Tag Archives: Hypnotherapy

Great Aunt Mildred and the MRI


A few years ago I needed an MRI—I no longer remember why.  I’d had open MRIs but this one had to be a closed MRI and my psychologist and I weren’t entirely sure if I could handle it.  He—Dr. Paul … Continue reading

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Happiness is . . .


            In April 2001, despite having about a dozen chronic illnesses, I stopped taking drugs.  So what have I learned in the past decade?             I have learned that happiness consists of a good night’s sleep, a healthy diet, challenging … Continue reading

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When Open-Minded Doctor is not an Oxymoron (Part I)


Last week I told Dr. Nasri Ghaly that I was writing a book.  Teasingly, he asked, “Is about me?”             “Not just about you,” I said, “but partly.  The part about you is called ‘To Interns in Search of a Role … Continue reading

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Healing in Your Mind


A response to Carl Elliott’s “Placebo, RSI, Scrivener’s Palsy,” in particular to the statement “Many doctors continue to think that some individual patients are simply more susceptible to the placebo effect than others – more gullible, more neurotic or more … Continue reading

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