Monthly Archives: January 2016

Side Effects

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Aside: “Side Effects” is a great movie starring Jude Law and Rooney Mara, directed by Steven Soderberg.

Disclaimer: This is not medical advice. I am not a doctor. This is just my opinion. Discuss all medical concerns with your primary care physician or your prescribing physician.

Doctors are scheduled a limited length of time to see patients so make a list of things to discuss. Deal with each item in turn. Be succinct. However you should feel free to discuss your concerns and get a sympathetic response.

The days of the dictatorial doctor are over – along with house calls and the horse and buggy.

The take-home message of this article is: “take responsibility for your health and well-being”. (Because generally speaking, no one else knows you so well and/or gives a shit.)

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Why is PTSD still a thing?

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I came across this article the other day about using the drug propanolol to help the brain get over being traumatized at (a great website for news on the edge).

A comment to that post (which I agree with) says:

“Two therapies – EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique) and NLP (Neuro Linguistic Programming) have successfully treated phobias for decades – without drugs.”

Amy and I have been successfully treating traumas, PTSD, phobias and compulsions since the 1960’s. The techniques we learned back then still work very well and now we add in  EFT and other energy therapies to make them even more effective.

I worked for ten years in a hospital behavioral health center helping people with severe abuse recover completely from their trauma.

So why is PTSD still a thing?

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Why ‘Pastoral Counseling’?

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This blog is about why we are ministers in the Church of Healing Energy, and why what we do is called pastoral counseling.

Being pastoral counselors is more than a protective umbrella under which we may freely practice our healing arts – it’s about how we see you and how we get good results.

When I (Rod) was employed at our local hospital Behavioral Health Unit the clinical director, and good friend, Dr. T. and I would spice up otherwise deadly boring clinical staff meetings with interesting discussions.

One of our exchanges was about consciousness and chemistry.

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