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COVID-19 RESOURCES 

Take a Mindful Approach to COVID-19

Mindfulness is the practice to intentionally bring awareness to the present moment so we can choose our response to what is happening. Read more...

Creating a Home Retreat: Finding Freedom Wherever You Are

When a widespread difficulty like the coronavirus pandemic grows, it becomes important to draw on our inner strength. Read more...

Harvard Medical School Recommends Yoga to deal with COVID-19 Anxiety

A leading medical school in the US has recommended yoga, meditation and controlled breathing to address anxiety issues...Read more...

That Discomfort you're Feeling is

Grief

Some of the HBR edit staff met virtually the other day — a screen full of faces in a scene becoming more common everywhere. Read more...

Mental health & Psychosocial Considerations during COVID-19 

In January 2020 the World Health Organization (WHO) declared the outbreak of a new coronavirus disease, COVID-19, to be a Public Health Emergency. Read more...

Coping with Stress During COVID-

19

It is normal to feel sad, stressed, confused, scared or angry during a crisis.

Talking to people you trust can help.

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Helping Children Cope with Stress During COVID-19

Children may respond to stress in different ways such as being more clingy, anxious, withdrawing, angry or agitated, bedwetting etc. Read more...

COVID-19 - How to Address Social Stigma

Evidence clearly shows that stigma and fear around communicable diseases hamper the response. Facts, not fear will stop the spread of novel coronavirus. Read more...

TRAUMA/PTSD/CPTSD/ANXIETY

The Brain in Defense Mode: How Dissociation Helps Us Survive

According to Ross and Halpern (2011), there are several definitions of dissociation. Read more...

Five Common Misconceptions About Trauma

Every survivor I spoke with believed in the beginning that the trauma had destroyed their life forever, and that they would never be happy again. Read more...

Understanding How Anxiety Might Be Different For Men

Men and anxiety. New studies show that men don’t experience or express anxiety in the same way as women. Read more...

VAGUS NERVE

6 Ways to Instantly Stimulate Your Vagus Nerve

First of all, the vagus nerve is the longest nerve in the body which originates in the

brain as cranial nerve ten, travels down the from go the neck and then passes around the digestive system, liver, spleen,

pancreas, heart and lungs. Read more...

The Vagus Nerve May Carry Serotonin Along the Gut-Brain Axis

When Prozac was introduced in 1987, it made a big splash as the first selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) antidepressant for the treatment of major depressive disorder. Read more...

I Now Suspect the Vagus Nerve Is the Key to Well-being

Have you ever read something a million times only to one day, for no apparent reason, think “Wait, what is that?” This happened to me the other day for “the vagus nerve.” Read more...

SLEEP

5 Steps to Wind Down and Fall

Asleep

As someone who works every day with patients struggling with insomnia, the most common thing I hear is once the head hits the pillow, the brain doesn’t stop. Read more...

Getting Rid Of Repeating Nightmares to Wind Down and Fall Asleep

One of the most dramatic, butt-kicking examples of an effective new treatment tool for posttraumatic stress is a simple protocol called Nightmare Reprocessing. Read more...

YOGA/MINDFULNESS

Put Down that Painkiller, Pick Up a Yoga Mat

In the middle of a prescription painkiller overdose crisis in the United States, a San Diego VA study finds that veterans with chronic pain would be well-served to put down the pills and pick up a yoga mat. Read more...

5 Reasons You’re Having a Hard

Time Being Mindful

Every time I talk about mindfulness, I hear: “My brain is way too busy to be mindful.” “My ADD is so bad; I just can’t focus.” “The last thing I need is another item on my to-do list.” I understand. I really do. Read more...

Be Kind To Yourself Right Now

People often find some difficulty in caring for themselves, in receiving love, in believing they deserve to be happy. Read more...

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