How Breathing Affects Feelings Description Anxious clients are often unaware of the profound physiological effects related to breathing. How breathing affects feelings is an information sheet which gives a clear description of the causes and consequences of hyperventilation. It outlines what happens to blood oxygenation levels when we breathe normally, when we exercise, and when we breathe in an anxious way. Finally, it also includes a calm diaphragmatic breathing exercise designed to stimulate the parasympathetic nervous system and to promote relaxation and soothing. Use this information sheet with clients who are anxious, or with any clients who would benefit from learning a soothing and grounding skill and understanding why breathing calmly is so important.
Videos Get Inspired – Best Inspirational Quotes J Krishnamurti on Choiceless Awareness and Thought Rob Beats Word Up [3/19/2014] Ji Ben Qi Gong 基本氣功 (Fundamental Exercises) Biology of Belief – by Bruce Lipton (full documentary) Unhelpful Thinking Styles / Cognitive Distortions Description Cognitive distortions are characteristic thinking styles associated with emotional disturbance. The theory states that biased thinking and biased information processing affects what an individual perceives. This leads to biased decision-making, biased emotion, and biased action. Distorted thinking in depression was identified by Aaron Beck in 1960's, and David Burns published a more detailed analysis in Feeling Good.
2 of the Most Important Ways to Beat Depression Updated November 17, 2015. Inside the brain, an area known as the limbic system is vastly involved with some of the most fundamental processes of being human, including, motivation, learning, bonding, storing memories, sleep/wake cycles, libido—and emotion. Through our SPECT imaging work, we have found that when the deep limbic system is overactive, it lends itself to mood-related problems, especially depression. ADHD and Exercise - Adult ADHD Daily Management Center Exercise is great for people with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). For starters, exercise increases the levels of brain chemicals called dopamine and serotonin, which are lower in people with ADHD. ADHD and Exercise: How it Helps “Dopamine and serotonin are enzymes that help people feel good,” says Frank Coppola, a New York City-based ADHD coach. “They regulate things like mood, attention, and anger. So having more rather than less definitely helps someone with ADHD.”
Depression Prevention: State Mandated Screenings, Software that Detects it, Growing Evidence of a… Depression Prevention: State Mandated Screenings, Software that Detects it, Growing Evidence of a Cure, and Reasoning why People Suffer from it. On the 26th of January, The U.S. Preventative Service made a statement that recommends clinicians screen all adults for depression. This would mean that when you visit the doctor, extra tests may be administered in a consensual manner. The plan places emphasis on screening pregnant women in particular. For some women, the physiological changes of pregnancy combined with the psychological stress of impending child bearing/rearing can cause serious episodes of depression. 
How A Machine Learned To Spot Depression : Planet Money I'm in a booth with a computer program called Ellie. She's on a screen in front of me. Ellie was designed to diagnose post-traumatic stress disorder and depression, and when I get into the booth she starts asking me questions — about my family, my feelings, my biggest regrets. Emotions seem really messy and hard for a machine to understand.
Humanistic education Not to be confused with liberal arts education or classical education. See liberal arts . Humanistic education (also called person-centered education) is an approach to education based on the work of humanistic psychologists, most notably Abraham Maslow and Carl Rogers. Carl Rogers has been called[by whom?] Are You Self-Blaming and Self-Critical? - Depression Resources, Education About Depression and Unipolar Depression Allan Schwartz, LCSW, Ph.D. was in private practice for more than thirty years. He is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the states...Read More When we stop and think about it, people can be extraordinarily self-critical. For example, I have worked with patients who entered psychotherapy because they were depressed over their divorces.
Of Self-Hatred and Self-Compassion - Depression Resources, Education About Depression and Unipolar Depression Allan Schwartz, LCSW, Ph.D. was in private practice for more than thirty years. He is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the states...Read More Sharon Salzberg is one of the great teachers of Buddhist philosophy and mindful living. Here is a quote of her’s from a conference she attended many years ago with the Dalai Lama: “What do you think about self-hatred?” I asked when it was my turn to bring up an issue for discussion.
Mediterranean Diet 101: A Meal Plan and Beginner's Guide The Mediterranean diet is based on the traditional foods that people used to eat in countries like Italy and Greece back in the year 1960. Researchers noted that these people were exceptionally healthy compared to Americans and had a low risk of many killer diseases. Numerous studies have now shown that the Mediterranean diet can cause weight loss and help prevent heart attacks, strokes, type 2 diabetes and premature death. A Mediterranean Diet Meal Plan Relationship or Job Anxiety? Why It's Not Exactly Your Fault In our lives, we all spend a heck of a lot of time with one special person – ourselves. We know what we like, we know what we hate, what we’re good at, where we fall short. The world around you may be a complex mystery, but at least you know yourself, right? Wrong. Harvard Professor of Chinese History Michael Puett is riding in on the Eastern Philosophy steam train to shatter everything you think you know about your “true” self. Firstly, he says, realize that you may think you are a certain way – you have a short temper, but you’re good at thinking on your feet, always have been and always will be.
This Nifty Infographic Is a Great Introduction to Neuroplasticity and Cognitive Therapy It's startling to think about how we've got a spaceship billions of miles away rendezvousing with Pluto, yet here on Earth there are major aspects of our own anatomy that we're almost completely ignorant about. We've climbed Everest, sent men to the moon, and invented the Internet — but we still don't know how our brains work. The positive outlook is that many health, science, and research specialists believe we're on the precipice of some major neuroscientific breakthroughs. One example of a recent discovery with major implications is our further understanding of neuroplasticity. Simply put, we used to think our brain was what it was — unchangeable, unalterable.
Having A Rough Childhood Can Affect Your Health As An Adult I was what you would call a sickly child: severe allergies, persistent throat infections, insomnia, and digestive issues plagued me before the arrival of Kindergarten. As I approached adolescence, migraines took over and became the primary focus. My pediatrician sent me to every specialist available, with the exception of a therapist or mental health expert. To my doctor, the migraines made no sense, and all other ailments were overshadowed while he gave me new diets and medications to try.