The Sacred Space

May 12th, 2006

I’d like to take a minute and let all of you know about a Yahoo group that I have.

Sometimes we do things because we simply know they are important without really having any understanding as to the ‘why’ behind it. This is one of those things for me.

The group was started last year - and, due to an awful lot of Trauma in my life, it was left to wither. However, for weeks now I’ve been being ‘nudged’ to get it open and active again - and finally decided to listen to those nudges and get busy.

Within hours after re-activating the group - an email came in from an old member who, along with her daughter and newborn grandson, is going through some incredibly traumatic times. Coincidence? Well, I’d say yes, except that I don’t believe in them!

So, here’s a brief synopsis of the group - and if you have interest in it - please take a minute to check it out and join up if you wish. We don’t ram sales down your throat, we do not spam, nor do we share your email address. There is no cost to join and you can leave any time.

The purpose of the group is as stated - so if this is up your alley (or along your path), please join us.

Love and light, Dee

Group description:

Making time for the Sacred in today’s world can be quite a challenge. But in spite of this, the fact remains that each of us - collectively and individually - need to make that time.

This is a place where we can come to share our prayers and blessings for the healing of individuals, situations, and our world. We are also sharing our quest, our spiritual path - no matter what form that path takes.

All are welcome here, whether you are Pagan, Wiccan, Christian, Jewish or of another belief system. The Goals are the same for all - to find our own Truth and our own Sacred Path.

We accept prayer requests and at times we take current news events to incorporate into our daily time with the Sacred (by whatever title you call Divinity) with the intent to love and heal without malice or judgement. All on this planet are deserving of blessings, grace and guidance and our main purpose in this group is to come together and unite our ‘prayers’, our meditations, our intentions and our paths in order to help and heal - ourselves, each other and our world.

This group is, in many ways, a ‘prayer group’ - in other ways it is simply a place to share with each other while on our own spiritual path.

Read more about The Sacred Space

The Art of Breathing - Your First Key to Unlimited Energy

May 1st, 2006

Yes, Breathing is an art, and it is a very scientific art. The act of Breathing is much more than inhaling and exhaling air. It triggers off a whole chain of physio-biological reactions, spanning each of the billions of cells that make up our bodies. Extra oxygen in the blood stream stimulates the excretory system, thereby clearing the body of harmful toxins. Extra oxygen in the brain provides additional energy and Vitality. Deep meditative Breathing is a kind of reminder to the body that all is fine and in control.

Breathing has always been a part of our wellness arsenal, but somehow as one grows older, Breathing becomes less and less scientific. It becomes shallow, and we begin to breathe in the chest, rather than the stomach.

So, what is the correct way of Breathing?

Have you ever seen a baby breathe? In and out, deep and even, slow, easy and calm. If you look closely, you will see that it is not the chest that is rising and falling, rather it is the stomach. To put it more precisely, it is the diaphragm, the muscle between the chest and the abdominal cavity, which moves.

Now, compare this with your own style of Breathing. Chances are that you will find that it differs. If you are like most people, your upper chest expands as you inhale and contracts as you exhale. Over the years, you have learned to hold your stomach in.

The trouble is that this has become something normal in most people’s lives. Over the years, life in a crowded city, with chronic pollution problems and a lack of fresh air can result in the gradual shift from abdominal Breathing (also called Belly Breathing) to chest Breathing.

This shift in Breathing pattern, however, is not a natural feature of growing older. Many experts are of the opinion that this is simply a bad habit. They also believe that by breaking the habit, and returning to a style of Breathing like that of an infant, we can help rid ourselves of chronic complaints Headaches and fatigue. Moreover, by adopting a proper Breathing technique, we may be able to ward off Stress, lower our blood pressure, and strengthen our hearts and much more.

“The way we breathe can have a profound effect on the way we feel,” says psychologist Dr. Phil Nuernberger, author of ‘Freedom From Stress.’ “Many Stress related ailments, whether physical, mental or emotional, may be caused by improper Breathing, and fortunately, they can be easily reversed by adopting scientific Breathing mechanisms.”

Apart from the health benefits, deep Breathing also results in a much better feeling of well-being. It encourages creativity, stimulates memory, and calms emotional extremities.

Practicing Belly Breathing

Find a comfortable place to sit down. Make sure you are wearing thin and comfortable clothing. Now, place your right arm on your stomach, and breathe in the following manner.

  1. Breathe in through the nose, counting two.

  2. Hold, counting up to four.

  3. Breathe out through the mouth, counting three.

As you breathe in, feel your stomach fill up with air and expand outwards, and as you breathe out, feel your stomach deflate.

Do this ten times, three times a day for the next one week and see how your health improves.

Happy Breathing for a Healthy LIFE.

About the author:

Pradeep Aggarwal is a renowned Hypnosis & NLP guru with career spanning two and half decades He is also a much sought after speaker and peak performance consultant for sport teams and organizations. Visit our site for free 6 part mini course to learn Self Hypnosis and Personal Transformation.

Manifestation is a Powerful Tool For Personal Growth

April 30th, 2006

Manifestation is the results of your thoughts. Sounds simple if you are already a manifestation Student but do you really believe it and live by it.

What we Focus on expands, so what are you manifesting?

Why not stop and think about it, what you are manifesting right now.

How do you feel about what you are manifesting and do you feel like it is your creation?

You may have some doubts about this but you are already an expert at manifesting?

Just look at everything around you and all the experiences that you have been having.

If we can move forward from that belief that we are already creating the things that are in front of us, we can also think that it is possible to change what we are manifesting.

So if manifestation is a given, then how do we change what we are manifesting.

Focus on what you want: Focus on the feelings of what you want and feel positive about it, positive about having it, feel good in your body and emotions.

The opposite of this is to Focus on not having it and that we should have it. This is an important point so think about this for awhile. Think back to the experiences that you have had and how you felt about those things before they were delivered. Think about things that came easy and things that were difficult. Use you own experiences to take this point to a deeper level deeper.

