Activated Threat Response, Anger, Anxiety, Compassion, Ego, Emotions, Health, Mental Health, Mind-Body Connection, Mindfulness, New Thinking Allowed, Pain, Self-Esteem, Self-Love, Thoughts
What is self-esteem, really? David Hansom, MD, proposes that it could be more harmful than helpful. Would you agree? David Hanscom, MD, is author of, Back in Control: A Surgeon’s Roadmap Out of Chronic Pain and Do You Really Need Spine Surgery?: Take Control with a Spine Surgeon’s Advice. Dr. Hanscom is an orthopedic complex spinal deformity surgeon who quit his surgical practice in 2019 to focus on teaching people how to break loose from the grip of chronic mental and physical pain – with and without surgery. His insights arose out of escaping from his own 15-year ordeal of suffering with severe chronic pain. As he began to share…
Anxiety, Emotions, Happiness, Health, Inflammation, New Thinking Allowed, Pain, Stress Management, Thoughts
Here are some tips that may help you about “Intrusive Thoughts” in this interview I had with Dr. David Hanscom on New Thinking Allowed. David Hanscom, M.D. is author of, Back in Control: A Surgeon’s Roadmap Out of Chronic Pain and Do You Really Need Spine Surgery?: Take Control with a Spine Surgeon’s Advice. Dr. Hanscom is an orthopedic complex spinal deformity surgeon who quit his surgical practice in 2019 to focus on teaching people how to break loose from the grip of chronic mental and physical pain – with and without surgery. His insights arose out of escaping from his own 15-year ordeal of suffering with severe chronic pain.…
Body, Guided Imagery, Intuition, Massage Therapy, Mental Health, Mind-Body Connection, Mindfulness, Pain, podcast, Prevention, Psychology
Mind-Body Practices for Pain
“Mind-Body Practices for Pain” Integrative health shines in this area, and there are many approaches that help lower pain and stress. Here, I describe how the mind and body are one – our thoughts and emotions can affect the body, and the body can affect the mind. The stress response, known as the “fight, flight, or freeze” response can create or exacerbate tension and pain in the body. The relaxation response, known as the “rest and digest” response may help reduce pain. I share five mind-body practices that may lower pain and prevent conditions that may lead to pain, such as: 1. Guided Imagery 2. Yoga 3. Massage and Bodywork…
Mindfulness Meditation “Loving Yourself” Recording
New Recording – Mindfulness Meditation “Loving Yourself” By Emmy Vadnais, OTR/L Listen Here Here’s a new 10-minute guided mindfulness meditation I recorded that is easily accessible on YouTube that you can listen to for your own self-care. If you are a health care practitioner you can play for clients, or they can have as a tool they can use in between sessions, or after discharge. Read the researched benefits of meditation here. * Do not listen to this recording while driving a car. Once practiced enough you can bring these concepts into your activities of daily living – ADLs.
Radio Interview on Reflexology Benefits 4/9/16
I will be interviewed on the health benefits of Reflexology by the very cool and spunky “Aging But Dangerous” community on Saturday, 4/9/16 at 9:30 a.m. CT on KLBB 1220 AM – you can stream it online anywhere for free! If you will not be able to listen to the live broadcast you can listen to the podcast recording after 4/11/16 on their website under Radio/Podcast. Reflexology can be helpful at any age for health, wellness, recovery, and prevention. We are all aging and I am so grateful to be able to share all about Reflexology with you and their audience!
Holistic Health, Meditations for You!, Mind-Body Connection, Prevention, Relaxation & Meditation, Self Care, Spirituality
The Power of Meditation
“The Power of Meditation: This practice of focused attention can reduce pain and stress while enhancing health and healing” This article was originally published on ADVANCE for OT Practitioners October 1, 2015 by Emmy Vadnais, OTR/L Meditation is the practice of focused attention that can help calm the mind and body, returning it to a homeostatic balance. It can regulate emotions, lower pain and stress, ease depression and insomnia, create clearer awareness and insight, improve spirituality, compassion, and quality of life, and has many health benefits. Modern science has caught up to what Eastern philosophies and many spiritual traditions have known and practiced for thousands of years.1 A nationwide survey…