(Exploring Your Mind) Visualization techniques are designed to help people relax and concentrate. When we visualize, we mentally create something to distract us and redirect attention away from what’s stressing us.
(Staff Writer) Have you heard about the two systems of thinking by Daniel Kahneman? This psychologist won the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences in 2002 after he developed a theory that explained the two ways of thinking humans use daily.
(Exploring Your Mind) Are you aware of the processes involved in the development of plans and decision making? Today’s article will discuss one of them: future episodic thinking.
(Exploring Your Mind) The social brain is one of the main resources humans have to overcome the challenges of our environment. It allows you to live in the company of others and feel protected, among other things.
(Exploring Your Mind) Milton Erickson is considered a creative genius. Perhaps this is due to the fact that other psychiatrists found his therapeutic approach so difficult to replicate. This American psychiatrist and psychologist was a pioneer in hypnosis therapies to the point of achieving legendary status. Milton Erickson developed, among other tools, therapeutic strategies based on how changing your language can “change” your mind.
(Dr. Edward F. Group) From running a marathon in the snow — barefoot— to climbing part of Mount Everest wearing shorts, Wim Hof, “The Iceman” is no stranger to the extreme. Hof, a Dutch athlete, trained himself to withstand very cold temperatures using a unique breathing technique. Wim Hof breathing has been featured on TV shows and researched in labs. More importantly, people around the world now use it to boost their immune systems, feel more energized and less stressed, improve focus and athletic performance, and release endorphins — happy hormones. This method can be an important part of your self-care tool kit, too!
(Arjun Walia) A study published in the Journal EXPLORE, The Journal of Science and Healing conducted by scientists at National Kaohsiung Normal University, National Taiwan University, and the Institute of Noetic Sciences referenced a previous experiment which suggested that “consumption of intentionally treated tea influenced subjective mood under double-blind, controlled conditions.” They decided to investigate further, under double-blind, controlled conditions. The new study used Arabidopsis thaliana seeds (a commonly used wild type of seed that belongs to the Brassica family, which includes cruciferous vegetables like cabbage, broccoli, cauliflower), and measured differences in hypocotyl length, anthocyanin, and chlorophyll between seeds hydrated with intentionally treated vs. untreated water.
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(Ocean Robbins) As we navigate the COVID-19 pandemic, many of us are also experiencing another health challenge: an assault on our mental health. Anxiety is high, and many people are cooped up at home and knocked off their normal routines. Plus, many of us face a loss of control, financial stress, increased social isolation, or even the specter of too much time with family members or roommates, who may be easier to get along with when we have more breathing room.
(Andy Corbley) The British Academy of Sound Therapy (BAST) has been studying the beneficial effects of listening to music for therapeutic purposes for years.
(Arjun Walia) Multiple studies and experiments have demonstrated that the mind does have an ability to heal, or assist with healing and recovery. How powerful is our mind? Why do some people still regard this thought as ‘pseudoscientific’ when there is a lot of statistically significant research that’s available with regards to the mind/matter mind/body connection?
(Exploring Your Mind) Although not everyone can concentrate on long journeys, reading while traveling is a great way to make the most of your time and boost your brain health and cognitive processes.
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(Exploring Your Mind) There are several types of embarrassment. Although they mostly have the same physiological consequences, they tend to differ in terms of cognitive processing and the circumstances that produce it. Stay with us as we talk about why we often feel embarrassed!
(Justin Deschamps) In the modern age, mood issues, emotional upset, depression, boredom, and so on are all too common. Can modern-day drugs really help? The answer will likely resonate with what you’ve always believed deep down.