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Thursday, March 27, 2014

Eagerly anticipated announcement - Best Self USA


Please watch this three minute video as a preview to an eagerly anticipated announcement.

We have been building this major project for many years, and have spent the last 11 months making our training materials available online. Now, we have finally launched the new Computer Assisted Therapy web site.  Best Self USA  

This revolutionary way of delivering services will enable more people to get the help they need at a dramatically reduced price.  The amount of money clients will save, compared to conventional therapy, is explained in detail on the new website. 

Services already available:
*Communications Skills
*Conflict Resolution Skills
*Parenting Skills
*Mood and Stress Management Skills
 *Personality Types
*Personality Evaluation
*Personalized Counseling with a live therapist
And more on the way.
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Saturday, May 25, 2013

B-vitamins may delay Alzheimer’s onset

Editor Note:  And other good stuff scientists haven't discovered yet.

http://www.rsc.org/chemistryworld/2013/05/b-vitamins-slow-alzheimers-dementia


UK researchers have found that high doses B-vitamins – including folic acid, vitamin B12 and vitamin B6 – can slow down brain tissue atrophy, a wasting process associated with Alzheimer’s disease.
David Smith of the University of Oxford, and colleagues, used randomised controlled trials to test the long-term effects of B-vitamins on the brain health of elderly people with mild cognitive impairment, who were classed as having an increased risk of dementia. They found the brains of those treated with B-vitamins shrank less over a two year period than those given a placebo, and experienced less atrophy in regions of grey matter especially vulnerable to Alzheimer’s.
They also showed that the supplements effectively reduced blood concentrations of homocysteine, high levels of which have been linked to Alzheimer’s and cognitive impairment.
The work suggests addressing non-genetic aspects of Alzheimer’s may identify better treatment options. Alzheimer’s is the most common cause of dementia, with over 25 million sufferers worldwide. Several potential treatments have failed in recent clinical trials.

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

I FIRED MY DOCTORS - #2 on the top 100 List!


I FIRED MY DOCTORS AND SAVED MY LIFE by Sam and Bunny Sewell #2 on the top 100 List!

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Friday, April 26, 2013

The Power of Prayer - Science is finally catching up to religion


Since the time of Sir Isaac Newton  (25 December 1642 – 20 March 1727) scientists have been laboriously climbing the steep precipice of truth, seeking an ultimate understanding of reality.  If they ever reach the top they will find the spiritual leaders who have been patiently waiting for them for centuries.

The power of prayer: Believing in God can help .  Benefit is not confined to a specific religion.


Belief in God may improve treatment for those suffering with depression, says a new study.

Faith in a higher being has been found to significantly improve treatment for people suffering with a psychiatric illness, according to research carried out by McLean Hospital in Belmont, Massachusetts.

Researchers followed 159 patients over the course of a year at the Behavioral Health Partial Hospital program at McLean to investigate the relationship between a  patient's level of belief in God, expectations for treatment and actual treatment outcomes.

Each participant was asked to gauge their belief in God as well as their expectations for treatment outcome on a five-point scale. 

Levels of depression, wellbeing, and self-harm were assessed at the beginning and end of their treatment program.

Researchers found that patients with 'no' or only 'slight' belief in God were twice as likely not to respond to treatment than patients with higher levels of belief.

And more than 30 per cent of patients claiming no specific religious affiliation still saw the same benefits in treatment if their belief in God was rated as moderately or very high. 

Researchers concluded that a belief in God is associated with improved treatment outcomes in psychiatric care. 

The study, published in the Journal of Affective Disorders, said : 'Our work suggests that people with a moderate to high level of belief in a higher power do significantly better in short-term psychiatric treatment than those without, regardless of their religious affiliation. 

Belief was associated with not only improved psychological wellbeing, but a decrease in depression and intention to self-harm, explained David Rosmarin, McLean Hospital clinician and instructor in the Department of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical.

He added: 'I hope that this work will lead to larger studies and increased funding in order to help as many people as possible.'

Previous studies have highlighted the power of prayer on a person's health.

Research at San Francisco General Hospital monitored the effects of prayer on 393 cardiac patients.

Patients were asked if they wanted to take part in the trial but were not told whether they would be the subject of prayers.

Half were prayed for by a group of strangers who only had the patients' names.

Those who were prayed for had fewer complications, fewer cases of pneumonia and needed less drug treatment.

They also improved more quickly and were able to leave hospital earlier.

A separate study, at Columbia University in New York, asked people in Australia, the U.S. and Canada to pray for named people undergoing IVF treatment in Korea. 

Of the group in Korea, half had prayers said about them by the foreign strangers. 

Among this half, the success rate for implantation of the embryo in the womb went up from 8 per cent to 16 per cent.

Cases of successful conception - where the fetus started developing - went up from 25 to 50 per cent.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-2314781/Believing-God-help-treat-depression.html 

