Monthly Archives: August 2021
Posted: August 30, 2021Categories: Ask Belleruth
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.
Posted: August 23, 2021
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.
Posted: August 10, 2021
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.
Posted: August 02, 2021
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.