Coast to Coast AM: Emotional Healing — December 26, 2012
Clinical psychologist Dr. George Pratt talked about techniques for achieving emotional and psychological well being. He noted that stress, which releases the hormone cortisol, can suppress the function of the immune system. One way to counteract this is to do a breathing exercise, where one simply observes their breath. This will trigger a relaxation response, and a host of positive biochemical measures, he said. Regarding New Year’s resolutions, Pratt suggested that people pick just one goal to focus on. Write down your goal and delineate specifically what you want to happen– the writing process helps to transfer the data and activate different parts of the brain, he stated.
By utilizing tools that access the subconscious mind, you can have more powerful results than working with the conscious mind, he continued. He described a balanced breathing exercise (video) which can adjust a person’s polarity or electrical system. Dr. Pratt discussed the process for releasing deeply held negative beliefs, and unlocking your natural state of happiness. He also cited three powerful therapeutic tools– EMDR, clinical hypnosis, and energy psychology (tapping).