The patients who are interested in Dr. Alex Rivlin’s medical practice ask what is being treated by the doctor and how?
Any disease is a combination of organic pathology and fear. The fear is a powerful force. Delinquent societies use fear to control people. The lack of upbringing,inborn culture and sound traditions in the society interfere with the understanding how fear destroys the organism by stress.
If the disease cannot create inner panic, it could be managed much easier. Even the untreatable diseases diagnosed in early stages have no power over the body and mind. Dr.Rivlin helps the patient to overcome the disease by the following methods:
1. Cognitive medicine to eliminate the fears of the unknown, to indicate the correct and incorrect sources for the patient education while acquiring popular medical knowledge from the press, TV and the Internet and to improve the compliance of the patient with the administrations of their family doctors and/or specialists.
2.Guided meditation to develop visualization. Without sufficiently developed visualization even the most modern techniques cannot influence our mind.
Each session lasts from fifty minutes to two hours and consists of conscious and subconscious interaction.
3. The different varieties of guided meditation are used.
4. Conversational therapy Milton Erickson style– the utilization of hidden suggestion to influence subject’s mind while in casual conversation during the session is the prevalent method.
5.Metaphors - to introduce the ideas to the subconscious mind.
6.Some exposure to the the autogenic training exercises and instructing the patient how to practice them at home are used to widen the patient scope on the subject.
There are available for the patients
1.A film for understanding the process and some history of hypnosis: This film, called “CTIN” was shown in OMA section meetings, the section of clinical hypnosis.
2. A video- Dr. Rivlin"The power of art"
3.The book “Stuck in twenty”– both books providing the examples of Mind–Body interactions.
“The Energy of Life is now out of print and temporarily replaced by Dr. Rivlin’s video "The power of art,” available on You Tube.
“Stuck in twenty” is available on Amazon.com in the form of a book and the kindle.
Dr. Rivlin is the Ex Chair of Medical Hypnosis section of Ontario Medical Association.