Free Mindfulness, Relaxation and Guided Imagery

Interventions and exercises used in therapy and counseling of anxiety, depression, trauma as well as sports mental health areas are mindfulness, relaxation and guided imagery. These interventions help a person to calm the restless mind, offer moments of relief from whatever is going on and allow a targeted focus of attention. The following 2 links provide websites which offer various free auditory and visual tools to help you sleep better, decrease your anxiety levels, help you ground yourself or just give you a break from a stressful day. Try it out and feel free to leave some feedback to let me know if this was helpful. 

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The wonder drugs to treat mental and physical illness!

There are two magical remedies for mental as well as physical health problems. The problem with these remedies is they are not in pill form so patients and clients are not as motivated to try them because they include work and behavioral changes. So, whoever is able to turn these two antidotes into pills will be a very wealthy person since every doctor is going to prescribe them. The remedies I am talking about are EXERCISE and HUMOR. To start the weekend off with some laughter I decided to have Will Ferrell take the lead in this video clip.

The evidence on EMDR in PTSD treatment

Have you heard about EMDR as treatment option for people suffering from PTSD and other trauma related anxiety disorders? EMDR stands for Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing. It has shown to produce quick improvements for clients suffering from symptoms like flashbacks, hyperarousal, triggers that cause intense feelings of fear related to a traumatic event, etc. This article discusses some questions of controversy regrading EMDR answered by its founder Francine Shapiro herself. For more information feel free to visit my website.

What is the cure for exceptional suffering?

This article discusses how understanding grief and loss as a universal experience, which is inevitable, and therefore, can lead to acceptance and some type of inner peace. The author incorporates a symbolic story to show how emotional suffering is part of the human existence. Accepting of this existence and possible finding meaning in life may allow a person to move on after a tragic loss.

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