Monthly Archives: May 2018
We’re very excited to be bringing back to our recording studio the brilliant health psychologist and hypnotherapist, Dr. Carol Ginandes. We’ve managed to seduce her away from her teaching perch at Harvard to record two new audio programs for us – one for people with Tinnitus and one for those with TMJ or temperomandibular joint disorder.
Posted: May 22, 2018Categories: Health Journeys Contributors
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:
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?
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.
Do you have something for the fear of dying?
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.