Great Tips on How to Think Your Way to Health

Turns out that how you think about your stressors has a great impact on your mental and physical health. This short video offers some tips on how to keep yourself healthy.

(Check out some of Dr.Evans’ other videos…one of my favorites is: 23 and 1/2 hours…it seems that 1/2 an hour of exercise, every day goes a long way to cure what ails you.)

What is hypnotherapy and what it’s not…

Heart & Soul Rituals

Hypnosis helps a person achieve a focused state of mind through encouraging the rational, critical mind to temporarily relax. This creates an opportunity to communicate deeply and directly with the subconscious mind, which is the storehouse of all experiences. The inner resources of the subconscious mind have within itself access to both the cause and the cure of any discord in our life. Effectively utilizing hypnosis ensures all suggestions received are from your inner guidance and will create positive and long-lasting changes. What will YOUR inner guidance say?

What is hypnotherapy?

Your subconscious mind is the control center deep within your brain that directs everything you do, like the software in your computer. It doesn’t think or evaluate; that is the job of your conscious mind which stands guard to allow only what it wants to happen, like the input from your keyboard. Hence, if we wish to change behavior…

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meditation as treatment for addiction, anxiety…

Read Think Write Teach

Physicians Explain How Stress, 12-Step Programs Change the Brain

When Bill W. and Dr. Bob created Alcoholics Anonymous 77 years ago, they borrowed principles learned from a Christian fellowship called the Oxford Group to create their 12-step recovery program.

“They knew that their spiritual program was effective where other ‘cures’ had failed, and over the years, there have been many theories as to why,” says Dr. Harry Haroutunian, physician director of the Betty Ford Center in Palm Springs, and collaborator with Dr. Louis Teresi on the book, Hijacking the Brain: How Drug and Alcohol Addiction Hijacks our Brains – The Science Behind Twelve-Step Recovery (www.HijackingTheBrain.com).

“Now we know that stress is the fuel that feeds addiction, and that stress and drug and alcohol use cause neurological and physiological changes,” Haroutunian says. “The changes are primarily in the deep brain reward centers, the limbic brain, responsible for decisions, memory…

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Laugh your way to health…

Creating a Healthy Lifestyle

Children are great at spontaneous laughter, laughing hundreds of times a day, while the average adult laughs about 20 times a day.

Laughter is great for our well-being, it has been shown to reduce stress,strengthen our immune system and even relieve some physical pain. You may remember hearing about Norman Cousins, who developed a recovery program incorporating megadoses of Vitamin C, along with a positive attitude, love, faith, hope, and laughter induced by Marx Brothers films. “I made the joyous discovery that ten minutes of genuine belly laughter had an anesthetic effect and would give me at least two hours of pain-free sleep,” he reported.

Here are some family friendly suggestions for adding more laughter:

1. Watch funny movies, television shows, or videos.  Find old comedies, sitcoms or cartoons that you grew up with. Some classics include, “I Love Lucy” and “The Carol Burnett Show.” There’s also, “America’s Funniest Home Videos.” Search the web and…

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How to achieve work/life balance…

By Rebecca J. Richardson and Maia Sciupac

At work, we’re gearing up for a conference. The pervading atmosphere is one of chaos as we race to meet deadlines and complete all the tasks required to make the event run smoothly. I want to be one of those people that can be cool, calm and collected when everyone around you is losing their heads.

But how can I be, when I am overworked, overloaded and overwhelmed?

Living a Balanced Life

In my years working, I have operated under the assumption this equation was correct:

I always thought that if you’re really working hard, then people should be able to see it. Those bags under my eyes? It  demonstrates I really was up until 3am editing the conference material we need printed.  The poor, sallow looking skin with break outs? I don’t have time to make sure I am eating well. I only…

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