affordable and quality care CAN be achieved with innovative uses of
technology. Using media technology, web browsers, televisions or
computers, Simple Self Care practices like
the ones on this web page can be accessed by almost anyone who is
willing to give them a try. Resources
include movies, text, and pictures, all are in English except
Multi-lingual Quick Self-Help for Disasters.
emotions go hand in hand. If you find it hard to imagine,
check out this research, check
out your mood, and then check out these videos for some clever
tricks for smoothing out Worry, Fear
Personalize your experience of the material by exploring how long, how loose or tight, etc. Give it a chance. The next time you think you're going to worry yourself sick, try self-help. Suggestion to try for 5 minutes, and if that doesn't work, try 15 minutes. These are so easy you can do them at work, at home, at school, in a doctor's office, clinic, hospital, etc. Use them anytime to shift your mood.
work would not
possible without the love and support of many people including
artists, translators, patients, nurses, doctors,
directors, students, professors, IT buddies and friends in the
and Boston community.
C. Mason, CMT, Ph.D., has worked with psychohaptics for six years with patients, families and caregivers in the Stanford and Berkeley communities. She works with people with a variety of conditions including immune disorders, cardiovascular conditions and PTSD. Realizing many people cannot access or afford private sessions, she created a cookbook for self-help haptics and made it available through the web and on DVD. She teaches self-help to patients, families and caregivers and has given lectures and workshops at various clinics and hospitals in the Stanford and Berkeley areas including the Berkeley Primary Care, Stanford Cancer Center, Kaiser Permanente Redwood City, Veterans Administration Multi-Trauma Unit Palo Alto, the Japanese Community Center, and the Jewish Community Center. Ms. Mason is a research associate at Stanford University, specializing in the study of mental and emotional state, and a virtual faculty of the Future Health Technology Institute. She has received various awards including a fellowship at Stanford Medical School and the National Research Council. She began studying psychohaptics as a result of her own personal experience with side effects of prescription medicines.
Eileen Mason, M.T., C.T., breast cancer survivor, the eternally optimistic and humorous part of the team, Earl's wife, active in many large public health projects including nursing education, heart health, MS Act, etc. Eileen received an award for Outstanding Contribution to the Community in Palm Springs, California. Among other things, she is famous for having worked with fire departments from 3 different counties in organizing a CPR class for 1000 students on Valentine's Day.
Earl Mason, Ph.D., M.D., a good hearted country doctor turned public health advocate, retired and now active as a board member of the Stroke Activity Center in Palm Springs, vice chair of the Institute for Critical Care of U.S.C., clinical professor at Indiana University and U. Chicago. Earl is board certified in Nuclear Medicine, Pathology, Anatomic Pathology, Pathology - Dermatopathology, and Radioisotopic Pathology.