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The Integration of Classical Music Composition Theory in the Facilitation of Expanded Trust, Appreciation, and Utilization of opposites in Treatment

The Integration of Classical Music Composition Theory in the Facilitation of Expanded Trust, Appreciation, and Utilization of opposites in Treatment

By Bruce Gregory, PhD

Jung’s identification and appreciation of the transcendent function in the integration of the conscious and unconscious minds set the stage for almost a century of exploration and use of unconscious healing resources in a variety of treatment situations, which ultimately incorporated trust and appreciation of the use of opposites.  The integration of principles of classical music composition theory with Mind-Body Hypnotherapy supports the need to use opposites in treatment, and shows new pathways for the application of the implied directive, the equivalence principle set forth by Einstein, and the principle of correspondence used in the set theory of Cantor.  Classical music composition theory is applied primarily through the creative use of principles and processes involving tension and release, as well as the principles and processes of counterpoint.  The application of Mind-Body Hypnotherapy in the treatment of opposites is compared to other therapeutic modalities, principles of duality from oriental philosophy and martial arts.


Build Muscle

by Tammera J. Karr, PhD

One of the most feared events for the elderly is falling and breaking a hip, which leads to a lengthy and, sometimes, fatal stay in a hospital. When I say fatal, I don’t mean because the hospital did something wrong, however, complications outside of their control can occur. Many elderly individuals upon reaching the hospital are deficient in key nutrients such as vitamin D and B12, the lack of which contribute to impaired balance and osteoporosis. Combine those deficiencies with a lack of macronutrients, like protein, and recovery can be problematic.

“You are what you eat.” That is especially true when it comes to how your body manufactures protein for use in muscle health. Research supports the notion that elderly people are often times not consuming adequate protein. According to Nutrition Review, “It is well known that consuming protein stimulates the body’s cells to build muscle that includes our internal organs. Getting older combined with eating less protein rich foods can lead to a decline in the body’s muscle-building efficiency. Maintaining and building muscle is especially important for older individuals. Increased muscle mass can contribute to a healthier weight, better fitness and an improved quality of life. New research in the American Journal of Physiology — Endocrinology and Metabolism explore whether the amount and timing of protein consumption make a difference in the body’s net protein gains.”

(http://nutritionreview.org/2015/02/older-adults-need-to-double-protein-intake-to-prevent-muscle-loss/)

“Current US recommendations for daily dietary protein intake are 0.8 grams/kilogram of body weight (roughly 62 g of protein per day for a 170-pound person). Previous research has shown older adults need a protein intake of at least 0.40 g/kg of body weight at each meal.” (www.medhelp.org/user_journals/show/1412586/-current-dietary-guidelines-on-protein-intake_br)

The research team found, while the distribution of protein across meals did not make a significant impact, the total amount of protein consumed did. The authors wrote, “Whole body net protein balance was greater with protein intake above recommended dietary allowance.”

As is so often the case the RDA is horribly lacking, and insufficient in its recommendations.

 

To Your Good Health and Information.

 First published April 7th, 2015 in BlogEat for Health

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To Heirloom or Modern, That is the Question

By Tammera J. Karr

For those brave enough to try something new or different, you might find those heirloom purple potatoes are richer tasting; others might enjoy the spicier or bitter taste of greens like nasturtium, radicchio, or arugula. We encounter not only a cornucopia of foods and colors, but the names transport us to exotic lands or into whimsical fancy. We see names like: blackjack, Oak leaf, Batavian, and Fire Mountain. In salad greens there are, honey crisp, Melrose, Queen Victoria and Ozark apples. Some of my favorites are the berries: Cape fear, Brunswick, Wild Treasure, Summit and Jewel.

