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Perception of Time and Quitting Smoking

There is a therapy created by Tad James called Time Line Therapy. It's about changing a clients perception of time.  Part of that intervention is giving the client the imagined experience of floating above their time line and at time before the event happened.  Then...

Harvard Medical School, Meditation and the Brain

Dr. Richard Davidson, a neuroscientist from the University of Wisconsin in Madison, and Dr. Sara Lazar, a neuroscientist based out of Massachusetts General Hospital and the Harvard Medical School. The following interview has been edited and condensed for clarity.   ...

Meditation and Music May Help Reverse Early Memory Loss in Adults

Summary: Researchers report practicing simple meditation and listening to music can have benefits for those with preclinical memory loss Meditation and music improve memory and cognitive function in adults with subjective cognitive decline: A pilot randomized...

Talk Therapy Helps Strengthen Brain Connections

In post-traumatic growth, one of the steps is to talk about the problem.  People that can verbalize what the challenges are have an increased probability for restoring mental health. New research in neuroscience now gives additional confirmation. Summary: Study...

People Who Have Had Personality Changes and Post-Traumatic Growth

“The ”self-image” is the key to human personality and human behavior. Change the self-image and you change the personality and the behavior.” Maxwell Maltz. author of Psycho-Cybernetics Gradual personality changes can be normal with the aging process and experience...

How to Be Persuasive Using Conversational Hypnosis

This post is a crash course on how to be persuasive with the use of conversational-hypnosis. So let's begin with modal operators of probability, unspecified verbs, analog marking, quotes in quotes and bridgers. Bridgers Bridgers are words that bridge two ideas...

A 7-Minute Mindfulness Practice to Shift out of “Doing” Mode

Noticing self-perpetuating thought patterns is a core mindfulness skill. Take a moment to examine how it feels to disengage from a busy mind and shift into "being" mode. The ability to recognize and disengage from self-perpetuating patterns of ruminative, negative...

How to be Mindful with a Cup of Tea

Reprinted from Mindful magazine When it's difficult to meditate, you can build moments of mindfulness into the day through simple activities like brewing and enjoying a cup of tea. Bringing mindfulness to simple activities like drinking tea trains us to direct...

Turn Negative Emotions into Your Greatest Source of Strength

This article is from Mindful magazine and written by Elisha Goldstein Ph.D I always say if there’s anything we’re assured of in life besides death and taxes, it’s stress and pain. While that may seem like a doomsday statement, if you look at it again, it’s actually...

Memory Reconsolidation: Key To Transformational Change

The major influence on being able to reprogram the brain is to have improved emotional responses to conditioned stimuli (flashbacks of problems, stress responses linked from associative conditioning). This is about changing the subconscious programmed meaning of...

Mindfulness Meditation Made Simple

'Mindfulness meditation made simple' is in bookstores and here is what a New York Times best selling author says about it... "In a hands-on style, this book effectively cuts through common obstacles to the practice.” —Sharon Salzberg, author of New York Times best...

How to Be Mindful 24/7 with ‘Stealth’ Mindfulness

Who has time to meditate?  You do!  So do I!  It can happen in the smallest moments many times a day when you begin your focus on the present by beginning in the smallest ways. This article was recently published by Diana Winston the Director of Mindfulness Education...

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