This series focuses on the leading edge of complementary and alternative medicine, and gives viewers science-based information about new ways of achieving holistic wellness, that is, health that is much more than the mere absence of physical illness, but is instead the optimal wellness of mind, body, and spirit. Although the series is on the leading edge of holistic medicine, it's firmly grounded in science. Hosts: Judy Brooks, Roy Walkenhorst, Michele Bernhardt and Dr. Pedram Shojai.
Inner World With Michele Bernhardt: Somatic Experiencing (#1204) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG
Michele reports on a healing technique designed to release trauma buried deep inside the body. We meet Peter Levine, the developer of Somatic Experiencing, and Ray, a Marine badly wounded in Iraq but now much improved as a result of Peter's therapeutic approach. Yoga Across America - Gina Garcia's motto is "Yoga for everyone everywhere" and her non-profit organization is seeking to bring this ancient practice to Americans who haven't had access to it or perhaps have not been able to afford it. So far she's attracted some powerful helpers, including Dr. Mehmet Oz and his wife Lisa. Healthy Cheese Nutrition Tip - It's been quite a while since the words "healthy" and "cheese" were heard very often in the same sentence but that is changing fast. Nutrition expert Sally Fallon Morell explains. Healing Moment: Sunset Waves - Relax with the unforgettable nature footage of acclaimed cinematographer Louie Schwartzberg.
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Inner World With Michele Bernhardt: Intergenerational Traumas (#1205) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG
Michele explores a kind of trauma that could be affecting us without our even knowing it. And it's a behavior pattern we could be unwittingly passing on to our children. But she says the good news is that it's possible to heal this at any age. Animals and Healing - We survey some of American's leading emotional fitness experts about the role animals play in keeping us healthy in mind, body and spirit. Lemon/Chlorine Water Tip - If you're one of those people who always puts a slice of lemon in your drinking water congratulations: you're doing a very smart thing. Water expert Leo Szymborski explains why. Healing Moment: Snowy Mountain - Relax with the unforgettable nature footage of acclaimed cinematographer Louie Schwartzberg.
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Inner World with Michele Bernhardt: Trauma Overview (#1201) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG
Injuries big and small to our mind, body and spirit are inescapable in life but we've consulted some of the leading experts in the world on this topic and discovered that it's possible to handle trauma in a way that can actually change us for the better. We'll find out how. The 'Play More' Prescription - Diane Poole Heller is an author and integrative healing expert with a memorable suggestion about boosting our happiness. Salmon Cakes Recipe - Sara Snow, a leading figure in the world of green and natural living, shows us how to make healthy salmon cakes with ingredients you probably have in your kitchen right now. Louie Schwartzberg Profile - Our Healing Moments this season will feature the spectacular nature footage of Louie Schwartzberg who's devoted his cinematic career to bringing us the secrets and the wisdom of nature. In this segment we explore his work and his philosophy. Healing Moment: Ocean Shoreline - Relax with the unforgettable nature footage of Louie Schwartzberg.
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Inner World with Michele Bernhardt: EMDR Therapy (#1206) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG
It's so effective in treating trauma that it's recommended by the American Psychiatric Association, the Defense Department and the World Health Organization. It's called Eye Movement Desensitization Reprogramming and Michele visits with its creator, Francine Shapiro, to help us understand how it works and why it works so well. What Makes Your Heart Sing? - Gary Malkin and Bruce Cryer are world-class musicians and entrepreneurs who've embarked on an ambitious national effort. Their goal is to help all of us bring more joy into our lives. Healing Moment: Fall Colors - Relax with the unforgettable nature footage of acclaimed cinematographer Louie Schwartzberg.
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Inner World With Michele Bernhardt: Healing Sexual Trauma (#1202H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG
Major insights are emerging from new ways of helping rape survivors heal and Michele says what's being learned can help us all deal with the difficult times in our lives. Help From Others - Two top trauma experts - Dr. James Doty of Stanford University and Dr. James Gordon of the Center for Mind-Body Medicine - talk about why it's so beneficial to reach out for help when dealing with a trauma large or small. Detox Pea Soup - Sara Snow, our fresh living chef, whips up a potent pea soup that delivers great taste and holistic health benefits. Morning Routine - Brain expert Dr. James Doty shares with us a simple morning ritual that he says can bring life-changing results. Healing Moment: Mystical Valleys - Relax with the unforgettable nature footage of acclaimed cinematographer Louie Schwartzberg.
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Inner World With Michele Bernhardt: Dealing With Everyday Trauma (#1207) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG
Author and psychiatrist Mark Epstein wanted to bring trauma out of everyone's secret hiding place and out in the open. ABC news anchor Dan Harris had a panic attack on national TV. Michele found that both of them came to the same conclusion about dealing with the trauma - either "big T" or "little T" - that we're all going to encounter. Healthy Mac & Cheese Recipe - Avoiding processed foods is something we hear a lot about and our fresh living chef Sara Snow says that even applies to the macaroni and cheese which is loved by so many. So Sara shows us how to "break out of the box" and cook a homemade version that's truly healthy. Creating Sacred Spaces - Sacred spaces can add a lot to our life so we spent some time with Jane Rivar, a talented visual artist, to help us understand how we might create some of those spaces in our own environment. Healing Moment: Anything - In addition to being a gifted visual artist Jane Rivar is also a talented singer and songwriter. One of her creations is an inspiring music video titled "Anything" and it is our Healing Moment for this episode.
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Inner World with Michele Bernhardt: Brainspotting (#1203H) Duration: 26:46 STEREO TVG
The human brain has one Quadrillion connections - that's one Billion multiplied by One Million. Accessing the healing potential of these one Quadrillion connections has resulted in new techniques including a therapy called Brainspotting. It's in use across the U.S. and around the world and Michele visits with its developer David Grand to see how Brainspotting is helping treat trauma buried deep inside the brain and body. Erasing the Mental Health Stigma - Emotional fitness experts say it's critical that we change society's often negative attitude about mental health therapy so everyone can receive the help they need. Structured Antioxidant Water - A new kind of structured alkaline water has been developed that could help keep us young and healthy. It works by helping better hydrating and detoxifying our cells, and the results so far are impressive. Compassion and Health - One of the world's leading brain specialists Dr. James Doty shares his expert opinion about the single most important thing we can do to improve our health and longevity. Healing Moment: Falling Leaves - Relax with the unforgettable nature footage of acclaimed cinematographer Louie Schwartzberg
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