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Summary: The extraordinary skills of meditation and guided imagery are at the heart of Dr. Miller’s work and Mind-Body Medicine. Here you will find numerous opportunities to experience Dr. Miller’s artistry in creating a soothing and inspiring vocal guidance, woven through a tapestry of lovely music and nature sounds – all dedicated to helping you guide your mind, body, emotions, and spirit towards healing and peak performance. Learn and experience the power of “Software for the Mind” – Deep relaxation, meditation, prayer, and guided imagery – as Dr. Miller guides you into an enjoyable and exquisitely receptive state of mind and body, the Healing State, then offers Guided Imagery to help you heal your body, manage and cope with stress, change your mind, and change your life!
Because much of my work has been helping people heal from trauma and abuse, I have been asked to comment on the recent school shooting in Newtown, Connecticut. In this podcast I will be sharing some suggestions of how you can: 1) Release and heal from any trauma you might feel in the wake of this tragedy. 2) Suggestions as to what you can do to answer deeper questions like: Why did this shooting happen? Why do these things continue to happen? And is there something that I can do about it? Thank you so much for spending time with me, I wish you infinite blessings, unconditional love, and the presence to fully enjoy them. Free Podcast: Healing Trauma and Treating PTSD Program Please be patient as the media loads... ***If you are unable to download this MP3, please send us an email. Programs for Healing and Recovering from Trauma, Crisis, and Preventing PTSD You don’t have to be there at ground zero to be impacted and even profoundly traumatized by an event as horrific as the Newtown Massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School. Even President Obama cried. Dealing effectively with such challenges requires you to: Phase 1. Go through the appropriate grieving period with sufficient relaxation that you do not develop post-traumatic stress issues, yet remain sensitive and responsive to the naturally healing feelings of grief. Phase 2. Discover what it is that you need to learn from what has happened. Phase 3. Develop the focus, courage, and commitment to take the actions that you know are the right ones, no matter how difficult. The Audio programs below have been prepared by Dr. Emmett Miller. You can learn more about Mind-Body Medicine and the use of Mind-Tools at his Informational Website. Phase I – Surviving the Initial Trauma and Feelings of Loss Use the following programs while there are still acute symptoms of shock, sadness, grief, despair, and depression – it may continue for one or more weeks. Their use may be continued into later phases of recovery and renaissance. Letting Go Of Stress – Tools and techniques for keeping your body balanced and free from excess stress and its damaging chemicals. Healing Journey and Rainbow Butterfly – two beautiful programs weaving the guidance of Dr. Miller’s words together with original music – pure relaxation and peace. Easing Into Sleep – When it is difficult to turn off the mind and quiet the emotions enough to get to sleep try this. Goodbye Insomnia (MP3 only) – is another program to listen to after you climb in bed. The Silent Path – This music-only CD provides the perfect background for meditation or just relaxation. Escape From Depression – When feelings of helplessness and hopelessness persist beyond a few weeks, this two-CD program will help you rediscover the spark of life (in severe cases of despair and exhaustion, evaluation by a mental health professional is wise). Phase II - Discovering Deeper Learnings – Who am I Now, and What Is My Mission? After one or several weeks, the acute pain becomes less intense, and there is more emotional and mental space available. While continuing your relationships with loved ones, it is now time to reassess who you are now, and what are the changes that you want to bring into your life. I Am: Awakening Self-Acceptance – A Heart-to-Heart talk followed by two guided meditations take you to a special place within, where you go past superficial aspects to the deepest part of your being. There you discover the ever growing core (your capital “S” Self), nurture it, and embody it in your everyday life. Accepting Change and Moving On – Through two deeply relaxing guided imagery experiences you will learn the secret of letting go that occurs with each breath, the comfort and freedom of releasing, and the peace of completion and new opportunities. The Serenity Prayer – Heart-to-Heart wisdom and guided imagery: understand the true source of wisdom, serenity and courage,
We can rise from the ashes of the worst losses and illnesses, heal ourselves, and create high level wellness and peak performance. No one exemplifies this potential better than former war correspondent Brad Willis, our guest on this edition of Conversations with Extraordinary People. In the 1960s, when Brad Willis was a teenager, he found himself to be feeling disgusted, resentful, and angry at the war in Vietnam, the racism in our culture, and the urban decay around his southern California home. Then, by a complete fluke of fate, he found himself interviewing for a job with a television station in a small town in Northern California, which soon led to his becoming a war correspondent, and the head of the Asian News Bureau for NBC – and the winner of the broadcasters equivalent of the Pulitzer Prize. Listen to this Conversation Please be patient as the media loads... (if there is a problem, please email us!) He suffered a crippling, inoperable injury to his low back, was declared totally disabled, lost his job, his wife and son, gained 50 pounds and became a bed-bound prescription narcotics addict and alcoholic. And to top it all off, his exposure to depleted uranium in the Gulf War gave rise to an inoperable cancer. Given two years to live, he became a bed-bound, depressed, resentful grouch. It was then that he encountered a new approach to healing at Scripps Institute, where he was introduced to holistic medicine, eastern thought, and one of my self–healing tapes. From Healing Journey, he learned a mantra. By continuing his inner work guided by this and the plaintive words of his young son, “Get up, daddy,” he was led through a remarkable experience of healing, the elimination of his cancer, and his regaining not only the ability to walk again, but the ability to become a yoga teacher and author of several books. There’s no one I can think of better equipped to describe the process of Peak Performance and Deep Healing. Don’t miss this show – the story of his life is a classic. Please Connect with Dr. Miller Online: Subscribe, rate, and review in iTunes or with another podcatcher Join the Ask Dr. Miller Facebook Page Follow Dr. Miller on Twitter! Receive 2 Free Gifts when you sign up for Healing Times eNewsletter. We will make sure you are notified of any new shows!
