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re-origin | reset, rewire, re-discover
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re-origin | reset, rewire, re-discover A science-based, self-directed neuroplasticity training program for people who suffer from chronic conditions such as anxiety, depression and much more.
Small scale pediatric scanner | Philips Healthcare Consulting
I am proud of my collaboration with Philips some years back on the development of child-friendly scanners.
Small scale pediatric scanner | Philips Healthcare Consulting Philips' Ambient Experience KittenScanner provides a fun opportunity for kids to learn what a scan is all about.
The Ride for Mental Health 2022
Riding again this June 25 and 6 to raise awareness and reduce the stigma around mental illness
The Ride for Mental Health 2022 Kenneth Gorfinkle's Fundraising Page.
Episode #79: Parenting a Teen with T1D
Episode #79: Parenting a Teen with T1D Tune In: Apple Podcasts | Spotify Being a teenager is tough. Being a teen with T1D is extremely challenging. From navigating relationships with family, friends, and teachers to gaining independence and eventually moving out on their own, diabetes can put a wrench in the already landmine-ridden world...
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How Nostalgia Can Sometimes Help Ease Pain
I was quoted on use of guided imagery in treating chronic pain
How Nostalgia Can Sometimes Help Ease Pain Researchers in China say fond memories can help ease physical pain, but other experts aren't so sure and say more studies are needed.
Dr. Herbert Benson, Who Saw the Mind as Medicinal, Dies at 86
https://www.nytimes.com/2022/02/17/health/dr-herbert-benson-dead.html Such a pivotal figure in introducing mind-body medicine to the West
Dr. Herbert Benson, Who Saw the Mind as Medicinal, Dies at 86 A cardiologist and best-selling author, he was initially a skeptic before finding that a person can influence bodily health through meditation.
Helping to take the sting out of kids’ COVID-19 shots
Helping to take the sting out of kids’ COVID-19 shots Amandine Fevrier and her husband are vaccinated against COVID-19, but with two children too young for the same protection, they continue to wear masks...
Is your child afraid of needles? How you can calm them before their Covid shots
Is your child afraid of needles? How you can calm them before their Covid shots From what to say before the doctor's appointment to how to reward after it, here are tried-and-true tips from a child psychologist and a pediatrician.
Dr. Aaron T. Beck, Developer of Cognitive Therapy, Dies at 100
What a great influence on the future of talk therapy!
Dr. Aaron T. Beck, Developer of Cognitive Therapy, Dies at 100 It was an answer to Freudian analysis: a pragmatic, thought-monitoring approach to treating anxiety, depression and other mental disorders, and it changed psychiatry.
Albert Bandura, Leading Psychologist of Aggression, Dies at 95
Albert Bandura, Leading Psychologist of Aggression, Dies at 95 He was most known for his Bobo doll experiment, in which children mimicked adults in attacking an inflatable doll. The work challenged basic tenets of psychology.
Is My Kid a Hypochondriac?
Is My Kid a Hypochondriac? Or is she just living in a pandemic?
How parents shape their children's mental health — CNN
How parents shape their children's mental health — CNN We know parents' behavior influences children's mental health, a scary thought in pandemic times. The good news is that kids don't need us to be pillars of strength. What matters more than how unsettled we feel is how we deal with these unsettling feelings.
Sometimes It’s Not Just Shyness
Sometimes It’s Not Just Shyness Selective mutism is a common anxiety condition whereby kids who are normally chatty at home clam up around outsiders or at school.
Ronald Melzack, Cartographer of Pain, Is Dead at 90
Without whom, we would not have CBT for pain management
Ronald Melzack, Cartographer of Pain, Is Dead at 90 The theory that he and a colleague devised deepened medicine’s understanding of pain and how it is best measured and treated.
High cost of insulin is sparking worries, political activism
High cost of insulin is sparking worries, political activism Allie Marotta turned 26 on Dec. 10 and aged out of her parents’ health insurance. For the first time in her life, she had no way to pay for the expensive insulin she needs to survive her type 1 diabet
Science Confirms That the Vagus Nerve Is Key to Well-being
Science Confirms That the Vagus Nerve Is Key to Well-being The mysterious nerve network that quiets pain and stress — and may defeat disease
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Opinion | Companies Should Better Accommodate Grief
Opinion | Companies Should Better Accommodate Grief We know that health impacts on bereaved parents are severe. Three days of leave hardly seem adequate.
GOING SOLO: Building a Business After a Late Career Job Loss
How to deal with the emotional reactions of a job loss, especially if you’re in the second half of your career?
Listen to GOING SOLO with Shriner-Cahn and me
GOING SOLO: Building a Business After a Late Career Job Loss David Shriner-Cahn and his guests discuss the journey from highly skilled and well-compensated employee to unemployment; how to deal with the trauma of late-career job loss; and how to reinvent yourself as an entrepreneur, satisfying your soul and supporting your lifestyle with your own profitable b...
