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
7 STEPS OF HOPE Healing from Chronic Illness and Disability – A Conversation with Nancy Gordon LCSW
Nancy Gordon was an enthusiastic Licensed Clinical Social Worker when suddenly she was hit with a devastating illness that was not diagnosed for many years. And even when it had been diagnosed, there was no adequate medical treatment, so she knows firsthand what it is like to descend into the depths of disability.
Her combined personal experience of chronic fibromyalgia and traumatic brain injury has given rise to her passionate mission in life – to assist others on the journey of transforming one’s life while living with the challenge of illness and disability. Along the way she discovered a breed of dog, the Xolo, which for many centuries has been shown to have sacred and healing powers.
In today’s conversation you will learn of her inspiring Journey through devastation and disability to become a beacon of hope and healing. We will explore the seven steps of hope that she describes more fully in her guidebook, “7 STEPS OF HOPE Healing the Emotional, Mental and Spiritual Impact of Chronic Illness and Disability”.
In addition you will learn more about this remarkable little dog that can replace your heating pad and much more. Nancy is the founder of Paws for Comfort® and the non-profit Xolos For Chronic Pain Relief,™ as a result of her story filmed by Animal Planet on her use of Xolos as the first identified service dog specifically for fibromyalgia.
If you would like to find out more about Nancy Gordon LCSW and her work, visit her website nancygordonglobal.com
You will also have an opportunity to listen to some of the guided imagery from Dr. Miller’s highly acclaimed CD, Healing Journey.
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