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  1. A Private Experiment with Tone Therapy, Chez BR, Starring the Electrician, the Plumber, the Comcast Guy..

    A Private Experiment with Tone Therapy, Chez BR, Starring the Electrician, the Plumber, the Comcast Guy..

    On vacation, I had a set of the N.O.W. speakers in my living room, a gift from the developer, Michael Joly.

    It’s no secret that I love these things. When you press the PLAY buttons on them, each speaker randomly selects a tone sequence from about 120 of them, and whatever gets played on one syncs up with whatever is on the other speaker. You never know what you’re going to hear, which is why you can’t get so familiar with the sounds that you stop listening to them. So clever.

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  2. What Would You Recommend for a Cancer Patient to Overcome Stress, Relax, and Boost Immunity?

    What Would You Recommend for a Cancer Patient to Overcome Stress, Relax, and Boost Immunity?

    Dear Belleruth:

    I have been on the cancer journey for over 18 months now trying to do everything right and just got some terrible news. I have been crushed, confused, stressed. I decided to try an alternative medicine immunotherapy and my naturopath recommended your guided visualization. I need something that will help me overcome this stress, relax, and boost my immunity. Can you make a recommendation?

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  3. What Audios Can Help a Teen with Anxiety & Schoolwork?

    What Audios Can Help a Teen with Anxiety & Schoolwork?
    Hi BR,
     
    I have a 16 yr old grand daughter who is frightened at night, can't sleep without a night light, and any small sound - even normal ones - causes her such anxiety, she has even asked her Dad to stay with her until she goes to sleep. This is fairly new. 
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  4. What Titles Will Help Me Calm My Sympathetic Nervous System?

    What Titles Will Help Me Calm My Sympathetic Nervous System?

    Hello, I am wondering which program will address my situation so I would love your suggestions. I am trying to reset my autonomic nervous system after years of stress and drama in my life. The result of that stress has been various and sundry symptoms from PVCs, Tachycardia, acid reflux, neck pain and dizziness and a general feeling of "going to die" from time to time.

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  5. What Audios Can Help Me Avoid Road Rage During My Daily Commute?

    What Audios Can Help Me Avoid Road Rage During My Daily Commute?

     

    Have you ever thought about putting together something for someone’s daily commute? I’m not sure how you would create it, but I’d definitely like to have something to help me stay calm during my commutes to and from work. They are a significant daily stressor for me.

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  6. Start a Gratitude Journal and Enjoy the Benefits!

    Start a Gratitude Journal and Enjoy the Benefits!

    If you’ve never tried it, I recommend kicking off Thanksgiving week by keeping a gratitude journal – noting times during the day when you feel grateful for something, however fleetingly. . .

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  7. The Stress Management Program that Reduces Chronic Neck Pain, Intensity & Disability

    The Stress Management Program that Reduces Chronic Neck Pain, Intensity & Disability

    In a pilot study, researchers from Copenhagen University, Denmark, and The Grieg Academy of Music Therapy Research Center in Bergen, Norway,  examined the effects of Guided Imagery and Music (GIM), a specific technique, created by Helen Bonny, that includes relaxation, music listening, and observing the resulting, spontaneous imagery that arises from the music, on bio-psycho-social measures of stress related to long term sick leave...

    Twenty Danish workers on sick leave were randomized to either a music therapy intervention or wait-list control.  Data collection was carried out at an occupational health ward in the period 2008-2010.

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  8. What Woods Walking Can Do For Your Heart Rate And Mood

    What Woods Walking Can Do For Your Heart Rate And Mood

    In Japan, they actually call this “Forest Medicine”, and they build forest parks on the rooftops of hospitals. 

    In this pilot study, researchers from Chiba University and Nippon Medical School in Japan studied the impact of brief forest walking on middle-aged, hypertensive adults, seeking some hard evidence of positive effects.  

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  9. Guided Imagery Reduces Pain in Teens after Spinal Fusion Surgery

    In this pilot study, researchers from the University of Montreal investigated the impact of a guided imagery intervention on post-op pain intensity, anxiety, coping and daily activities in adolescents and young adults, ages 11-20, after undergoing orthopedic surgery (spinal fusion) for idiopathic scoliosis.

    Participants were randomized to standard care or standard care with the guided imagery intervention. The intervention consisted of a DVD with information and guided imagery/relaxation exercises to practice at least three times a week at home.

    A nurse screened the DVD with the patient pre-operatively and at discharge (T1) and telephoned 2 weeks post-discharge (T2) to reinforce the use of the technique.

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