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The Patient Whisperers' Podcast
33 minutes | May 12, 2020
*Special Episode Part Two* Supporting our fellow brothers and sisters on the frontlines battling COVID 19 during this pandemic.
*Special Episode Part Two* Supporting our fellow brothers and sisters on the frontlines battling COVID 19 during this pandemic. The last episode was so overwhelmingly received that we wanted to follow up with another special episode to help our brothers and sisters cope with the stress of caring for our COVID 19 patients and dealing with the isolation that has become our "new normal". Please share this with as many healthcare professionals as possible to allow them to receive this gift of relaxation and immunity-boosting session.Contact us with your requests for subjects you want us to talk about or let us know about your great stories of using Verbal Medicine at your facility! www.patientwhisperers.com Stay Safe!Marc and Roger,The Patient WhisperersSupport the show
35 minutes | Apr 4, 2020
*Special episode to support our brothers and sisters joining us on the front lines fighting the COVID 19 pandemic.
*Special episode to support our brothers and sisters joining us on the front lines fighting the COVID 19 pandemic.Today, we’re talking about the Correlation and Interdependence of Stress and the Immune system and we, The Patient Whisperers, are honored to provide a special gift to our brothers and sisters in the healthcare profession as we all work together on the front lines caring for the whole nation in these unprecedented times. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1361287/ Psychological Stress and the Human Immune System: A Meta-Analytic Study of 30 Years of Inquiry Suzanne C. Segerstrom and Gregory E. Miller In mammals, these responses include changes that increase the delivery of oxygen and glucose to the heart and the large skeletal muscles. The result is physiological support for adaptive behaviors such as “fight or flight.” Immune responses to stressful situations may be part of these adaptive responses because, in addition to the risk inherent in the situation (e.g., a predator), fighting and fleeing carries the risk of injury and subsequent entry of infectious agents into the bloodstream or skin. Any wound in the skin is likely to contain pathogens that could multiply and cause infection (Williams & Leaper, 1998). Stress-induced changes in the immune system that could accelerate wound repair and help prevent infections from taking hold would, therefore, be adaptive and selected along with other physiological changes that increased evolutionary fitness. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/10204970 Psychological stress, cytokine production, and severity of upper respiratory illness. Cohen S1, Doyle WJ, Skoner DP. OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study is to assess the role of psychological stress in the expression of illness among infected subjects and to test the plausibility of local proinflammatory cytokine production as a pathway linking stress to illness. METHODS: After completing a measure of psychological stress, 55 subjects were experimentally infected with an influenza A virus. Subjects were monitored in quarantine daily for upper respiratory symptoms, mucus production, and nasal lavage levels of interleukin (IL)-6. RESULTS: Higher psychological stress assessed before the viral challenge was associated with greater symptom scores, greater mucus weights, and higher IL-6 lavage concentrations in response to infection. The IL-6 response was temporally related to the two markers of illness severity, and mediation analyses indicated that these data were consistent with IL-6 acting as a major pathway through which stress was associated with increased symptoms of illness. However, this pattern of data is also consistent with increases in IL-6 occurring in response to tissue damage associated with illness symptoms. CONCLUSIONS: Psychological stress predicts a greater expression of illness and an increased production of IL-6 in response to an upper respiratory infection.Support the show
29 minutes | Jan 31, 2020
Discussion about the effects of negative language on patient recovery and the health nocebos used by every healthcare professional and what we can do to stop doing it.
