CAM AUDIO CASSETTE COURSE
This is the go-to Course for any medical doctor or surgeon who wishes a concise overview of CAM [Complementary & Alternative Medicine] practices. From the early days of Kreb's Laetrile of the 80's, to acupuncture, orthomolecular nutrition, detoxification therapies, meditation practices, deep breathing, yoga, etc., it is covered in this course of study on convenient audio files. Interviews with some of the leading names in the field fill hours of audio files. A complete audio library of CAM topics and practices.
Complementary and Integrated medicine featuring medical doctors giving their unique views on the subject. A course for physicans to look at some alternative viewpoints of both doctors and patients. The terms alternative medicine, complementary medicine, integrative medicine, holistic medicine, natural medicine, unorthodox medicine, fringe medicine, unconventional medicine, and new age medicine are used interchangeably by the establishment as having the same meaning, and are almost synonymous in most fake news contexts. However, such a diverse range of medicines cannot be lumped into one category.
At Duke University Medical Center is heavily woven into the traditional fabric of high-tech health care. It held a first Mind-Body-Spirit conference in 1996, which started off convincing physicians to take seriously such techniques as relaxation and guided imagery, yoga and mindfulness-based stress management. Topics at the conference included nutritional and botanical medicine, acupuncture, massage therapy, support and coping skills and meditation. At that time it seemed all too fuzzy for convetional care givers. Presenters offered "case-based" learning sessions designed to address specific health conditions including cancer, arthritis, allergies and women's health.
Physicians also underwent a "personal health assessment" at the beginning of the conference and revisit that initial assessment at the end in order to apply what they have learned. The purpose of the personal health assessments was to illustrate to physicians how to apply complementary care techniques in the clinical setting, by using themselves as an example.
"It is becoming increasingly evident that lifestyle and psychosocial factors play an important role in both the origin and management of chronic illness in this country, and we, at academic medical centers, want to provide the most well-rounded and effective care possible to our patients," said Dr. Martin Sullivan, co-director of the Center for Integrative Medicine at Duke and one of the conference coordinators.
Andrew Weil, director of the Program in Integrative Medicine at the University of Arizona College of Medicine, has had his fair share of both fans and critics within the medical community:
"I think people are fed up," Weil has said. "They want to be more in charge. Throughout the world there is a growing suspicion of non-natural things and a growing belief that Western medicine doesn't have all the answers. Perhaps I speak to that belief."
Organizers of the second annual conference, "Integrating Mind, Body and Spirit in Medical Practice," said the conference reaches far beyond the usual healthy-lifestyles lectures espoused by the medical establishment. Instead, the issues delve far deeper into the human experience by exploring, for example, the biological basis for human touch's palliative effects, the power of spirituality in curing addiction, and the importance of social support in treating and healing cancer patients.
But perhaps most practically, the conferences addressed ways to overcome the growing discontent among medical professionals who recognize that the symptoms they fix often fail to cure the underlying problem or at least satisfy the patients. Toward that end, a major theme of the conferences that followed is the doctor-patient relationship and how it can be improved despite the restrictions of managed care.
All in all, CAM based practices are not only here to stay, they have become part of the mainstream of 21st Century Medicine. The alternative sector is a highly profitable industry with a strong lobby, and faces far less regulation over the use and marketing of proven and unproven treatments.
If you wish to take a concise survey of these topics, this IS your course of study that will save you months of digging and web searching, sifting out what is credible and what may be not.
50 clock hour course.This course is really an overview and sundry of all the various CAM modalities, close, far, and in-between. CAM is here to stay.
Orwell said that language makes humans easy to control—control their language and you control the people. Language is central to our experience of being human, and the languages we speak profoundly shape the way we think, the way we see the world, the way we live our lives. An ongoing debate in the field of linguistics is whether language is controlled by thought, or thought by language. Edward Sapir and Benjamin Whorf proposed a hypothesis claiming that a person's native language will control their thoughts and that if a concept is not expressed in one's native language, they will not understand this concept.
THE SPECTRUM OF VITAL [NATURAL] PSYCHOLOGY
Mentalology is an extension of the concept of vitalology being the assessment and practice of cultivating the state of being strong, active, and energetic by building vitality and health through specific wellness, lifestyle, and good state of mind.
