Feb 27, 2014
This Technique to Bend Spoons was passed down to me from Duke electrical engineering professor Bill Joines. It originated from the PK (psychokinesis) parties of Jack Houck, an aeronautical engineer at Boeing. You too can amaze your friends and family by participating in quarterly Spoon Bending at the Rhine Center as described in the March 2014 Let Magic Happen newsletter or do it yourself at home. The instructions are listed below with the results shown on the 1 minute video.
Jan 23, 2014
How would you like to transform your symptoms? I learned the Metaphors for Change exercise from business coach Martha Tilyard and modified it into this Symptom As Metaphor technique for physical issues. It can be combined with EFT for Physical Symptoms of Grief from the January 2014 Let Magic Happen newsletter. I will guide you through the metaphorical imagery process in this 8 minute video and share a story about a student of mine with an eating disorder. A 22 minute combination video Using EFT and Imagery can be found in the Let Magic Happen store for $4.99.
Sep 28, 2013
Participation in the Breast Cancer Dreams Research Project will help us determine what aspects of warning dreams may be useful to the healthcare professionals taking care of your daughters and granddaughters in the future. After signing a consent form you will fill out a 19 item dream questionnaire shown below that will be linked at the Dreams Cloud social networking site and post narratives of your dreams there. We will not ask you for any additional medical information. The process is explained in this 6 minute video.
Aug 24, 2013
My quest for hidden messages in symptoms was initiated by my own puzzling illnesses, spurred on by my father’s renal cancer and Louise Hay’s Heal Your Body book, and given solid academic grounding by the work of Dr. Brian Broom as described in the August 2013 Let Magic Happen newsletter Invisible Symbolic Diseases. I will be exploring these issues in depth in an all day preconference workshop at the Canadian Energy Psychology Conference in Toronto on October 24, 2013 as detailed in the 2 minute video below.
Jul 12, 2013
My understanding of the Chinese five elements comes from local acupuncturists Ian Florian, Andy Prescott and Lori Fendell and from Between Heaven and Earth by Beinfield and Korngold, Acupuncture Energetics by Joe Helms and Nourishing Destiny by Lonny Jarrett. Clinical application of these principles is illustrated in my July 2013 Let Magic Happen newsletter Physician Acupuncture at Duke. A general approach that you can use for your own health issues is summarized in the 9 minute video below.
Jun 13, 2013
“How To Swim With Sharks” is a classic parody of surviving the political power plays that are an unfortunate part of any workplace environment. It has particular relevance to Dealing With Skeptics regarding alternative medicine as discussed in the June 2013 Let Magic Happen newsletter. The attack on me by an anatomy professor and an oncologist during a Duke Medical School Curriculum Committee meeting in 1998 is described in this 7 minute video along with the rules about swimming with sharks.
May 17, 2013
Keeping a dream diary is an essential tool on the healing journey, as it is the most economical method of psychotherapy available. Sometimes there are also valuable clues to physical healing, as described in the May 2013 Let Magic Happen Newsletter, Cancer Dream Diagnosis. There are many dictionaries of dream symbols, but it helps to take a multidimensional approach to interpretation. The most useful model I’ve found is described in Healing Dreams by Marc Ian Barasch. In the 7 minute video below I offer two of my dreams as examples.
Apr 18, 2013
An abbreviated version of The House of Intuition imagery exercise in Dr. Marcia Emery’s Intuition Workbook led to an unexpected After-Death Communication experience for me a year after my dad’s death in 1994, as described in the April 2013 Let Magic Happen newsletter. Her intuitive problem solving technique can be used for many other purposes as demonstrated in its entirety on this 10 minute video with a shortened version outlined below:
Mar 29, 2013
The techniques in Anodyne Imagery can be modified for personal use in stressful situations. You can apply them to dental procedures, MRI scans, having blood drawn or other anxiety provoking events. The steps for relaxation breathing, preferred place imagery and symptom management are described below in the 10 minute video. For details on how I learned about it from Donna Hamilton, see the March 2013 Let Magic Happen newsletter, Anodyne Imagery.
Feb 20, 2013
I learned shamanic journeying from radiologist Al Marsh and shamanic practitioner Mary Phyllis Horn who both trained in Core Shamanism with Michael Harner from the Foundation for Shamanic Studies. My most dramatic journey is described in the February 2013 Let Magic Happen Newsletter on Shamanic Journeying. It is best to learn from a trained shamanic practitioner, but you can get an initial experience on this 10 minute video with me drumming our way into the lower world. The detailed steps are listed below.