Welcome to the second season of The Patient Whisperers’ podcast, I’m Marc Sacco and I’m Roger Woods and we are your guides on the entertaining and informative journey into the world of...Verbal Medicine, The Language of Healing. Today, we’re talking about the effects of negative language on patient recovery and the health nocebos used by every healthcare professional and what we can do to stop doing it. The study cited: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5639717/ Nocebo effects in clinical studies: hints for pain therapy Regine Klinger, Maxie Blasini, Julia Schmitz, and Luana CollocaSelected passages:Neurobiological studies have revealed great similarities between the molecular basis of drug action and the related placebo responses, suggesting that a placebo can partially replace the verum and enhance its effects. For example, a pioneering study reported that of 15 patients receiving lumbar puncture who were told to expect a headache afterward, 7 experienced headaches. By contrast, of the 13 patients who were not warned about the possibility to have a headache, none experienced such side effects. The authors concluded that “patients should not be told to expect a headache, as this may be a self-fulfilling prophecy.” Also, in a randomized controlled study, the effects of verbal suggestions have been investigated during the administration of epidural anesthesia for labor pain. Women were informed about the procedure using 2 styles of framing: “We are going to give you a local anesthetic that will numb the area and you will be comfortable during the procedure” or “You are going to feel a big bee sting; this is the worst part of the procedure.” Women who were informed through the positive-framing technique reported significantly less pain than those informed through the negative-framing style for the same procedure. Nocebo effects could be prompted by knowledge of adverse effects related to the use of pharmacological drugs, and could potentially last for long periods of time. A study performed by Mondaini et al37 investigated the sexual side effects associated with treatment of benign prostatic hyperplasia with finasteride (5 mg) by informing patients through 2 different disclosure styles. Randomization of patients into the 2 groups occurred after the treatment was described as having proven efficacy for managing benign prostatic hyperplasia. One of the groups was provided with information regarding uncommon but potential sexual side effects, specifically naming erectile dysfunction, decreased libido and problems with ejaculation, while the other group was not informed about such effects. At 6- and 12-month follow-ups, a significant difference between reported sexual side effects was observed between the 2 disclosure groups. Of the group informed about the sexual side effects, 43.6% reported sexual dysfunction compared to 15.3% in the noninformed group. Informed consent practices may be inadvertently inducing nocebo effects by triggering negative expectancies through the explanation of possible adverse effects related to medication use. Thus, it calls for a need to balance the ethical principles of protecting the patient's autonomy and right-to-know, with the possibilitySupport the show
28 minutes | Dec 15, 2019
Interview the Co-creator of Verbal SWAT, Paramedic Rob Monetta about the remarkable success and results he is having in pre-hospital emergency medicine.
Welcome to The Patient Whisperers’ podcast, I’m Marc Sacco and I’m Roger Woods and we are your guides on the entertaining and informative journey into the world of Verbal Medicine, The Language of Healing. Today, we’re talking with The Co-creator of Verbal SWAT, Paramedic and Clinical Hypnotist Rob Monetta about Verbal SWAT, Special Words And Tactics, and the remarkable success and results he is having in pre-hospital emergency medicine using the techniques of Verbal Medicine. Support the show
30 minutes | Nov 26, 2019
Discussion about Guilt and Forgiveness and how it Impacts bedside care as well as being the catalyst for real change. Todays gift will be a forgiveness induction.
This is episode # 11 of The Patient Whisperers’ podcast. The one where Marc and Roger discuss Guilt and Forgiveness and how it Impacts bedside care as well as being the catalyst for real change. Today's gift will be a forgiveness induction.https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0897189716301756http://isiarticles.com/bundles/Article/pre/pdf/132907.pdfhttps://files.eric.ed.gov/fulltext/EJ956977.pdf https://www.americannursetoday.com/from-our-readers-power-of-forgiveness/ http://www.chopratreatmentcenter.com/blog/2018/08/05/forgiveness-healing/ https://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-lifestyle/adult-health/in-depth/forgiveness/art-20047692 http://www.drmatt.com/2013/10/01/forgive-and-forget/ http://www.nlp.com/whatishuna.php Support the show
35 minutes | Nov 18, 2019
Interview with Patricia Sacco, co-creator of VerbalDontics to discuss how it makes dentistry better for the patients and the staff as well as dealing with Dental Anxiety and how to overcome it.
Welcome to The Patient Whisperers’ podcast with Marc Sacco and Roger Woods and they are your guides on the entertaining and informative journey into the world of...Verbal Medicine, The Language of Healing. Today, they’re talking with Patty Sacco. She is a Registered Dental Hygenist, Clinical Hypnotist, ACE-certified Health Coach, with a BA in Health Studies and the co-creator of VerbalDontics. They are going to be talking with her about VerbalDontics today and how it makes dentistry better for the patients and the staff as well as dealing with Dental Anxiety and how to overcome it.Support the show
36 minutes | Nov 10, 2019
Discussing Sleep and how we can enhance that with hypnosis for patients and staff alike. The gift this episode will be a sleep enhancement induction for the healthcare professional.
