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Breathing-based meditation practices may be particularly beneficial for PTSD given that it is a stress disorder characterized by hyperarousal, autonomic dysfunction, negative affect, and difficulties with emotion regulation (American Psychiatric Association,2013; Sack, Hopper, & Lamprecht, 2004). Respiration and emotion are tightly coupled processes with bidirectional influence and breathing interventions have boosted emotion regulatory processes in healthy populations. They have also normalized parasympathetic activity in anxious populations not suffering from PTSD and in healthy populations with experimentally induced anxiety.
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Perception of Time and Quitting Smoking

There is a therapy created by Tad James called Time Line Therapy and the Basis of Personality 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...

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.   ...

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...

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