Would you like to be happier and less stressed?   Go outside!

Anything that puts you in regular contact with nature has a decidedly positive impact on the nervous system. Fractals are patterns in nature that repeat at different scales.  These patterns […]

Would you like to be happier and less stressed?   Go outside!2019-09-26T23:57:36+00:00

Best-Selling Author, Gene Riehl, Gains Insight from Dr. Pratt

The insight of Dr. George Pratt, Chairman of the Department of Psychology at Scripps Memeorial Hospital, La Jolla, California, was invaluable in the process of deepening and enriching my understanding of Puller Monk, as well as helping me get a better handle on the creative process itself. Gene Riehl was an FBI agent for more than twenty years, serving in Washington, D.C., San Antonio, Texas, and San Diego, California. As an agent he worked virtually every category of federal crime - including kidnapping, extortion, bank [...]

Best-Selling Author, Gene Riehl, Gains Insight from Dr. Pratt2021-01-10T04:52:09+00:00

Code to Joy Featured in 13D Research “What I Learned This Week” Update

Once again, Kiril Sokoloff and 13D Research has been kind enough to share positive feedback about our work, this time after reading Code to Joy.  Below are sections of the book that he felt merited special mention.  Emphases shown are Kiril's. With permission, we have included an excerpt of his article from 2/27/14 here: Are you happy? And what is real happiness (continued)? After reading Instant Emotional Healing: Acupressure for the Emotions by Dr. George J. Pratt and Dr. Peter Lambrou (see WILTW December 19, 2013), we [...]

Code to Joy Featured in 13D Research “What I Learned This Week” Update2019-09-26T23:22:37+00:00

Mental Mastery of Chemotherapy

The Mental Mastery of Chemotherapy is a story about how one patient, David Nethero, put into practice the mind/body techniques that Dr. Pratt taught him to overcome the extreme side effects of chemotherapy, to complete chemo successfully and most importantly with great spirit and strength.    The book tells how, based on George's teachings, David used positive mental imagery and meditation to program his subconscious mind to be uplifted and constructive - even during this difficult 26 weeks of chemo! In his book, David [...]

Mental Mastery of Chemotherapy2021-01-10T04:54:57+00:00

Instant Emotional Healing Featured in 13D Research “What I Learned This Week”

Respected investment strategist Kiril Sokoloff, founder of 13D Research, Inc., featured Instant Emotional Healing by Drs. George Pratt and Peter Lambrou in a recent issue of his newsletter What I Learned This Week. In addition to investment advice, 13D is a source of inspiring and unconventional thinking. To successfully navigate today’s complex world, Sokolaff believes it is vital to keep an eye on the lessons of history and the wisdom of the great philosophers and writers. Devoted to study of the human spirit and guided by the teachings [...]

Instant Emotional Healing Featured in 13D Research “What I Learned This Week”2019-09-26T23:13:58+00:00

No Joke: Laughter is the Best Medicine

Dr. Pratt is interviewed for this Union Tribune article on laughter and health. By Erinn Hutkin Special to U-T San Diego 12:01 a.m. April 1, 2014 April Fool’s Day means humor, and in society, funny can be found everywhere, from TV to movies to comedy clubs and social media and of all places, even medical facilities and hospitals. Around San Diego and elsewhere, hospitals and other medical offices are offering classes in laughter yoga for community members, employees and patients with conditions such as cancer [...]

No Joke: Laughter is the Best Medicine2019-09-26T23:10:29+00:00

Autism Awareness

Dr. Pratt is proud to have participated in the production of a public service announcement and two short films promoting Autism awareness.  Click post title to see public service announcement and trailer for film El Abuelo. El AbueloNick, an autistic boy, doesn't speak. It is only when Nick is befriended by an illegal Mexican laborer, El Abuelo, that he finds his voice. 

Autism Awareness2019-09-26T23:06:59+00:00

Code to Joy Forward by Larry King

The twentieth century had its share of medical miracles.  I should know.  When you've survived a heart attack, had quintuple bypass surgery, and you're still going strong a quarter-century later, it gives you a pretty healthy appreciation for modern medicine. Still, there are some aspects of the human condition medicine can't touch.  Or at least it couldn't until now.  Modern medicine has made us a lot healthier—but what about happier?  That may be where the frontier of medicine lies in this still young century. [...]

Code to Joy Forward by Larry King2019-09-26T23:00:58+00:00

Tips for Keeping Your New Year’s Resolutions

By Dr. George Pratt As another new year approaches, people across San Diego are resolving to lose weight, exercise more, manage stress and make other changes improve their health and life. According to an article in the Journal of Clinical Psychology, 40 to 45 percent of American adults make resolutions—but just two weeks later, only 71 percent are still sticking to them. How do you make resolutions last? First, be realistic. When you set unrealistic goals, you set yourself up for failure. Choose goals that [...]

Tips for Keeping Your New Year’s Resolutions2019-09-26T22:56:18+00:00

Neanderthals Never Used Freeways – from Hyper-Performance by Drs. Pratt & Korn

Neanderthals never used freeways or they would likely have been plagued by many of the same stress related illnesses we have in our present society. We inherited our fight or flight reaction from our primitive ancestors who were more worried about sabre-toothed tigers and dinosaurs than adjustable rate mortgages and traffic snarls on the way to work. Fortunately for them, the tiger or tyrannosaurus was either fought or fled from, and the biochemical responses to those threatening situations usually subsided within a few hours. Unfortunately [...]

Neanderthals Never Used Freeways – from Hyper-Performance by Drs. Pratt & Korn2019-09-26T22:52:57+00:00

Hypnosis: Myths & Realities – from A Clinical Hypnosis Primer by Dr. Pratt et al.

The word “hypnosis” has many connotations. For some people, it conjures up visions of a stage entertainer who uses hypnosis to make volunteers behave foolishly for the audience’s amusement. At the other extreme are those who, in our self-help era, see hypnosis as a quick and easy cure-all for their problems, from smoking to chronic back pain. Hypnosis is neither a tool to control other minds nor a panacea. It is, rather, a natural phenomenon that helps people harness their inner resources to improve their [...]

Hypnosis: Myths & Realities – from A Clinical Hypnosis Primer by Dr. Pratt et al.2019-09-26T22:33:45+00:00

Hypnosis: Historical Roots – from A Clinical Hypnosis Primer by Dr. Pratt et al.

The historical pathway leading to the present understanding of hypnosis is long and uneven, with apparent dead-ends and switchback trails along the way. It is a path people have created over an extended period of time out of quite different philosophies, beliefs, and scientific orientations, coming from diverse national backgrounds, and with varied motives. Early accounts of phenomena that may have been what we now call hypnotic can be found in such sources as the Bible, the Talmud, and a 3000-year-old Egyptian stone stele. A [...]

Hypnosis: Historical Roots – from A Clinical Hypnosis Primer by Dr. Pratt et al.2019-09-26T22:38:58+00:00
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