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Basic Self Care DVD

Instruction in Touch Therapies for Self Help
Used by employees at SRI, Intel, etc
Same Methods Used By Patients at Stanford Hospital, Lucille Packard, Kaiser Redwood City, etc and reported in popular press and medical publications.

Chapter Content    Description     Testimonies


Description: Green Care Volume 1, Basic Self Care DVD, Approx. 61 minutes, 9 chapters

Instruction for Basic Self Care is presented in a visual and text format.   The self care practices are an introduction to a large body of self help that has been around in the world for thousands of years.  Acupressure is the mother of acupuncture.  Although  it is  more common in China, India and France, more westerners are re-discovering its helpfulness when they enter a challenging health project.    Anyone can benefit from these self care practices - prevention, quality of life, before or after surgery, coping with chronic conditions, travelling to remote locations, experiencing or helping in a disaster, etc.  Health practitioners may recommend the DVD to clients who prefer visual media.   Instructors may want to use the material to augment Self Care courses.   If you are currently dealing with a health project, or are looking for something you can integrate in to every day life, for managing chronic conditions or for prevention, you may also be interested in this DVD. If you are in pain, these practices can take the edge off of the intensity at the same time bring support to the overdrive your body is facing, until you get to the bottom of what to do.

  Basic Self Care Methods Summary


Waiting for Proper Medical Care
Medical Procedures Affect Your Health
You Have Chronic Conditions
Stress Affects Your Health
You Want Simple Tools for Prevention
Integrated With Other Care or Just By Itself
Quality of Life Matters
Emotions Affect Your Health
Appointments Are Hard to Find
Nothing Else Seems to Help

Self Care  Total Time: 61min 52sec

             Chapter 1:
Instructions for Mood Harmonizer  15 min 25sec
             Chapter 2: Instructions for Magic Mudras  10 min 44 sec
Chapter 3: Instructions for Core Harmonizer  4 min 49 sec
             Chapter 4:
Practicing Mood Harmonizer  3min 49 sec
             Chapter 5: Practicing Magic Mudras  3 min 10 sec
             Chapter 6: Practicing Core Harmonizer  11min 22 sec
             Chapter 7: Anatomy of Touch  3 min 34 sec
             Chapter 8: Credits  24 sec
             Chapter 9: Introduction  8 min 35sec


Cheryl Gasner, R.N., C.F.N.P.
Co-founder Integrated Mind Body Program,  Stanford University Hospital

"I could really feel a difference the first time I did these.  Be open to the idea that it might be a very helpful thing for you.  Because unless you try it you are never going to know if it works for you..."  

Philippe Guaret
IT Employee

  "I used to get migraines pretty often.  Then I would have to take off work, and lie down, sometimes for a day, until they went away. Now that I learned the Self Help called the Main Central, if I start to feel one coming on, I just use the Self Help, and it usually goes away.   This stuff is great.  I'm so happy."

Curt Hall
Business Analyst

"Sometimes at night I wake up and I can't go back to sleep.  I get to thinking and my mind is racing and I can't sleep sometimes for a long time and then I'm miserable the whole next day.   Cindy taught me these eight mudras.  If I do those when I wake up, I fall back asleep and the next day is really good.   There's something to this stuff."

Stress from High Powered Job in Silicon Valley

I sit in meetings with complete nimrods, and I think I’m going to explode.  But if I can remember to do the Self Care, the way Cindy taught me, in the DVD, I no longer feel like I need to scream.  I used to think I was going to have to quit this job, because of the stress.  I was really not wanting to do that because I’m not sure where I’d make money like this anywhere else.  The Self Care is doing pretty job at keeping me happy now.  Its different.  Its not like taking a pill.  But its so easy.  You just have to remember there are other options besides the misery that is in front of you.  Self Care opens the door to the idea there ARE options.
Richard Waldinger
Swallowing Difficulty

I’m really quite healthy… I work out every day, and don’t have any health problems really.  But I have had some problems for a long time where food will get stuck in my throat.  Its been examined, and I’ve had cat scans, met with surgeons, and many good doctors, without much of a diagnosis.   One day Cindy came over, and I guess I had had a pretty bad episode, where I had hit my head on the toilet trying to vomit and get the food out of my throat so I could breath.   Cindy showed me a Self Care recipe for clearing the throat.  It has helped me, more than once, when I was choking.  And I don’t think it happens very often any more…  I do the Self Care whenever I think of it… in a meeting, or on the telephone. 


Testimony of Adassa Walker
Stroke Survivor

  What Cindy teaches emphasizes emotional and physical well being.  Even within your  own family, medicine can’t
help such emotional pains, which affect  our health.  I do the self care on my own.  I know mentally, I can live now, a long life.  Even though I have gotten on the pinnacle of medicinal doctors,  they had become my “god”.  It leaves you high and dry if  you do not look inside at your own resources.   I humbly realize my folly, the excess to which I had thrown myself at their  mercy. You can lose so much.  You really have to do it.  I started getting  a little bit depressed.  The more I have lost, the more I have been depressed.  I have been bankrupt with the cost of the medicines.and to the stage I did not know where to turn.  And then I found the self care. .  Daily I am regaining Things I thought were lost.   I had no medical availability.  Thank you. Thank you.  Thank you.

Testimony of Patti Trosclair
Stem Cell Transplant
3 year survivor

I’m the one they wrote the paper about.  I didn’t tell my doctors I was doing this until after I went home.  And then I made sure they wrote it in my files.   I received daily sessions while I was going through the chemo and radiation, and then the transplant.  The self care, I did continually, as often as I could remember it.  My caregivers all learned it, too, and we would do it together.   Chemo and radiation are really hard on the body.  I had constipation, blisters on my tongue, blisters on my anus.  I was sick at my stomach, tired, depressed.   The Self Care helped enormously.  I’m the one pictured on this website, I went home after a stem cell transplant and didn’t need a caregiver.  That should tell you something.

I still do it.
Testimony of Art Brown
Polio Survivor
I have practiced the Self Care Cindy showed me for a little over a year now.  It has made a big difference.  I stand up straighter, I sit straighter.  It has given me courage to make other changes in my life.   That’s all I have to say.