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22 May

 

We chatted up the insanely talented Dr. Traci Stein to learn more about the practitioner behind some of our best-loved audios! The result was an interview so good, we have to split it into 2 parts:

21 May

 

I have a question regarding an advanced level dementia resident that has high anxiety and becomes very anxious with environmental stimulation (noise, other residents that act out, loud TV’s, etc.) . He is able to express to staff when his anxiety level rises. When he does, we removed him from the chaos (stressor) and a caregiver will sit with him in a quiet place to redirect and help him to lower his anxiety.

I feel that your play away would be very effective for him. What pre-loaded program would you recommend for an advanced level dementia resident with high anxiety?

14 May

Dear Belleruth,

I played your guided imagery for healing trauma for my friend and she strongly rejected it saying there is no peaceful place she can relate to and there is no lovely being she can identify to take her on the journey. Did I play the wrong tape? Shall I insist? I am very worried.

14 May

 

So, what is a Playaway, anyway? We get this question at least a couple times a week, sometimes a lot more.

07 May


Dear BR,

Do you have something for the fear of dying?

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

 

Hi, Belleruth.

I believe my insomnia comes from deep-rooted fears. I’m fearful but not what you’d call phobic. I do not fear leaving the house. And I do not have panic attacks. But I am a generally worried person, who sees the world as a dangerous place and whose fears keep me up at night.I believe I would have to have some guided imagery that addresses fears or lack of. Which do you suggest?

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.

23 Apr

 

I have a couple of questions for you.  First, I am looking for guided imagery on two different topics...one is stress/anxiety relief and the other is reduction of dependency on alcohol. I was wondering, can you listen to guided imagery on more than one topic at a time? Also, are there audios that are shorter than 60 minutes? I truly don't have much time in a day and would like to spend no more than 15 minutes listening if possible. Is it a requirement that you spend a lot of time listening to the audios for it to be effective?

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.

16 Apr

 

I am interested in your audios for posttraumatic stress and depression for my practice. Is the $11 for an MP3 copy in US dollars, and does it include all the tracks? I am in Australia. Thanks.