6 Proven Benefits of Mindful Meditation

orbingThe practice of mindful meditation has been found to improve focus and concentration, emotional regulation, and many other scientifically prove benefits.

Mindful meditation practice has been around for many thousands of years. Now, in the post modern world of the new millennia, science has found that these practices help rewire the makeup of our brains.

  1. Reduces Anxiety In a 2013 Massachusetts General Hospital study, individuals diagnosed with General Anxiety Disorder (GAD) found to have reduced their levels of stress from mindful meditation, more than the control group did.
  2. Reduces Implicit Age and Race Bias. In a 2015 Central Michigan University study by Professor Adam Lueke, found that mindful meditation practitioners were able to be less race and age bias. Studies involved, identifying who a person preferred to set next to, during breakfast. The results were not because the mindful group was able to override there bias, but rather the automatic bias didn’t appear as much as it did in the control groups.
  3. May Prevent and Treat Depression. According to American Psychological Association, found that mindfulness exercises including yoga, body awareness and daily homework, such as eating or doing household chores, with full attention to what one is doing, moment by moment. People at risk of depression, were helped, and found that to prevent depression recurrence, as effective as medication antidepressants did.
  4. Decreased Body Dissatisfaction: Women of all ages, more often experience body dissatisfaction. Researchers, Ellen R. Albertson, Kristin D. Neff and Karen E. Dill-Shackleford, have found that women compared to the control group, experienced an increase in body satisfaction, less body shame, increased self-worth and self compassion.  Source.
  5. Improves Cognitive Function: In the Journal of Consciousness and Cognition 2010, it was found that mindful meditations training, improved mood, reduced fatigue, anxiety and increased mental focus and cognitive function in both working memory and executive functioning. Benefits that were only previously observed with long-term meditators.
  6. Reduces Mental Distractions: Retrains the mind to to focus, concentrate and become more analytical, in the world where our attention is always being pulled in some many different directions at once. Harvard researchers have shown that brain cells use specific frequencies to regulate the flow of information, in much the same way a radio station broadcast in specific frequencies. The Alpha Brainwave, are particularly active during meditation. The brainwave resonating of Alpha processes touch, sight and sound through the brain’s outermost layer, the cortex, where it helps to suppress irrelevant distractions and sensations, thereby enhancing the flow of sensory information between all brain regions.

It’s easier than ever to learn about mindful meditation. Start a daily practice by making a small commitment, for example 2 to 4 minutes, at the beginning of the day. Over a few days, you will find it easier to achieve longer meditation, try it and see for yourself.

Ref. ~ July 2016 6 Scientifically Proven Benefits Of Mindfulness And Meditation By  Jeena Cho mental health, mindfulness and work-life integration for Frobes.

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Your Inner Physician and You

Inner Physician_Upledger“Your Inner Physician and You” By John E. Upledger DO, OMM.

This book of Dr John Upledger, DO, OMM; helped me a great deal to develop my own trauma informed skills, helped me to work more effectively with intention, listening through touch to my own intuition, tuning into my client’s – body inner wisdom, what Dr Upledger called the “Inner Physician”. The InnerPhysician is an archetypical language, that occurs when we merge into the body’s process, through therapeutic imagery and dialogue to support the release of traumatic emotional content, to support and revitalize the body’s own healing power to self correct itself.

I hope you enjoy the read.

AMAZON REVIEW:

“…This lively book describes the discovery and therapeutic value of the craniosacral system in easy, understandable terms healthcare professionals and laypeople alike can understand. Dr. Upledger’s colorful case histories explain the path that led to his discovery of this exciting medical modality. The book contains a play-by-play account of the development of CranioSacral Therapy, SomatoEmotional Release, and other concepts and techniques”.

Your Inner Physician and You: Craniosacral Therapy and … www.amazon.com

“It’s recommended reading for therapists, patients, caregivers, and anyone interested in understanding how therapy performed on the craniosacral system can improve the quality of life”.

 

 

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Also for more research and development information about CranioSacral Therapy go to www.upledger.com

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What is Myofascial Release?

cropped-029.jpgThe use of Myofascial Release allows me to look at each person as a unique individual. Each session is performed directly on skin without oils, creams or machinery.

This enables me to accurately detect fascial restrictions and apply appropriate amount of sustained pressure to facilitate release of the fascia, the “connective tissue” which are often the source of chronic pain and dysfunction. Myofascial Release is a safe and effective hands on treatment eliminate pain and restore motion.

It helps to restore proper body mechanics and movement, enhance strength, improve flexibility, and postural and movement awareness.  My holistic integrative approach combines the best of clinical massage therapy with myofascial release and craniosacral therapy, which helps to relieve a full spectrum of pain, illness and dysfunction,

Read more about Myofascial Release

Located in Richardson and in Rockwall, Texas.