Start to take inspired action towards having what you want. Inspired action means to take action with awareness of how it makes us feel as we move towards having what we want.

Taking action with awareness allows us to know when we are coming across some limiting beliefs and to recognize the negative voice that tells us to stop or change direction.

The simplest method to follow when we hit a negative belief, it to just ignore it and replace it with a positive one. This may take some repetition but it is well worth it.

There are plenty of other techniques for belief change which can be used at a later stage. Starting the ball rolling is the most important thing at first.

Continue to take action with awareness and you will know when you making the decisions that will support what you want. If you get off track, just laugh and get back on again.

Choose what resources you would like to help you and stay aware for their delivery.

Personal growth is a lot about knowing who we really are and using conscious manifestation is a great tool to learn a lot about ourselves. When you master conscious manifestation you will also realize at a deeper level that it was really you who created all those experiences.

Enjoy your manifestations!

About the author

If this resonates with you and you would like some more free information on manifesting visit http://www.manifestingmasters.com

How To Meditate With a Mantra

April 28th, 2006

These days whenever a politician repeats a promise over and over again commentators say that this promise has become a “mantra” for that politician. For the journalists, the word “mantra” means a meaningless phrase that is repeated endlessly. For yogis however, a mantra is a word or collection of words, which has the power of liberating a human being from all limitations.

How can the repetition of a word or a few words have the capacity to bring about such miraculous results? It is all based on a simple psychological principle, “as you think, so you become.”

If you someone tells you “You’re stupid,” that’s of course a bad insult and will hurt you. However if you start to think “I am stupid,” and keep repeating this phrase over and over, then that is far worse. When someone tells you that you are stupid, then this is a negative outer-suggestion. When you start to think about it, then you are giving yourself, a negative auto-suggestion. If you keep thinking in a negative way, then your personal development will be harmed.

Meditation mantras have a positive meaning. They remind you that your true nature is something great: pure consciousness and boundless love. If you start to think about the best part of your being, you will begin to have more confidence in yourself and this will become apparent in your actions.

However, many people have read philosophical, spiritual or self-help books explaining these ideas, and yet they never realize these great truths in their everyday reality. It is not enough to just think about a good idea once, and then close the book. You need to think in a concentrated and systematic manner over a period of time in order to get results.

Meditation mantras have a special quality that helps in the task of concentrated, positive thinking: their very vibration has the capacity to Concentrate and Focus your mind. Some sounds, such as power drill breaking a pavement, can upset you greatly, while other sounds, like soothing music, can transport you to another world.

The syllables and words used in Meditation mantras have been chosen according their sonic capacity, and they greatly aid the task of concentration and contemplation, as well as carrying a positive meaning.

In order to get the benefits from mantra Meditation, you need to Meditate regularly with a mantra that has a positive meaning and the capacity to help you Concentrate. You need to do it on a regular basis, sitting silently two times a day for a period of 10 to 30 minutes.

It sounds easy, but the common experience of most people is that as you sit and try to think about one word or one phrase, your mind is quickly filled with many other thoughts; thoughts about work, financial problems, disputes with people and all kinds of other matters. When this happens, and it certainly will, then you have to bring your mind back to the mantra. Meditation is a process where you Concentrate on the mantra and its meaning for as long as you can, and when you mind wanders, you bring it back.

Keep doing it, and you will attain an improved capacity to Concentrate and deep inner peace.

It may still sound too good to be true, and some intellectuals scoff at the alleged power of a mantra. Once, a renowned Indian yogi came to America and delivered many lectures on this subject. In one of the lectures he was challenged by someone in the audience who said that it was not possible for a single word to deliver the results that the yogi promised. The yogi turned to the man, who was a distinguished professor and said “You fool!”

The professor turned red, and began to shout at the yogi, who calmly watched the professor unwind.

The yogi then addressed the professor and said: “Now can you understand the power of a single word? All I did was utter the word “fool” and your behavior was changed in an instant!

About the Author

Dada Vedaprajinananda has been practicing and teaching Yoga and Meditation for the past 35 years. He is the webmaster of the Ananda Marga Meditation society’s website, and is the author of Start Meditation, Stop Smoking and Yoga Weight Loss Secrets

Dealing With Asperger’s Syndrome

April 26th, 2006

Asperger’s Syndrome “Not ANOTHER diagnosis!”

Asperger’s Syndrome was first identified in 1944, but was only officially recognized as a diagnostic category in the DSM IV in 1994. As a result, many children were misdiagnosed over the years as ADD/HD, Autistic, OCD or even schizophrenic.

Many different terms are currently applied, leading to great confusion on the part of parents and educators. Asperger’s Syndrome may also be referred to as High Functioning Autism (HFA), Pervasive Developmental Disorder (PDD), Pervasive Developmental Disorder - Not Otherwise Specified (PDD - NOS), Atypical PDD or even Nonverbal Learning Disability (NLD).

There is still debate as to exactly how Asperger’s Syndrome should be classified. In addition, it is not always an easy, clear cut diagnosis to make. As a result, diagnostic errors continue to be made and this often affects treatment, as well as access to appropriate help and information.

Parents may find themselves going from one doctor to another, becoming more and more confused and frustrated in their attempts to help their child. (See bottom of the page for information about Natural Remedies for Asperger’s Syndrome)

What is Asperger’s Syndrome?

Asperger’s Syndrome is a neurobiological disorder which is classified as one of the Pervasive Developmental Disorders (PDD). It is characterized by significant impairment in social interaction, as well as the development of repetitive and restricted fields of interest, activities and interests.

While there are some similarities with Autism, people with Asperger’s usually have average to above average IQ, and do not demonstrate clinically significant delays in language or self help skills.

While they may have an extremely good command of language and have a very rich vocabulary, they are unable to use language appropriately in a social context and often speak in a monotone, with little nuance and inflection in their voice.

