Belleruth Naparstek

Psychotherapist, author and guided imagery pioneer Belleruth Naparstek is the creator of the popular Health Journeys guided imagery audio series. Her latest book on imagery and posttraumatic stress, Invisible Heroes: Survivors of Trauma and How They Heal (Bantam Dell), won the Spirituality & Health Top 50 Books Award