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Practitioner Spotlight: The Reiki Center

Providing a Range of Therapies for Integrative Treatment by Susan Post Powerful work with a gentle touch. That is what is behind the Reiki sessions and other integrative therapies offered at The Reiki Center. Facility Director and Reiki Master Linda Haley has been helping clients heal for over 15 years. “I got into it the way most people probably do,” ... Read More »

Community Spotlight: Yoga on High Foundation

Bringing the Healing Power of Yoga to Those in Need by Susan Post For centuries, yogis have known about the healing benefits of practicing yoga. Not only can it help ease anxiety, depression and insomnia, it also helps practitioners to become more in touch with their bodies. Now, as more research causes modern science to validate yoga’s soothing ways, it ... Read More »

The Healing Power of Story

How Our Personal Narratives Hold Immense Power by Judith Fertig After his deployment in Iraq, U.S. Marine captain Tyler Boudreau returned home in 2004 with post-traumatic stress syndrome and an emotional war wound that experts now call “moral injury”. He could only sleep for an hour or two at night. He refused to take showers or leave the house for ... Read More »

Tapping Acupressure Points Heals Trauma in Vets

Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) may be an effective treatment for veterans that have been diagnosed with clinical post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), according to a study published in the Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease. EFT involves tapping on acupressure points while focusing on traumatic memories or painful emotions in order to release them. As part of the Veterans’ Stress Project, ... Read More »

Understanding Health by Studying the Past

by Patrice Rancour How does childhood trauma affect our health and well-being during adulthood? To what extent do abuse, neglect and dysfunction result in medical and psychological issues later in life? The Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDCP) and Kaiser Permanente’s Health Appraisal Clinic are jointly studying these associations by tracking the health of 17,000 individuals in the Adverse ... Read More »

Meditation Helps Heal Traumatized Veterans

Transcendental Meditation (TM) has a dramatic healing effect on people with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and can also result in lower blood pressure, according to two new studies. TM—a technique to avoid distracting thoughts, decrease stress and promote a state of relaxed awareness—reduced PTSD symptoms in combat veterans by as much as 50 percent in just eight weeks, according to ... Read More »

Stretch and Heal

Yoga Releases Emotions, Builds Resilience by Sarah Todd When a woman separated from her husband last fall, she tried hard to shut down her emotions. A 30-year-old working mother of two young boys, she felt she couldn’t afford to be sad or angry, even as she contemplated divorce. But something shifted when she began taking yoga classes in her town ... Read More »

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