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Dr. Larry Berkelhammer and his teacher, Grandmaster William C.C. Chen in May 2015

Video: How to get great care during medical appointments

This presentation describes how to get all the time you need at your medical appointments. You will learn how to prepare for medical appointments with a list of questions and a detailed list of signs and symptoms. Every medical appointment…
Dr. Larry Berkelhammer and his teacher, Grandmaster William C.C. Chen in May 2015

Video: Healthy Relationships and Social Support Correlate with Better Health (part sixteen of series)

When epidemiologists controlled for all possible confounding variables, they found that healthy social connections correlated more strongly than any other factor with optimal health. People with the most friends had much better health than people…
Dr. Larry Berkelhammer and his teacher, Grandmaster William C.C. Chen in May 2015
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Chronic Illness Q&A with Dr. B.

This question & answer column is for people living with chronic health challenges and their family caregivers, who want to learn to increase the odds of improving their health by learning to live with mastery & wellbeing. I invite…
Dr. Larry Berkelhammer and his teacher, Grandmaster William C.C. Chen in May 2015

Video: Community and Social Support

This presentation, given at the Marin Center for Independent Living in 2013, discusses the importance of social support. Many epidemiological researchers have demonstrated that the quality and quantity of our social connections determines our…
Dr. Larry Berkelhammer and his teacher, Grandmaster William C.C. Chen in May 2015
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Chronic Illness Q&A with Dr. B.

This question & answer column is for people living with chronic health challenges and their family caregivers, who want to learn to increase the odds of improving their health by learning to live with mastery & wellbeing. I invite…
Dr. Larry Berkelhammer and his teacher, Grandmaster William C.C. Chen in May 2015
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Chronic Illness Q&A with Dr. B.

This question & answer column is for people living with chronic health challenges and their family caregivers, who want to learn to increase the odds of improving their health by learning to live with mastery & wellbeing. I invite you…
Dr. Larry Berkelhammer and his teacher, Grandmaster William C.C. Chen in May 2015
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Video: Social Support and Your Health

In countless epidemiological studies, it was found that after controlling for all possible confounding variables, the amount and quality of social support made a significant difference in health and longevity. An intentional relationship-building…
Dr. Larry Berkelhammer and his teacher, Grandmaster William C.C. Chen in May 2015

Practice Relationship-Building

A healthy social support network is essential for the health of all people, and especially for those of us living with chronic illness. It provides a sense that we can trust and count on other people for friendship, emotional and problem-solving…
Dr. Larry Berkelhammer and his teacher, Grandmaster William C.C. Chen in May 2015
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The Fine Line Between Striving and Nonattachment to Outcomes

When living with a chronic debilitating medical condition, it is essential to do everything possible in terms of diet, exercise and rest. It is also essential to do everything possible to find meaning and purpose, to increase social support,…