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Monthly Archives: December 2015

  1. Brief Guided Imagery Training Helps Kids with Sickle Disease Pain

    Brief Guided Imagery Training Helps Kids with Sickle Disease Pain

    In this pilot study, an investigator from Lehman College of the City University of New York in The Bronx, NY, studied the impact of training children with sickle disease to use brief guided imagery segments to better deal with their pain episodes.

    The children were trained with an audio recording of guided imagery messages, which they listened to for 5 to 10 minutes, three times each day, regardless of pain and also during pain episodes.

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  2. Massage Therapist Seeks Guided Imagery for Spinal Cord Injury & Amputees

    Massage Therapist Seeks Guided Imagery for Spinal Cord Injury & Amputees

    Dear Health Journeys,

    I want to thank you for all the fantastic material you offer. I am an LMT (Licensed Massage Therapist), working at a large rehab facility.

    Recently, I launched a program called "Meditative Massage", in which clients receive a gentle, slow flowing aromatherapy massage while listening to the guided imagery topic of their choice.

    While this is not for everyone, most of my clients are loving it. It's unique, and no other facility or spa has a program like this.

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  3. Hats Off to Practitioners Who Keep Finding These Creative Treatment Solutions…

    Hats Off to Practitioners Who Keep Finding These Creative Treatment Solutions…

    Hello again.

    I was delighted to be reminded last week of all the creative ways guided imagery can be combined with other healing techniques to produce extra-potent results.

    A note from a licensed massage therapist at a rehab facility for neurological disorders and injuries in New York told of how she played targeted guided imagery during her aromatherapy massages, and how effective it was for most of her clients. She calls her newly minted program "Meditative Massage".

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  4. Happy Holidays!

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    P.S. Health Journeys will be closed December 24th & 25th.

     

     

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  5. Peace on Earth: Savor the Treasures of the Season

    Somewhere amid the gifting, receiving and celebrating, it's nice to take a moment to savor the gifts the holiday season gives to us.


    Rest:

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  6. We Knew It: Guided Imagery Speeds Weaning from Mechanical Ventilators

    We Knew It: Guided Imagery Speeds Weaning from Mechanical Ventilators

    Researchers from WellStar Health System in Atlanta GA and Kennesaw State University in Kennesaw, GA assessed the usefulness of guided imagery in helping wean patients off mechanical ventilators.

    Forty-two patients were selected from two community acute care hospitals. One hospital served as the comparison group and provided routine care (no intervention) while the other hospital provided the guided imagery intervention.

    Sedation levels, sedative and analgesic volume consumption, and physiological responses were the outcomes that were measured and compared.

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  7. Health Journeys’ Shopping Mouse Simplifies Gifting

    Health Journeys’ Shopping Mouse Simplifies Gifting

    Tis' the season to be jolly, but that's tough to do when you are stressed out about over-crowded to-do lists, last-minute shopping and what to buy for those special people who have been so good to you this year.

    If you choose to let your mouse do the work, and shop online, check out our handy Online Gift Guide for inspiration.

    If you have questions, need help deciding what to order or prefer to place a phone order, call 1-800-800-8661 to speak to one of our resourceful staff members, who double as holiday elves this time of year. We are in the office between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. EST on week days (our office is closed Dec. 24 and 25).

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  8. Hard Truths for a Worried Mom, Whose Oppositional, Tx-Resistant Son is Coming Home for Christmas Break

    Hard Truths for a Worried Mom, Whose Oppositional, Tx-Resistant Son is Coming Home for Christmas Break

    Dear Belleruth,

    We have had a difficult time with our 20 year old son from the beginning, and have sought help from various professional therapists since he was four.

    I've never really felt we were getting anywhere with any of them. Our son knew how to act like a good therapy patient and say all the right things, but he never changed. He now blames my husband and me for his misfires and failures.

    We had him tested here in Baltimore, and they confirmed much of what we already knew. He is very intelligent but there are big discrepancies in areas of functioning. We tried to get him into an intensive outpatient program for emotional help but were told he was not a good candidate because he would not cooperate.

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  9. We Know You’re Sick of This!

    We Know You’re Sick of This!

    Hey, everyone.

    I hate to add to the wheedling, seducing, shouting chorus of retailers claiming your attention with their special holiday discounts, bodacious bundles and promises of whiz-bang delivery... I really do. I'm drowning in the annoying stuff myself.

    But, I gotta say it: we do happen to have just the right gifts for holiday stress time, and forever after – self-regulating and healing audio tools that quickly and easily teach people to better manage and maneuver their moods and their lives, during good times and bad.

    So, check out our Friends and Family Sale to your right. Everything you need is there. And if you tend to dither, and can't decide what to pick, use our gift card!

    Oh, and if you miss the cut-off date for ground shipping (that's Dec 17th, good people), we've got you covered with digital delivery.

    All best,

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  10. We Salute the Magical, Mysterious Tomkins Square Park Scarf Fairy!!

    We Salute the Magical, Mysterious Tomkins Square Park Scarf Fairy!!

    Marjorie Ingall, (author, Tablet columnist, kids' book reviewer for the NYT Book Review and all-round stand-up gal) posted this wondrous sighting on Facebook:

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    "Someone draped homemade scarves all over the Tompkins Square Park fences, w/ little notes attached saying 'I am not lost! I was made with you in mind! I am yours to keep. Stay warm with my hugs.' How mysterious and delightful! I love you, anonymous person! ' "

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