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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - July 8, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta 16-THE LETHBRIDQE HERALD July 1974 Herald Family myths invite medical ridicule for hypnosis advocates OTTAWA Hypnot- ism as a medical treatment has been suspect since the late 1700s when Friednch Mesmer's Pans practice was curtailed by a government in- vestigation The German who developed a system of treat- ment through hypnosis called has modern-day counterparts in three doctors who have just opened a clinic called Hypnotherapy Associ- ates in Toronto The Kush- A D Banack and C P hypnosis is still getting a bum rap because of misconceptions and myths that surround it How strongly they feel about the advantages of hyp- notherapy is shown in recent scientific articles in two leading medical publications In the Canadian Medical Association Journal the doc- tors reported on 50 patients they treated for manifest anx- letv using relaxation tech- niques related to hypnosis Of 41 patients who com- pleted the program 33 be- in a subjective eval- uation of their that they had been helped consid- erably Misinformed In the other Ca- nadian Familj the doctors said psychotherapy is only one of a wide range of clinical applications for hyp- nosis Some other applications are in the treatment of migra cigarette and alcohol ad- diction and obesity They say two of the most common misconceptions about hypnosis are that it causes loss of consciousness as well as loss of control But research indicated oth- erwise A person in a trance is likely aware of environment but with a selective they say in the article the subconscious consent of a patient in trance was required for any actions he performed Dr Kushnir said in an in- terview he believes most fam ily doctors can become hyp- notists with a little training This training would at the he that doc tors can communicate better with patients Doctors who were not good for whatever would be able to recognize patients who would benefit from hypno- therapy and refer them to other doctors more skilled in the art Ridiculed He found discouraging the reluctance of medical schools to teach it as a medical tech- nique This was in spite of recom mendations during the last 2C years by the Brit ish and American medical as socialions that it should be in eluded in undergraduate and postgraduate said Dr Kushnir To his only Uni versity of Toronto among Ca nadian medical schools taughl and only as an elective one year course The three doctors say medi cal men still fear ridicule and alienation from their col leagues if they put any faith in hypnosis There are many definitions and theories for in eluding one by skeptics that a person in a hypnotic state tends to play a acting as he believes a person should act in the circumstances Another theory maintains that hypnosis is a return to 3 more primitive form of men tal functioning in which sug gestion plays a major role Dr Kushnir says apph cation of hypnosis is far aheac of any scientific under standing of what it is al about He there is nc single satisfactory definition only various descriptions As a medical treatment il should be used in three gen eral ways Dr Kushnir em that physi cians must remain withir their field of us ing hypnosis only in cases thej would normally treat by othei means It could be used as an ad junct to other treatment often to relax the patient and make con ventional forms of therapj more effective Many uses Examples include prepara tion for surgery and obstet chronic arthritis and psy chotherapy Hypnosis could also be use ful when other methods fail When drugs do not work foi patients with migraine chronic-pain termina drug addiction and al for hyp nosis often Dr Kushnn said Family line Four generations of the Thompson family are left to Ivor Thompson of Terry of Stirling with young son and great- grandfather Frank Thompson of Lethbndge. The Homemaker By MARILYN C. TATEM District Home Economist With this beautiful rain to green up the lawn and now that the barbecue season is really everyone is getting outside and trying their hand at the backyard grill Outdoor cooking is as old as fire itself but perhaps one thing you may not have tried yet is kabobs Our ancestors kabobed years ago and we have adapted their idea to our family meals or get togcthers The idea of kabobing is to cook small pieces of meat on a skewer Lam was first used by the ancient Europeans hut today anything goes from sirloin steak to moosemeat and the inexpensive cuts are just as good as the expensive ones A marinade will help to tenderize these cuts as well as add flavor The meal is .soaked several hours in the refrigerator in a mixture of or wine and seasonings and com- es out ready to barbecue Dur- ing the additional marinade or barbecue sauce can be brushed on just to keep the meat moist and to add to the flavor Now that you have tut meal as a basic ingredient you can incorporate almost the entire remainder of the meal on each skewer Alternate pieces of meat with vegetables and fruit and you have created a master piece Some ingredients you can combine with the meat are small carrot green small mushrooms and brussel sprouts The list is as endless as the supplies in your kitchen Put a kabob place it 3-4 inches from the heat arA cook it about 15 minutes or more if needed Brush them with the marinade or sauce and turn them as they cook You can eat kabobs as they are or place them on a bed of noodles or rice They are an ancient but pop- ular way of adding glamor and variety to your outdoor menu i Club corner notes There will be a no host weiner roast sponsored by the Irish Society of Thursday at 7 30 p m at Indian Battle Park The Kiwams Club of Green Acres will meet at 6 30 p m Wednesday at the ANAF Dieppe Hall Members are asked to note change of date due to the election Family-style campaign a Canadian tradition By JUDE CAMPBELL Herald Family Writer In between wishes of luck and signing Mimi Stanfield explained that having the family along on an election campaign has a Canadian tradition in politics The 21 year old daughter of Progressive Conservative leader Robert was in Lethbndge Saturday morning on the last leg of a rigorous campaign trail which began six weeks ago It is the third election campaign Miss Stanfield has been on with her