Ask Dr. Miller: How Important is Relaxation to the Healing Process?

March 22, 2010 by EMiller
Filed under Our Culture on the Couch

I was deeply touched when this power point presentation came through my inbox and I wanted to share it in honor of Women’s Month.

March 19, 2010 by EMiller
Filed under Our Culture on the Couch

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Airdate: March 18th, 2010

Transforming the face of psychiatry, Judith Orloff, MD is an assistant clinical professor of Psychiatry at UCLA and author of the New York Times and international bestseller Emotional Freedom upon which a public television special is based. She synthesizes the pearls of traditional medicine with cutting edge knowledge of intuition, energy, and spirituality to achieve physical and emotional healing. She passionately asserts that we have the power to transform negative emotions and achieve inner peace.  She offers practical strategies to overcome frustration, stress, and worry and teaches people how to quiet overactive minds that won’t shut off.

Dr. Orloff, who comes from a family of 25 physicians, advocates “a democracy of healing,” wherein every aspect of ourselves is granted a vote in the search for total health. She has been celebrated for her unique approach to mental well-being by proving that the links between physical, emotional, and spiritual health can’t be ignored.

Dr. Orloff is accomplishing for psychiatry what physicians like Dean Ornish and Mehmet Oz have done for mainstream medicine.” Dr. Orloff has spoken at medical schools, hospitals, universities, the American Psychiatric Association, Fortune Magazine’s Most Powerful Women Summit, and alternative and traditional health forums—venues where she presents tools to doctors, patients, and everyday people. She graduated USC School of Medicine, completed a four year psychiatric residency program at UCLA, and currently mentors UCLA medical students and psychiatry-residents-in-training. She is on Natural Health Magazine’s Advisory Board and Body and Soul Magazine had called Dr. Orloff “one of our nation’s top doctors.”

As a board-certified psychiatrist, Dr. Orloff blends her traditional medical skills with intuition to enhance patient care. A new edition of her book “ Second Sight ” (Three Rivers Press, 2010) chronicles her challenges and triumphs embracing her own intuition and integrating it into medicine. Emotional Freedom (Harmony Books, March, 2009) helps readers liberate themselves from negative emotions and develop hope, compassion, and courage. It is a roadmap for those who are stressed, discouraged, or overwhelmed–and for those who are in a good emotional place but want to feel better. As Dr. Orloff shows, each day presents opportunities for us to be heroes in our own lives: to turn away from negativity, react constructively, and seize command of any situation. Her other bestsellers include Positive Energy , Guide to Intuitive Healing , and Second Sight , a trilogy of books exploring new breakthroughs in intuition, energy, and how to combat an epidemic of exhaustion overtaking our world. Positive Energy is a national and Los Angeles Times bestseller which has been translated into 24 languages.

Ask Dr. Miller: What is Re-scripting?

Someone asked me the other day what I meant when I used the term Re-scripting. I mean that if we step outside ourselves for a moment, we can see that we behave as if we’re following a script. Often this script is automatic—we react or respond to people in certain ways, we have certain attitudes about ourselves, we engage or don’t engage in certain activities. Often we find that the kinds of behaviors, in other words, the kind of script, that we would like to be following is different from the one that we are, in fact, following on a regular basis.

Re-scripting means becoming aware of a behavior pattern in your life, then developing a new, more adaptive behavior pattern, and finally, teaching this pattern to the deeper levels of your mind (the ones that would, otherwise, behave automatically in the old, maladaptive way).

Last Thursday I had the pleasure of speaking with Skip Alan Smith and Michael Ben on their show Dreamwalk (  Please take a moment to listen to this interview about my upcoming Workshop/Lecture Series, Healing Yourself Is Healing the Planet, Seven Steps to Personal and Community Transformation ( more info about the event HERE ).

I hope this finds you enjoying this marvelous Spring weather. Looking back at the Healing Yourself Is Healing Our Planet event on March 11, I would like to share some of my reflections with you.

A Quick Taste

Here is a taste of the presentation: “ Out Of The Box Compassion – Transformational Thinking

And here is a bit of the Music, Michael’s song, “ Who Knows ”:

Our Community

There were some extraordinary people present on March 11, and a number who had to miss this session, but plan to be at the next. Among these are my colleague Marilyn King, the former Olympian athlete, who will share some thoughts on the leadership program we are preparing, and an exciting Peace Day event you will want to know about.

To listen to the podcast of Session 1 for review (or to catch up if you missed Session 1) CLICK HERE.

As some may recall, the failure of the projector was a technical glitch at the start threw my timing off, resulting in too little time to interact, as was planned. I assure you this will be remedied at our April 8 meeting, which will involve much more conversation.

Further Study and Experiences

I am offering two audio experiences that I think you will enjoy (you can download them from just ). These recordings will help to deepen and broaden the experiences we initiated on March 11 th – each is less than an hour, but guaranteed to be fascinating and to help affirm and expand your consciousness.

• The first is an interview with Jeremy Rifkin, whose belief is that the future of civilization relies on our ability to function empathically and to bring about global convergence of new energy revolutions with new revolutions and communications.

• The second podcast is an interview with Daniel Pink, author of A Whole New Mind and Drive. He makes the point that a whole new era of right brain skills being more crucial and what truly motivates human behavior. He discusses what he’s found out and how it applies to business, education, and to our individual lives. He will discuss the surprising truth about what motivates us.

For additional experiences and learning, I suggest, for presence and acceptance, the programs “ I Am ” and “ The Serenity Prayer. ” For a set of experiences that will complement the entire 3 sessions, I recommend “Awakening the Leader Within,” or the OCOTC Suite which includes Our Culture on the Couch, Seven Steps to Global Healing, Awakening the Leader Within and Healing Our Planet.

And for those that like good reading, here are some additional references.

Although these workshops are designed to build on each other, I will begin Session 2 with a brief review of the principles from our first, so please feel free to invite others you think might be interested by forwarding this letter, and/or sharing a link to my blog post Review Session 1: Healing Yourself Is Healing the Planet – Diagnosis, Presence, and Acceptance.

If you have any trouble viewing any of the links please contact [email protected]

For more info and to REGISTER, visit DRMILLEREVENTS.COM



Healing Times Radio Archives – Marilyn Nyborg

Airdate March 4, 2010:

This Thursday I will be in conversation with Marilyn Nyborg, spiritual activist and co-founder of two organizations, Gather the Women, and Women Waking the World.

We will discuss these remarkable organizations and the core issues around which they have been built. Gather the Women’s purpose is to bring women together – to inspire one another, to witness one another, collaborate, work together on the things that are passionate to their hearts and to give women a voice.

Women Waking the World frames the central crisis of our time as the devaluation of the Feminine, which allows the degradation of the earth, the abuse of women, their exclusion from influence, and ultimately the decline of all life. WWW offers a website that is truly a portal into a conversation around the effects of what they refer to as the “patriarchy.” And in doing that these portals offer a curriculum, videos, articles, their blogs and much, much more. And, as for men, Women Waking the World’s intention is also to reflect the voices of men who really hear their plea.

– Listen and download the Audio for this show

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