Children with Asperger’s may or may not seek out social interaction, but always have difficulty in interpreting and learning the skills of social and emotional interaction with others, leading to significant impairment in relationships and peer interaction.

Although parents often notice problems at an early age, diagnosis is usually made during preschool age or later. While both boys and girls can have Asperger’s, the syndrome is more common in boys.

What are the symptoms of Asperger’s Syndrome?

The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM IV) lists the following symptoms for diagnosis of Asperger’s Syndrome (p77)

A. Qualitative impairment in social interaction, as manifested by at least two of the following:

  1. Marked impairments in the use of multiple nonverbal behaviors such as eye-to-eye gaze, facial expression, body postures, and gestures to regulate social interaction
  2. Failure to develop peer relationships appropriate to developmental level
  3. A lack of spontaneous seeking to share enjoyment, interests, or achievements with other people (e.g. by a lack of showing, bringing, or pointing out objects of interest to other people)
  4. Lack of social or emotional reciprocity

B. Restricted repetitive and stereotyped patterns of behavior, interests, and activities, as manifested by at least one of the following:

  1. Encompassing preoccupation with one or more stereotyped and restricted patterns of interest that is abnormal either in intensity or Focus
  2. Apparently inflexible adherence to specific, nonfunctional routines or rituals
  3. Stereotyped and repetitive motor mannerisms (e.g., hand or finger flapping or twisting, or complex whole-body movements)
  4. Persistent preoccupation with parts of objects

C. The disturbance causes clinically significant impairment in social, occupational, or other important areas of functioning

D. There is no clinically significant general delay in language (e.g., single words used by age 2 years, communicative phrases used by age 3 years)

E. There is no clinically significant delay in cognitive development or in the development of age-appropriate self-help skills, adaptive behavior (other than social interaction), and curiosity about the environment in childhood

F. Criteria are not met for another specific Pervasive Developmental Disorder or Schizophrenia

What are the causes of Asperger’s Syndrome?

It is not known what causes Asperger’s Syndrome, although there appears to be a definite genetic component as it tends to run in families. While there is as yet no clear evidence as to the causes of Asperger’s Syndrome, there may be certain ‘triggers’ which may precipitate the condition.

These include environmental factors like pollution, food intolerances (particularly to foods containing wheat, gluten, sugar and dairy products), Digestive Problems and even childhood Vaccinations (particularly the MMRI).

There are also suggestions that Asperger’s Syndrome may sometimes be linked to high levels of Candida in the gut. Clearly much more research is needed in this area.

One thing is sure - Asperger’s is NOT caused by bad parenting or problems in the family! It is unfortunate that many parents have been made to feel guilty for a neurological disorder which is not their fault.

Is there a cure for Asperger’s Syndrome?

Asperger’s Syndrome can currently not be cured and the condition is lifelong. However, with correct treatment and therapy, many people with Asperger’s can go on to lead normal lives and may even excel in certain areas of occupational functioning.

Can Asperger’s Syndrome be treated?

Yes, most definitely! However, because Asperger’s is a relatively new diagnosis in the field of developmental psychology and psychiatry, many treatment approaches are still in the developmental stages and lots of work still needs to be done in this area.

One thing has definitely been established - the sooner treatment begins, the better! This applies especially to remedial, educational and therapeutic intervention.

While there is no specific treatment or ‘cure’ for Asperger’s Syndrome, there are many interventions which can significantly improve the functioning and quality of life of people and children with Asperger’s.

Social Skills Training

This should be one of the most important components of a treatment program. Children with Asperger’s Syndrome can be helped to learn social skills by an experienced psychologist. Body language and nonverbal communication can be taught in much the same way as one would teach a foreign language.

Children with Asperger’s can learn to interpret nonverbal expressions of emotion and social interaction. This can assist them with social interaction and peer relationships and prevent the isolation and Depression that often occurs as they enter adolescence.

Teenagers can sometimes benefit from group therapy and can be taught how to use the teenage ’slang’ and language forms of their peer groups.

Educational Intervention

Because children with Asperger’s Syndrome may differ widely in terms of IQ and ability levels, schools should learn to individualize educational programs for these children.

Some of them may cope well in a mainstream class with additional support, while others may need to receive specialized Education. In all cases, teachers should be aware of the special needs of Asperger’s children, who often need a great deal more support than first appears necessary.

Psychotherapy

Psychotherapeutic approaches which Focus on supportive therapy, the teaching of social skills and concrete behavioral techniques are more effective than approaches which Concentrate on emotional in depth therapy, which may be too uncomfortable and stressful for the person with Asperger’s.

Children can benefit from play therapy and ’story’ therapy aimed at raising awareness of nonverbal communication, development and teaching of empathy and learning of social skills.

Diet

Although there is no conclusive evidence, there are strong suggestions that changes in diet may significantly reduce the symptoms of some children with Asperger’s Disorder.

Many parents report that their children become much more manageable when certain classes of food are eliminated from the diet. These include dairy products, sugar, gluten, wheat and some artificial colorants and preservatives like MSG and tartrazine.

It is worthwhile consulting a trained nutritionalist to assist with dietary intervention and parents should not simply eliminate important foods from their children’s diets without expert advice.

Psychopharmacological Interventions or Drug Therapy

Many children and adults with Asperger’s Disorder do not need any form of medication, while others need to be treated symptomatically While there are no specific ‘Asperger’s’ drugs, psychiatric drugs can be used to treat some of the problems which may manifest or be associated with Asperger’s, such as ADD/HD, Depression, Mood Swings, Temper Tantrums, Irritability, Aggression, obsessions and compulsive behaviors and Anxiety.

Many of the drugs used to treat the other Pervasive Developmental Disorders like Autism are also used to treat some of the associated symptoms of Asperger’s. These include Ritalin, Adderall, Paxil, Strattera, Prozac, Risperal and others.