Friday, February 8, 2013

Try a Little Tenderness - By Rev. Sam Sewell


Try a Little Tenderness
By Rev. Sam Sewell

Otis Redding’s music still gives me goose pimples. His advice to “Try a Little Tenderness” was aimed at a man who didn’t understand the complexity or depth of his woman’s emotions. The wisdom in the lyrics reveals a profound truth that no matter what life situation is presented, the application of kindness is the best response.
To support the broad conclusion above I would ask you to spend a few minutes exploring the evidence for this incontrovertible principle.
My wife and I teach a class on the major world religions. What usually impresses our students is that many features of these diverse religions seem to be universal. The virtue of kindness is obviously extolled around the world.
Hinduism is the oldest of the world religions. One of Hinduism’s oldest proverbs is “Help your neighbor’s boat across, and lo! your own has reached the shore.” And,What use is a melody in an unmusical song? What use are eyes which express no kindness? Other than a facial appearance, what do eyes with no quality of kindness really do? A kindly look is the ornament of the eyes. Without kindness the eyes are two unsightly sores.” Tirukkural 58: 573-575
The ancient Jews taught that a person should not harvest the corners of their field. The corners are left for the gleaners who have no field.  Kindness even extends to the animal kingdom in the symbolic prohibition to not boil a young goat in its mother’s milk.
Buddhism was started by a man who carried the title “The Compassionate Buddha.” In modern times the Dali Lama was asked if he could explain his religion to the American public in a simple way that everyone could understand. His reply was a classic summary of all religious thinking; “My religion is kindness” he said, and then chuckled. I can’t help but like world religious leaders who laugh!
Christ taught that we all have a sacred obligation to practice a personal discipline of kindness. Christians are commanded to be kind to people who don’t deserve it, as a practice of their own faith.  We are kind to others because that is in our Christ nature, and it has nothing to do with other’s behavior. Beloved, let us love one another, because love is from God; everyone who loves is born of God and knows God. Whoever does not love does not know God, for God is love. I John 4:7-8. And from Albert Schweitzer, one of the most articulate Christian advocates of modern times:Constant kindness can accomplish much. As the sun makes ice melt, kindness causes misunderstanding, mistrust, and hostility to evaporate.
Islam, the newest of the world religions, echoes the teaching found around the world, “God is gentle, and loves gentleness in all matters.” – Prophet Muhammad (as reported in Bukhari.) "Kindness is a mark of faith, and whoever is not kind has no faith."
And so as not to be unkind to the philosophers by leaving them out of this discussion, Plato offered this advice, “Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle.”
In the 20th century ethicists took on the issue of defining the fundamental principles of ethical behavior. The first stage of this investigation concluded that making up rules for ethical behavior doesn’t work. For instance, if a person named Bob Smith seeks protection by coming to your home, and a dangerous person knocks on your door and asks, “Is Bob Smith here?” do you tell the truth, or lie?
Given this obvious shortcoming of rule making, the first thing the ethicists came up with was situational ethics, or moral relativism. This doesn’t work either. Ethics become weak, and morality suffers in such a wishy-washy matrix. Unfortunately, many people are stuck in this ill-defined morass.
What was needed was a well defined principle; and I’ll bet you can guess that the ethicists eventually came up with; “What is the kindest thing to do?”
Gandhi encountered a situation that required kindness during Hindu/Muslim rioting in India.
Nahari: I'm going to Hell! I killed a child! I smashed his head against a wall.
Gandhi: Why?
Nahari: Because they killed my son! The Muslims killed my son!
Gandhi: I know a way out of Hell. Find a child, a child whose mother and father were killed and raise him as your own. Only be sure that he is a Muslim, and that you raise him as one.

If you would like to see this scene from the movie “Gandhi” go to: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G0RZLseVx8E

Rev. Samuel Sewell, President
The Theological Center in Naples
(Exactly 750 words sans title and attribution)
Rev. Sam Sewell, is Director of Best Self USA, a Pastoral Psychotherapist, serves on the faculty of Naples Community Hospital as an instructor for Clinical Pastoral Education, a member of Mensa, a U.S. Navy Veteran, and a Member of the Association For Intelligence Officers. He is a frequent commentator on mental health and religious issues. His award winning research on family issues is published in several languages. Member of Sigma Delta Chi Honor Society 

Sunday, January 20, 2013

THIS IS NOT YOUR GRANDFATHER’S CAPITALISM!



THIS IS NOT YOUR GRANDFATHER’S CAPITALISM!




For any who missed the MENSA Forte Forum presentation by Tim Taylor, he has made available a DODAT Primer that explains the essence if this newly patented management tool. I will send it by email.

Also available is a research paper by Sam Sewell That was commissioned by Tim Taylor to provide scientific validation for the DODAT project. This paper is also available on the Internet athttp://excellentexecutive.blogspot.com/ The popular title for this paper is “Doing Well by Doing Good” which is a Benjamin Franklin quote illustrating his philosophy that virtue is a prerequisite for securing stable wealth.

One of the guiding principles of modern marketing and management science is:
“Any attempt by management to enforce behavior that is contrary to human nature is preordained to fail. Conversely, management methods that compliment human nature are sure to provide wealth and well being for all concerned.” Douglas McGregor

Douglas McGregor, Ph.D. in psychology from Harvard University, was a Management professor at the MIT Sloan School of Management. His 1960 book The Human Side of Enterprise had a profound influence on education practices.

There is a rich scientific history behind the application of the DODAT management system. DODAT compliments human nature, rather than attempting to force unnatural behavior onto the workers. You can access some of the Management Science research that validates the DODAT process by accessing the link above.

Those who have read it have seen it as a worthwhile investment of their time. Please take the time to read it and help spread the word to your business contacts.

Dick Ward, a retired attorney who organizes events for nationally known speakers, had this to say:

Sam,
I have read "Doing Well by doing Good" twice, and I'm very impressed. You said your goal was to apply Christian principles to enhance productivity and profit. In writing the paper I believe you have reached your objective!
Dick

Gene Landrum www.genelandrum.com is a well known retired business executive & prolific author who now teaches MBA students. Here is what Gene had to say:

Doing Well by Doing Good is right on the money and what the world needs! You may quote me on same. This is lost on so many in this world. And since I teach such young people, it is shocking how few know who Peter Drucker was, or Maslow; or when I mention Buckminster Fuller or Tesla they wince in my MBA classes and don’t know them.
Gene