When People Need Mindfulness

Joe Burton of Whil Concepts, Inc. notes that mindfulness is most beneficial at times when people experience more stress and upset. Who needs mindfulness? Millennials, just starting out in the workforce and balancing the requirements of being an adult benefit greatly from mindfulness. The second group to benefit: married people with new families. This brings […]

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The Link Between Loneliness and Colds

Research shows that loneliness can make cold symptoms worse Participants were exposed to the cold virus and then stayed for five days in a hotel. They were also assessed for their level of loneliness before participating. Although those scored higher for being lonely had no greater risk of getting sick, they did have more severe […]

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Advice for Coping with Anxiety

Struggle with issues related to anxiety? Amen Clinics has several suggestions Take note of what you’re grateful for. Learn to accept that you can’t be in control of everything all of the time. When stressed, repeat a saying or mantra to stay calm. Take a break to relax by practicing breathing techniques or listen to […]

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Gratitude and Mental Health

Showing gratitude isn’t just about being kind, it also improves your mood and can help improve your mental health. How Thankfulness Helps One psychologist conducted brain scans of themselves while writing a book. The first scan established a baseline for brain function. The scans showed that when they focused on fear, activity in the cerebellum, […]

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Using Mindfulness to Treat Worry

Mindfulness is a way of life for many people. Yet, for those new to the concept, it can be helpful to introduce mindfulness as a skill. Worry & Mindfulness For example, with a patient that struggles with worry, you can use mindfulness as a tool to deal with a specific problem. Take one of your […]

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Stress and Supplements

If you are struggling to eliminate stress through life changes and breathing techniques but are still having problems, consider including a supplement as part of your treatment. Natural Support These supplements are sourced from natural ingredients, not chemicals in a lab. For instance, Omega-3’s come from fish oil, while L-theanine is derived from a tea. […]

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Shedding the Labels and Drama

Deepak Chopra notes that there is a lot of division in society today.  However, we spend a good deal of time focusing on the drama on the outside. Why not drop the internal labels? When our attention is on the drama we want to change it.  Yet so many of these problems stem for the […]

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Using Biofeedback to Fight Depression

Researchers at BYU found that biofeedback is helpful for those looking to address anxiety and depression. How Biofeedback Helps Biofeedback involves using technology to measure your heart rate and muscle tension.  Therapists can use that information to coach patients how to better control their breathing, Thus, it’s easier to calm down.  This allows the patient to […]

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Treating Depression without Medication

Depression is a common diagnosis, but oftentimes traditional therapy and medication don’t work.  However, you can take steps to treat depression holistically. Natural Depression Treatment Begin with your diet and prepare healthy meals. Get moving and exercise, such as taking a walk outside.  Make sure that you are getting enough sleep and turn off your […]

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How to Live in the Moment using Mindfulness

It’s easy to drown in the fears, worries, and reactivity that plague our everyday lives.  What’s the answer? We can use mindfulness to stay present and become less reactionary As we focus on our breathing we can turn our focus away from negativity and begin to relax.  We feel more open and can have greater […]

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