Archive for the Stress Management Category

Lighten up with Laughter

Lighten up with Laughter

Lighten Up with Laughter A smile starts on the lips, a grin spreads to the eyes, a chuckle comes from the belly; but a good laugh bursts forth from the soul, overflows, and bubbles all around. – Carolyn Birmingham Our nervous system has its own natural ways of releasing stored emotional tension. When I’m performing myofascial and craniosacral bodywork on clients, their emotions come tumbling out: often in spontaneous tears, hiccups and even uncontrollable giggles. Laughter (and other emotional release responses) is a great signal that the internal reset mechanism is kicking in: “Rest and recover to the rescue!” What

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Mindful Eating

Mindful Eating

Mindful Eating What do I mean by the term “mindful eating?” Essentially, it’s applying the principles of mindfulness to your eating habits, as a way of ensuring thoughtful food choices and healthful results. Mindfulness Our brains are constantly filtering information and sending out impulses that drive our behaviors. When a thought crosses your mind, do you ever stop and wonder “who is thinking that thought?” The majority of the thoughts, feelings and images flashing through your subconscious mind have an impact. And, it’s all happening without you being fully aware of where this stream of input is really coming from.

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The Power of Words

The Power of Words

The Power of Words “Raise your words, not your voice. It is rain that grows flowers, not thunder.” – Rumi (Persian poet and Sufi master born in 1207) Considering this month’s focus on oral health, I pondered the many areas of our lives that involve the mouth. The lips are highly sensitive to touch and, through our mouths, we seek physical as well as emotional nurturing. This is truly a powerful portal for interacting with the world! Our first experiences as babies in the newly physical world are interpreted and played out through sensory touch and sound. Through our mouths,

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Unpack Your Baggage

Everyday stress can become overwhelming; if unresolved, it can affect your ability to respond appropriately. We’ve all had the experience of overreacting to an emotional trigger during times of stress. To get through the day, many of us stuff-down these feelings of grief, anxiety, fear and pain. These feelings, however, cannot be ignored forever, and will find ways to let you know they’re still there. The absence of awareness and mindful expression of deeply-felt emotions can leave you unable to choose intended emotional messages – undermining your ability to control your responses to minor stressors. It may even keep you

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A Little About Lisa

Lisa-Manning100Lisa is a Craniosacral Therapist and a Master Certified Hypnotist, specializing in Somato-Emotional Hypnosis to address chronic pain and anxiety. Lisa brings a wealth of experience, expertise, warmth and compassion to her work with clients from all walks of life.


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