The Benefits of Therapeutic Touch:     An Interview with Chris Raszka, LMT




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All you wanted to know about the wholistic healing arts.  Chris is a Licensed Massage Therapist in Sylvania, and Instructor at the Healing Arts Institute in Perrysburg, Ohio.  Join us at Chandler's Cafe as we go on a wide ranging interview about Chris and about the beneifts of therapeutic touch.

Check out the video at the channel: Therapy Tube

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Category:Relaxation -- posted at: 12:58am EDT

Motivation & The Dilemma of Outcome

photo: flickr: terret_sylvain

Expanding on my riff about motivation from this Sunday"s newsletter (didn't get it?, it's free to sign up).  Taking my cues from Albert Camus about the terrible truth of choosing.  We all must face our choices.  Yet we can always be more than our circumstances or even our neurons.  Thanks for listening! * Relationship GlueQuiet Creatives * The Analyzed Capitialist

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Category:Existentialism -- posted at: 11:00pm EDT

Time On Your Hands

Photo: flicker - Graeme Churchard

This essay is about how we became self aware, and how that awareness follows us--or doesn't--today in our modern lives. 

You will find that I unapologetically reference our evolutionary past and encourage you to check out the film by Werner Hertzog, "Cave of Forgotten Dreams"  I have it on DVD and I'm always taken back as if to that time thousands of years ago as modern humans awoke to culture and myth.  

I encourage you to read some old existential material and something new as well:

Albert Camus: "The Stranger", and "The Myth of Sisyphus"

Stephen Hayes, Ph.D and Spencer Smith: "Get Out of Your Mind and into Your Life"  *  Relationship Glue  Quiet Creatives  *  The Analyzed Capitialist

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Category:Existentialism -- posted at: 1:11am EDT

Progressive Muscle Relaxation

I was complaining to my dentist that even after waiting months, it seemed that my teeth were very sensitive on the left side when I chew.  He suggested I get a night guard.  "What?  "I don't clench my teeth! Not during the day or at night". That's what I told myself as I threw the guard in the bathroom closet.  Six months later I mentioned it to him again and he asked, "Do you use the night guard"?  I told him I thought it was just a suggestion which he gently reminded me he made it for me for a reason.  So, I decided to use it and within weeks I could chew peanuts on the left side of my mouth!

Muscles tighten and stay tightened even when you don't realize you're doing it.  Progressive muscle relaxation is a way to begin to recognize it, get the sensation of relaxation, and train your muscles to relax.

Added to breathing exercises, this is an effective way to promote relaxation throughout the day.

The script I'm using is from the SAMHSA publication, Anger Management for Substance Abuse and Mental Health Clients.  It's in the public domain and a great resource.  Enjoy!  *  Relationship Glue  *  Quiet Creatives  *  The Analyzed Capitalist

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Category:Relaxation -- posted at: 6:08pm EDT

The Breathing Exercise

Breathe -- This word along with a pic I shot while skiing Mammoth Mountian in the Sierra Nevada mountian range is my phone's wallpaper.  It's the reminder that all I need to get centered and start the process of being in the monent is to breathe.  to breathe and simply notice . . .

This script I'm using is taken form the SAMHSA publication, Anger Management for Substance Abuse and Mental health Clients.  A great resource.  Enjoy!

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Category:Relaxation -- posted at: 5:00pm EDT

The Female Offender: A New Vision for a Gender-Responsive and Trauma-Sensitive Approach

Lecture delivered at Stauzenberger College on February 2012.

1 hour, 23 minutes


Understand how female offenders are different than male offenders.

Discover how gender-responsive and trauma-sensitive corrections works.

Learn the pathways to criminality for women.

Unlock the crossroads to effective interventions for female offenders: substance abuse, trauma, mental health, and economic marginality.

Direct download: MP3_Podcast_Gender_Stautzenberger.mp3
Category:Gender -- posted at: 7:50pm EDT






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