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  • Exploring Biases
    For one of my doctoral courses in clinical psychology, I participated in an experiential lab activity in which I needed to explore a time when I acted in a prejudicial Read more
  • The Body Scan
    I think the body scan is an excellent way to begin to teach mindfulness. I believe that it can feel emotionally safe as it is helping the client to relax Read more
  • The Power of Mindfulness
    Strong (2019) described contemplative psychotherapy as a combination of the use of the clinician being mindful, Buddhist teachings, as well as counseling skills.Clients can be educated on the benefits of Read more
  • Hypnotherapy
    Esmail (2017) noted in the Canadian study that 79% of Canadians had used complementary or alternative therapy at some point in their lives. In 2016, 27% used yoga and 3 Read more
  • Well-being and Longevity
     One of the keys to wellbeing and longevity, is associated with making healthier choices in order to enjoy better health overall.  In my readings, I found research about the role Read more
  • Mind- Body- Spirit Medicine
     From my understanding, the mind-body connection refers to the way in which the mind impacts the body. For example, as a hypnotherapy practitioner, I often lead my patients into guided Read more
  • The Body Scan
    I think the body scan is an excellent way to begin to teach mindfulness.  It can feel emotionally safe as  it is helping the client to relax their mind and Read more
  • Contemplative Psychotherapy
    Strong (2019) described contemplative psychotherapy as a combination of the use of the clinician being mindful, Buddhist teachings, as well as counseling skills.Clients can be educated on the benefits of Read more
  • Mind-body therapies Benefits
    McEwen (2017) explained that mindfulness-based stress reduction practice demonstrated an increase in brain gray matter. The increase in brain gray matter density was noticed in the hippocampus, cerebellum, and prefrontal Read more
  • Mindfullness
    Dr. Shapiro’s trajectory into mindfulness practice seemed to have been part of a spiritual awakening that informed the rest of her life.  In a video,( Michael Sandler’s Inspire Nation, 2020, Read more
  • The Benefits of Eustress
    There have been several times that I have experienced eustress. It happens on a daily basis. For example, with the fear of the  BA 2 variant possibly causing a rise Read more
  • Peace
    Someone recently asked me how they could handle the feeling of worry for others in light of the conflicts in the world. My response: Peace always resides in you and around you. Read more
  • Comparing Self to Others
    With all of the media around us such as reality shows, and glossy magazines depicting the seemingly enviable lives of the super-rich and the super glamorous, it can feel like Read more
  • Are religious beliefs delusional?
    Hood, Hill, and Spilka (2018) explained  that people that have a serious mental illness and are delusional, may believe that they are God’s chosen.  The discussion included exploring a mental Read more
  • Audrey O’Neal Of Growth and Change Services Inc. Honored As New York Fort George’s 2022 Local  Business Person Of The Year
    BOSTON, MA: February 16, 2022 -- The largest online referral network for small businesses, Alignable.com is announcing the results of its national search for leaders who’ve gone above and beyond guiding Read more
  • Spiritual or Religious Experience?
    Hood, Hill, and Spilka (2018) contended that the exploration of religious and spiritual experiences can be fraught with challenges as the first task would be to define what experience actually Read more

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