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Archive for September, 2012

Anorexia and Bulimia

Wednesday, September 26th, 2012

Anorexia and Bulimia – What’s the Difference Emotionally
by Maureen Minnehan Jones
September 19, 2012

Maureen Minnehan Jones

Anorexia and bulimia are opposite eating disorders. Anorexia refers to starving oneself while bulimia means eating excessively and compulsively, then purging food by vomiting or using laxatives.

These two disorders differ in their belief-based emotional origins, too. Anorexic individuals may believe that self-empowerment leads to abandonment while those with bulimia may believe that “disguised love”—rejection and punishment—are the same as love.

Let me explain. A belief about oneself is a self-judgment that has become a permanent truth. When viewed altogether, our beliefs create patterns that define us and that can also confine us. How each of us operates in the world is our MO (modus operandi) based on how we’re programmed and the beliefs that make us who we are. However, the common core belief anorexics and bulimics may have is an extreme fear of being abandoned if they show up as their true selves. Sadly, this deep fear results in self-abandonment, thus magnifying their emotional pain. Each of these disorders has its distinctions.

Core emotional belief of anorexics (more…)

Imagery and 22 Gold Medals

Sunday, September 16th, 2012

22 Olympic Medals: 9 Lessons We All Could Use

Dear Community,

Charlotte Reznick, PhD

Recently there was a fabulous video touting the accolades of imagery and mental visualization from the Washington Post. Not surprisingly, the feature was with Michael Phelps, the most decorated Olympian ever – with 22 medals – and his long-term coach Bob Bowman.

As the school year is starting, I’d like to offer some simple ideas that stood out – so you can share with the kids in your life – perhaps inspiring them how to have a very successful year not only in sports, but also for academics and with peers. The lessons from the Olympics live on – and the skills of visualization and the power of imagination can be adapted to many areas of life. It’s everything I’ve learned from the kids and families I work with, and everything I teach around the globe.

Lesson 1: Be persistent

Lesson 2: Visualize


Why You Need an Integrative Medical Doctor

Saturday, September 8th, 2012

Dr. Martin Rossman: The Extraordinary Power of the Imagination in Healing

Martin Rossman, MD

In this audio recording, Tami Simon speaks with Dr. Martin L. Rossman, a physician, acupuncturist, and co-founder of the Academy for Guided Imagery. Dr. Rossman is the author of the award-winning book Guided Imagery for Self-Healing, and with Sounds True he has created several guided imagery programs including Anxiety Relief, Stress Relief, Pain Relief, and Self-Healing with Guided Imagery with Dr. Andrew Weil. In this episode, Tami speaks with Martin about the reasons guided imagery is not more present in mainstream use in spite of its clinically proven effectiveness, what the placebo effect tells us about the mind-body connection, and how you can enhance the power of guided imagery by using personal imagery. (65 minutes)

Martin L.  Rossman, MD, Dipl. Ac. (NCCAOM)
Marin Integrative Medicine
1341 S. Eliseo Dr., #350
Greenbrae, CA 94904


In his latest e-newsletter Dr. Martin discusses the shortage of specialty doctors and why integrative medical doctors are your best source for care.

Reading lots about projected shortages of doctors, expected to be made worse as the Affordable Health Care Act goes into effect in 2014. Do you know that there are already shortages of every medical specialty except for two? Dermatology and plastic surgery. Another very good reason to be proactive about your health. Invest something in it – don’t let “whatever my insurance company will cover” pass for healthcare. Healthcare and disease treatment often overlap, and both are important, but they are not the same thing. Integrative Medicine addresses both.

ImagiNews: September 2012

Thursday, September 6th, 2012

A free electronic copy of September 2012 edition of ImagiNews is available here:

From the Editor’s Desktop 

By Bev Hollander, BSN, MS, HNB-BC

Bev Hollander

Hello readers,
I believe this issue’s theme, Unity, has struck a chord for many of you, judging by the number of submissions. I am so very grateful to each of you. The content keeps becoming more sophisticated, has greater depth and the case studies are magical. Yahoo! And what I also love is how the theme is threaded throughout the issue and Unites ImagiNews into its wholeness!

Unity is a concept whose complexity is clearly exemplified by the authors’ varied approaches to the topic. We have Unity and the Uniting of the self with its various parts to create a personal sense of wholeness; the oneness and wholeness of all beings making us more alike than different; the Uniting of mind, body, heart and soul to create power within for self-healing; the duality of this life when we most dearly wish for wholeness and Unity; opposites coming together; the Uniting of Imagery (a complementary therapy) with the allopathic approach; the Uniting of two hearts such that they are able to share the same Images simultaneously; Unity that brings harmony of intent for service; the belief in our Unity as the most powerful tool for healing mind, body, and spirit, as well as to create loving relationships and peak performance; Uniting becomes connecting to self and others; the Uniting of two souls in marriage; Dream Imagery as Unifying Energy. All of these versions of Unity are adeptly explained, illustrated and encouraged right here in this issue of ImagiNews ready for your reading pleasure and mind stimulation. Enjoy!

Also, Dr. Emmett Miller has graciously written an article for this issue: Oneness, Love and Healing. Get your first “taste” of him here and plan to come to our conference where his topic is: Awakening the Soul of Your Inner Leader.

December’s theme is “Prosperity” and submissions are due Nov 1st, please.