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Chronic Stress Can Affect Your Digestive System

Posted by on Jun 1, 2017 in Anxiety, articles, Newsletters | Comments Off on Chronic Stress Can Affect Your Digestive System

Chronic Stress Can Affect Your Digestive System

We have all experienced stress in our everyday lives for various reasons (stressors) including work, finances, marital conflict, family problems, bereavement, Illness, lack of time and academic work. What many people don’t know is that chronic stress can affect your digestive system Stress can affect our health in significant ways and especially our digestive system. Have you ever suffered symptoms such as stomach cramps, nausea or urgency in bowel motions before a stressful event such as exams or important presentation? This is a simple...

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How To Boost Your Emotional Intelligence

Posted by on Apr 19, 2017 in articles, Newsletters | Comments Off on How To Boost Your Emotional Intelligence

How To Boost Your Emotional Intelligence

Some people excel at math and logic. Others have an excellent command of language. Still others have superb recall and a knack for trivia. What’s behind these abilities?  Intelligence.  In fact, the study of intelligence has been an important research topic for nearly 100 years, and one finding is that it can take many forms, one of which is emotional intelligence (EI).  You can learn how to boost your emotional intelligence. Psychologists Peter Salovey and John D. Mayer first coined the term ’emotional intelligence’ in 1990,...

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Dealing With Distractions In Mindfulness Meditation

Posted by on Apr 6, 2017 in articles, Newsletters | Comments Off on Dealing With Distractions In Mindfulness Meditation

Dealing With Distractions In Mindfulness Meditation

Dealing With Distractions In Mindfulness Meditation.  So, there you are, meditating beautifully.  Your body is totally immobile, and your mind is totally still;  You just glide right along following the flow of the breath, in, out, in, out….calm, serene and concentrated.  Everything is perfect.  And then, all of a sudden, something totally different pops into your mind;  “I sure wish I had an ice cream cone.”.  That’s a distraction, obviously, that’s not what you are supposed to be doing.  You notice that, and you drag...

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Hypnosis and Its Use in Cancer Treatment

Posted by on Mar 9, 2017 in articles, Newsletters | Comments Off on Hypnosis and Its Use in Cancer Treatment

Hypnosis and Its Use in Cancer Treatment

Hypnosis and Its Use In Cancer Treatment.  Many people have an incomplete or erroneous understanding of what hypnosis is and how it may be used in the treatment of cancer. This article will take a cursory look at hypnosis and where it may be used to offer a complimentary and side-effect–free management of several aspects of care that can be beneficial to patients with cancer.  Hypnosis and Hypnotherapy There are many definitions of hypnosis. This is a compilation of the most useful definitions: Hypnosis is a focused state of attention,...

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UTILIZING IMAGERY TO ENHANCE INJURY REHABILITATION

Posted by on Feb 17, 2017 in articles, Newsletters | Comments Off on UTILIZING IMAGERY TO ENHANCE INJURY REHABILITATION

UTILIZING IMAGERY TO ENHANCE INJURY REHABILITATION

Utilizing imagery to enhance injury rehabilitation.  When an athlete suffers an injury it immediately elicits fears,  limited or no participation. Depression and hopelessness can soon set in.  Time away from sport can be offset by substituting “mental practice” by visualizing sport skills, rehearsing strategic plays or game plans, and reviewing past successful performances. In injury rehabilitation, imagery aids the athlete to organize goals and provides the motivation to achieve those goals. Each athlete’s focus is productively...

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Complaining Rewires Your Brain for Negativity

Posted by on Jan 31, 2017 in Anxiety, articles, Newsletters | Comments Off on Complaining Rewires Your Brain for Negativity

Complaining Rewires Your Brain for Negativity

Complaining Rewires Your Brain for Negativity.  Research shows that most people complain once a minute during a typical conversation. Complaining is tempting because it feels good, but like many other things that are enjoyable — such as smoking or eating a pound of bacon for breakfast — complaining isn’t good for you. Your brain loves efficiency and doesn’t like to work any harder than it has to. When you repeat behaviour, such as complaining, your neurons branch out to each other to ease the flow of information. This makes it...

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Integrative Medicine

Posted by on Jan 10, 2017 in articles, Newsletters | Comments Off on Integrative Medicine

Integrative Medicine

What is the difference, if any, between complementary, alternative, and integrative medicine? We used to call it complementary medicine, which is something in addition or that ‘complements’ mainstream medicine. Alternative medicine suggests it is used instead of, or to replace traditional medicine, which is not what is recommended. The current term, ‘integrative medicine’, signifies the integration of non-traditional treatments and practices into a patient’s overall care. Why do people turn to integrative medicine? It has become a...

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The Benefits Of Controlled Breathing

Posted by on Jan 6, 2017 in Anxiety, articles, Newsletters | Comments Off on The Benefits Of Controlled Breathing

The Benefits Of Controlled Breathing

Breathe. Exhale. Repeat: The Benefits of Controlled Breathing Take a deep breath, expanding your belly. Pause. Exhale slowly to the count of five. Repeat four times. Congratulations. You’ve just calmed your nervous system. The Benefits of Controlled Breathing Controlled breathing, like what you just practiced, has been shown to reduce stress, increase alertness and boost your immune system. For centuries yogis have used breath control, or pranayama, to promote concentration and improve vitality. Buddha advocated breath-meditation as a way to...

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How Our Perceptions Affects Our Emotions and/Or Actions

Posted by on Nov 24, 2016 in articles, Newsletters | Comments Off on How Our Perceptions Affects Our Emotions and/Or Actions

How Our Perceptions Affects Our Emotions and/Or Actions

I’m considering perception … how our perceptions affects our emotions and/or actions.  Years ago, a person moved to into a small home a couple blocks way from the ocean. She was thrilled to move there ….She could see waves crashing from some of her windows and she could hear the soothing sound of the foghorn. But the first night she slept there, she awoke in the middle of the night to the sound of dogs barking. Lots of dogs, she thought it must be a kennel. All night long, dogs barking very loudly. It kept her awake for hours …...

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Thoughts During Meditation

Posted by on Oct 26, 2016 in articles, Newsletters | Comments Off on Thoughts During Meditation

Thoughts During Meditation

Thoughts During Meditation.  Many people make the mistake of thinking that meditation requires them to shut off their thinking or their feelings.  They somehow hear the instructions as meaning that if they are thinking, that is “bad”, and that a “good meditation” is one in which there is little or no thinking.  Thinking is not bad, nor is it even undesirable during meditation.  What matters is whether you are aware of your thoughts and feelings during meditation and how you are in relationship to them.  Trying to...

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