Self-Care in Nature

Self Care: Is It Time to Visit a Forest? By: Anna Bystrova      February 8, 2016 Photo: Kevin Wang from https://flic.kr/p/hpPwfV Let me ask you a simple question. How often do you go outside? No, not to get to the car or hop onto a bus to get to work or a place of
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Body Awareness After Trauma

Trauma in the Body By: Angela Englander              January 17, 2016 Trauma has a number of effects on an individual’s life, it can cause flashbacks and nightmares, intense emotions such as fear and rage, feeling different than other people, and feeling separate from the rest of the world. One side effect that is not as commonly
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Pleasant Activities

Hello everyone, As you know, it’s important to have joy and happiness in your life in order to reduce stress and be a happy and healthy person. Feel free to read the list of activities below and incorporate some into your life if you wish to increase your joy and happiness. Pleasant Activities Taking a
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Therapy to Prevent Cancer?

Therapy to Prevent Cancer? By: Angela Englander December 20, 2015 I’m sure you’ve heard that stress is hard on the body, maybe you have been told to treat yourself better or that self-care is important. Has anyone told you that certain personality traits and thought patterns could be putting you at a higher risk for
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Hormones and Depression

Hormonal imbalances  Hormone imbalance has been known to contribute to a variety of problems from pains to cramps to mood swings to anxiety and depression as well as a number of other problems. These hormone imbalances are especially troubling for women who have more of a natural hormone fluctuation than men. Some symptoms of low
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Chemicals, pesticides, herbicides, and other toxins

Chemicals, pesticides, herbicides, and other toxins Studies have shown that depression may be associated with toxins from pesticides, herbicides, and other toxins. These chemicals can potentially interfere with neuronal processes in the brain and lead to toxic build-ups in the tissue. To prevent these chemical effects some people choose to use more natural and body
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Trauma Related Beliefs

Trauma Related Beliefs Check the beliefs that apply to you and then write about a situation in which that belief was created. Try to be specific when describing the situation, are any of these situations trauma related? _____ I believe I am a victim and that my troubles are someone else’s fault Situation in which
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Your Amazing Brain!

Your Amazing Brain By: Angela Englander                  November 7, 2015 Intense emotions, fear, racing heart, sweating, numb emotions, confusion, trouble thinking clearly, feeling distracted and indecisiveness can all be part of the ongoing legacy of childhood trauma. Living with these symptoms is rarely a fun experience though, so what can you do about it? Your reptilian
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Making Good Decisions

Making Good Decisions By: Angela Englander      August 20, 2015 In order for someone to make a good decision they need to incorporate both logical information and emotional information. This means knowing what emotions we are feeling, what emotions come up when making this decision, and how the outcome of the decision will affect us, and
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