Healing Times Radio~Conversations with Extraordinary People
with Dr. Emmett Miller
Join Dr. Miller for conversations with thought leaders, health and wellness experts, and global activists from a variety of fields. You will find valuable tools for healing at every level, from the personal to the planetary. With experts from fields ranging from science and medicine to philosophy and spirituality, Dr. Miller explores ancient wisdom, recent advances in transformational technology, practical tips for self-healing, meditations and guided imagery for awakening your personal and collective wisdom.
At the personal level, you will find fascinating and practical ideas for managing stress, dealing with anxiety and depression, and living a healthy and successful life. And if you are interested in exploring the big picture, you will find that the concepts and visions Dr. Miller and his guest reveal quite provocative – and motivating!
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Dr Miller’s Guest This Week
A Conversation with Suzanne Lyons
If we could learn to live in a more cooperative way with ourselves and the planet our civilization could quickly solve many of our great problems. People must learn how to live less violently. If not we are done for personally, in our relationships, and globally.
Problems are at all scales; from the global “war on terror” to our polarized congress, to our personal conflicts and the dysfunctions they produce. Humanity urgently needs to develop real solutions and to move past constant conflict, polarization, and confrontation.Unless we all learn how to cooperate, and soon, we are done for; our own violent, competitive urges and training will destroy us all.
If we really want our world to change, we will begin by changing our children, and learning from how we do that. I know of no better way to begin this process than by teaching our kids about the survival and creative value of cooperation – and there is no better way to do this than by helping them learn the games that Suzanne teaches about.
In this conversation Suzanne and Dr. Miller explore what science has taught us about the effect the games we play as children has had on us. They also discuss games that don’t teach us to compete (where somebody has to be the “Looozerrr”) but to cooperate. There is even a version of musical chairs you will learn that makes people feel closer rather than excluded.
You will learn about her website, cooperativegames.com, a resource for games, and about her latest book, The Cooperative Games Bullying Prevention Program, that clearly makes the case for using these games to prevent aggression in young children as well as nurture their innate drive to care and cooperate.
Bio: Suzanne Lyons is the founder of CooperativeGames.com, an educator and author who specializes in integrated science and climate change education. Her textbook Conceptual Integrated Science is sold internationally. It is within the context of a desire to create teaching materials relevant to the challenges of the global community that Suzanne became interested in teaching about cooperation. Cooperative games are games that emphasize the joy of playing together rather than competition. The games and other forms of cooperative play exist for all ages. Playing together rather than against each other is an option for anyone of any age at any time. Suzanne’s latest book is The Cooperative Games Bullying Prevention Program. It makes the case for using the games to prevent aggression in young children as well as nurture their innate drive to care and cooperate. Suzanne believes in cooperation. Play which promotes cooperation is an idea for our troubled times with wide ranging benefits. They can help with bullying prevention, fostering sustainability and helping each individual enjoy more peaceful and healthy personal relationships.
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BIO: Widely acknowledged for his seminal work in the field of holistic health and Mind-Body Medicine (1970), physician Emmett Miller earned his MD from The Albert Einstein College of Medicine and has served as lecturer and preceptor at Stanford, University of California, as well as other universities and medical schools introducing his groundbreaking work in Mind-Body Medicine, mindfulness, and stress reduction.
His chief contributions have been his discoveries of how thoughts, emotions, and mental images can be guided to have a profound impact on illnesses, wellness, and performance. Dr. Miller discovered that the unconscious part of the mind behaves in a way analogous to a digital computer; it perceives, reasons, and reacts the way it was programmed –ways that often produce negative or inadequate results. He found in his medical practice is that self–induced states of deep relaxation, meditation, or hypnosis made it possible to alter this programming through the use of mental imagery.
This led to the development of his ‘Software for the Mind’ guided imagery recordings that soon became standard at such institutions as Mayo Clinic, Scripps, Mt. Sinai, and Kaiser, and are in widespread use by health and helping professionals and centers worldwide.
Miller’s first book, Selective Awareness – Introduction to the Medicine of Mind and Body (1973), introduced his concepts for the first time. In 1977, he cofounded and served as and medical director of the Cancer Support and Education Center in Menlo Park, the first such institution in the world. He has authored numerous other books, including the classic, Deep Healing – The Essence of Mind–Body Medicine, and his most recent, Our Culture on the Couch–7 Steps to Global Healing.
Through the years Dr. Miller has continued to develop his understanding of the healing process, and to serve as physician, psychotherapist, coach, speaker, and professional trainer, and to continue to develop tools and skills to empower people to heal and to do their very best. He has offices in Los Altos and in Nevada City, California, where he practices Mind-Body Medicine and Peak Performance Coaching. His future vision includes the development of a web-based global healing center on the Internet distributing low cost yet powerful self–healing tools. www.drmiller.com