Expert Panel Host: Irving Kirsch, Margaret Paul
• Depression and emotional upset, what really works to reverse it according to the unbiased research and real world results working with thousands of patients.
• Margaret Paul - Heal the aloneness, emptiness, and false beliefs that lead to addictive behavior. You can heal past wounds by re-parenting the Inner Child and overcome obstacles that prevent you from progressing in life. Based on the pioneering principles featured in Healing Your Aloneness and Inner Bonding Margaret Paul gently guides you through a powerful spiritual healing process. She teaches you how to connect with your own Inner Child, your loving Adult, and our Higher Power ultimately to create loving relationships with others. This process allows an integrated self to emerge, one that combines the playfulness, creativity, and intuition of a child with the wisdom, strength, and nurture of a loving Adult. Margaret Paul shows how anyone can reconnect with his or her Inner Child to short-circuit self-destructive patterns, resolve fears and conflicts, and build satisfying relationships. Margaret outlines a self-healing process that can be used every day to restore a nurturing balance between loving Adult and loved Inner Child.
Irving Kirsch - How does one explain the power of placebo effects in medication and psychotherapy research? Why do people with medical illnesses who strongly anticipate getting better really do? Response expectancies, those unconscious subjective expectations about substances, processes and social stimuli, actually affect autonomic functioning and may be the key to how we ultimately understand the biochemistry of hope. Irving Kirsch brings together the information from scientists who have studied this effect.
Margaret Paul, Ph.D. is a relationship expert, best-selling author, and co-creator of the powerful Inner Bonding® healing process, recommended by actress Lindsay Wagner and singer Alanis Morissette, and featured on Oprah, and of the unique and popular website www.innerbonding.com. She has counseled individuals and couples, and led groups, classes, and workshops for the last 44 years, and continues to work on the phone and Skype with clients from all over the world. She is the author/co-author of eight books, including the internationally best-selling “Do I Have To Give Up Me To Be Loved By You?”, “Healing Your Aloneness”, “Inner Bonding”, and “Do I Have To Give Up Me To Be Loved By God?” In 2010, Dr. Margaret completed a 12 year project call SelfQuest®, which is a transformational self-healing/conflict resolution software program. SelfQuest® is being donated to prisons and schools and sold to individuals, families, and businesses – www.selfquest.com. In addition, Margaret offers a powerful 12-week relationship eCourse, “The Intimate Relationship Toolbox”, at http://innerbonding.com/relationshipmicro/, and an equally powerful 12-week weight loss eCourse at http://innerbonding.com/permanent-weightloss-program/. Margaret has three children and three grandchildren. In her spare time, she loves to paint, make pottery, read and ride her horse.
Irving Kirsch is Associate Director of the Program in Placebo Studies at the Harvard Medical School, lecturer in medicine at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Professor of Psychology at the University of Plymouth (UK), and Professor Emeritus at the University of Hull and the University of Connecticut. He has published 10 books and more than 200 scientific journal articles and book chapters on placebo effects, antidepressant medication, hypnosis, and suggestion. He originated the concept of response expectancy. His meta-analyses on the efficacy of antidepressants were covered extensively in the international media and influenced official guidelines for the treatment of depression in the United Kingdom. His book, The Emperor’s New Drugs: Exploding the Antidepressant Myth, which has been published in English, French, Japanese, and Polish, was shortlisted for the prestigious Mind Book of the Year award. It was the topic of 60 Minutes segment on CBS and a 5-page cover story in Newsweek. It is currently being translated into Italian and Turkish.