Stress and Cancer

We know that stress is unhealthy, but does it have any impact on cancer? A new study in The Journal of Clinical Investigation looked at the effect that chronic stress had on ovarian cancer patients. Anil Sood, MD and his colleagues at the University of Texas implanted ovarian cancer cells into mice and then exposed…

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Hypnosis and Trauma

Every day I turn on the news and see reports of violence somewhere. . . . it may be armed conflicts in the Middle East or Africa. . . . it may be child or domestic abuse here at home. As a psychologist, my next thought is how to treat the mental anguish that must…

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Getting ready for PTSD

In case you haven’t already heard, April is National Stress Awareness Month. Why do we as a nation spend an entire month on this topic? Because we need to. Just to put the insidiousness of stress into perspective, here are a few statistics from the American Psychological Association: Highly stressed teenagers are twice as likely…

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Who the Hell do you think you are? – Bill O’Hanlon Guest Blog

Some years ago I met Michael White, the now departed co-founder of Narrative Therapy. Soon after, his star rose rather quickly and he became a very well known teacher and writer. But all was not well in Australia, his home country. As Michael traveled around the world, his colleagues at home began to make snide…

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No Therapist Left Behind – Bill O’Hanlon Guest Blog

Some years back, managed care swept through the therapy field. Most of my therapist colleagues were freaked out, scared or angry about this phenomenon. They tried to hold on to the old reality, but the new one swept over them. What surprised me was how much many of my colleagues, who worked daily to empower…

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The Encore!

Yesterday brought to a close our series on the New Brain Science. You and I…all of us really… created something special and along the way, developed new brain pathways in the process. We’ve fired up our neurons in novel ways. For me personally and for all of us at NICABM, it has been so gratifying…

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