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HOLIDAY PRESENCE

HOLIDAY PRESENCE

  Does your chest tighten and heart race, just thinking about the next few weeks? Do you wonder how you’re going to get everything done? Are you already dreading having to spend time with certain people? Are you worried about your finances? No matter what our religious beliefs, December in America can run us through [...]


Is Anyone Touching You? ( I mean physically.)

Is Anyone Touching You? ( I mean physically.)

My strongest visual memory from my first class in psychology many years ago is a photo of some very sad, pathetic looking baby monkeys who were fading away, with “failure to thrive” because their “mother” was a wire mesh feeder,  instead of a warm, soft one. Researcher Harlow found that they valued being touched even [...]


Wild Animals have Gained Weight, Too!

Wild Animals have Gained Weight, Too!

A fascinating article by David Berreby in Aeon, takes a fresh and scary look at a lot of evidence that obesity may not simply be “the result of a lack of willpower and an inability to discipline eating habits.” Many scientists who study the biochemistry of fat and the epidemiologists who track weight trends  ”believe that personal [...]


STRESSED? EXHAUSTED? OVERSTIMULATED? TRY YOGA NIDRA

STRESSED? EXHAUSTED? OVERSTIMULATED? TRY YOGA NIDRA

Feel refreshed and relaxed in 20 minutes! –and you don’t need to be a practiced yogi or meditator to enjoy the benefits. You don’t even need to go to a class or pay a teacher with today’s audio downloads and smartphone apps.  All you need is a place where you won’t be interrupted for a [...]


Celebrating Life after Cancer

Celebrating Life after Cancer

Are you or a loved one a cancer survivor? If so, then you are getting ready to celebrate National Cancer Survivors Day, the worldwide Celebration of Life, held the first Sunday of June. Many people have found that life after a cancer diagnosis can be meaningful and even more satisfying and enjoyable. Survivors often experience [...]


Life beyond/with Cancer Meetup Starting

Life Beyond Cancer Cutting edge mind/body tools, resources and support Thursdays at 6:30, Starting June 7 Nourished Health Center, 1740 Marion St.    Denver CO   80218 Research shows that survivors of serious illnesses usually demonstrate these three elements- 1. They have a sense of Purpose. 2. They are connected with People. 3. They feel that they [...]


Kicking the Habit by Rewarding Yourself

Kicking the Habit by Rewarding Yourself

Years ago I heard a parable of a guru who told his student that while he meditated he should never think about the RED MONKEY. Of course, although he had never thought of a red monkey before, that became the image that kept coming into his mind. Research has now shown that signs that prohibit [...]


Shame is at the Core!

This powerful TED presentation by Brené Brown on the effects of shame in our lives is well worth watching. The experience of shame is at the foundation of most of the negative reactions and behavior we see in others and wish we didn’t see in ourselves. Brene Brown: Listening to Shame Bookmark on Delicious Digg [...]


Having Trouble Sleeping? Don’t Take Pills!

Having Trouble Sleeping? Don't Take Pills!

In a recent study, which “compared 10,529 people who received prescriptions for sleep aids with nearly twice as many people with similar health histories who did not take sleeping pills, researchers found that those who had prescriptions were more than four times as likely to have died during the study’s 2.5-year follow-up as those who [...]


Americans are in More Pain

The Associated Press reports that Americans are in more pain than ever, probably due to the aging of the population, so pain killers are selling like crazy.  The use of oxycodone, found in OxyContin and Percocet has increased 16 times in some areas. According to Gregory Bunt, medical director at the Daytop Village treatment clinics [...]


Pretending and Imagining can Change Your Life

We know that hypnotherapy that engages as many of the 5 senses as possible is much more powerful and that imagining one is playing a sport well makes muscles activate as if it were true.  Here is a fascinating article on the power of pretend. Here’s a fascinating article, The Neuroscience of Your Brain on Fiction, [...]


Deleting for New Year’s

Deleting for New Year's

I need to spend much less time in 2012 sorting through email and I bet most of my contacts do too. So, my #1 and #2 New Year’s resolutions for 2012, starting NOW are–#1 Unsubscribe to almost all email newsletters. #2 Resolve not to send others marketing messages disguised as friendly holiday greetings. Care to join me?

#1 Unsubscribe to almost all email newsletters.
#2 Resolve not to send others marketing messages disguised as friendly holiday greetings.


