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!
Broadcasts Weekly Friday 1am & 1pmET
Dr Miller’s Guest This Week
Change Your Brain, Change Your Life – A Conversation With Daniel Amen, MD
A special opportunity to listen to two of the greats in the field of psychiatry and Mind-Body Medicine, and experience guided imagery for healing Attention Deficit Disorder. You are probably aware of Dr. Daniel Amen from his TV specials, especially on PBS specials. As a practicing child psychiatrist Dr. Amen fell in love with SPECT brain scans (SPECT = Single Photon Emission Computerized Tomography), which provide 3 dimensional images of the activity of the brain. In his subsequent work, aided by this remarkable technology, he became aware that the prevailing concepts about Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD or ADHD) were incorrect: Adults with ADD in their childhood often do not outgrow it, and that if this condition is not seen and treated, it will continue to block success, happiness, and love.
That’s because people with Attention Deficit have difficulty focusing on things in their lives that need their attention – especially tasks they find boring or uncomfortable. They have impulse control problems, they find it hard or impossible to organize things, and often have trouble learning from their mistakes.
And when you look at a SPECT scan of their brain you can see that their prefrontal cortex, the part of the brain right above your eyes, has an abnormally low state of arousal. When the subject tries to concentrate the activity in the prefrontal cortex actually goes down instead of up, the way a more normal brain does. So for the child in school, when we try to push this obviously intelligent child (ADD kids tend to be the intelligent ones) to concentrate harder, they actually do worse. Think about how hard that feels to a kid “the harder I try, the worse I get.”
It is because of these kind of experiences, the child with ADD loses confidence and empowerment, becomes demoralized, and develops low Self-esteem. Adults with ADD fail for the same reasons. They become frustrated, often stop trying to excel, their performance and personal life suffer, and frequently become depressed and turn to addictions for relief.
In today’s Conversation, Dr. Miller, who studied with Dr. Amen as a mentor for several years, will explore ADD and how it can be successfully be treated by eating the proper diet, exercising sufficiently, taking appropriate supplements, and, when necessary, medication. We will also explore the effect of stress on the brain, how our thoughts can create neuroplastic change (growth of new nerves and nerve connections) through guiding your thoughts and your mental imagery (mental image rehearsal, and experience an anti-ADD imagery, “Focus your Attention.” This is one you don’t want to miss.
From S.A.D. to Glad: How to Overcome Stress, Anxiety, and Depression, and Feel Happy Again – Online Audio Course
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