HOW POSITIVE EMOTIONS REDUCE INFLAMMATION, by Adriana Ayales

Happiness isn’t the only emotion that can help you stay healthy as you age. Feeling excited, amused, proud, euphoric, strong, cheerful you feel on a regular basis matters, too. First-of-its-kind studies are being revealed over the years demonstrating that experiencing a broad spectrum of different positive emotions on a day-to-day basis actually signals lower systemic inflammation. Meaning, that allowing …

How to Avoid Destroying Emotions when Tracking Body Sensations?

How to Avoid Destroying Emotions when Tracking Body Sensations? by RAJA SELVAM, PHD Summary: The paper explains how tracking of body sensations can eliminate emerging emotions and then offers  ways of working more effectively with emotions in the body to improve not just emotional outcomes but also cognitive, behavioral, relational, and spiritual outcomes in all therapeutic …

Nature is Medicine — Even in a Prison Cell

Trees are the earth's endless effort to speak to the listening heaven. --Rabindranath Tagore by Nalini Nadkarn The “Moss-in-Prison” project helped me bring my love for trees and forest to men and women in the deepest windowless reaches of the prison system. “We learned that the inmates who viewed nature videos committed twenty-six percent fewer …

Peter Levine on Freedom from Pain

Tami Simon speaks with Dr. Peter Levine and Dr. Maggie Phillips. Dr. Phillips is the director of the California Institute of Clinical Hypnosis and is author of Finding the Energy to Heal and Reversing Chronic Pain. Dr. Levine is the developer of the groundbreaking Somatic Experiencing® approach to healing trauma. With Sounds True, they have coauthored a book and accompanying CD called Freedom from …

Stress : Mais pourquoi est-il si contagieux ? Cette étude explique comment le stress est contagieux : c’est-à-dire comment le stress de l’autre va jusqu’à modifier notre cerveau au niveau cellulaire, de manière similaire à notre propre stress.

Cette étude de l'Université de Calgary (Canada) explique comment le stress est contagieux : c'est-à-dire comment le stress de l'autre va jusqu'à modifier notre cerveau au niveau cellulaire, de manière similaire à notre propre stress. Ces travaux, menés chez l'animal, montrent également une moindre sensibilité des femelles aux effets du stress de l'autre. Alors que …

La connexion esprit-corps, bien plus dense qu’on ne le pensait, par Elena Sender

Des neuroscientifiques de l’université de Pittsburgh viennent d’identifier les connexions anatomiques entre de multiples zones du cerveau et la partie du corps qui gère le stress. ''Cela vient apporter une nouvelle lumière sur la manière dont le stress, la dépression et les autres états mentaux peuvent altérer la fonction des organes, et montre qu’il y …