Thursday, August 10, 2017

Pain Management without Medication

Don't underestimate the power of your mind to control pain.  

Sometime we have no choice but to take medication to relieve severe or chronic pain.   But what if you had some alternatives that would either eliminate or at least relief your pain without the pill?  Would you try it? 

Did you know, ‘when we experience pain we often hold our breath, which can contribute to inflammation through the release of the stress hormone cortisol,” says Jane Permotto Ehrman, a behavior health specialist at the Cleveland Clinic Center for Lifestyle Medicine?  

What if I told you if you closed your eyes and imagined your body growing more relaxed every second?  As your breath through our belly, visualize oxygen filling any area of tensions with comfort and calm.   Then see the pain dissipating with each exhalation.   “The longer your exhale, the more you stimulate the vagus nerve in the brain, telling it you’re in a safe environment,” says Chicago psychologist Michael Merrill, PhD.  

The Mind is the most powerful tool we have.  We have all heard this but, how many of us have been taught how or how to use it.   Don't under estimate your power.   Learn more today.  

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Coming to Your Senses – Disengaging from Your Stressful Thinking

Recently I have had a few people tell me they don’t know how to stop the negative thought patterns that are relentlessly stressing them out and possibly making them sick.   The mind being the most powerful instrument for creating wellness in our bodies is something most of us just let run aimlessly with random stressful, negative thoughts that will more than likely create illness overtime.    But, how do you stop that thinking?  What if I told you, you can’t.   It’s true, it is impossible to stop any thought but, you can change your thinking to different ones.   There are somethings you can do to redirect your thinking and one is coming to your senses, literally.  

Through your senses—with the ability to touch, see, smell, taste, and hear—you gain an appreciation of what it means to be human and of what an incredible miracle it is to be alive.  You will actually feel that aliveness and you come into the present moment and are disengaged from the previous negative thoughts.  

The mind-body connection is fascinating with so much potential to create wellness in your everyday life.