Chew, Don’t Grind

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P1060777croppedTMJ disorders, temporomandibular joint disorders are largely related to stress. Occupational stress is a huge factor in the stress people experience in their lives. In this episode Dr. Bob Harrison and I discuss the relationship of TMJ disorders with the epidemic of occupational stress. August Moore gives us the Feldenkrais perspective on the relationship of the temporomandibular joint and the rest of the body, and Gaylene Newquist shares the value of hypnotherapy in addressing TMJ disorders. Have a listen and remember, chew, don’t grind.


My Daddy,

He gave me a rupee

To not act like a groupie

But I was too groovy

So instead I bought some bubble gum







and Sweetmint

My Auntie,

She gave me a paisa

To prune the acacia

But I was in Malaysia

So instead I bought some bubble gum









and Mango

My Uncle,

he gave me an anna

To go kiss my grandma

But she was scolding grandpa

So instead I bought some bubblegum









and Berry

My Mama,

She squeezed me with a hug

Cause I’m as cute as a bug

So I chewed and blewed a bubble

As big as the Hubble

Lemon lime

Cotton candy

Fruit punch

Sour apple

Juicy fruit


and Original

 -jaysi, 2013

Episode: Guest Bios & Individual Clips

Robert Harrison, MD, MPH
Dr. Robert Harrison founded and has directed UCSF Occupational Health Services for more than 15 years, and now is a senior attending physician. He has diagnosed and treated over 10,000 patients with work- and environmental-induced diseases and injuries. He also directs the worker tracking investigation program for the California Department of Public Health.
Harrison received his B.A. from the University of Rochester and his M.D. from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine. He is board certified in both internal medicine and occupational medicine. He has served on the California Occupational Safety and Health Administration (Cal/OSHA) Standards Board, and authored numerous publications in the area of occupational medicine. He is a clinical professor of medicine at UCSF.

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Augusta Moore
Augusta Moore is a certified Feldenkrais® practitioner. She has a private practice and also teaches Awareness Through Movement® classes at ODC. Individually she has coached dancers, actors, musicians and people from all walks of life. She has over 30 years invested in the dance community.
She danced a large and varied repertoire with the San Francisco Ballet, the Pennsylvania Ballet and the Chicago City Ballet. Moore began her teaching career after retiring from the San Francisco Ballet in 1987. She has taught, directed and choreographed for a number of organizations, including Naropa University, Ballet Frankfurt, the San Francisco School of the Performing Arts, San Francisco Circus School, Colorado State University, Dance Mission, Lines Ballet and San Francisco Dance Center. She is currently the director for the Ballet Program at ODC in San Francisco.

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Gaylene Newquist, LCSW
Gaylene Newquist, LCSW, is a licensed psychotherapist. She received her Master's in Social Welfare from the University of California, Berkeley. She is California State Certified by the American Council of Hypnotherapist Examiners. She is a past life regression hypnotherapist trained by Brian Weiss, MD, physician and best selling author ofMany Lives, Many Masters. Gaylene is a certified EMDR trauma specialist. She has a particular interest in the integration of neuroscience, mindfulness practices, and joy. She has assisted hundreds of people experiencing life-threatening illness, AIDS, bereavement and trauma. In aiding those recovering unity of mind, body and spirit, Gaylene has learned much about the natural healing forces within. She now shares this awareness with all clients by guiding clients to awaken these healing forces and rediscover attention, internal direction, creativity, and love. 

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