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How Mind Changes Genes through Meditation. ISIS Report 21/05/14 The mind-body divide has been breached in conventional Western medicine thanks to new research findings in molecular genetics that not only bridges mind and body but also East and West Dr Mae-Wan Ho A fully referenced version of this article is posted on ISIS members website and is otherwise available for download here Please circulate widely and repost, but you must give the URL of the original and preserve all the links back to articles on our website. If you find this report useful, please support ISIS by subscribing to our magazine Science in Society, and encourage your friends to do so. Psychosomatic is real Conventional western science and medicine has long held that one’s mind or psychological state cannot have physical effects on the body; so much so that subjective feelings of being ill are generally dismissed as ‘psychosomatic’ and hence not a real indicator of how physically unwell the body is.

Integrative medicine focus on disease prevention. Quotes. Fwd: Have Trouble Getting Stuff Done? 12 Fixes. Fwd: 10 Ways to Lift Your Spirits. The Cure for All Anxiety. By Lissa Rankin MD Guest Writer for Wake Up World We live in a culture that says that the only way to get what you want is to DO DO DO and then DO some more. Push. Struggle. I once believed this was true. Now I know there’s a whole other way to live, where surrender isn’t a last ditch effort once you’ve given up. This Is Not the Law of Attraction Maybe you’ve already realized the insanity of trying to push, strive, and make things happen in the traditional way, and so now you’ve traded it all in by practicing “the law of attraction.” Instead of grinding away trying to get what you want, you’re now visualizing, vision boarding, and affirming that which your ego wants in order to “manifest” what you desires.

But isn’t that just another form of “doership?” Outrageous Openness Opportunities for Surrender If you’re struggling to succeed in your career . . . surrender your desire to achieve and ask instead that you be used in service in whatever way is most aligned. Banishing “My” Oy. How to Heal Emotional and Spiritual Blockages. HJ: The only thing keeping you from having what you want — particularly the life, happiness and fulfillment you want — are emotional and spiritual blockages. Emotional states create outcomes. Your emotional state determines what you are capable of doing and becoming. A severely depressed person will constantly be struggling with themselves and hence experience the reflection of that in their lives.

Someone happy and motivated will produce the opposite results of the depressed person. High level coaches and high achievers know that at the end of the day, it’s all about state management. One of the most important things for us to learn how to do is emotional processing. Emotional processing is not something that we have to do consciously because it occurs naturally when we focus on growth. Emotional Processing Dissolves The Ego The ego itself is the result of unprocessed energies and emotions. The ego (what is ego?) There are two levels of emotional processing. Fwd: Here's Why Stress Is So Dangerous. Fwd: 10 Ways to Become a Happier Person.

Fwd: How to grow a tiny forest in your backyard. Bioenergetics, the study of the flow and transformation of energy. Introduction A branch of biophysics, the multi-disciplinary field of bioenergetics is “the study of the flow and transformation of energy in and between living organisms and between living organisms and their environment.”1 As the term indicates, it deals with biology (the study of all life) and energy (perhaps the underlying structure of all life) and where these two intersect.

The meeting area between biology and energy is immense, extending beyond imagination. Virtually every area of human activity is touched by bioenergy. Initially, the term bioenergetics was defined as “a form of psychology based on the use of kinesthetics and muscle testing to assess energy flow and levels,” so the field first took root based on physical anatomy. Physician Alexander Lowen popularized it with his book Bioenergetics. The idea of energy playing a role within the body is well established.

In a bioenergetic world, the energetic systems of human anatomy are the physiological basis of perception. What Is Flow? - The Psychology of Flow. By Kendra Cherry Updated December 16, 2014. Imagine for a moment that you are running a race. Your attention is focused on the movements of your body, the power of your muscles, the force of your lungs and the feel of the street beneath your feet. You are living in the moment, utterly absorbed in the present activity. Time seems to fall away. You are tired, but you barely notice. According to positive psychologist Mihály Csíkszentmihályi, what you are experiencing in that moment is known as flow, a state of complete immersion in an activity.

