As a holistic practitioner, I feel that it’s my responsibility to be open to various forms of treatment and acknowledge the many different ways in which we can cope with distress. For some of us, this may mean going to therapy, exercising regularly, or testing out “alternative” methods like acupuncture, Reiki, or massage. Here in Rhode Island, where the state approves the use of medical marijuana, that may also mean visiting Compassion Centers to utilize this substance.Read More
Recently, I treated myself to a Thai Yoga Massage at Santosha Yoga & Holistic Health Center in Cranston. My reasons for exploring this modality were two-fold:
- As self-care, I’d heard through word-of-mouth that Thai Yoga Massage (TYM) was relaxing , increased mobility, and provided relief from chronic tension.
- As a holistic health practitioner, I am always looking for practices that improve mental health and well-being. I believe that before anyone can recommend anything, however, one must try it firsthand. This allows us as providers to share concrete and authentic feedback about experiences and expectations.
In his book, Waking the Tiger , Peter Levine examines trauma from an evolutionary perspective. He argues that trauma is basically the result of a flight-or-flight response that has not been completed.Read More
The vagus nerve is a core component of our nervous systems. It runs from the brain throughout the body and is directly connected to the parasympathetic nervous system (the relaxation response.)Read More
I am excited to feature this guest post about how one woman utilized her yoga practice to support her recovery from her eating disorder.Read More
Wait for it . . . because I’m about to blow the lid off this thing: did you know that regular, in-person, face-to-face communication decreases your risk of mental illness?Read More