Like many psychiatric drugs, these often come with unwanted side effects and the risk of addiction and their benefits should always be weighed against the potential harm they could cause, particularly in the case of children. Remember that you should always consult your doctor before altering or discontinuing any prescription medication.

It is also important to realize that there are effective herbal and homeopathic alternatives to many of the prescription drugs. As with any medication, it is always best to consult your doctor before changing or discontinuing any prescribed medicines.

Natural alternatives

Herbal and Homeopathic Remedies can be viable alternatives to the synthetic drugs and may be just as effective, with far fewer risks and side effects.

Depending on the symptoms that need treatment, Native Remedies recommends the following remedies to assist in an overall treatment plan.

Remedies may be used independently or in combination.

Herbal Remedy for Depression, Mood Swings, repetitive behaviors, Irritability, and Aggression

These may all be symptoms of serotonin imbalance and may show improvement with the use of our 100% herbal MindSoothe Jr. formula (available in capsules for adults and drops for children).

The ingredients of MindSoothe Jr. have been clinically proven to assist in balancing serotonin levels and act as SSRI’s (Selective Serotonin Re-uptake Inhibitors) in much the same way as the synthetic SSRI’s do.

Herbal Remedy for Anxiety (calm and soothe)

Tranquilizing drugs may be very effective in calming Autistic children and adults, who can easily become highly distressed and volatile over seemingly small changes in their environment. However, many tranquilizing drugs are also addictive and individuals may build up tolerance, resulting in the need for increasingly higher doses.

PureCalm is a herbal formula which has been especially formulated to calm and soothe children and adults without the risk of side effects and potential addiction.

Available in easy to administer drop form, the dosage may be adjusted to suit children or adults. PureCalm may be taken on its own when needed for quick symptomatic relief, and is also safe to use with most prescription and herbal medicines.

Herbal Remedies for ADHD, hyperactivity and concentration

Like the benzodiazepines and tranquilizing drugs, the psycho-stimulants come with documented side effects and potential for dependency. Yet many parents find it very difficult to deal with Asperger’s children who also have symptoms of ADHD,hyperactivity and concentration problems.

For the treatment of hyperactivity, Restlessness and lack of concentration, Native Remedies has developed two highly effective remedies:

Focus ADHD Formula is a 100% Herbal Remedy which has been especially formulated to treat the symptoms of ADHD in children and adults alike. Focus comes in a tincture an is easily administered as drops in some juice or water.

Native Remedies also offers BrightSpark, a safe and effective homeopathic formula. BrightSpark can be effectively used on its own or it can be combined with Focus ADHD Formula for severe or stubborn cases or for children with defiance and anger problems.

Herbal Remedy for tantrums

Many Asperger’s children have violent tantrums, sometimes seemingly without cause. Tantrums may often be a result of the child’s frustration at being unable to communicate or understand, and may also be a response to changes in routine or environment.

Tantrum Tamer, a specially formulated homeopathic remedy, uses proven homeopathic ingredients which can greatly reduce or eliminate distressing and hard to handle tantrums.

Tantrum Tamer dissolves easily in the mouth and is pleasant tasting and readily accepted by children.

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Asperger’s Syndrome - Special Interest Topic

February 28th, 2006

Let’s talk about perseverating on a topic – a characteristic common to Asperger’s Syndrome. Children with Asperger’s Syndrome often have an area of interest that is all-consuming e.g. dinosaurs, sharks, horses, astrology, computers etc. and they are passionate about it. These high interest areas can remain constant or change every couple of months or so. Individuals with Asperger’s Syndrome usually develop an in-depth knowledge of these high-interest topics, often amassing an astonishing recall of facts and data on their favorite topic. This renders Asperger children experts on their chosen topic and their expertise should be commended and respected, whilst directing them to appropriately make use of their knowledge in social situations.

Children with Asperger’s Syndrome will need very specific direction as to when and how they may appropriately talk about their high-interest topic in the classroom or in the playground, (this should be part of an on-going Social Skills program involving both children with Autistic Spectrum Disorder and their neurotypical peers) so as to learn about turn-talking and following topic-shifts in conversation.

As the ASD child matures their friends and family can use a ‘signal’ word to let them know if they are tending to run on too long about their topic. E.g. bananas. Also, give them some specifics to look for signs of boredom or disinterest in the listener, and encourage them to use these cues to stop talking about their favorite topic. E.g. listener breaks eye contact, or turns their shoulders/body away. However keep in mind that while you may have heard it again and again, the new listener may find their knowledge interesting and engaging. Everyone’s star deserves to shine brightly sometimes!

Smart educators will use this favorite subject or topic to actively engage Asperger Syndrome children in the classroom, keeping their interest and motivation levels at a premium across all curriculum areas E.g. in a Math’s lesson Addition may be a problem area, but for a child interested in dinosaurs “2 Diplodocus in a field, and another one came along, how many Diplodocus altogether?” Addition takes on meaning.

To encourage children to Focus on subjects other than the high-interest area, draw similarities, or point out differences E.g. High-interest topic – Dinosaurs. “Unlike Dinosaurs which were reptilian, sharks are cartilaginous fish.”

As the child matures their knowledge base can be used as an example of preferred learning styles or methods, by examining the Asperger child’s information categorising technique. (Note: you will have to carefully refocus attention back to the task to avoid hearing all about dinosaurs, but if you can make the connection it’s worth the effort!)

Within the classroom Asperger children should be acknowledged as experts on their topic, and their peers should be encouraged to refer to them for assistance in that area. Over the years our son has amassed vast amounts of knowledge on a variety of very unrelated subjects and always the fascination was taken to the nth degree. This has given him expertise in many areas, and we often refer to him for definitive answers to our queries. We always squabble over whose team he should be on when we play Trivial Pursuit or other general knowledge games!

