ISSN 1538-1080

Category: Commentary

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A Personal Perspective on Abortion

When I was in high school in the 1970’s, one of my friends in home room that morning came in and did not look good. She was paper white. My friend Kathy and I asked her what was wrong and she replied, “Nothing, do not talk too loud, please!” Then she took a deep breath, fell out of her chair, and proceeded to hemorrhage all over the floor. She had had a backroom abortion the night before and that morning died in front of me as she bled out.

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Talking about Covid: Either/or vs. both/and

By Rick Leskowitz MD Overview We live in a time of great polarization, when our societys attention seems to be focused on what divides us rather than what unites us. And the Covid story is the primary forum where this divisiveness is playing out. Theres no consensus on any given aspect of Covid, so people

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Sport and Social Transformation

(The following is a lightly edited transcript of Jean Houstons remarks that began the above online presentation about the role of sports and consciousness in fostering social transformation). What role does sports have to play in todays societal breakdown? Yes, we are in a time of enormous breakdown and also breakthrough. Its the changing of

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How Do Energy Psychology Modalities Work? An Energy-Based Theoretical Perspective

Abstract Energy Psychology (EP) modalities, integrative methods that strategically involve accessing human energy for therapeutic purposes, enjoy a rich and diverse evidence base. As such, many attempts have been made to explain how they work. Explanations have primarily utilized a biological basis for explicating the mechanisms by which EP may function. These contributions are extremely

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Reply to How Do Energy Psychology Modalities Work by Debra Greene

First of all, I am flattered to have my published speculations over the past decade about the mechanisms involved in the strong outcomes produced by acupoint tapping protocols elevated into what Debra Greene graciously calls The Feinstein Model and describes as the theoretical model that is the most widely accepted. Greenes subsequent challenges to that

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Exercise and Covid: Enhancing Immunity while Expanding Consciousness

Introduction Humanity in lockdown faces the disease challenge of the century. Medical experts the world over are attempting to manage the Covid crisis by using the tools they know best. From public health measures like masking and social distancing, to the pharmaceutical quest for a preventive vaccine, the emphasis from the medical establishment has been

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The Balance of Care: Inreach = Outreach

The journey from teaching about love to allowing myself to be loved proved much longer than I realized. – Henri Nouwen Introduction We have been creating a healing field of humanitarian outreach for many years. We have taught veterans how to support one another and to support the community in times of distress. We have

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Use of Over Energy Correction (OEC) for Intervention Therapists at a Center-Based Treatment Facility for Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD)

Abstract Caregivers and therapists can often experience high stress levels or burnout when working in intensive environments with children who are diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorders ( ASD s ) . It was hypothesized that a single breathing exercise , [ALT practiced several times per day over an extended period of time, may assist in

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Attitudes of American Nurses Regarding Circumcision and Intact Care: A Survey Study

Abstract This research is a quantitative survey study which explored attitudes of American nurses regarding circumcision and the care of the non-circumcised client (intact care). The descriptive study was conducted to examine current nursing perspectives in light of nationally declining routine infant circumcision in the United States. Watsons Theory of Human Caring was utilized as

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The Beauty of Fathering During Pregnancy

Our core understandings of babies and early human experience are in the midst of a fundamental paradigm shift. In my article Consciousness at the Beginning of Life, published in this issue of IJHC, I explore this shift and what we are learning from the babys point of view about early human experiences that leads us

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