Okay, Belleruth here, to say we heard ya. We're back to sending out the practitioner enews that targets your professional interests, questions and concerns.
This is the first of many.
We're talking about stuff like practice info, tips, FAQ's, program successes, best practices and special offers for our thousands of HJ clinicians, professional practitioners, caregivers and all-round, beloved besties in the practice arena.
Sweartogawd, it's not that we've been twiddling our thumbs. We've been revamping our website and updating our digital strategies, and because of it, dramatically improving our standing with the search engines and all those pesky media moguls who call the shots on who notices what on the internet.
And we're still at it – this stuff is like housework, paying the bills and car maintenance - it's never done.
However, we're at a point where we can get back to serving our critical, core constituency, which is you, with the resources, tools and information you deserve to have.
So stay tuned. This is the first of many such missives. And we'll be announcing a new series of practitioner-oriented podcasts, YouTube's and video hangouts, designed around your most asked about topics. (Yes, believe it or not, we've kept a list.)
Here’s Your Very Own Clinical Research Cheat Sheet
Many of you get asked to cite research that demonstrates the efficacy of guided imagery and other mind-body methods. So, we’re providing you with our most recent research handout, showing a broad range of what guided imagery, meditation and hypnosis can do for people. It’s by no means complete, but it’s representative and it’s current.
Feel free to print it and use it.
This list will also come in handy to those of you looking to persuade your hospital, clinic, health spa or group practice to adopt guided meditation and imagery audio tools as a standard offering for patients.
It’s a form of deliberate, directed daydreaming that uses relaxing words, pacing and music in targeted ways to support desired changes in mind, body, psyche and spirit.
It’s evidence-based and works really well for emotional wellness, medical procedures, achieving healthy habits and for specific health conditions and concerns.
It supports and potentiates other treatment methods, and sometimes, for some people, it’s sufficient as a stand-alone intervention.
Guided imagery is a specific sub-category of hypnosis. It’s also a form of meditation. In Europe, it’s sometimes called autogenic training. And for practical purposes, it’s virtually the same as guided meditation.
But please don’t call it visualization. Only half the population is strongly wired visually, and they’ll assume they can’t do this if they think they have to “see with their mind’s eye”. On the contrary, guided imagery is multi-sensory, leaning heavily on imagined sound, smell, taste and feel as well as sight.
For most people, imagery is the “lazy man’s (or woman’s) meditation” - a simple, user-friendly method that does most of the work for the listener. For someone who hasn’t put in time learning a disciplined practice like mindfulness meditation, there are still immediate results from imagery.
The Mental Health Collection covers a lot of ground in the emotional resiliency arena, supporting and synergizing the work you do with patients and clients. Keep these on your office shelves to play in a session or to lend out to those who need them. We’ve priced this set at a whopping $40 off retail, as our way of saying thank you for doing what you do
Retail $129.86 / Special price for professionals $89.99