Tuesday, December 25, 2007

Tony Madrid at Wise Counsel

The latest podcast on Wise Counsel was an interview with Dr. Tony Madrid. This interview is basically a repetition of an interview with the same Tony Madrid and David van Nuys's other podcast Shrinkrapradio. I commented on that one when it came out; see Maternal Bonding.

Tony Madrid is a therapist using hypnosis as one of his tools. He has been influenced by literature about the importance of maternal bonding and what problems arise if the mother did not have proper chance to bond with the newly born baby immediately after birth. He has decided to use hypnosis (and recently also EMDR) as a means to replace bad memories around the birth with good ones in an effort to take away the obstacles for bonding. In cases where children suffer from asthma, Dr. Madrid claims his therapy has considerable success.

I am a bit at a loss, if the effect can be proven to exist as to how this actually works. Or in other words, assuming the applicability of his claims, what general explanation can be offered?

Other guests on Wise Counsel were a.o.: Francine Shapiro, Amy Baker, Marsha Linehan and Deirdre Barrett.

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