 

Nutrition Tips, May 2015: To Heirloom or Modern That is the Question…


Bereavement: Focus on Amish Rituals

By:Charlotte H. Mackey MSN, EdD

Edward F. Mackey CRNA, MSN, PhD

Grieving and bereavement are part of living.  How grieving is displayed is influenced by customs unique to each culture.  Different cultures have their own views on the meaning of death, as well.  Grief is a total response to the emotional experience of loss.  It produces behaviors associated with overwhelming sorrow or distress (Kozier, et al., 2004).  Some cultures, such as the Anabaptist societies, enjoy strong familial ties. The Anabaptist societies are composed of the Amish, Mennonites, Bretheren, and Hutterites.  These groups provide physical and emotional support to those suffering loss and grieving, through their close-knit communal ties.  Death is a part of life that all Amish know from early childhood, and Amish culture dictates that all members of the community assist family members in grieving and bereavement. 

Bereavement: Focus on Amish Rituals


Nutrition Tips April 2015: The Amazing Cranberry – an all American Food

Nutrition Tips April 2015: The Amazing Cranberry – an all American Food

By Tammera J. Karr, PhD

The cranberry, along with the blueberry and Concord grape, is one of North America’s three native fruits that are commercially grown. Cranberries were first used by Native Americans. Today, cranberries are commercially grown throughout the northern part of the United States and are available in both fresh and processed forms.


An Integrated Evaluation and Treatment Approach With Traumatized Clients

An Integrated Evaluation and Treatment Approach With Traumatized Clients

By  Dr. Donald Hutcheon, C.Psychol.(UK)., R.Psych. #1421

The article focuses on three identifying areas of interest: (a) a discussion of how different sample sub-types have reacted to stressful events which have caused trauma; (b) a range of evaluation using an assortment of psychometric tests to gain data about respondents’ reactions to traumas experienced; (c) a description of a treatment approach used with traumatized clients. Specifically, the article provides a descriptive analysis of the data from a small, mixed sample (N=12), and the relevance of using an integrated treatment format with individuals identified with trauma.


Behavioral Activation: Only an Intervention for Treating Depression, Or An Approach for Achieving a Meaningful Life?

By  Andrew Hale, MA, BCBA and C. Richard Spates, PhD

Behavioral activation is an empirically supported intervention for depression that has demonstrated effectiveness both as a stand-alone treatment and as a component of cognitive therapy.  Additionally, there is a growing body of evidence supporting the application of behavioral activation in contexts that do not involve the treatment of clinical depression.  This paper introduces the defining features of behavioral activation, describes a series of popular self-help and productivity strategies that employ principles of treatment, and presents contemporary neuroscience research related to clinical and non-clinical applications.  Behavioral activation may have important benefits beyond treating depression such as increasing resiliency, fostering well-being, and building a meaningful life

Behavioral Activation: Only an Intervention for Treating Depression, Or An Approach for Achieving a Meaningful Life?


Old Fashioned Bone Broths Still the Best

Nutrition Tips March 2015: Old Fashioned Bone Broths Still the Best

By Tammera J. Karr

Over the years, I have tried a number of broth mixes for convenience, but they all have fallen flat, compared to the hearty, rich, and nourishing broths made by my mother and others, back in the day.

“Good broth will resurrect the dead,” says a South American proverb. “Indeed, stock is everything in cooking. Without it, nothing can be done,” said Escoffier.


The Nurse Sees it First The Effects of Parental Divorce on Children and Adolescents

The Nurse Sees it First The Effects of Parental Divorce on Children and Adolescents

By Jolene Oppawsky

The high divorce rate involves, and negatively affects, many children and adolescents. Studies and clinical reports of the effects of divorce on children show that these children and adolescents respond to parental divorce with an array of symptoms. Nurses are some of the first professionals to see these reactions. Identifying symptomatology as an effect of divorce on them is the first step toward dealing with and ameliorating these effects. The nurses’ requisites for ameliorating and intermediary functions are identified.


Essentialism in Food Preference

Essentialism in Food Preference

By Shulan Lu, PhD, Department of Psychology
Derek Harter, PhD, Department of Computer Science

Individual differences in food preference is a complex topic no single theory can account for.  In addition to the evolutionary and biological determinants of food preferences, this paper discusses the psychological factors underlying variations in food preferences.  In particular, this paper discusses the essentialist mindset, whereby people seek contact with the essence of the world we live in, which drives some of the food preferences experts have not been able to account for through biological or social mechanisms.