Today, we’re talking about sleep and how we can enhance that with hypnosis for patients and staff alike. The gift this episode will be a sleep enhancement induction for the healthcare professional. Resources used in today's episode:NGH definitions of negative and positive hallucinations: glossary of NGH student manual.The term first appeared in "Psychical (or Mental) Treatment" (Freud, 1890), an article relating to hypnosis. Freud wrote that it was possible to suggest to a hypnotized subject that he or she not see a person or thing that would be present to the subject upon awakening; in such cases, the object appears to be "thin air" (p. 297). https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12908748 https://www.webmd.com/sleep-disorders/news/20140619/hypnosis-may-help-improve-deep-sleep#1https://science.sciencemag.org/content/366/6465/628.full http://www.sleepandhypnosis.org/ing/Pdf/5a7ec6f515ba47e9b5295fff2e7702cf.pdfhttps://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/8621064 https://www.theladders.com/career-advice/bad-sleep-habits-cost-companies-136-billion-lost-productivity Support the show
30 minutes | Nov 1, 2019
Discussing the use of Chunking up and chunking down, a communication skill to solve problems and get agreement towards great outcomes. The gift, this episode, will be a chunk up/ chunk down induction.
Today, we’re talking... about Chunking Up and Chunking Down, a communication skill to solve problems and get agreement towards great outcomes. The gift, this episode, will be a chunk up/ chunk down induction. Resources used this episode:http://www.nlp.comhttp://www.renewal.ca/nlp27.htm http://changingminds.org/techniques/questioning/chunking_questions.htm https://coachingleaders.co.uk/questions-coaching-4-chunking/ http://www.empowermentpartnership.com Support the show
25 minutes | Oct 26, 2019
Discussing the use of humor both as a pattern interrupt and as a pain reliever as well as who they think is the worlds most prolific hypnotist. The gift, this episode, is a mystery induction based on today’s theme.
Today, we’re talking...about the use of Humor both as a pattern interrupt and as a pain reliever as well as who we think is the world's most prolific hypnotist. The gift, this episode, is a mystery induction based on today’s theme.Resources used in this episode:https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/why-laughter-may-be-the-best-pain-medicine/ http://www.cerebromente.org.br/n13/mente/laughter/page3.html https://www.adam-eason.com/science-laughter-laughing-really-good-health/ https://magicguides.com/disney-world-statistics/ https://disneynews.us/disney-movie-statistics/ https://www.brainyquote.com/authors/walt-disney-quotes https://www.goodhousekeeping.com/life/a27032644/disney-quotes/ Support the show
28 minutes | Oct 18, 2019
A discussion about the basics of hypnosis, why it works, and how it works in healthcare. The gift this week is an induction called the de-escalator of relaxation.
In this episode, we talk about the basics of hypnosis, why it works, and how it works in healthcare. The gift this week is an induction we use frequently called the de-escalator of relaxation.Support the show
33 minutes | Oct 13, 2019
Binaural Stimulation, Palm Springs conference, and the gift of a binaural stimulation induction.
This is episode # of The Patient Whisperers’ podcast. The one where Marc and Roger... Discuss binaural stimulation and its effects on patients. The awesome experiences at a conference in Palm Springs and they share a gift this week of a binaural induction. Support the show
28 minutes | Oct 4, 2019
Discussing the ease and benefits of using Verbal Medicine in the chaotic environment of today’s healthcare and a gift of a bedside relaxation session.
This is episode # 04 of The Patient Whisperers’ podcast. The one where Marc and Roger... Discuss the environment they work in and how to utilize the chaos and noise to their advantage while helping their patients. Also, in this episode, they give the gift of a bedside relaxation session. Support the show
28 minutes | Sep 27, 2019
Discussing Utilization, using the tools already in the room to be better at the bedside and the Stethoscope Relaxation Induction.