So I recommend nurturing your Asperger child’s thirst for knowledge, in a supportive and directed manner. In this way you may manage to turn their ‘obsession’ into their source of income in their adult lives, otherwise referred to as their “bread and butter” specialty.

About the author

Nelle Frances is the mother of a 15 year old with Asperger’s Syndrome, a Special Needs Educator and Author of the Ben and His Helmet series of books for Asperger children. She is also an active member of 5 Asperger’s Syndrome Support and Advocacy Groups. For more information and Support Strategies visit http://www.nellefrances.com

How To Relax and Ground Your Body

January 18th, 2006

Grounding exercises help tremendously with maintaining a balance of our physical and spiritual bodies. This particular Exercise can serve as an excellent tool for identifying physical stresses and upsets.

Here’s How:

  1. Lay down comfortably on a bed or massage table.
  2. Bring your thoughts from its busy mental chatter downward by focusing on your feet.
  3. Notice the soles of your feet, your toes, in-between your toes, the top of your feet. Do they feel hot? or cold? Do they hurt? Are they numb? Do you feel your blood circulating through them? Are they feeling tired?
  4. Once you have a made a strong connection with your feet, you may then move your Focus upwards to your ankles.
  5. Notice, but don’t judge how the different parts feel. For example, when you wiggled your toes, how did that feel?
  6. Gradually shift your Focus now to your lower legs, onto your knee caps, behind your knees, your thighs and upward.
  7. Keep reminding yourself not to rush.
  8. Allow yourself to breathe throughout the Exercise, especially as you come to any areas of discomfort (Stressed muscles, soreness, etc.) or at any spot that feels like there may be an energy block.
  9. Once you have moved through your torso and up to your neck drop back to your fingertips.
  10. Move to the hands, up your arms and shoulders, returning now to your neck.
  11. Finish up with your face and scalp.

Tips:

  1. Don’t rush this process. Take your time moving upwards to each part of your body.
  2. Do not touch yourself. Just allow your mind to switch Focus from wherever it is and mentally consider your body’s sensations.
  3. Do this Exercise while laying down is recommended, but for anyone who tends to Fall Asleep quickly upon hitting the Pillow sitting upright in a chair may be preferable.

Natural Help For OCD

January 7th, 2006

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

What are the Symptoms of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) and how is it diagnosed?

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) is an Anxiety Disorder which has as its main characteristics obsessive thoughts and ideas, which are sometimes accompanied by compulsive behaviors and actions, often designed to ward off the obsessive thoughts.

There are currently no medical tests which can diagnose OCD. Diagnosis is usually based on information about symptoms as well as clinical observation. Diagnosis of OCD can be made by Psychiatrists, Clinical Psychologists, medical Doctors, Pediatricians or by a multi-disciplinary team .

In order to make a formal diagnosis of OCD, the following symptoms must be present (DSM lV-TR)

Obsessions

  • Recurring and persistent ideas, thoughts or images that are often experienced as senseless, intrusive and difficult to control
  • Attempts to ignore or suppress these thoughts or to neutralize them with another thought or action
  • The person realizes that these thoughts, images or ideas are the product of his or her own mind, yet finds them almost impossible to resist.

Compulsions

  • Repetitive, intentional and often stereotyped behavior performed in response to an obsession or according to certain rules
  • Although the behavior is intended to neutralize or prevent some dreaded event or situation, it is clearly not connected in a realistic way with what it is designed to prevent or is excessive. (e.g. repetitive hand washing in order to prevent death)
  • The obsessions or compulsions cause a great deal of distress and Anxiety, are time consuming (take more than an hour a day) or significantly interfere with the person’s health, social or occupational functioning. The person is often secretive and may attempt to conceal the compulsive thoughts and behaviors.

While the above symptoms are necessary to make a formal diagnosis of OCD, they can be present in a less severe form. In this case, the person would not be diagnosed as suffering from a psychiatric disorder, but is rather said to have obsessive thoughts or compulsive behaviors.

This sometimes happens with Generalized Anxiety Disorder and Depression. Most people experience some obsessive thoughts and behaviors. at some time in their lives, especially under Stress.

In small children it is very common and quite normal (e.g. don’t step on the cracks or the bears will get you!) to have some compulsive behaviors. In both adults and children, it is only when the above criteria are fulfilled and there is a great deal of Anxiety and distress associated with the thoughts and behaviors. that a formal diagnosis can be made.

What causes OCD?

There are various theories or explanations for OCD.

Psychoanalytical and psychodynamic theorists often see the obsessive thoughts and compulsions as a defense against Anxiety or repressed subconscious impulses. Other theorists believe that the symptoms of OCD may be learned through various mechanisms during childhood or adulthood.

There is also strong evidence that some people have an inherited tendency to develop OCD and that OCD is linked to problems in brain chemistry, neurotransmission or receptor functioning.

Research suggests, for example, that people with OCD frequently have abnormalities or deficiencies in serotonin levels and that their symptoms improve when this serotonin imbalance is addressed with medication.

It is likely that there is no one single explanatory cause for the development of OCD and a combination of factors may often be responsible.

Are Psychiatric drugs the only alternative for OCD (Obsessive Compulsive Disorder)?

Many psychiatrists feel that the only effective treatment for OCD involves medication with psychiatric drugs like clomipramine, Prozac or other SSRI’s (drugs which prevent the uptake of serotonin).

While psychiatric drug therapy can often relieve the symptoms of OCD, there are associated risks of side effects as well as an effect on overall health. This often results in the individual having to take a variety of different prescription drugs, which is both expensive and not ideal from a health point of view.

It is important to realize that treatment with psychiatric drugs is not the only answer. Counseling and psychotherapy, especially cognitive therapy, has been shown to be very beneficial and can make a marked improvement in the symptom picture of people with OCD. The earlier that counseling or therapy is begun, the less chance symptoms have of becoming entrenched, although therapy can be beneficial at any stage.