MENTAL HEALING, OUR FOUNDATION
Like all the laws of nature, the law of natural medicine is universal in its application; and, like all the others, it is simple and easily comprehended. What many practitioners fail to recognize is that there is an intelligence that controls the functions of the body in health, it follows that it is the same power or energy that fails in case of disease. Failing intelligence, with plunder into chaos, the body requires assistance; and that is what all therapeutic agencies aim to accomplish. No intelligent physician of any school claims to be able to do more than to “assist nature” to restore normal conditions of the body.
That there is a mental energy that requires assistance, no one denies; for science teaches us that the whole body is made up of a summation of intelligent systems - neural, endocrine, cardiovascular, etc. - each of which performs its functions with an intelligence exactly adapted to the performance of its special duties as a member of the whole. However, there is no life without mind, from the lowest unicellular organism up to man/woman. It is, therefore, a mental energy that actuates every cell, nerve and fiber of the body under all its conditions. That there is a central intelligence that controls each of these mindful organisms and systems is self-evident. That mind totality directs its proper agency which results in healing is the foundation of Christian Science and allied schools.
Whether, as the materialistic scientist insists, this central intelligence is merely the sum of all the cellular intelligences of the bodily organism, or is an independent entity, capable of sustaining a separate existence after the body perishes, is a question that minimally concerns us in the pursuance of the present inquiry of therapeutics. It is sufficient for us to know that such an innate intelligence exists, and that, for the time being, it is the controlling energy or agency of God that normally regulates the action of the myriad cells of which the body is composed.
It is then, a mental agency or soul that all righteous therapeutic agencies are designed to energize, and when, for any cause, it fails to perform its functions with reference to any part of the physical structure, disease is the outcome. It follows that mental therapeutic agencies of both physician and patient are the primary and normal means of energizing the organism. That is to say, mental agencies operate more directly than any other system upon a sick organism. Although physical agencies such as medicines and nutrition are by no means excluded, all experience of the ages shows that the physical organism responds best to mental stimuli which follows by corrective measures, elimination of habits, dietary reform, and other natural agencies.
In his book, The Science of Mind, Ernest Holmes stated "Religious Science is a correlation of laws of science, opinions of philosophy, and revelations of religion applied to human needs and the aspirations of man." He also stated that Religious Science/Science of Mind (RS/SOM) is not based on any "authority" of established beliefs, but rather on "what it can accomplish" for the people who practice it. In 1926 Holmes published The Science of Mind, which references the teachings of Jesus Christ, the Bible as well as Buddha. As stated in Holmes' other book New Thought: A Practical American Spirituality, "New Thought still is evolving; it may yet be the point at which religion, philosophy, and science come together as the most effective combination to move the world to greater peace, plenty, health, and harmony. Many believe it might be the quintessential spirituality for the next millennium."
All that can be realized in the enlightened physician is that in therapeutics, a mental stimulus is necessarily more direct and more positive in its effects, all other things being equal, than a physical stimulus alone can be, for the simple reason that it is intelligent on the one hand and tangible on the other. It must be self-evident that it is impossible to wholly to eliminate mental suggestion in the administration of material remedies. Extremists may claim that the whole effect of material remedies is due to the factor of mental suggestion; but this is not realistic. The most that can be claimed with any degree of certainty is that material remedies, when they are not in themselves positively injurious, are good and legitimate forms of stimuli, and, as such, are invested with a certain therapeutic potency, even as in the administration of the placebo. It is also certain that, whether the remedies are material or mental, they must, directly or indirectly, energize the mental organism in control of its bodily functions. Otherwise the therapeutic effects produced cannot be permanent. One may take a vitamin supplement as a temporary tonic and obtain energy, but it will generally not overpower a state of chronic mental depression without the corrective agency of mental intelligence.
It follows that the therapeutic value of all remedial agencies, material or mental, is proportioned to their respective powers to produce the effect of stimulating the subjective mind to a state of energized activity, and directing its energies into appropriate channels. We know that mental suggestion fills this requirement more directly and positively than any other known therapeutic agent; and this is all that needs to be done in many cases for the restoration of health outside of the domain of necessary surgery or trauma care. No power in the universe can do more to energize the mental organism than therapeutic suggestion which is the seat and source of restoring health within the body. The clinical value of therapeutic suggestion is well documented in the medical literatures. It can be administered by voice, presence or even human radiation. It is a psychological process by which an idea is induced in or adopted by another without argument, command, or coercion and leads to corrective agency. This is a paramount duty of physician, therapist, counselor, or pastor to cultivate and use this marvel of God. A miracle could do only more.
