Melissa McClain

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6 Ways Meditation Benefits Every Part of Your Body

Zen out after your ride with this super-simple technique<p>If you’ve ever spent a few minutes meditating at the end of yoga class, you know that trying to slow down your thoughts is a bit trickier than it looks.<p>“Our minds are constantly moving—worrying about deadlines, evaluating our own performance …

Mindfulness

Jewel Shares Her Stay-Calm Secrets: I Use Mindfulness Hacks to ‘Rewire My Brain’

Keep calm and write on. For singer <b>Jewel</b>, putting her emotions on paper — first in a journal as a child and later for songs — has been key to …

Mindfulness

How a Diagnosis of Complex PTSD Differs From PTSD

Some mental health professionals make the distinction between the diagnosis of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and complex PTSD, also known as …

PTSD Why Some Develope

<i>Key Components of PTSD Recovery: coping skills, support system, regaining control, reducing stress, relaxation skills, and self-nourishing. Healing</i> …

PTSD relief without drugs

A recent American Thinker article by Larry Alton .".. get serious about PTSD” is right on the mark. Most VA and DoD programs have not produced …

6 PTSD Misconceptions Debunked

Over the years it’s been known by many names: shell shock, combat stress reaction, war neurosis. But while many people will associate post-traumatic …

Career Transitions Made Easier With Neuroscience Tools

<i>Ed. note: This post is by Jeena Cho, a Legal Mindfulness Strategist. She is the co-author of The Anxious Lawyer (affiliate link), a book written by</i> …

The Political Consequences of Compassion Fatigue

In The Guardian, Elisa Gabbert traces the history of the concept of “compassion fatigue” and examines its impact on our everyday lives in the present …

Feeling anxious or stressed? These apps might help

City life existence comes with its own set of problems. Between making it through rush hour everyday to get to (and back from) work, keeping up with …

4 Sets of Somatic Mindfulness Exercises for People Who Have Experienced Trauma

For many people who have experienced trauma, practicing mindfulness can bring up painful and overwhelming emotions that they don’t necessarily have …

8 Ways To Increase Your Mental Resilience And Avoid Burnout

It is easy to miss the signs of burnout until they are already there. Burnout can affect anyone, and is increasingly used to describe a common set of symptoms facing everyone from employees to leaders. While not in the diagnostic manual used by psychiatrists, it is now used as an everyday term to …

Mayo Mindfulness: Set down your device and start paying attention

A recent study found that teens spend an average of nine hours each day looking at a screen. Adults who are determined to not let that be true for …

Mental Health

Association of Fatigue and Stress With Gray Matter Volume

Introduction<p>A number of studies of chronic stress have shown that stress is associated with a greater risk for various health and health-related …

Importance of Stimulating Your Vagus Nerve

Our bodies are made up of nerves that transmit messages from the brain to various organs to carry out specific actions. One nerve, in particular, …

Vagus Nerve Overview

There are 12 cranial nerves in the body. They come in pairs and help to link the brain with other areas of the body, such as the head, neck, and …

NOW Self-Care Ritual: Pranayama

Whether you realize it or not, your gut could use a little help with its flow.<p>YJ Influencer Denelle Numis teaches the viloma pranayama technique, …

How These 12 People Fit Mindfulness Into Their Work Day

Mindfulness has numerous benefits, from lowering stress levels to helping with anxiety and depression to helping you regulate your emotions. And mindfulness can especially help at work, offering improved focus, better memory, the ability to stay calm under fire and better corporate citizenship, …

Is Your Brain Being "Hijacked" by Stress and Anxiety? Here's How to Know For Sure

<i>Your brain should not be your own worst enemy, but stress and anxiety can often make this the case. If you're constantly stressing about even the least worrisome things, Cheryl Gerson at YourTango lists ways to calm your mind and ease the vicious mental cycle of rumination.</i><p><b>You don't have to be a</b> …

How to Use Mindfulness to Increase Your Team’s Creativity

There’s a fundamental contradiction when organizations ask employees to maintain a fast pace of work <i>and</i> be creative. What often happens in hectic workplaces is that employees resort to autopilot or habitual ways of working. When they don’t have the time or space to incubate novel and clever ideas, …

What happens when you get an adrenaline rush?

An adrenaline rush is one of the body's vital defense mechanisms. A stressful situation will trigger the release of the hormone adrenaline, also …

14 Simple Steps To Encourage Mindfulness In Your Workplace – Page 8

fizkes / Shutterstock<p><b>7. Remember To Breathe</b><p>People react out of urgency in our disruptive world and throw words out of their mouths every second. Overstimulated people with big egos think innovation is more important than human kindness. People need to stop talking and start breathing. Breathe as …

The Hidden Benefits Of Meditation, According To Experts, Make The Practice SO Worth It

Sometimes, even if you know something is good for you, it can be hard to actually make yourself do it. Meditation is definitely one of those things, …

Meditation

Trauma Is Trapped In Your Body

3 Ways You Can Release It Without Sharing Your Story<p><i>by</i><p>, Bio Hacking Is Cool. Bio Integration Is Key<p>Traumas of abuse, past relationships, …

The Role of the Vagus Nerve in Cancer Prognosis: A Systematic and a Comprehensive Review

Abstract<p>This article reviews the role of the vagus nerve in tumor modulation and cancer prognosis. We present a systematic review of 12 …

Cortical map plasticity as a function of vagus nerve stimulation rate

Repeatedly pairing a brief train of vagus nerve stimulation (VNS) with an external event can reorganize the sensory or motor cortex. A 30 Hz train of …

5 Very Real Reasons To Tone Your Vagus Nerve Today

If you were to take your hand right now and rub the back of your neck, you would be touching the area where your brain stem is located. This area …

[Abstract + References] Improving Stroke Rehabilitation with Vagus Nerve Stimulation

1.<p>Benjamin EJ, Blaha MJ, Chiuve SE, Cushman M, Das SR, Deo R, de Ferranti SD, Floyd J, Fornage M, Gillespie C, Isasi CR, Jimenez MC, Jordan LC, Judd …

Depression, Anxiety, the Vagus Nerve and Craniosacral Therapy

<b>Vagus Nerve<br>In previous blogs I have written about the Autonomic Nervous System (ANS) and its 2 key branches the Parasympathetic nervous system (PNS -</b> …

Reducing Inflammation Starts with the Vagus Nerve

Inflammation lies at the root of most chronic diseases, and the vagus nerve plays a key role in reducing inflammation. Learn the holistic technique …