Unwanted habits, addictions, self-defeating patterns of behavior are something we all have to deal with – and we often fail to make the changes we want to make. This guided imagery audio experience is an excerpt from Dr. Miller's Lecture: How to Change Your Habits, Addictions, and Behaviors, presented on April 19th. Register for Dr. Miller's next lecture, "How to Embody Peak Performance, Wise Inner Leadership and Endless Creativity" on July 12th. Tickets & reservations at 530-478-1807 or email DrMiller@DrMiller.com. Guided Imagery and Meditation are effective tools that can give us the power to tune into our minds and bodies and gently convince them to behave in ways that support our lives. Listen to Change Your Habits, Addictions, and Behaviors [Free Guided Imagery Meditation] Learn how to access the power of your emotions, quiet the intensity of your cravings, and use mental imagery to create new goals and motivations for your unconscious mind. Just as a dog or monkey can be trained to behave in certain ways, your mind and body (in essence, the “animal” part of you) have been trained to behave. And just as a computer can be reprogrammed, you can reprogram your mind and body to overcome urges, impulses, and addictions. Use this meditation to support the changing of such maladaptive patterns as overeating, overspending, over drinking, smoking, and gambling – as well as more subtle ones as procrastination, impulsiveness, or failing to establish positive patterns of exercising or relating to others. Please join Dr. Miller for his next lecture, "How to Embody Peak Performance, Wise Inner Leadership and Endless Creativity" on July 12th 7-9:30pm at Unity in the Gold Spiritual Center, Grass Valley CA, which is part of an on-going series of lectures/workshops by Dr. Miller. Tickets & reservations at 530-478-1807 or email DrMiller@DrMiller.com. Your Host: Emmett Miller MD is a Nevada City psychotherapist and mind-body physician who has guided thousands to manifest healthy relationships. Enjoy this website and take advantage of the free self-help tools and free gifts for those who subscribe to his free Healing Times eNewsletter.  Miller, Emmett, Our Culture on the Couch – 7 Steps to Global Healing Connect online: If you enjoyed this Guided Meditation Podcast, please subscribe to our Free Guided Meditation Podcast Channel! Please Connect with Dr. Miller Online: Subscribe, rate, and review in iTunes or with another podcatcher Join the Ask Dr. Miller Facebook Page Follow Dr. Miller on Twitter! Receive 2 Free Gifts when you sign up for Healing Times eNewsletter. We will make sure you are notified of any new Free Guided Meditations!
Enjoy this guided imagery journey within to the source of light, an experience and reaffirmation of Love, and an opportunity to kindle compassion and joy and radiate peace and spirit to the world.
