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Redux: Fall Flu Fashion Show and Dr. Francine Shapiro on Getting Past Your Past

A Best of Nurse Talk for you this week while Casey and Shayne sleep off their tryptophan comas. We know you all have healthy happy relationships with your families and only fond memories of holidays past, but here’s a show for some of your friends who could use some help getting past pain from the past. In this show we speak with EMDR expert Francine Shapiro on her successful treatment of PTSD and her new book. AND flu season isn’t over so we are re-broadcasting our Fall Flu Fashion Show. Here are the details:

Most of us don’t run with the crowd that attends the Annual Fall Fashion Week in New York City. BUT…it does seem somewhat exciting and it certainly highlights all of the beautiful fall fashions and—SADLY—the fact that eating disorders are alive and well in the fashion industry. Well, just because we are boring old nurses doesn’t mean we can’t have some fun and run with the “it” people. Nurse Talk presents our 3rd annual FALL FLU FASHION SHOW—and believe me it is a doozy!

Speaking of fashion…oooohhh, oh, ouch. Avert your eyes.

JD from the hit 90’s “medical” show Scrubs, shows us a scrubs fashion faux pas.


Getting Past Your Past | Dr. Francine ShapiroAnd we welcome back Dr. Francine Shapiro. Dr. Shapiro returns to talk about her successful treatment of veterans with PTSD. Dr. Shapiro discovered one of the most important breakthroughs in the history of psychology, EMDR therapy, or Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing. Her new book is Getting Past Your Past: Take Control of your Life with Self-Help Techniques from EMDR Therapy.

We also have two of her colleagues, Dr. E. C. Hurley, Ph.D., who has been working with soldiers and veterans since he enlisted as a private in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam era, and Dr. Mark C. Russell, Ph.D., who is a retired U.S. Navy Commander, and board certified clinical psychologist, with 26-years of military experience. Together with the help of EMDR therapy—these clinicians are producing groundbreaking results for these soldiers with PTSD.

Children, assisted by EMDR HAP, who have overcome their fear of the sea after the Indian Ocean tsunami that killed some 230,000 people in 14 countries.

Dr. Shapiro also talks about HAP, the EMDR Humanitarian Assistance Program, the mental health equivalent of Doctors Without Borders: a global network of clinicians who travel anywhere there is a need to stop suffering and prevent the after-effects of trauma and violence. Visit

AND we’ll check in with RN and Friend of Nurse Talk, Deborah Burger. Deborah is also co-president of National Nurses United. She’ll talk about California Proposition 30 endorsed by the California Nurses Association and supported by Governor Jerry Brown. Prop. 30 would raise from $6 billion to $9 billion every year, mostly through a small increase in taxes for the top income brackets, starting at households making $250,000 or more per year, as well as a temporary one-quarter of a cent increase in the state sales tax—with the revenue going for healthcare, education, childcare and other critical services.

This show was originally broadcast September 15, 2012. Check us out at TUNE IN. Listen anywhere, anytime for any reason or no reason at all!

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