Eleanor Criswell

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This video is a special release from the original Thinking Allowed series that ran on public television from 1986 until 2002. It was recorded in about 1988. It will remain public for only one week.

Eleanor Criswell: The Mind-Body Connection (excerpt) – Thinking Allowed w/ Dr. Jeffrey Mishlove

One can approach understanding the mind-body connection through many disciplines, such as dance, massage, biofeedback, martial arts, yoga, etc. Eleanor Criswell, Ed.D., psychologist and managing editor of Somatics, points out that this body of traditions suggests enormous, untapped possibilities for mind-body control. She stresses the importance of such control for managing chronic pain and dealing [...]

Eleanor Criswell: Somatic Yoga (excerpt) – A Thinking Allowed DVD w/ Dr. Jeffrey Mishlove

Yoga is a way of life involving attitudinal shifts, postures for flexibility and strength, sensory awareness, breathing exercises and meditation. In part one of this two part program Dr. Eleanor Criswell presents a perspective combining the classical yoga of Patanjali with modern somatic psychology. She demonstrates a basic pranayama breathing exercise, and discusses experiences that [...]