Diasome Pharmaceuticals | Historical Gratitude and Where We Still Need to Innovate - “Heartware”
Common sense on diabetes self-care from my colleague and friend, Riva Greenberg: https://www.diasome.com/post/historical-gratitude-and-where-we-still-need-to-innovate-heartware
Diasome Pharmaceuticals | Historical Gratitude and Where We Still Need to Innovate - “Heartware” When people must self-manage a condition, they need a supporting partner, a health professional who creates connection, trust, safety and collaboration.
The 30 Hardest Hill Climbs in the World
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The Challenge of Managing Other People’s Pain
The Challenge of Managing Other People’s Pain Why does one child cry inconsolably after a needle stick while another watches with curiosity as the shot is administered?
When Medicines Affect a Child’s Mind and Behavior
A good review of ways CBT coordinates with pharmacotherapy
When Medicines Affect a Child’s Mind and Behavior What doctors and parents should discuss about medicating a child for A.D.H.D., anxiety or depression.
How to Help a Teenager Be College-Ready
Good common Sense perspective
How to Help a Teenager Be College-Ready Being admitted to college doesn’t mean a student is ready for it. Parents can encourage kids to step up their levels of personal responsibility while still in high school.
Homework Therapists’ Job: Help Solve Math Problems, and Emotional Ones
Good to see parents tapping clinical psychologists for this sensitive work
Homework Therapists’ Job: Help Solve Math Problems, and Emotional Ones The tutors deal not in plain-old schoolwork or straight-up counseling, but in a blend of the two, offering academic and psychological support, at a price.
The Clinical Consequences of Screen Relations (Todd Essig, PhD)
The Clinical Consequences of Screen Relations (Todd Essig, PhD) Dr. Todd Essig will present "The Clinical Consequences of Screen Relations: How Intimate Technologies and Technological Intimacies Influence Psychotherapy" Emerging relationship-technologies promise both peril and opportunity. Unfortunately, it is not always easy to navigate between the two possibil...
Paul Allen Wants to Teach Machines Common Sense
Ersatz Common Sense can be programmed into AI platforms...by people gifted with common sense!
Paul Allen Wants to Teach Machines Common Sense The Microsoft co-founder will give $125 million to his nonprofit research lab to help develop technology that adds common sense to artificial intelligence.
Treating Anxiety in Children
Exposure therapy sounds scary to the layman, but is really a common sense approach to facing daily challenges
Treating Anxiety in Children Which child needs psychotherapy or medication: the parent-clinger, the dog-fearer or the school-avoider?
The Right Way for Parents to Help Anxious Children
Shout out to colleagues on common sense advice not to help kids avoid life's stresses and strains
The Right Way for Parents to Help Anxious Children Anxiety disorders are common in childhood, and many parents naturally want to shield their youngsters from distress. But that is often the exact opposite of what they should do.
A Healthy Dose of Guilt
Common Sense fails us when parents seek a good way to approach guilt and shame
A Healthy Dose of Guilt Moral guilt is not the same as shame. When it’s constructive, guilt can make a child feel determined to do things differently, experts say.
The happy secret to better work
Happiness is a thing!
The happy secret to better work We believe we should work hard in order to be happy, but could we be thinking about things backwards? In this fast-moving and very funny talk, psychologist Shawn Achor argues that, actually, happiness inspires us to be more productive.
Alternatives to Opioids for Pain Relief
Pain is mysterious and real at the same time. We still know little about what causes and alleviates it. Common Sense tells us we should do something to ease suffering, even when drugs are risky
Alternatives to Opioids for Pain Relief A combination of Tylenol and Advil worked just as well as opioids for relief of pain in the emergency room, a randomized trial has found.
Managing the Storm of a Toddler’s Tantrum
Perri Klass offers a common sense approach to understanding toddler tantrums. For a parent to act as an emotional container, you must be able to adequately manage your own distress.
Managing the Storm of a Toddler’s Tantrum Responding to a child’s anger with adult anger makes things worse, and misses the question of what is going on with the child.
Trying the Feldenkrais Method for Chronic Pain
Feldenkrais left the burgeoning field of nuclear physics to his colleagues, Einstein and Bohr, and turned his genius to the engineering behind human body movement. He makes the complex look so simple; so common sense!
Trying the Feldenkrais Method for Chronic Pain Therapists show patients how their posture and behavior contribute to their pain and physical limitations.
Mindfulness for Children
Excellent common sense application of mindfulness to every day life with children
Mindfulness for Children Children of all ages can benefit from mindfulness. It can help parents and caregivers, too. Here are tips for children and adults of all ages for how to be more present.
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