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Difference between meditation, guided imagery?

Difference between meditation, guided imagery?

One point vs process: Meditation is a state of relaxed focus concentration, most commonly on a single focus, be it breath, mantra, counting, a light, a body part, etc. An image can be the focus of attention. Guided imagery is a more active, often process or problem-solving focus on the unconscious process as displayed via imagery. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Meditation (Definition)

Meditation is a technique or practice in which an individual attempts to focus their attention to increase mindfulness, introspection, and relaxation. The practice of meditation has shown benefit in blood pressure control and reducing ...Read more


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Cleft chin..Any yoga technique?

Cleft chin..Any yoga technique?

Cleft Chin: Filler injection is a very easy treatment for a cleft chin with little recovery. In the past, collagen injections were used, generally due to lack of better options. Currently, hyaluronic acid fillers (restylane, juvederm) and calcium hydroxylapatite (radiesse) offer better long term correction than collagen -3 months vs 6 months or more. ...Read more

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How to perform mindfulness meditation?

Best to find teacher: It's very helpful - but if it's impossible, there are excellent books and video/audio tapes and online groups that can help. It's simple, but often frustrating w/o guidance. You usually get comfortable in an erect sitting posture and place your attention on your natural breath. Noting the nature of it w/o making any alteration. If you notice you've drifted - you simply come back - again and again. ...Read more

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Can breathing techniques cure social anxiety?

Can breathing techniques cure social anxiety?

Natural anti-anxiety: Yes. Breathing techniques will bring you lots of tools as you age and take on more and more responsibilities. There are a variety of meditation techniques and there is yoga and yoga breathing. This is a great way to prepare for adulthood. ...Read more

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Good yoga programs on dvd?

Good yoga programs on dvd?

Look online: There are many excellent dvd's - but these days, there is amazing content on line at sites like yogaglo.Com and yogajournal.Com. You can select something in many different styles and time frames. ...Read more

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Does guided imagery help?

Depends on diagnosis: But researches show that it's helpful for anxiety and phobia. ...Read more

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Good yoga home videos or dvds?

Good yoga home videos or dvds?

Several: There are several. Research and find the one that most fits your physical abilities. ...Read more

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What's better tai chi chih or yoga?

What's better tai chi chih or yoga?

Depends: The answer to that question depends on you. You have to ask yourself what you want out of a practice such as tai chi or yoga. What are you interested in more? Perhaps you don't have to decide, you could participate in both! it's all up to you. Enjoy it! ...Read more

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Any psychotherapy self-help books?

Any psychotherapy self-help books?

What context?: If psychotherapy is a process between a therapist and someone seeking help, "self-help" seems to be contradictory. While a book may give valuable information, the feedback given in therapy seems much more germane. A prominent tenet of therapy is that "self can't see self". Have an experience of real psychotherapy. Don't sell yourself short! you are worth more than that! ...Read more

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How to practice vinyasa yoga?

How to practice vinyasa yoga?

With intention: Find a teacher who appeals to your needs, make sure you have stretched well before the practice, don't forget to breathe and be mindful of your limitations while gently pushing yourself to your limit. ...Read more

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How to master meditation techniques to reduce stress?

How to master meditation techniques to reduce stress?

Practice breathing : Studies have shown that meditation can have positive effects on your autonomic nervous system, your immune system and your hormonal systems, thus rebalancing your overall metabolism. Proper abdominal breathing techniques are paramount in achieving the relaxation response. You do not need to be a master. Find someone who can teach you this and then practice it consistently. ...Read more

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Does meditation cure anhedonia?

There is no cure: But there is improvement that can be very significant and - yes, meditation can be a good way to find it. You may know reasons for your lack of pleasure. A medical exam might help. Or, there may be a psychotherapy to help you. In any case - meditation can help you find space for pleasant feelings to be - and be safe. But you need to drop the notion of cure - ok? Namaste! ...Read more

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What are relaxation techniques for cultivating positive energy?

What are relaxation techniques for cultivating positive energy?

Yoga is helpful: yoga exercises and meditation encourage abdominal breathing which can automatically lower feelings of stress ...Read more

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How can I practise meditation and hypnotism?

How can I practise meditation and hypnotism?

Meditation: There are many meditation books & cd's you can get from libraries or purchase -- soundstrue.Com has a lot of them. Ones by jon kabat-zinn, sharon salzberg, and jack kornfield are especially helpful. You can take a class also: http://w3.Umassmed.Edu/mbsr/public/searchmember.Aspx you can find a hypnotherapist through american society of clinical hypnosis. It's good to have help w/this. ...Read more

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Can meditation or yoga increase stem cells?

Not Likely: At this time we don't have any evidence of these activities helping with stem cell production. ...Read more

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