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  1. Some Very Cool Research on the Power of the Mind over Allergic Reactions

    Some Very Cool Research on the Power of the Mind over Allergic Reactions

    There’s an iconic jaw-dropper of a study1 from the early sixties that makes a stunning point about the power of the mind over an allergic reaction – in this case, on the skin. 

    Drs. Ikemi and Nakagawa at Yokohama City University School of Medicine in Japan studied 13 boys known to be hypersensitive to the leaves of the Japanese wax tree, which delivers an allergic reaction very similar to poison ivy – itching, swelling, redness, and blisters.

    The investigators touched their blind-folded student-subjects on one arm with innocuous leaves, telling the boys, who were in a relaxed trance state, they were the poisonous product of the wax tree. All 13 boys showed eruptive skin reactions of varying proportions.

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  2. Type 2 Diabetes, Guided Imagery, & the Hispanic Connection

    Type 2 Diabetes, Guided Imagery, & the Hispanic Connection

    I’ve known my good friend, Dr. Jane Jeffrie Seley, DNP, MPH, BC-ADM, CDCES, for over 25 years. She’s a dedicated nurse, professor and researcher, a creative program innovator, and a die-hard health care advocate, provider, and counselor, who’s spent decades showing people with diabetes how to optimize their health, reduce their symptoms, and take ownership of self-care. This is my friend’s passion.

    Over the years, I’ve seen her, time and again, go the extra mile (or two… or ten…) for patients and their families. She’ll literally stop what she’s doing to give whatever time, effort or advice is needed from her monsta supply of expertise. For Jane, it’s never been about the honors, positions, awards, degrees, or revenue she’s earned. It’s always about the patient – whether rich or poor, old or young, motivated or utterly dispirited, my dynamo pal Jane is all in.

    Here she is, talking about guided imagery, diabetes, and some of the unique challenges encountered in Hispanic and Latinx communities.

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  3. Alone, Lonely, or Cut Off Altogether – How Isolated Have You Been Feeling?

    Alone, Lonely, or Cut Off Altogether – How Isolated Have You Been Feeling?

    Well, it’s been a whole year now since we all retreated from our normal social lives to protect ourselves from COVID-19. So, I’ve got to ask: how are you doing?

    Now, admittedly, some people are deep-dish introverts who, before this past year, never could cadge enough alone-time to ponder, reflect, absorb or process the day’s events and their own thinking about them. Those folks are stressed when they don’t have enough time away from others.

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  4. An ASK BR: How Can I Call My Body My Oldest Friend when I Feel Betrayed by It?

    An ASK BR: How Can I Call My Body My Oldest Friend when I Feel Betrayed by It?

    This is an issue we get a lot.  Many of BR’s guided imagery narratives refer to the listener’s body as “my oldest friend and steadiest companion”.  It’s deliberately in there to help form or reinstate a feeling of alliance with the body, as opposed to seeing it as the opponent to overcome, or something that’s let us down or even betrayed us.  Sometimes a first reaction to this phrase is, “You gotta be kidding” or “Oldest friend? We’re barely on speaking terms!” Here’s one of those reactions and BR’s response, suggesting why it might be something to consider…

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  5. Is Graceful Aging Even Possible? Here’s What the Bodacious *Nancy Aronie* Has to Say about That…

    Is Graceful Aging Even Possible? Here’s What the Bodacious *Nancy Aronie* Has to Say about That…

    Behold some girlfriends appreciating each other. Just so you know, the fabulous dame in the middle is a yoga instructor named Bonnie Menton, and she’s well over 100 years old. Which leads me to our quest. Stay with me here:

    For some time now, we’ve been asking talented friends and colleagues if they’d consider taking a crack at creating some guided imagery for aging – a topic that generates a lot of requests from our readers in the over 50 age group.

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  6. Binaural Beats - A Force Multiplier for Increasing the Impact of Guided Imagery & Meditation

    Binaural Beats - A Force Multiplier for Increasing the Impact of Guided Imagery & Meditation

    Personal disclosure alert: I am not a naturally “Zen” person (many people do not believe me when I say this). My brain is constantly juggling everything on my to-list – observing, planning and making meaning of the nearly infinite amount of information we are all taking in both consciously and unconsciously, each day.

    Rather than a “calm, blue sea of tranquility,” my mind can often resemble more of the proverbial “monkey mind,” as its natural state is to observe, analyze, mull over, reimagine, and so forth. Which can make it a lot more challenging to tune out mental chatter and get a good night’s sleep.

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  7. Simple Supports Are Everything: 4 Great Self-Care Tools Students Can Use for Stress

    Simple Supports Are Everything: 4 Great Self-Care Tools Students Can Use for Stress

    Greetings!! I’m tickled pink to introduce Jill Blake, a health & wellness educator with 25 years of experience counseling students on dealing with stress and garden variety, day-to-day challenges of living.

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  8. Ask BR: Any Suggestions for an 8-Year-Old Who Was Recently Almost Hit by a Fast-Moving Truck?

    Ask BR: Any Suggestions for an 8-Year-Old Who Was Recently Almost Hit by a Fast-Moving Truck?

    I am looking for Guided Imagery for an 8-year-old girl who is now living with her Grandparents. Her mother is severely mentally ill and this child suffered multiple traumatic experiences while in her care. She is now doing well with her grandparents, who are good caretakers and who love her very much.

    A recent incident occurred in which she was riding her scooter and was nearly hit by a fast-moving truck. Her uncle yelled to warn her, and this seems to have set her back. Her reaction was to panic. She has since withdrawn from interacting with the family. This is a shame, because she was doing so well.

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  9. Ask BR: After Breakups I Experience Separation Anxiety, Obsessive Thoughts, & Anger. How Can I Handle Them Better?

    Ask BR: After Breakups I Experience Separation Anxiety, Obsessive Thoughts, & Anger.  How Can I Handle Them Better?

    Hi Belleruth

    Which of your CDs would you recommend for handling breakups better? When a woman ends a romantic relationship I get separation anxiety, depression, obsessive thoughts, and anger. Part of this is connected to feeling unloved and unwanted as a child. I am taking a time out from dating to address these issues.

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  10. Ask BR: I've Been Having Unsettling Dreams Since Starting Your Healing Trauma Audio. Is This Normal?

    Ask BR:  I've Been Having Unsettling Dreams Since Starting Your Healing Trauma Audio. Is This Normal?

    Hello. At the guidance of my therapist, I’ve purchased and downloaded Belleruth’s Healing Trauma and I’m on day 9. I’ve been having unsettling dreams the last three consecutive nights - not nightmares, but not pleasant either, all of a very similar nature. Is this a normal part of the process that I should just be patient with and continue? Or should I do something else? Any suggestions?

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