How would you define magic? Magic can be defined in many ways. To me magic is an effect, which is inexplicable. The method might be trickery, or the method might be what you call paranormal. But I think the easiest way to define magic is in terms of the effect. When you define it in terms of the method, you have already given it a cause, and it becomes very complicated. When you can't be sure of the cause, you guess what the cause is, and when you guess you may well be informed by your own prejudices; whereas if you look at it in terms of the effect, say levitation, then there is no confusion. Levitation has been performed in India for a long time, and is an example of Indian magic. Now that might be a trick, or it might be something else. But by defining it in terms of what people reported, I think you avoid ruling out areas that should be included. I might say, yes, I think it was trickery, perhaps it was hypnosis, perhaps it was an exaggeration over time. But the magic itself is in the effect, which any magician will tell you. Magic is about the effect, not about how it's done. That's the puzzle. Magic is something happened which should be impossible. By sticking with what people saw, what people reported, I think you include all the important aspects without ruling [any] out. Some people deal with superstition, for example, or spiritualism, or pseudo-psychic effects. Some magicians will say that's not magic, because people are claiming to have real powers. Whereas most people, non-magicians, would say that it is magic, because they don't care about the method. Download
The HEALING OF MAGIC is a carefully designed, systematic approach to the therapeutic use of magical effects in physical and psycho-social rehabilitation. It is a viable treatment modality that has gained widespread support form therapists, health care professionals, magicians, and the patients. Therapists who have tried this modality are impressed with the way it captivates the interest of their patients and carries them through obstacles such as pain, frustration, and boredom with the more traditional approaches. They are excited about the way it motivates their patients to new skill levels and improves self-image and self-esteem. In their eagerness to master the magic, patients willingly practice a trick over and over again, often hundreds of times. And since all the tricks are designed to improve physical, psychological, perceptual, or social functions, the patient's rehabilitative progress is more quickly achieved than in some traditional methods. Therapists find benefits for themselves as a new modality requires examination of current treatment practices and goals. Through this reflection on their practice, some clinicians re-discover basic concepts or think of them in a new way. This process can be very stimulating and give new life to practice. The HEALING OF MAGIC has had tremendous success in several areas and new areas of use are constantly being explored. Presently, it is being used in hospitals, rehabilitation centers, burn units, chronic pain units, drug and alcohol treatment facilities, programs for the blind, and educational institutions. Its use is being explored by developmental optometrists (visual training), juvenile correctional institutions (improve self-image and socialization), stress management programs, and by recreational therapists. People of both sexes and every age, regardless of their disability, can successfully become involved in the HEALING OF MAGIC program. It benefits those with a variety of diagnoses, including stroke, arthritis, spinal cord injury, head/brain injury, substance abuse, mental illness, chronic pain, severe burns, and learning disabilities. HOW DOES IT WORK?Download
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Self-esteem is NOT about saying, `I`m the Greatest` or about being smart, successful, and confident.
Self-Esteem is built on two input sources:
1. Outside Input: This is the input from people of great importance and influence in one's life; family, friends and figures of authority.
2. Internal Input: Personal experience and expectation and self-evaluation.
As you might guess, both input sources can easily become flawed and start us off into cycles that lead to a severe lack of self-esteem with all the consequences thereof.
People with healthy levels of self-esteem are resilient, flexible, confident, strong and willing to take on new challenges. Such people have great faith in their own abilities and are more likely to have faith in other's abilities and capabilities. They will exhibit a generous and trusting nature and won't waste much time in negativity and fear. They are capable of good, logical decisions given appropriate information and are less vulnerable to threat. Download
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