Guided Imagery offers us an opportunity to calm our minds and feel deep appreciation for the beautiful things in our lives. For many of us, the world moves along so quickly, and the endless stream of appointments, phone calls, emails, and other Things That Need To Be Done Next continually distracts us from the all important step of positive feedback. The nature of our world is such that many decisions need to be made by the unconscious levels of the mind. Unless we create a clear, compelling image of the way we want to be and the life we want to create, that part of us may head in the wrong direction. And with so many negative messages (eg, economic woes, climate change, illness, pollution, politics), it is easy to lose our way and succumb to the toxicity of stress and depression. Actually, there are many more positives within than negatives, and here is a way to make these known to your faithful unconscious mind – to really assume leadership in your life – by touching the positive experiences of the recent past and connecting them to the deepest level of your being. In this way you are setting your compass – and empowering the behaviors and experiences you want more of in your life. So find a quiet place where you will not be disturbed for ten minutes and recharge! Listen to an Attitude of Gratitude Meditation:
In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month I have prepared this special free deep relaxation and guided imagery experience. I had the honor of co-founding the second cancer self-help center in the world, and the first that began to train interns. It's hard to believe these days, where EVERY self respecting hospital, medical center, and clinic has patient self-help groups, that in 1977 there were NONE. Listen Here: In those days patients could not utter the word "cancer" without trembling in fear, and physicians and families would often hide from people the fact that they had cancer. We discovered that patients who visualized their white cells as aggressive, even vicious, attacking agents, and the cancer cells as being weak and confused had much more favorable outcomes. The imagery here is based on that which we used at the center, where i remained as medical director for 20 years. This should be a welcome addition to the other CDs of imagery for cancer patients. I have recently published new CDs for those in chemo or radiation therapy. Feel free to forward to anyone with any kind of cancer, with my best wishes for complete healing. Learn more about How Guided Imagery and Meditation Can Assist in Cancer Treatment If you have the unfortunate opportunity to know someone diagnosed with cancer, it is important to show them you care and have them in your thoughts. This can be very difficult to express in such trying times. Try taking a sincere approach by getting them a special gift or taking them out for dinner. In this article, Dr. Miller gives his insight behind a tactful and meaningful way to show your support. Gift Ideas For Cancer Patients Learn More About Dr. Miller's Cancer Support Products and Free Resources About Dr. Miller's Cancer Support Guided Imagery and Meditation CDs, MP3 Downloads, DVDs and Books. Listen to a FREE Guided Imagery: Anti-Cancer Guided Imagery, Empowering Your Immune System Listen to Elizabeth L. Richeson, Ph.D., M.S. PhysPharm speaking about her own use of Dr. Miller's Guided Imagery recordings in her profession and in her personal battle with Cancer. Listen to Dr. Dr. Richeson: Questions and Conversation: Let me know what you think of this guided imagery experience. What other Guided Imagery Experience do YOU want to hear? What would be most beneficial? How are YOU using guided imagery in your healing? Listen & Share Anti-Cancer Guided Imagery & Meditation :
What’s the first thing to do if you get a diagnosis of cancer? Grab a deep relaxation and guided imagery CD! Really. It could save your life. Listen to Dr. Miller Reading this Article: When people first receive the message from their physician that their body may be harboring a potentially fatal disease, they are usually dumbfounded, commonly frightened, and often emotionally traumatized. This is unfortunate, since such reactions of helplessness associated with the illness create an internal physiological and psychological state which may actually impair the body’s ability to defend itself against this invader. Since guided imagery in the state of deep relaxation has been shown to assist the healing process in many illnesses, including cancer, it should be made available as soon as possible to anyone newly diagnosed with cancer – as well as those with other chronic illnesses. It’s the least expensive, fastest, and possibly the most important single thing you can do. A patient’s physical comfort and perception of pain can often be markedly altered, as can their attitude, mood, willingness to undergo invasive procedures, or to participate actively in the treatment – even their ability to successfully survive the treatment. All these are profoundly influenced by the attitude and the mental self image he or she has, of the disease, of the treatment, and of those who are rendering care. Certain ways of approaching the illness are far more likely to produce a successful outcome, cure and complete healing. Well-designed guided imagery and deep relaxation – what I call “Software for the Mind” – functions to enable the person to move through acceptance, to awaken the inner potential to heal and become whole, and to free the body of the stress that could otherwise worsen the illness. And the sooner an individual begins this process, the better. I will describe some of the most important ways that these tools can be used as valuable adjuncts to treatment in a moment, but first lets look at the role of your mental imagery in preventing cancer. Guided Imagery and The Prevention of Cancer Of course the best use of guided imagery in confronting the challenges of cancer is to employ it at the stage of prevention Sometimes, for example, a woman with breast lump or unusual bleeding, or a man who notices an abnormal mole on his skin will avoid seeing a health professional because of fear they experience when they consider that this might be a cancer. Yet by avoiding that cognitive dissonance they fail to have the mass removed before it spreads, and while it is still curable. A different mental image can be developed, one which could tolerate the idea of having an unknown mass checked out, and save their lives. Another example is represented by the person who needs to change their inner imagery is the person who engages in behaviors that can lead to the development of cancer – such assmoking or exposing him or herself to other toxic substances, or eating an unhealthy diet (fat, charred meat, low vegetable intake). Guided imagery techniques can help resolve the emotional states that underlie such self-destructive behaviors. A few counseling visits and/or the use of the appropriate CDs are often all that is needed. (For example, see Weight Loss/Management and Smoke No More) The Power of Imagery and Meditation in the Clinical Setting One of the physician’s first challenges is how to inform the person that they may have cancer. The mental image the doctor creates in the mind of the patient is very important. Because of this natural reaction of fear, rather than face the emotions, the doctor will sometimes try to be matter-of-fact about it, saying something insensitive, like, “Your tests showed that you may possibly have a rapidly-growing cancer that could kill you within 6 to 12 months. I will take another biopsy today to confirm the diagnosis. Come back in a week and I will let you know what we find out.