Posts in Mindfulness
Childhood Trauma & Mental Health

Nadine Burke Harris is a pediatrician trained in public health who began studying the affects of childhood trauma after noticing a dramatic increase in children being referred to her for ADHD.  Her investigations uncovered that people exposed to childhood trauma dramatically increased the likelihood that a person would experience heart disease, cancer, suicidal urges, and a reduced life expectancy.

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The Eight Limbs of Yoga as Path to Positive Mental Health

Last week I reviewed my argument for why I believe yoga is an excellent complement to counseling & psychotherapy as a tool to achieve optimal mental health.  To summarize, yoga prescribes a number of physical, mental, and emotional practices collectively known as the 8-limbs that help alleviate stress & anxiety and can assist recovery from a number of major mental illnesses.

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4 Things You Should Know About Yoga & Mental Health

As a licensed mental health counselor and a long-time yoga practitioner, I am a strong supporter of using a combination of practices to help you feel like the best version of yourself. For some of you, this may mean going to therapy to learn new ways of thinking, feeling, and acting. For others, you may choose Mindfulness practices like meditation and yoga to help yourself feel more grounded and at-peace. For me: I’ve always believed that using a little bit of both gives you the biggest bang for your buck.

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