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07 May

 

I didn’t know what I was doing was called Guided Imagery at the time, but I first experienced it during some childbirth education classes I attended with my husband when we were expecting our first baby.

It was 1970, and people were very intense about what was referred to in hushed, reverent tones as Natural Childbirth. We joined the ranks of loony expectant parents who trained like Olympians for the perfect, medication-free delivery. 

30 Apr

 

As Mother’s Day approaches, I’m remembering one godawful Mother’s Day when I was 9 and my big sister was 11. We forgot to get our mother a present, and she went nuts, storming into her bedroom and slamming the door after an eruption of angry weeping and ranting.

23 Apr

 

Put a headset that’s playing some guided imagery on the super-receptive little ears of a first grader, and you’re giving that kid the gift that keeps on giving for the rest of his or her days.

16 Apr

 

Parkinson’s Disease gets mentioned a lot in April – it’s the month that highlights awareness of this challenging condition and its treatment. As with many neurodegenerative illnesses, there’s currently no “cure” - just ways to slow down its progress, build up compensatory strengths, alleviate symptoms, and improve quality of life.

02 Apr

 

Hello, again. I’m very much looking forward to talking about guided imagery at the very first Inova Integrative & Functional Medicine Conference, in the DC Area.

31 Mar

 

Hello again. My son Aaron found Emily McDowell’s Empathy Cards online and showed them to me. They’re to send to people with cancer. I read a few, and it immediately hit me: there’s been a sea change in attitudes about cancer.

27 Mar

 

The central insult of posttraumatic stress is the sense of helplessness it engenders. Powerlessness is the thread that runs through every traumatized response, whether it’s from a car accident, family violence, a hurricane, or a school massacre…

16 Mar

 

This week, the awesome clinical social worker and hypnotherapist, Roberta Shapiro MEd, LCSW, author of our newly released, hot off the presses, Positive Parenting meditations, designed to becalm even the most benighted mom or dad, offers 5 potent tips for upping your parent game. Read on!   

02 Mar

Master hypnotherapist, guided imagery pioneer, math and physics nerd, player of multiple musical instruments, super-athlete, and all-round polymath, Emmett Miller MD, is a man of many parts. A lot of these parts don’t normally coexist within one person.

16 Feb

Help yourself to The Lazy Man’s or Woman’s Sampler of the Latest Mind-Body Research, all pre-chewed and digested for busy people, and then slenderized into a mere sentence or two, with a citation if you want to learn more.