He describes the mental state of flow as "being completely involved in an activity for its own sake. Flow experiences can occur in different ways for different people. How Does it Feel to Experience Flow? According to Csíkszentmihályi, there are ten factors that accompany the experience of flow. continue reading below our video Loaded: 0% Progress: 0% How to Achieve Flow Applications and Examples of Flow The Benefits of Flow References: Geirland, John (1996). Self-Healing: Proof It Works And 9 Key Steps To Doing It Successfully. By Paul Brundtland Guest Writer for Wake Up World Countless people who have suffered from years of pain, discomfort, and limited physical ability have found complete healing through mind/body re-education.

Many of these people have seen resolution in remarkably short periods of time. Medical doctors such as John E. In 2004 I myself recovered from debilitating back pain which had left me walking slowly with a cane and not being able to sit for more than 5 minutes. Now, 10 years after my own healing, it’s time I shared some of what I have learned and experienced first-hand. Many of us are aware that stress is related to several disorders such as gastrointestinal problems, headaches and heart disease. The “nocebo effect” refers to the mind’s ability to cause more harmful physical disorders. Why the Mind Creates Physical Symptoms The above example of the nocebo effect can easily be traced back to the conscious belief that chemotherapy causes hair loss. Dr. The Mind Can Heal the Body Paul. Will Smith "You can create whatever you want!" - Law Of Attraction. Free Resources - Free Mindfulness. Guided Mindfulness Exercises To download a particular guided mindfulness exercise click 'Download' in the right hand column, or right-click and select 'Save as...'.

All of the audio files are in MP3 format and under 20MB size. Mindfulness of breath These short mindfulness exercises focus on bringing awareness to the process of breathing. As something that we are doing all of the time, watching our breath allows us to come into the present moment and practice being aware. Brief mindfulness practices Body scan Body scan meditations invite you to move your focus of attention around the body, being curious about your experience and observing any sensations that you become aware of. Sitting meditations Sitting meditations often use the breath as the central focus of the practice. Mindful movement Mindful movement practices involve some form of intentional movement such as walking, yoga, tai chi or simple stretching. Guided imagery Self Guided Mindfulness Exercises. 25 Life Lessons From Albert Einstein. Living Through Life's Challenges: An Interview with a Ninja Black Belt. Life is full of ups and downs. Yes, this is absolutely true. But the question is what can help us live through the difficulties with greater ease and even find the joy in everyday life.

Mindfulness is one of those tools, but how about zen practice or ninja training? Dr. Richard Sears is full-time core faculty member of the Psy.D. You can see maybe why I wanted to bring him here today to talk about why mindfulness is helpful for our present day maladies, a helpful tool from Zen practice, and what we can learn from ninja training to get out of our heads and into our lives. Elisha: Why is mindfulness so effective in working with our personal mental, emotional and physical maladies?

Richard: I begin to feel like a snake oil salesman when I talk about all the research demonstrating the benefits of mindfulness, but the key factor is awareness. In this fast-paced world of amazing technology, it becomes so easy to get lost in our heads, stuck in our thinking. Thank you for your wisdom Richard. Research findings shed light on brain's storage capacity and how memories are kept separate. Researchers have long wondered if there is an upper limit to our capacity to store memories and how we manage to remember so many events without mixing up events that are very similar.

To explore this issue, researchers at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology's (NTNU) Kavli Institute for Systems Neuroscience and Centre for Neural Computation and colleagues from the Czech Republic and Italy tested the ability of rats to remember a number of distinct but similar locations. Their findings are published in the 8 December edition of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. The brain creates and stores memories in small networks of brain cells, with the memories of events and places stored in a structure called the hippocampus.

The researchers tested memory in seven laboratory rats by letting them run around in 11 distinct yet similar rooms over the course of two days.