- Msgr. Prof. McWilliams: Maria Popova
COLOR PSYCHOLOGY & PSYCHOMETRY
Colors are frequently used to describe emotions such as 'green with envy', 'red with rage' and being 'in the blues' when depressed. Although there is a lot of literature on color preferences as well as the relationship of colors to mood and emotion there has been relatively little systematic research on the subject until the advent of the Luscher Color Test. While devices have been developed such as the Color Pyramid test, the Rorschach Inkblot test, the Lowenfeld Mosaic test, and the Stroop test; they have been designed more to interpretation of personality type or cognitive processing functions, rather than allowing a subject to simply select a single color to represent their mood, unease, or disease.
While color has always surrounded mankind on every side and subjected him to its influence since time immemorial, it is only comparatively recently that we have been able to produce and use so many colors as freely as we do today. Before the 19th century only a limited number of dyes and pigments were known and these were mainly of organic origin. They were also very expensive, so that colorful fabrics and decorative materials were the prerogative of the wealthy. Hundreds of thousands of snails gave their lives so that a Roman emperor could wear his robe of Tyrian purple while his subjects had to be content with unbleached cotton or linen, hides or itchy wool.
Color psychology is the study of hues as a modifier or determinant of human behavior. Color influences perceptions that are not obvious, such as the taste of food. Restaurant chains study interior colors of their restaurants for great precision for purveying their product and making profits. Colours can also enhance the effectiveness of placebos. For example, red or orange pills are generally sold as stimulants while blue ones as behavior modifiers. Colour can indeed influence a person; however, it is important to remember that these effects differ between people. Factors such as gender, age, and culture can influence how an individual perceives and reacts to color.
Color psychology is widely used in marketing and branding. Many marketers see color as an important part of marketing because color can be used to influence consumers' emotions, moods, and perceptions of goods and services. Companies also use color when deciding on brand logos. These logos seem to attract more customers when the color of the brand logo matches the personality of the goods or services purveyed, such as the color pink being heavily used on Victoria's Secret branding. Colors are also important for window displays in stores. Research shows that warm colors tended to attract spontaneous purchasers, despite cooler colors being more favorable to the emotions but generating second thoughts.
Color Psychometrics is a field of study concerned with the theory and technique of psychological testing and measurement for determing aptitudes, mood disorders, stress and anxiety levels, personality traits, etc.
Hypnosis as defined on wiki: "is a human condition involving focused attention, reduced peripheral awareness, and an enhanced capacity to respond to suggestion." There are many competing theories explaining hypnosis and related phenomena. Altered state theories see hypnosis as an altered state of mind or trance, marked by a level of awareness different from the ordinary state of consciousness. In contrast, nonstate theories see hypnosis as, variously, a type of placebo effect, a redefinition of an interaction with a therapist or form of imaginative role enactment.
The fact remains, there is a large public misconception about 'hypnosis,' and medical doctors in general know little about it, yet they use forms of it throughout their working day.
Conversational Hypnosis is about learning how to speak professionally while mastering the skills so that you can convey to people properly what you want them to do with therapeutic instructions. In medicine, this is called "compliance", the decided task whether patients follow instructions and get well or ignore sound medical advice.
Conversational Hypnosis is the method of inducing hypnosis in people by means of natural yet directed conversation. These methods are in using skillful language and conversation to that we are able to persuade and convince people using professional conversational hypnosis.
This is totally different from conventional hypnotism. that usually uses the traditional lying-on-a-couch approach and the hypnotist and the patient engaged in casual interaction.
If you master the power of conversational hypnosis you will be able to :
1. Influence anyone even your child to follow your instructions.
2. Get more patrons and clients to be happy with medical advice.
3. Negotiate with people with confidence
4. Compel colleagues to do what you suggest
5. Most importantly , make anyone to say "YES" to common sense logic
and best of all , you will be happy to get the best outcomes for you patients!
- teacher: Maria Popova
This core Audio Course of Dave Elman is a series of tapes of a complete course given to Doctors and Dentists on the practical applications of hypnosis is office practice (72 thirty minute audio files).
Added to that, a Basic video Course given by Gerald Klein.
Included is a pdf copy to Dave Elman's classic text 'Hypnotherapy" (rare).