Archive for July 2009

A Real Wonder “Drug”

July 30, 2009

There’s more and more talk about how to protect ourselves from the flu, especially with authorities increasing their concerns about a swine flu outbreak this coming flu season. I’m no fan of flu vaccines and will not be taking the new vaccine being developed. Want an alternative that really works against the flu? Watch this:

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Egoscue and maintaining your super powers!

July 29, 2009

And on a lighter note, even super heroes need a motion break!

From our clinic in downtown San Diego:

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A beautiful prayer, from inside a death camp

July 29, 2009

I cannot vouch for the truth of this, but a reliable friend passed it on and I thought it was beautiful and wanted to share it with you.

Supposedly, these words were discovered on a piece of paper in Auschwitz, the Nazi death camp from WWII.

Oh Lord
remember not only
the men and women
of good will
but also those of evil will

And in remembering the pain
they have inflicted upon us
honor the fruits we have borne
thanks to fully embracing
and experiencing this pain:
greatness of heart

And when they come
to the judgment
let all the fruits we have borne
be their forgiveness

Once again, Pete was ahead of his time!

July 28, 2009

Some research was done a few years back in Australia that led to the craze of trying to strengthen very specific muscles in your core, and that while exercising to consciously tighten your abdominal muscles and suck in your stomach. I’ve lost track of how many clients we’ve had who are surprised when we tell them “no, keep your stomach muscles relaxed. If they need to work to stabilize you, they will. Exaggerating an abdominal contraction while exercising, in our view, is not a productive thing to do in most cases.

Well, new research is showing that, guess what? Yep, not only does this practice not have the desired effect, it could have negative consequences.

I’ll tell ya, the more research that comes out, the smarter Pete Egoscue looks.

You can read this great article here:

Core Myths, from the New York Times.

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Great tips for dealing with negative, pessimistic, complaining people

July 27, 2009

from the Healthsparks newsletter from Learning Strategies Corporation:

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Do negative people rub you the wrong way? A negative, pessimistic, and complaining person can wear on your nerves and deplete your energy faster than you realize.

And trying to change their attitude wastes even more of your energy. Your effort has no chance of success when they do not want to cooperate.

When you believe that positive thinking is desirable and negative thinking is undesirable, then you are empowering people to irritate you when they think and talk in negative ways.

Dr. Al Siebert, author of The Survivor Personality and our Resiliency personal learning course, calls that kind of thinking “The Theme Song of the Human Race.”

This belief, “If only other people would change, things would be much better for me,” may indeed be correct, he says, but it also makes it possible for negative people to control you. When others are negative they can upset you, cause you to spend time and energy trying to cope with their negativism, and frustrate your positive efforts.

The solution to regaining control is not to change them but to change how you respond to them.

Start by giving the negative person permission to be here on Earth the way they are.

“When you feel frustrated or feel an energy drain, treat the difficulty as a test in the school of life,” Al says. “Look at it as an opportunity to learn about your blind spots. Appreciate opportunities to learn better ways of handling people who knock you off balance emotionally.”

Next, replace the thought “If only they would change, my life would be much better” with questions.

Ask, “How might I respond differently so that I am less vulnerable? What could I do to regain control? How can I handle negativity in positive ways?”

When someone says something negative, try one of the following:

* Say, “You may be right,” then change the subject.

* Pretend you didn’t hear them. Attention is a big payoff for people with pessimistic attitudes, so stop reacting to their negative statements. Withdraw attention. Be selectively impolite.

* Be playful. Say, “It’s much worse than you know.” Describe more things to be upset about, and then be quiet or leave.

* Say, “Now that you’ve identified the problem, what is your plan for dealing with it?”

* See the benefit of their negative thinking. Develop an appreciation for the ability of chronically pessimistic people to see potential risks and problems that others overlook.

* Make the negative person a useful resource. Ask them to help you anticipate difficulties. If you thank them for their critical thinking, your relationship will probably improve.

Rehearse what you might say the next time you are around a negative person. Notice how much more in control you feel when you develop a positive plan of action.

The key to making your life better is to stop blaming others for triggering reactions in you that you don’t like and to focus instead on discovering better ways to respond. When you change how you react, your emotional strain is reduced.

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She healed her nerve pain, then became a therapist!

July 20, 2009

Here is a video we just uploaded from our clinic. Barbara and her husband John started as clients a few years ago. Barbara had severe nerve pain and had spent many years trying to find a solution. Then she found Egoscue, and to say it had a transformative effect on her life is an understatement. Watch the video and you’ll see what I mean!

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Why so many are sick

July 17, 2009

This video does a great job of explaining what the REAL hazards are in our lives. Learn who should be a more wanted man than Osama bin Laden. Learn what the real threats are to your life and some things you can do about it.

Great video. Enjoy!

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