Self-healing is the process of unlocking your own body’s ability to heal itself, whether on an emotional, physical, or spiritual level. Any number of techniques can be employed, including yoga, acupuncture, reiki, qigong, meditation, mindfulness practices, and more, so long as the individual is working with the goal of healing and self-actualization. The value of self-healing is that the person can tailor their healing process to their needs and comfort level. The potential downside, however, is that without expertise the journey to healing can be longer, more difficult, and less successful than it needs to be.
Joan Borysenko, co-founder and director of the Mind/Body Clinic at New England Deaconess Hospital/Harvard Medical School, describes the clinic’s ten-week program for learning to “mind the body” through a medical synthesis of neurology, immunology, and psychology.
Millions of Americans try drugs or talk therapy to relieve depression and anxiety, but recent scientific studies prove certain alternative treatments can work as well or better-often bringing on a cure.
This practical guide to understanding the cranial nerves as the key to our psychological and physical well-being builds on Stephen Porges’s Polyvagal Theory—one of the most important recent developments in human neurobiology.
You can overcome worry and anxiety today. It is possible to feel better fast―and to make it last. Many people, mental health professionals included, think therapy needs to be long, hard, and painful―a lifelong commitment.
Work anxiety. Relationship anxiety. Social anxiety. World anxiety. Money anxiety. Health anxiety. How does reading those words make you feel? All too often, when we experience the things that give us anxiety, our first instinct is to try to run away or numb out from feeling them.