My mission is to be a your trusted and safe client focused integrative health and wellness partner, to help you resolve chronic stress, pain, and injury recovery goals. I am now serving in the communities of Dallas, Garland, Richardson and Rockwall, Texas, through the innovative Quantum InnerQi Bodywork and CranioSacral Therapy.

With all my heart,

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Claude Barrett, LMT, CST  #mt004572 

Our location is conveniently located in Richardson, Texas at the North East Corner of Arapaho and Rockingham Lane in Richardson, TX:

Arapaho Gardens

1121 Rockingham Lane Richardson, TX 75080

And in Rockwall, Texas we are conveniently located behind lakeside veterinary, at Rockwall Medical Massage just off of frontage road at 801 -B E Interstate 30 Rockwall Texas 75087

Call me for an appointment today; 214 232-5278

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What is Ortho-Bionomy?

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Ortho-Bionomy is a gentle, non-invasive, system of healing that reminds the body of its natural ability to restore balance and health. Its principles are based on a simple and profound philosophy: allow the body to correct itself. The hallmark of Ortho-Bionomy is pain relief. Using soft tissue positional of ease techniques, to trigger the body’s natural neuromuscular relaxation response. The focus is on the neck, mid and low back regions of the spine, and joints like ankles, knees, wrists, elbows and shoulders to release of tensions and pain.

The founder, British-trained Osteopath Arthur Lincoln Pauls, discovered how to gently stimulate the body’s reflexes for self-correction in a way that supports a person’s own healing mechanisms. The body is stimulated using gentle movements, comfortable positioning, brief compression and subtle contact. The result is seemingly effortless pain and tension relief, natural re-alignment, relaxation and a deep sense of well-being. The individual is empowered to participate in their own recovery, and through the process can begin to rediscover the ability to heal and restore comfort, ease and balance back into their body.

Whether looking for relief from specific discomfort or a safe and effective way to ease stress and promote relaxation, Ortho-Bionomy can be very beneficial. It can also work in conjunction with other healing systems. It is not a substitute for appropriate medical care, nutrition or exercise.

What are the benefits of Ortho-Bionomy?

Ortho-Bionomy helps people break the cycle of pain – without creating pain. It is very effective for recovering from injuries, surgery and stress. It aids the recovery by reducing muscle tension, soothing the joints, increasing flexibility and range of movement, improving circulation and relaxing the entire body.

 

Read more about: Ortho-Bionomy

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Located in Dallas, Garland and Rockwall, TX

 

 

 

 

How many sessions is it going to take to fix this?

 

cropped-20150517_120213.jpgA first time, CranioSacral Therapy client can often have hidden expectations. That some how their post concussion syndrome, headaches, TMJ-D, neck or back pain can be resolved in just one session. Too often the CST practitioners leaves it up to the client to know when to rebook a session.

Craniosacral Therapists are trained to believe their client’s “inner wisdom” will tell them when it’s time for another session. But here’s the problem with that, through all their pain and stress, the client usually can not hear the still, small voice of their intuition. Which is why the client needs a fierce and honest advocate.

An Ounce of Framing Is Worth a Pound of Reframing (Attributed to Judy DeLozier)

Framing lets someone know in advance what’s going to happen. And what they should expect, and experience so they come back for the help they sorely need.

So when a new client asks “How many sessions is it going to take to fix this?” 

I like to follow up by saying “I’m glad you asked”.

Of course, every individual is unique. So while some conditions may resolve in a single session, more often it’s like peeling away the layers of an onion. We release soft-tissue restrictions layer by layer until we get to the core issue that’s been holding all the others in place, then the condition can be corrected by the body’s own healing wisdom.

So while I can’t tell you exactly how many sessions it’ll take for your issue to resolve, I promise you this at the end of each session, I’ll give you my honest opinion about whether I believe you could use another session. Or whether you’re good to go.

 

Before I start the first session, I like to say this, many people ask me how many sessions it’ll take for their particular challenge to be resolve, and I’ll tell you what I tell them. I will give you my honest opinion at the end of the session. 

Often the client will appreciate the honesty.

6 Ways CranioSacral Therapy Facilitates Brain Health

From the Upledger UK page:

By 

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To complement the article “How CranioSacral Therapy May Contribute to Brain Health”
in the September 2014 issue of MASSAGE Magazine. Summary: The author discusses
the specific effects of CranioSacral Therapy on brain-related problems, including chronic
pain; neurodegenerative disorders; issues related to inflammation; spinal column
or nerve problems; and eye conditions.

https://www.massagemag.com/6-ways-craniosacral-therapy-facilitates-brain-health-26528/

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