How To Do The Square Breath

To begin, find a space, with good air circulation and where you can either sit or lie down making sure your spine is straight. Before you begin the square breath, first empty your lungs by exhaling through your nose as fully as you can. Then contract the diaphragm muscle and inhale through your nose to the count of four.  Then hold your breath to the count of four, then slowly relax the diaphragm muscle, and exhale through your nose to the count of four, then hold your breath to the count of four.  This completes one cycle of the square breath[…] 

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Discover the Power of The Square Breath

In today’s fast-paced world, stress, anxiety, depression, and insomnia have become common companions for many individuals. While various coping mechanisms exist, one ancient practice that has gained recognition for its effectiveness is the square breath, also known as box breathing. Derived from yoga, this rhythmic breathing technique offers many benefits for those struggling with […]

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Use of Neurofeedback for Addiction

Neurofeedback is a form of biofeedback that measures brain activity in real-time and provides feedback to the user through visual or auditory cues. This feedback allows the user to gain insight into their own brain activity and make conscious changes to it. In recent years, neurofeedback has been studied as a potential treatment for addiction. One of the ways that neurofeedback may help with addiction is by helping to normalize activity in the brain’s reward system. Studies […]

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Cognitive – Behavioral Therapy for Addiction

Cognitive – Behavioral Therapy is a type of treatment that can help people to change their behavior by changing underlying negative beliefs about themselves or others.  CBT also helps people think about things in a more positive and constructive manner –  which in turn allows individuals to see themselves, others and/or a given situation in […]

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Use of meditation for addiction (s)

Meditation has been shown to be effective in treating a variety of  addictions. It is a practice that involves focusing the mind on a particular object, thought, or activity in order to achieve a greater perspective on life. There are several different types of meditation, but they all share the common goal of promoting greater objectivity  a deeper understanding of oneself […]

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Some Effects of Early Trauma in Relationships

Experiencing trauma in early life can have a ripple effect that extends into adulthood. Oftentimes, people who have faced trauma struggle with relationships because they replay harmful patterns learned in childhood. This can manifest in many ways, such as difficulty trusting others, feeling isolated, feeling shame, struggling with unresolved anger, being defensive or difficulty communicating […]

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Autism And The Use Of Neurofeedback

Autism as defined by the Autism Research Institute is: “A developmental disorder with symptoms that appear within the first three years of life”.  Its formal diagnostic name is autism spectrum disorder (ASD). The word “spectrum” indicates that autism appears in different forms with varying levels of severity.  That means that each individual with autism experiences […]

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Use of neurofeedback in treating anxiety

Neurofeedback also known as EEG biofeedback is a type of therapy that has been shown to be effective in treating the symptoms of many anxiety disorders. The use of neurofeedback (EEG -biofeedback) has been shown to be effective in reducing symptoms such as worry, rumination, social phobia, panic attacks, anxiety arising from trauma, and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)[…]

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Cognitive - behavior therapy and mindfulness

Cognitive – behavior therapy and mindfulness

Cognitive – behavior therapy and mindfulness have been shown to be effective in treating anxiety. Both types of therapy work by changing the way that people think about situations or events, helping them to see things in a more positive light and reducing their fears and worries.
One of the key components of cognitive – behavior therapy is behavioral[…]

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The Power of Belief

It’s no secret that having belief in yourself is one of the most important things you can do to achieve contentment and happiness. Belief just is.  It is the foundation of consciousness.  And, it is what gives rise to complex behavior and actions.  A person either believes they can do something or they believe they cannot.   The strength of one’s belief is one of the major factors in what determines the outcome of a situation[…]

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The physical/mental benefits of being in nature

Research has shown being in nature has a myriad of physical and mental benefits Physical Benefits Exposure to sunlight helps the body produce Vitamin D, which is essential for strong bones. Going outside has been shown to increase energy levels and exercise capacity, as well as decrease fatigue. Nature can help you to improve your […]

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The Emotional and Physical Benefits Of Friendship

In today’s world, everyone is looking for ways to optimize their physical and mental health. From eliminating processed foods from your diet to taking a daily walk, there are many small (and large) things we can do to improve our physical and mental health over time. But what most of us don’t realize is that one of the best pieces of advice […]

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general information about insomnia

General Information about Insomnia

If you are one of the millions of people who suffer from Insomnia, you know how frustrating and debilitating it can be. Insomnia can lead to poor sleep quality, which can then lead to daytime fatigue, irritability, difficulty concentrating and focusing, and a host of other problems like anxiety and depression.  There are a few […]

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effects of yoga on anxiety and depression

The Positive Effects of Yoga on Anxiety and Depression

Anxiety and depression are common mental health conditions that can have a negative impact on our quality of life.  If left untreated, anxiety and depression can lead to other problems such as substance abuse, physical ailments, and insomnia. Research has shown that the regular  practice of yogic asana’s (postures) and pratyahara (breath control)* are highly […]

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trauma: a holistic approach

Trauma: A Holistic Approach

Trauma is a common experience that can affect individuals in many different ways. While there are many treatments available for trauma, it is important to approach healing in a holistic way. This means taking into account all aspects of the individual’s life, including physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual health.  In this blog post, we will […]

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neurofeedback for anxiety

Neurofeedback for Anxiety

Anxiety disorders are the most common type of mental illness in the United States, affecting 40 million adults each year. While medication and therapy are both effective treatments for anxiety, some people may find neurofeedback to be an effective option as well. Neurofeedback is a non-invasive treatment that uses real-time brain monitoring to help people […]

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