Combination of Hypnosis and Local Anesthesia Provides Benefits

A recent presentation at the European Anaesthesiology Congress, in Amsterdam, showed significant benefits of combining hypnosis with a local anesthetic.  ”We can reduce the costs involved in longer hospital stays, remove the need for patients to use opioid drugs, and increase their overall comfort and satisfaction levels.” The conclusion was based on a studies using [...]


Painless Gastric Band Surgery-It’s Virtual!

Painless Gastric Band Surgery-It's Virtual!

Unfortunately, despite the cost, a year or so after gastric band surgery, the success rate is disappointingly low.  A report at a recent meeting of the American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery stated that “using 40% excess weight loss as the standard” for adjustable gastric banding “resulted in a five-year success rate of about [...]


Unlearning Pain

Unlearning Pain

When you are experiencing pain, it’s hard to accept that much of the sensation may be artificial. Yet, neurologist Ramachandran’s work with those with phantom pain from limbs that were no longer there, has shown how pain is actually an “illusion.” Through therapy with mirrors and visualization exercises, patients were able to diminish their experience [...]


Nourishing Recovery-A Holistic Approach

Nourishing Recovery-A Holistic Approach

Katie Bauer, of Nourished Health Wellness, is a gifted, knowledgeable nutritionist, herbalist, and Healthy Chef. We are co-presenting an introductory workshop for healthy recovery from the effects of alcohol in the Denver area on May 14. Have you recently quit drinking and realize that life is still challenging? Unfortunately, true recovery isn’t just about not [...]


Finally, a Bridge between Neuroscience and Psychoanalysis!

Finally, a Bridge between Neuroscience and Psychoanalysis!

New research by  Francois Ansermet, a psychoanalyst, and Pierre Magistretti, a neuroscientist, shows how, rather than polar opposites, both fields are describing the same dynamics in the personality, behaviors, and motivation. “The physical traces revealed in neuroplasticity correspond to a central tenet of psychoanalysis that life leaves its traces on the psyche as well.” A [...]


Visualization and Vibration: THE ENERGY CHAKRAS

Visualization and Vibration:  THE ENERGY CHAKRAS

Saturday, April 30, 2-4:30 pm People House 3035 West 25th Avenue, Denver, CO 80211 Discover the power of healing through sound and color. The chakras are the energy centers of our bodies.  They function as our spiritual respiration system and play a vital role in our emotional and physical health.  Each chakra is associated with [...]


Look What Our Minds Can Do! Powers of the Placebo Effect

Check out this short YouTube video. It’s a fascinating look at the powers of the placebo effect-in other words, the power of our own minds. No wonder hypnosis has such great results and without side effects! via YouTube – The Strange Powers of the Placebo Effect. Bookmark on Delicious Digg this post Recommend on Facebook [...]


Easy Way to Lose Weight-Just Pay Attention!

Easy Way to Lose Weight-Just Pay Attention!

I am currently in a house where lunchtime is also catchup-on-reading-time for the others at the table. Many other Americans use meal time for catching up on email or  playing games. A recent study shows that when we aren’t paying attention to what we eat, we tend to eat more and even get hungry sooner. [...]


NEW MEETUP FOR BRAINY WEIGHT LOSS-Central Denver

NEW MEETUP FOR BRAINY WEIGHT LOSS-Central Denver

The Whole Person Approach- Quit dieting and tune-up  your brain! Learn, too, how to coach your own subconscious mind to spontaneously make healthier choices with group support. Hypnotherapist and Brain Nutrition Counselor, Victoria Bresee introduces a holistic approach to weight loss.  Learn your brain type to understand what kind of eater you are and find out [...]


Your Body, the Orchestra:

A healing experience- Saturday, Jan. 29, 2-4:30 pm, at the People House – Ancient mystery schools of Rome, Athens, Egypt, India, China and Tibet used sound as a therapeutic tool, based upon the belief that vibration is the fundamental creative force of the universe.  According to Jonathan Goldman, “the human body may be metaphorically understood [...]


Brainy Weight Loss

Brainy Weight Loss

The Whole Person Approach to Weight Loss Quit dieting and tune-up  your brain! Hypnotherapist and Brain Nutrition Counselor, Victoria Bresee introduces a holistic approach to weight loss.  Learn your brain type to understand what kind of eater you are and find out which foods and natural supplements will help you keep off the pounds. Balancing [...]


How to Quit Smoking

How to Quit Smoking

Now that it’s New Year’s there are posts galore on how to overcome all of our unhealthy habits and issues.  In one- How to Quit Smoking — 10 Crazy Ways Smokers Finally Kicked the Habit , solutions that actually worked (at least for the person sharing the tip), range from eating dog biscuits to drinking baking [...]