Therapy should be carried out by a Licensed Counselor or Clinical Psychologist who is experienced in the the field of OCD.

There are also natural alternatives to the psychiatric drugs which will help to balance serotonin levels and therefore reduce or eliminate the symptoms of OCD.

Michele Carelse, our Clinical Psychologist, has had many years of experience treating people with Depression. Together with experts in the field of natural medicine, she has developed MindSoothe - a combination of St John’s Wort and Passiflora - two highly effective Herbs in therapeutic medicinal dosage.

MindSoothe contains two potent remedies in one treatment and offers immediate as well as long term relief to people suffering from Depression, Anxiety, Insomnia, Panic Attacks, OCD and even those with eating disorders.

MindSoothe is a specially formulated Herbal Remedy that has been successfully used in the treatment of OCD, Depression, Insomnia, and Anxiety

MindSoothe can help with the following symptoms:

MindSoothe is formulated for adults, for children between the ages of 3 and 15 years please see our MindSootheJR formula.

How does MindSoothe work?

MindSoothe works in two ways:

  1. St John’s Wort prevents the body from using too much serotonin and allows serotonin levels to build up naturally to optimum levels. Serotonin levels are important for many things, including mood, sleep, concentration, appetite, energy and Sex Drive.

An improvement in serotonin levels has been clinically proven to be associated with a reduction in the symptoms of OCD. Like most SSRI’s, this can take from 3 - 5 weeks to take effect and regular use is important.

There have been many clinical studies which show the effectiveness of St John’s Wort in the treatment of Depression. A review published in the British Medical Journal quotes up to twenty-three clinical trials which demonstrate that St John’s Wort works as well as many prescription anti-depressants, without the major side effects. Millions of people around the world have been helped by treatment with St John’s Wort.

  1. The St John’s Wort in MindSoothe is combined with Passiflora - a calming herb that reduces Anxiety and soothes frayed nerves. According to Dr Earl Mindell (The New Herb Bible), Passiflora is one of nature’s best tranquilizers. It works quickly and effectively and is an excellent addition to any treatment for Anxiety and Depression.

Symptoms of OCD are known to increase during periods of Stress and Anxiety. The Passiflora in MindSoothe helps to reduce the Anxiety and Stress associated with OCD, thereby also contributing to the reduction of symptoms.

What is the difference between MindSoothe and other remedies with St John’s Wort or Passiflora?

It is very important that Herbal Remedies are correctly prepared and that they are pharmaceutically manufactured according to acknowledged therapeutic dosage. Because there is no standardization in Herbal Medicine, it is unfortunately true that many herbal preparations are substandard or do not contain therapeutic dosages. This has not been good for the reputation of Natural Remedies.

Like all Native Remedies products, MindSoothe has been prepared according to the highest pharmaceutical standards and personally supervised by our Clinical Psychologist, who has been able to observe the results on real people in her private practice.

All ingredients are in accordance with correct therapeutic dosage and the combinations of Herbs chosen ensure maximum effectiveness with minimum side effects. This means that you can be sure that you are getting the remedy that you need.

How has MindSoothe Helped others?

“Thank you so much for your compassionate response in regard to the loss of my parents, the health problems of my brother and sister, and answering my questions about MindSoothe and PureCalm. I honestly thought, at best, I would probably receive only a form letter promoting your product that might or might not help me find a Herbal Remedy to help me in my recent struggle with Depression and OCD. I will never forget your kindness and I will be placing my order in the next few days. Respectfully and in warmest regards.” - Randy D., USA

“Due to the endless intrusion of violent images and thoughts, I walked around counting everything - to try and control them. I counted my steps, I counted how many times I chewed my food, stirred my coffee, you name it! If I ended on an even number it was OK, if the number was ever odd, I had to start again. I can’t tell you that my life was worth living. Forever the skeptic, I hardly believed that a tablet could help, but I thought that if there was a remote possibility, I had to try. I took MindSoothe and the Triple Complex Nerve Tonic and with each passing day I felt more at ease and even relaxed at times! Three months later I am beating the counting habit, which is now more of a habit than a necessity. It feels pretty weird sometimes to be ‘normal’, but now I know just how scrambled my brain was. Thank you for your amazing products and sympathetic help. You have truly changed my life!!” GGW, Milnerton.

“One psychiatrist after another and all I got was worse. OCD is not anything I would wish on my worst enemy. In fact I never realized that such a disorder existed until I consulted Michele - all I did was swallow tablets that were prescribed to me. What a relief to find out that I was not going mad, which I was convinced of! Your MindSoothe capsules have brought my Anxiety levels down and the thoughts and other behaviors that used to drive me mad have really disappeared completely. I can’t say how grateful I am.” Gillian S.

“Since I started using MindSoothe I have felt much better. I have been sleeping better and wake up feeling refreshed. I have an all around sense of well-being now. Thank you!” - Michael, FL, USA

“After taking Zoloft for years, I began to feel that I wanted to change to something more natural and better for me. With the guidelines you gave me, I made the transition with very few problems and can truly say that your MindSoothe is helping me even more than the Zoloft did - and I feel much better about it! I can recommend MindSoothe anytime!” - Joe, USA

‘Your MindSoothe remedy helped my Depression so much! It felt like the black cloud had been lifted from my head to let the sun through again!’ - Fran, USA, married, 32 years old.