father The first was in 1968 when she was joined by her sister and the second was in 1972 when she campaigned with her sister is difficult to get started on the says Miss with the late hours and constantly changing times as you travel across the country after the first few I settle into the routine and rather than getting worn out as the campaign I seem to pick up and am able to take more She says six weeks of having no control over your own time is the most difficult thing to adjust but it is a necessary part of the campaign Each day is almost to the with press tours and plane jaunts from city to town a person who likes to and is used to time to myself When we're on the it's impossible to do this You're constantly with people and have to adapt to she says Over the past six Miss Stanfield says the reaction of the Canadian public has been and more as compared with previous campaigns The lukewarm receptions which have been publicized as typical of this year's election trail for all the party are according to Miss you'd expect from door to door campaigning our rallies have been just great On ihe road and meeting people brings Miss Stanfield in contact with all ages and interest groups I find that people just want to come over and talk for a few minutes Some want to wish us others have a specific problem or local concern that they haven't had time to ask my father about So they talk to me and ask if I'll pass the message on to which I always she says From the Stanfield party moved on to rallies in Vancouver and ending the campaign in we always wait for the election results Miss who has been French and Swiss says she had plans of taking a job in Vancouver before the election was and hasn't abandoned the idea But I'll wait for a or Su after the results to make a final move I also plan to visit my sister who lives in she says a close although we're spread across the and our home life hasn't been any different than any other family It's been but done in periods of time rather than all at once My father is a very busy man Hectic schedule Mimi Stanfield on election trail with young admirer. Radical reform sought Landers for divorce on consent Dear Ann I've been running most of my 58 years running away from painful childhood running from one loveless marriage to running from hospital to operation to lover to job to city to pill to and even from psychiatrist to psychiatrist The last psychiatrist gave me the strength and courage to face the truth about myself I was a lesbian I know you have been in combat with certain who insist that homosexuality is not an illness Well for me it was Now that I have resolved my inner I am functioning happily as a contented woman Keep plugging away foi better mental Ann So many stumbling people in this world need to know there is help for them And when you tell they believe it No More Dear. Your letter makes a point I've tried to get across repeatedly. People who feel they aren't making progress after eight or nine months of therapy should get another therapist Not all psychiatrists click with every patient A competent psychiatrist often senses this even before the patient and will suggest another doctor If he and you really feel as if you're getting ask him if he will help you make the change Dear Ann A friend of mine accepted an invitation to our daughter's wedding The ceremony was at 5 00 p m followed by a reception and dinner her nephew was married that same day at 2 00 p m She showed up for our ceremony bombed out of her mind and had the gall to bring along another couple we didn't even know They were drunker than she was The three of them laughed all through the ceremony and caused a good deal of distur- bance We had a sit-down supper during which some toasts were offered My friend's a stranger to took over the microphone and gave the groom some that made me want to crawl under the table Our daughter's in-laws are New Englanders and they were visibly shaken Finally my brother took the microphone away from the clod and asked him to leave I knew my friend had a booze but I never dreamed she'd do such a thing to me How should I deal with her from now on' Still Boll- ing Dear Drunks are un- predictable Don't involve yourself with them in situations that may em- barrass you TORONTO Widespread acceptance of the 1968 Divorce Act which provided nearly a dozen avenues to divorce other than adultery has pushed Canada to the threshold of even more radical says Ontario Ch'ef Justice George Gale 'There have been ex- pressions recently that there should be divorce on the 68 year old Mr Justice Gale said in an interview this week not at all sure that that isn't coming to pass m the not too distant future Granted automatically by a judge when he is satisfied that both sides agree to a con- divorce does not require that one side accuse the other to start the action or be found guilty before it can be com- pleted Mr Justice Gale said he has no precise idea when consent divorces will become law in Canada further relaxation of some kind in the divorce laws is inevitable and it will come when acceptance of the pre- sent law is he said getting pretty close He said1 he bases his opinion on the evidence of social change in matrimonial cases heard by the Court of Appeal he heads But he said he thinks divorce on consent may be dangerous to society as a whole 1 For one I would prefer to see people go into marriage with a little more than that ahead of them And I think it would be particularly dangerous for the children or for other persons who for one reason or have been forced by circum- stances to rely upon the un- ion But he said he would be reassured if any law making marriage breakdown the grounds for divorce gave the courts power to divide matrimonial property equally and compelled 'one of the parents to support the children H PUBLIC BINGO IS GAMES BLACKOUT UnlU LETHBRIDGE ELKS LODGE ROOM EVERY p.m. VETERANS CLUB UNIT 34 PUBLIC BINGO EVEBY TUESDAY 8 P.M. NEW ANAF HALL MEMBERS AND INVITED GUESTS IN THE CLUBROOMS IMS. or less increasing pv wwk MtH WM. Jackpot Consolation Jackpot S50 16 GAMES ALL BINGOS DOUBLED ON GBEEN CARD NO CHILDREN UNDER 16 YEARS OF AGE NO BINGO TUESDAY. JULY 16 WMKRND FrUiv nt Sihriw CMUM. Sitiriiy-EiliriitHMirt NEW DINING ROOM HOURS MONDAY THRU SATURDAY 12 NOON TO a P.M. CONTINUOUS For ANAFMimbirs ind Miilr Invited GMttsonlyl ;