How Rhythms Can Heal: Start with the Breath

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“How many treatments will it take for me to get better?”  This is a great question that I get all the time.   If someone complains of a knee injury, carpal tunnel syndrome, or plantar fasciitis I can give a clear answer based on my experience treating that injury in the past.  However when a patient presents with anxiety, depression, irritable bowel syndrome, psoriasis or other chronic conditions the question becomes more difficult to answer.   Much depends on the frequency of treatment, the overall health and constitution of the individual at the beginning of treatment and the...

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Simple Tactics for Reducing Stress and Overcoming Anxiety

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1. Be Consistent The number one mistake people make is they don’t give things a chance! Choose a stress reduction technique.  This can be exercise, meditation, journaling, or anything of your choice that actually works!  TV does not count!  Create a schedule and stick to it.  I recommend embarking on a 30 day test period comittment.  This will guarantee results.  2. Learn to Breath Properly Most people breath with their chest instead of their diaphragm.  This puts undo stress on the chest, shoulders and neck.  If you learn to breath with your diaphragm your nervous system will...

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30 Day Heartmath Meditation Challenge

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Yesterday was the final day of my 30 day Heartmath meditation challenge and despite technically missing one day, I am declaring this experiment a massive success! I didn’t tell anyone about it beforehand, I just decided to do it.  The challenge was to meditate for 20 minutes per day for 30 consecutive days using the Heartmath EM Wave 2 or the Heart Math Inner Balance App for the Iphone. Heartmath has a suite of biofeedback devices that measure Heart Rate Variability (HRV) which is the variation in the time interval between heartbeats.  In general the greater an individual’s HRV the...

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