Your MindSoothe really helped me. I have been going through some bad times in a relationship and I felt as though I had hit rock bottom. After only three weeks, I could feel myself returning to normal again. You will be glad to know that I felt so good after six weeks that I dumped the guy who was causing all the trouble and I am having a great time now! MindSoothe helped me believe in myself again!! - Linda Solomons, USA

“Dear Native Remedies, The products you recommended (MindSoothe and PureCalm) have more than lived up to their billings. Josh is doing better now than he has been in the past 6 years and after numerous attempts with medications and supplements. My wife and I have noted a tremendous positive change in him and it is wonderful. Josh has not done the stalling behaviors which he always has done since diagnosed and he seems happy and content. I am grateful beyond words to Native Remedies and its team. We have reordered the product and will keep him on it for now. I assure you that I will recommend your products to anyone I talk with. I would like to ask if Native Remedies or you have a recommendation for severe Bipolar disorder. My brother’s son has it and is doing quite poorly. I would appreciate any direction that you might give. AGAIN, A MILLION THANKS FOR THE HELP YOU HAVE BEEN! Best Wishes”, - Jay Bryan, U.S.A.

“Having suffered with Anxiety and Panic Attacks on and off over the last twelve years, I became fed up taking Doctor prescribed drugs such as Temazapam,Diazapan etc and all the after affects these drugs came with. By chance I came across the Native Remedies website and decided to purchase three canisters of MindSoothe Depression CAPSULES. Within four days the tablets were working, by taking as advised, two in the morning and two at night, I felt more at ease,more confident and nowhere near as Anxious as previously. On top of this I was and still am sleeping a lot better and the big advantage is that the tablets do not leave you feeling Drowsy or sleepy. MindSoothe definitely works for me and I have tried all sorts of drugs and Herbal Remedies to counter my Anxiety/depression,I will categorically recommend these tablets to anyone who has Anxiety/depression. Without doubt I will be reordering when my supplies run out. Normality has returned!! Thanks.” - A. Derrick, Devon, England

“I think I had postnatal Depression after my baby was born, although everyone said that I just had the blues. I understand that, but almost two years later, I felt even worse! I could hardly get up in the morning to face each day, which was soooo unlike me! MindSoothe has made such a difference. Now I have the energy to play with my little boy and my husband says he has the old me back again!” - Vanessa Muller, USA

“I used to be so Anxious about everything! Every time I had to go out I had a Panic Attack. I avoided people because I felt like they all thought I was stupid. All I could do was to talk to strangers online and pretend to be Mr. Confident! Talk about low Self Esteem! I started on a combination of MindSoothe and PureCalm. After a month, I began to feel more confident. I have made some real friends now and can go out at last. I still sometimes feel Nervous, but it is getting better all the time. At least I can work on my problems now and not hide away all the time. I just know that I’m getting better now!” - Peter, single, 24 years old.

How do I use MindSoothe?

Adults: Take two capsules in the morning and two at night.

Ages 3-15 yrs: Please see our MindSoothe Jr. formula for children

Caution: Safety in Pregnancy has not yet been established. Do not take MindSoothe together with other anti-depressants. If you suffer from High Blood Pressure, only use MindSoothe under medical supervision.

If necessary, MindSoothe can be taken together with PureCalm for maximum effectiveness against Anxiety and Depression.

How long do I need to take MindSoothe?

This all depends on the nature and severity of your problem. Although many people feel an effect almost from day one, MindSoothe takes approximately 3-5 weeks before the full effect is reached.

Thereafter it is recommended that MindSoothe be continued for at least 6 months to prevent relapse. Some people who have chronically low serotonin levels (e.g. OCD, chronic Depression, Anxiety disorders) may have to use MindSoothe indefinitely.

How long will a bottle last?

One bottle of MindSoothe contains 60 capsules and will last 15 days.

More Meditation Techniques

January 5th, 2006

Vipassana Meditation

Vipassana means “insight” -to see things as they really are, through a process of self-observation. It means insight into your own nature which enables one to recognize himself the cause of suffering and eliminate it.

Method:

It is usually done in a course of 10 days, when the participants refrain from reading, writing, and even talking (except discussing difficulties faced during Meditation with the teacher). Set aside 15 minutes. Find a quiet place. Sit down cross-legged on the floor or a chair with a straight back. Become aware of your breath. Take a mental note of whatever feeling you are experiencing.

Open your eyes slowly after 10 or 15 minutes and get up gradually. Do not worry if you do not get any great insights in your first session. Try to be aware of your senses and emotions and their impact on you.

Benefits:

It is free of rites. Allows one to study sensation in the body like cold, pain, itching etc. One develops wisdom.

Raja Yoga Meditation

Raja Yoga Meditation fills the yogi with super-sensuous joy or bliss which is the highest and the most ennobling experience. The bliss elevates the mind and raises the yogi above carnal pleasures, and moulds his bad habits.

A Raja yogi establishes a relationship with God . He withdraws from all the superfluous and avoidable worldly activities. He spends minimum time and resources on his personal comforts and devotes maximum energy for noble cause i.e. spiritual awakening of his felloe-beings.

Zazen

It refers to zen Meditation as was done by Buddha.

Method:

In this you sit in lotus position with back straight to allow free movement of the diaphragm. The chin is tucked in and the weight of the body equally distributed on both the legs.

Benefits:

It is a way to discipline life, and makes one realize how much valuable time is wasted each day.

Nada Yoga

Plug the ears with the thumbs as in Yoni mudra and Concentrate on the internal body sounds. At first the sounds will be faint and will progressively become louder. By listening to this sound mind becomes internally focused. Very beneficial meditative object.

What the Mind Possesses, The Body Expresses

January 4th, 2006

Stress is the underlying cause of 85% of visits to the doctor and includes Fibromyalgia, Headaches, and other Chronic Pain syndromes. If this is so and the research shows it to be true then why do we not recognize these stressors? How is it that we let Stress create such problems in our lives?

These questions are being studied more than ever before as is noted in the latest issues of Time, News Week, US News and World Report, National Geographic and a host of other weekly and monthly magazines including O, The Oprah Magazine.

If we understand that the underlying cause of Stress is a mind body connection response to our thoughts and our bodies response to those thoughts then it makes since. Florence Nightingale, in her book Notes on Nursing written in 1859 stated that volumes are now written on the connection of the mind and the body. Even then she declared that if we help the patents to vary their thoughts we help them get better.

