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Why Conventional Medical Doctors Are Opting for Slow Medicine

Michael Finkelstein, MD | Posted 10.12.2014 | Healthy Living
Michael Finkelstein, MD

I am always heartened to hear the stories of the pioneering doctors of integrative medicine, who were willing to risk their professional comfort and ease, in the interest of helping people truly get better.

An Unknown Legacy of Casey Kasem -- Supporting Patients in Need

Cary A. Presant, M.D. | Posted 08.18.2014 | Impact
Cary A. Presant, M.D.

On Father's Day June 15, 2014, the world lost Casey Kasem. I identified with Casey because we were both music lovers, both short and both very friendly. But also, we were both committed to supporting cancer patients in need of help.

365 Invocations to Create an Extraordinary Life, Week 10

Carol Simone | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Carol Simone

This is the light of creation and you are one with it. You are a co-creator of all of the beauty, kindness, innocence, creativity, joy, abundance, peace in your inner world and outer world.

Amazing Graces: Days Two and Three

James S. Gordon | Posted 04.30.2012 | Impact
James S. Gordon

By the second day there are actually 135 participants -- almost 180 of us altogether. The ones who didn't come to the opening are present and others from the waiting list have found a way.

Families: The Possibility of Grace This Holiday Season

Charlotte Reznick, Ph.D. | Posted 02.20.2012 | Parents
Charlotte Reznick, Ph.D.

A mom and her 17-year-old son hugged and couldn't let go. Tears were streaming down both their faces. They had been estranged from each other the past two years and came to see me because they wanted to reconnect.

The Science Behind Guided Imagery

Belleruth Naparstek | Posted 12.30.2011 | Healthy Living
Belleruth Naparstek

We've come to understand that what best serves our sense of strength, wholeness, vitality and personal power is owning whatever it is we feel, no matter how unpleasant, and then just breathing it out.

Boost Your Kid's Brain Power With a Little Imagination

Charlotte Reznick, Ph.D. | Posted 11.29.2011 | Parents
Charlotte Reznick, Ph.D.

Without understanding and support, kids with different learning styles than their peers can suffer from low self-esteem, anxiety from too much pressure, or a negative attitude toward school and learning.

Laura Schocker

Traditional Doctors, Alternative Treatments: An Intersection?

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Schocker | Posted 03.28.2013 | Healthy Living

Sometimes it can seem as though complementary/alternative treatments and traditional medicine live in two silos -- never the twain shall meet, as the ...

Imagery Gives Voice to Your Emotions

Martin Rossman, M.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Martin Rossman, M.D.

Imagery seems able to take us for a "glass-bottom boat" ride into our unconscious minds and to let information come to light from that hidden source of intelligence.

Can Meditation Bolster Mental Health in Soldiers and Veterans?

Belleruth Naparstek | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Belleruth Naparstek

Our service people are over-medicated downrange, mostly with legal drugs. This creates problems -- from slower reaction times to possibly an increased vulnerability to suicide later on.

Relaxation Techniques: Unplug with Imagery: Press 'Play' and Go to Your Happy Place

Belleruth Naparstek | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Belleruth Naparstek

Guided imagery is the lazy man's meditation (or woman's). It's a kind of deliberate, directed daydreaming, using soothing music and narrated suggestions designed to calm, empower, heal and nourish.

Getting Rid Of Repeating Nightmares: A Simple, Potent, New Recipe

Belleruth Naparstek | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Belleruth Naparstek

One of the most dramatic, butt-kicking examples of an effective new treatment tool for posttraumatic stress is a simple protocol called Nightmare Reprocessing, devised by two V.A. psychologists.

Forget The Sheep: Try This Instead

Dr. Michael J. Breus | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Michael J. Breus

I've never been a big advocate of the counting-sheep ploy. But I do know that guided imagery and mind games can be very effective

Movement As Medicine: Spinning And The Self-Care Movement

Qanta Ahmed, MD | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Qanta Ahmed, MD

Agreed, as a nation we most certainly need intelligent HealthCare and Health Insurance reform, but what we are in just as much need of is SelfCare Reform.

Returning Troops From Iraq And Afghanistan Are Different From Our Vietnam Vets

Belleruth Naparstek | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Belleruth Naparstek

This new group of active military knows what's happening to them, to a much greater extent. There's been a push to educate our troops and the general public about posttraumatic stress.

SoulCycle: Breathe, Believe, Let the Journey Begin

Qanta Ahmed, MD | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Qanta Ahmed, MD

"SoulCycle?" What a name! I was instantly compelled. Entering the SoulCycle studio reminds me of an Apple Store, the same cool-white lighting, which leaves nothing to the imagination.

More Troops, More Rotations, More PTSD: Will Positive Psychology Save Our Soldiers?

Belleruth Naparstek | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Belleruth Naparstek

Positive psychology may be worthwhile for corporate team building and personal growth, but does it have the mojo to counter the profound despair and disorientation that comes from the horrors of combat?

Finally Figuring Out What Helps Troops With Posttraumatic Stress

Belleruth Naparstek | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Belleruth Naparstek

The tools that work so well are neither complicated nor expensive. They're interventions that ping on the primitive structures in the brain, where posttraumatic stress sits and wreaks its havoc. These are tools like guided imagery, relaxation, meditation, hypnosis, breath work...

O. Carl Simonton Dies At 66: Pioneer Of Mind-Body Approach To Battling Cancer

Los Angeles Times | Valerie J. Nelson | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

Dr. O. Carl Simonton, a radiation oncologist who popularized the mind-body connection in fighting cancer and helped push the once-controversial notion...

Inviting Health: Using Our Minds to Set the Stage for Well-Being (Part Two)

Kay Goldstein | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Kay Goldstein

If there are any negative emotions, have them be carried out of the body on the flow of appreciation.

Inviting Health: Using Our Minds to Set the Stage for Well-Being (Part One)

Kay Goldstein | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Kay Goldstein

Think of the body as an energy system: the less fuel needed to keep our muscles tight and ready to run, the more that is available for other body functions -- such as the brain.