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Monthly Archives: August 2021

  1. If You’re a COVID Long-Hauler or Worried About Re-Infection, This Ask BR Will Interest You!

    If You’re a COVID Long-Hauler or Worried About Re-Infection, This Ask BR Will Interest You!

    Belleruth got this question last week, and our whole customer service team has gotten several others just like it, so we decided to post the whole Q and A. 

    Evidently anywhere from 10-30% of people who’ve been sick with Covid report “Long Covid”, and a recent study in JAMA Network Open reported that out of 150 outpatients who initially had a mild COVID-19 infection, about one-third reported persistent symptoms as long as nine months after the illness. So, more and more we’re realizing that this is affecting a lot of people.

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  2. V.A. to Launch FREE, 6-Session Guided Imagery Certificate Training Course, System-Wide!

    V.A. to Launch FREE, 6-Session Guided Imagery  Certificate Training Course, System-Wide!

    This week the V.A. is rolling out an introductory video course in Guided Imagery, the prelude to a 6-session, comprehensive course that will be available FREE to any employee in the entire system, and – get this! – soon to the general professional community as well 

    It looks like it will deliver somewhere around 9 contact hours of CECs (10.5 with the intro), to physicians, social workers, nurses, psychologists, pharmacists, dentists, dieticians, physical therapists, occupational therapists, and kinesthesiologists. 

    Now, we’ve always seen hot spots of intense enthusiasm for guided imagery in VA’s around the US, and we’ve been shipping guided imagery audios, streaming pages and Playaways to VAMC’s since 1993. But this level of full-blown, system-wide VA support?? UNPRECEDENTED! For us, it’s a dream come true…in fact, I honestly never thought I’d see the day. 

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  3. Our Beauteous New App - Intuitive, Brilliant, Easy-Peasy… And Everything It Took to Get Us There….

    Our Beauteous New App - Intuitive, Brilliant, Easy-Peasy… And Everything It Took to Get Us There….

    Yes, Dear Reader. It’s a Moment.   

    We are deeply stoked to have a fresh new app that provides quick and easy access to our razzle-dazzle roster of world-class experts & practitioners. Our primo content that targets specific health and mental health challenges finally has a gorgeous first-rate, state-of-the-art home – a dispensary if you will - that’s worthy of it. 

    This app is the apotheosis of our whole journey through all sorts of digital audio delivery systems since 1990, and it got us thinking about how the heck we got here. Our story reflects the way audio itself has developed at a dizzying pace worldwide over the past 3 decades, and we think it’s pretty astounding.  

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  4. How to Talk to Your Kids About Back-to-School Anxiety - Tips From an Old Deep-Dish Psychotherapist

    How to Talk to Your Kids About Back-to-School Anxiety - Tips From an Old Deep-Dish Psychotherapist

    Hello and warm wishes to all parents and guardians of school age children, from pre-school to college!!!

    I want to suggest a way to talk with your kids, to ease garden-variety anxiety about going back to school. It can come in handy with or without a pandemic, but with a pandemic, it’s especially useful.

    None of this is terribly original and most of it consists of repurposed therapy skills. But it can come in handy, and maybe you’ll get some fresh perspective in here. As always, I count on you to take what you can use and chuck the rest. 

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  5. Surprise: Yoga Nidra Looks More Like Sleeping Than Yoga

    Surprise: Yoga Nidra Looks More Like Sleeping Than Yoga

    Yoga nidra is a simple, accessible form of meditation that anyone can do. Seriously, you do it while lying down.

    Some people call it “yogic sleep.” Others call it Integrative Restoration, or iRest. Whichever name you use, it guides you into restorative rest that’s proven to clear your mind, calm your emotions, and achieve lasting mindfulness.  Many experts say a session provides the equivalent benefits of 4 hours sleep.

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