This is episode # 03 of The Patient Whisperers’ podcast. The one where Marc and Roger... Discuss Utilization, using the tools already in the room to be better at the bedside and the Stethoscope Relaxation Induction.Support the show
29 minutes | Sep 20, 2019
The Foundations and theory of Verbal Medicine and how it integrates into the nursing process.
This is episode # 02 of The Patient Whisperers’ podcast. The one where Marc and Roger... Discuss The Foundations and theory of Verbal Medicine and how it integrates into the Nursing Practice. Support the show
25 minutes | Sep 14, 2019
Introduction to the Patient Whisperers and Verbal Medicine.
Welcome to The Patient Whisperers’ podcast, Marc Sacco and Roger Woods are your guides on the entertaining and informative journey into the world of...Verbal Medicine, The Language of Healing. Today, they’re talking about what Verbal Medicine is and how it can be used to transform the patient healthcare experience.But first, a little bit about your hosts...Marc Sacco (RN, EMT-P, CRNH, BCH, CEN) is a National Guild of Hypnotists Board Certified Consulting Hypnotist, NLP Practitioner, a Registered Nurse and Hospital Supervisor at Dartmouth affiliate Mt. Ascutney Hospital, a Board Certified Emergency Nurse, an Instructor holding several FEMA/Homeland Security certifications, and is one of the Founders of The Patient Whisperers in Danbury, CT and The Synergy Center in Ludlow VT.. Mr. Sacco has held multiple roles in Emergency Management Services including Emergency Medical Technician, Paramedic, RN, Charge Nurse, Instructor, Supervisor, and Owner/Manager. Mr. Sacco was the recipient of the “Top Gun” award for finishing at the top of his class in both EMT and Paramedic school. Marc holds a BA in Film and Theatre from Florida State University, AA from St. Petersburg College, AS (graduated with honors) in Nursing from Excelsior College and is a Board Certified Emergency Nurse. Marc has been involved in Emergency Medicine for over 25 years, including over 23 years as a Paramedic and over 11 years as an Emergency Department Nurse. Roger Woods (RN, CRNH, BCH, CI) is a National Guild of Hypnotists Board Certified Consulting Hypnotist, NGH Certified Instructor of Hypnosis, NLP Practitioner, a Registered Nurse in the Emergency Department at Danbury Hospital’s Level II Trauma Center, a FEMA/Homeland Security Instructor holding several certifications in many areas of disaster preparedness/management, and one of the Founders of The Patient Whisperers in Danbury, CT and The Synergy Center in Ludlow VT.. Roger holds an Associates degree in Nursing and a Bachelors degree in Healthcare Administration with a concentration in Management. Roger has been Nationally recognized with the National AFT “Everyday Hero” award in 2016 for his work in the Emergency Dept. combining Nursing and Hypnosis as well as his leadership in the disaster preparedness field dealing with the Ebola crisis. Roger has held many roles throughout his long and distinguished nursing career including, Clinical Instructor, Emergency Department Charge Nurse, Private Duty Nurse, Agency/Staff Relief Nurse, School Nurse, Occupational Health Nurse, Endoscopy and PACU Nurse. Member of the Connecticut DMAT responding to Domestic and International Disasters. They are known as Subject Matter Experts of Hypnosis in Healthcare and tireless advocates for their patients and are on a mission to enlighten both the medical world and their clients about the phenomenal advantages of integrating complementary medicine into the current practice of “modern” medicine. Together, they co-authored the book Verbal Medicine™, The language of Healing and have created and developed several groundbreaking programs to bring Mind/Body Medicine into the mainstream including Verbal Medicine™, Verbal SWAT™, VerbalDontics™, VerbalRescue™, MyndBodyGym™, and the CRNH™ nursing credential project. So what is Verbal Medicine™? Verbal Medicine™ is the language of healing. It is the positive communication between the mind, the body and the spirit. It is the best practice of the integration of healthcare, hypnosis and NLP. Patients are highly receptive to suggestions and we need to watch what we say because each and every word we use can either help or hinder the patient’s response and recovery. Verbal Medicine™ fundamentally shifts how we provide care by changing the perception, reaction, and results of our patient’s experience while enhancing and Support the show
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