DR. CHARLES CARLSON ABDOMINAL BREATHING PROCEDURE

DR. CHARLES CARLSON ABDOMINAL BREATHING PROCEDURE

Diaphragmatic/Stomach Breathing Exercise adapted from Dr. Charles Carlson. Mindstore Inc.©2015 …the patient should understand why they are doing diaphragmatic breathing training, the mechanisms by which it is accomplished, and appropriate precaution to not engage in...
WHY CONTROL BREATHING?

WHY CONTROL BREATHING?

Why Control My Breathing? Did you know your breathing pattern could change the way you feel? Your breathing can change your emotions and even your thoughts.  When I feel anxious, frustrated or angry – as soon as I recognize I’m getting into negative...
Breathing Tips and Techniques

Breathing Tips and Techniques

Breathing Tips and Techniques For those with Diabetes, High Blood Pressure, Heart Disease and Seizures/Epilepsy: Physician/Healthcare Provider Approval Needed Breathing exercises alter physiology by changing blood carbon dioxide concentration, heart rate, and blood...
Forgiving Yourself

Forgiving Yourself

Who Are You To Forgive Yourself? And if you did, how do you know that you are forgiven?  Forgiving vs. Punishing Yourself (Based on: How to Forgive Ourselves Totally  – by RT Kendall) 1. Only God can forgive, but once God has forgiven you, He wants you to...
Guilt, Psuedoguilt and Shame

Guilt, Psuedoguilt and Shame

A Closer Look At Guilt, Pseudoguilt and Shame This section uses excerpts from “How to Forgive Ourselves Totally” by RT Kendall. 1. True guilt that comes from God is a valid sense of shame for having done what you knew was wrong. This can be dealt with by confession...
Guilt and Shame 2

Guilt and Shame 2

Guilt and Shame After Severe Injuries to Others or Ourselves 1. Car accidents with death or injury. 2. Drowning deaths in children. 3. Preventable death or morbidity from illness discovered too late. 4. Wartime killing, both direct and indirect. 5. Lack of information...
Forgiving Yourself Confession/Prayer

Forgiving Yourself Confession/Prayer

Forgiving Yourself Self-Forgiveness is sticky theologically because we have no authority to forgive ourselves, only God can do it. However, we often speak of “being hard on ourselves,” “beating myself up about it,” etc. Therefore, if we speak to ourselves with such...
Forgiving Others

Forgiving Others

Forgiveness is a choice.  Forgiveness is not a feeling.  Truth is you don’t often feel like forgiving, but doing so is always an act of your will.  While much can be accomplished through a single declaration of forgiveness, it rarely is a one-time transaction.  You...
Forgiveness Prayer

Forgiveness Prayer

Declaration to Release Anger, Resentment and Bitterness (Prayer adapted from Biblical Foundations of Freedom by Art Mathias, p. 111.) You can use this personally, or with another needing to release resentment or bitterness toward an offender. Verbal declarations...
Waiting On God

Waiting On God

“God seems cruel,”said Angela over dinner.  While agitating, poking and stirring her food around the plate she clamored, “I don’t like that story. I just don’t like waiting.” Angela, a female physician seated next to her husband and across from me, began shifting in...
Biblical Lessons On Offense

Biblical Lessons On Offense

The greatest heroes in The Bible faced long periods of wrestling with God with significant offense to overcome. Noah, Joseph, David, Moses all had God requiring them to wait long periods of time, often with ridicule, before God vindicated them. Solomon is an example...
How Do You Pray In The Office?

How Do You Pray In The Office?

How Do You Pray in the Office? In an office setting where I will not do surgery but feel that they will benefit from prayer, this is an example of what I would say: Me: Many people find prayer helpful. I would be happy to say a prayer for your condition. Is that...
On Praying For Patients

On Praying For Patients

A patient must feel free to say “no” without feeling that a refusal will jeopardize their care or our doctor-patient relationship. My “spiritual history” consists of two questions: 1. Were you raised with a faith or religion? 2. Are you practicing a faith now? Praying...
Prayer Studies

Prayer Studies

(1) 75% of 35,000 Americans age 18 or older reported that they pray at least once per week with 58% praying at least once per day. Data from the Pew Forum U.S. Religious Landscape Survey, conducted May 8 to Aug. 13, 2007, among more than 35,000 Americans age 18 and...
Offering Prayer and Medicine

Offering Prayer and Medicine

Prayer and Medicine Every pill we prescribe has a risk of doing good or harm. To rely on personal experience and education is not enough, no matter how many times the treatment has worked previously. Not only doctors, but lawyers, accountants, financial advisers and...

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