So why is the Medical Community so slow in connecting the two. Good Question and not so hard when you think of our fast paced world and how easy and routine it is for a physician to write a prescription to calm our nerves.

As humans we experience daily Stress totally different than say a rabbit in the wild. A rabbit while leisurely feeding will respond with all its senses with any sign of danger. However, unlike humans the rabbit will Relax and go on feeding as soon as the signs of danger pass. It has no thoughts of what just occurred, or what might occur or what could have occurred.

When humans sense danger we also go on the alert. Our heart rate faster, our blood pressure higher, our blood diverted to our arms and legs so that we can fight or get the heck out of Dodge. On the other hand, we humans unlike the rabbit tend to proceed to worry about the “What Ifs.” What if the danger comes back? What if it isn’t gone and I just I think it is gone?

When the “What Ifs” set in we are beyond the protecting intentions of the Stress response and become distressed. We take a thought and turn it into worry, which creates High Blood Pressure, fast pulse, etc.

Read the following and then try the exercise: Close your eyes take a deep breathe and pretend or imagine that you are in your kitchen. Look around the kitchen and listen for the hum of the refrigerator. Walk over to the refrigerator. Did you hear your footsteps? Now open the door of the refrigerator? Feel the cool air as it flows out.

You notice a bright yellow lemon and you reach in and take it out. Pay attention to the size, color, temperature, and texture of the lemon as you hold it in your hand.

Now take the lemon over to where you would normally cut up fruits or vegetables. Take out your favorite knife and slice through the lemon. Watch the lemon juice as it oozes out onto the cutting area. Now pick up one half of the lemon and smell the scent of the lemon.

Now open your mouth and take a bite of the lemon. Taste the lemon juice as it passes across your teeth onto your tongue. Taste the tangy tart taste of the lemon as you feel it in your jaw. Go ahead and notice and then swallow the extra saliva in your mouth.

If you are like most who try this Exercise then you may have noticed a little sour taste with some discomfort in your jaw and/or extra saliva in your mouth. What you created with just your thought was a physiological, biochemical response in your body – yes, just from a though – So the old saying “We are what we think we are is true.” Therefore, change your negative thoughts to positive thoughts and experience the changes in you.

How do I know if I am Stressed?

If you are finger tapping, compulsively eating, biting your nails, having repetitive thoughts you might be Stressed. If you have increased your smoking, drinking or drug use you might be Stressed. If you are absent or being late for work then you might be Stressed.

Prolonged Stress can result in Heart Disease, food cravings, Insomnia, Depression, PMS, obesity Arthritis, Diabetes, and multiple other conditions that are a direct result of uncontrolled Stress.

The most stressful jobs: 1. Teaching 2. Nursing 3. Management 4. Other professionals 5. Social workers 6. Road transport 7. Police and prison officers

On an average workday, an estimated one million workers do not make it to work due to Stress. “Health and Executive Magazine,” claims 6.5 million sick days are being taken every year as a result of Stress.

Stress Reduction

Stress affects blood pressure, sleep habits, nervousness, and confusion. Whenever our bodies are Stressed – whether the Stress is real or imagined – our brains respond as if it is real. Stress, by the way, can come in many forms: an impending deadline, an inability to complete work tasks, or even a verbal lashing from another person. The body’s response is the same regardless of what causes the Stress.

Ten Ways to Cut Down on Stress 1. Talk it out. Get support from family and friends. 2. Exercise regularly. 3. Avoid false guilt. 4. Set realistic Goals and priorities. 5. Avoid perfectionism. 6. Keep a sense of humor. 7. Hang loose. Set aside idle time to Relax every day. 8. Live by the calendar, not the stopwatch. 9. Avoid over indulging in drugs, alcohol, caffeine, and nicotine. 10. Think positively

Taking time out of a busy schedule to Relax is very important. Everyone experiences Relaxation differently so the key is to Relax as best you can. The ability to Relax is enhanced by finding a quiet place, creating positive self talk, listening to soft music, day dreaming, or taking a walk.

Try this simple Breathing technique to Relax and decrease Stress. Blow your stomach out like blowing up a balloon. This will drop the diaphragm down and automatically create a deep breath. More oxygen is able to enter into the two lower lobes of the lungs, which has more blood vessels to carry oxygen to the cells.

Exercise

Exercise is the most widely recommended form of treatment for relieving the effects of Stress and Depression. It increases endorphin release (the bodies natural morphine) along with melatonin (natural sleeping pill) and serotonin (natural Prozac) production, and helps level out blood glucose. Exercise helps us sleep better which also decreases Stress.

Think Stress Control

Skipping breakfast is a bad idea. Starting your day on an empty stomach results in DECREASED ATTENTION and POOR PERFORMANCE. Even if your breakfast consists of something sweet or fatty, which is common, it can still help you get a better start on your workday. It is also true that breakfast eaters are leaner, have lower blood pressure, eat less throughout the day, and are in better health than those who skip the most important meal of the day.

In Conclusion

Stress responds well to Meditation, Relaxation Therapy, Self-Hypnosis Exercise, a walk in nature, soft music, get 6-8 hours of sleep and a proper diet with the right vitamin and mineral supplements greatly decreases Stress and enhance wellness.

About the author

About the Author: Michael R. “Ron” Eslinger, Captain, U.S. Navy, Retired is a Board Certified Hypnotherapist, Advanced Practice Nurse, Certified Hypnotherapy Instructor and Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist. He has served as Chief Nurse Anesthetist, Assistant Department Head for Administration Naval Medical Center Portsmouth, Portsmouth, VA. and is the Past President, Virginia Association of Nurse Anesthetists. He is Owner/Director of Healthy Visions Wellness Center in Oak Ridge, TN USA. For more information regarding Hypnosis as an adjunct therapy, Ron Eslinger can be reached at The Healthy Visions Wellness Center. Go online to http://www.eslinger.net for more information.



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