"Healing Mind:Healing Body" is a very special audio. It performs a deeper healing of wounds that may have occurred out of stresses experienced minutes ago to years ago. Our life experiences are a collection of emotional reactions (good and not-so-good) that influence patterns of behavior and body conditioning. That is, every experience we collect on this road of life has an emotional and physical impact upon our mind and body. Our bodies accumulate a form of learning (called "conditioning") that subconsciously replays a pattern of stress-induced responses over and over, without our conscious awareness of where and why our body learned to do this.
For example, we might develop headaches, upper or lower GI symptoms, asthma, skin reactions, anxiety, etc because of situations and circumstances that were or are beyond our control. As we handle those stressful or emotional events, we do our best to put those stresses "out of mind" but that doesn't necessarily put them "out of body." In fact, our body will remember its response to those stresses (and other stresses) until we un-learn the response by re-learning something healthier and more comfortable. That is where this audio program goes into action. "Healing Mind:Healing Body" guides you into a lovely trance and refreshing relaxation response wherein the re-learning of the healthy responses occur.
The negative patterns are thus erased, replaced by the positive experience of comfort and new learning for healthy and comfortable performance. This is a great audio for not only reducing and replacing stress responses; it is also wonderful insulation or innoculation to protect against the effects of stress. I am proud of this audio. Note: it runs longer than most of my other programs at about 42 minutes.
"Steven Gurgevich is an effective and compassionate teacher and practitioner of hypnotherapy, someone who really understands how to take advantage of the mind/body connection to promote health and healing." -Andrew Weil, MD
Dr. Steven Gurgevich is a psychologist specializing in Mind-Body Medicine and Clinical Hypnosis. He is Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine and Director of the Mind-Body Clinic at the University of Arizona College of Medicine in Dr. Andrew Weil's Program in Integrative Medicine. He is a Fellow and faculty of the American Society of Clinical Hypnosis, and a member of both the Society for Clincal and Experimental Hypnosis and the American Psychological Association. Dr. Gurgevich and his wife, Joy, have a private practice at Behavioral Medicine, Ltd. They live near Sabino Canyon National Park in Tucson, Arizona.