Alan E. Smith on Coping with Caregiving

Jacqueline Marcell interviews Alan E. Smith, author of UnBreak Your Health: The Complete Guide to Complementary & Alternative Therapies on her show Coping With Caregiving episode airdate 12/08/2007. When his health problems landed him at the Mayo Clinic, he learned that just because doctors say there isn’t anything more they can do–it doesn’t mean there isn’t anything else that can be done! He finally found better health with complementary and alternative medicine and wrote his book to share hope for better health with others.
They say you can’t “unbreak the mirror”, meaning the damage is done. In the world of healthcare the analogy would be mainstream medicine treating the symptoms of the broken mirror with drugs to try and glue it back together. To UnBreak Your Health™ means discovering the real source of the problem and treating all of it. In this book, you’ll find information new and old and begin to see patterns and concepts between therapies that are consistent through thousands of years and across civilizations around the world.

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Nancy Oelklaus – Journey from Head to Heart

This week, Authors Airwaves features Nancy Oelklaus reading a special sneak preview from Chapter 1 of her new book Journey From Head to Heart: Living and Working Authentically, available in March 2008 from Loving Healing press.  Specializing in helping people make transitions,
her knowledge and skills have been learned through more than 30 years of working in education and business to understand how adults learn and change—and how they can do it faster so that they may spend more time in “happily ever after.”      Listen to the PodCast!    Click here for RSS feed! PupuPlayer PRO
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  •  A toolkit for those who are exhausted from solving never-ending problems, working harder and harder and not arriving at the destination where they truly want to be.
  • A Map for how to make the journey from head to heart and then integrate the two so that the power of ego is diminished and the Authentic Self can emerge to live and work from the power of the human spirit.
  • A Reference book that may be used for many years to come as the reader meets life’s challenges with success that satisfies both the head and the heart.Journey from Head to Heart is exactly that, integrating logic, reason, emotion, spirituality, Christianity, science, and ancient wisdom from a variety of sources to create a recipe for wholeness. The tools and processes are designed for people who are a little wary of “touchy-feely” or “New Age” approaches.
Journey from Head to Heart: Loving and Working Authentically

Dirk Chase Eldredge – You’ve Gotta Fight Back! Winning with Serious Illness, Injury, or Disability

Juanita Watson of InsideScoopLive interviews Dirk Chase Eldredge, author of You’ve Gotta Fight Back! Winning with Serious Illness, Injury, or Disability.
Dirk’s latest book features thirteen in-depth profiles of other people’s medical adventures that had life-altering affects for those involved: patients, their families, friends, and caregivers. Some lived on. Some died. All left a priceless legacy of lessons on how to make the most of the hand one is dealt. While far from autobiographical, the book is buttressed by Eldredge’s experience recuperating from eight major surgeries including two open-heart operations.Listen to the PodCast! Click here for RSS feed!
  • The seriously ill, their friends and family will gain priceless advice on coping, dealing with depression, how to partner with the medical profession, the tremendous value of self-help groups and the vital importance of attitude.
  • Those with disabilities will learn how others have successfully played the hand they were dealt and managed to live successful, fulfilling lives. The disabled and those with serious illnesses can learn from each other. There are no silver bullets buried in these pages, just the sound, useable experience of others.
  • Caregivers, be they family, friends, or health professionals will gain great insight from the in-depth stories of survivors, the bereaved, and those who died with grace and even style. The heart of this book consists of thirteen, riveting, in-depth stories of people who fought back with courage, humor, and a positive attitude. In doing so, they have provided valuable guidance for you, the readers of this inspiring work.
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    Quynn Elizabeth – Accepting the Ashes: A Daughter’s Look at PTSD

    We are very proud today to have a special Veteran’s Day reading from Elizabeth Quynn, author of Accepting the Ashes: A Daughter’s Look at PTSD  .  Please take a moment today to thank a friend, acquaintance, or relative who has served their country with honor.
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     “Accepting the Ashes” was written by Quynn Elizabeth, daughter of a two-time Viet Nam ( also spelled as Vietnam ) veteran in the year of her father’s death and the escalation of the war in Iraq.Due to her father’s experiences in war he struggled with Post Traumatic Stress, heart sadness and alcoholism all his adult life even though he didn’t get diagnosed with PTSD until 1992. In “Accepting the Ashes” Quynn shares her personal story so that other loved ones and soon-to-be veterans, who are fighting right now, might not have to wait 30 years to heal their painful feelings often caused by experiencing war-related stress.
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    David W. Powell speaks at VA Center in Tucson, AZ

    David W. Powell, author of the award-winning memoir My Tour In Hell: A Marine’s Battle with Combat Trauma, shares his unique insights into the nature of warfare and its impact on the human psyche with patients and staffers at the Southern Arizona Veterans Administration Health Care System (SAVAHCS).
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    Upon returning to civilian life after a two year enlistment in the Marines, David found himself with nightmares during sleep, intrusive thoughts while awake, a hypervigilant stance combined with an exaggerated startle reaction, and a seeming inability to control basic emotions like anger and sadness. The price he paid for what would only be diagnosed decades later as Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder was broken marriages and relationships, inability to hold a job, uncontrollable rage, and finally bankruptcy. David’s journey of redemption will be inspirational to anyone who is a veteran or has a loved one who has served. My Tour In Hell: A Marine's Battle With Combat Trauma

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    George W. Doherty – Crisis Intervention Training for Disaster Workers

    Jake D. Steele interviews George W. Doherty on disasters, the community response, the roles of first responders, Disaster Mental Health Services and Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM) responders and teams. We talk about each of these and their roles in responding to the needs of both victims and disaster workers. This includes discussion about war, terrorism and follow-up responses by mental health professionals. Doherty is the author of the new textbook Crisis Intervention Training for Disaster Workers: An Introduction.
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    George Doherty has held positions as counselor/therapist, Masters Level psychologist, consultant, educator, disaster mental health specialist and is a former U.S. Air Force Officer. He is President of O`Dochartaigh Associates since 1985. President & CEO. George is also the founder of the  Rocky Mountain Region Disaster Mental Health Institute. Crisis Intervention Training for Disaster Workers

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