Posts Tagged ‘mindbody medicine’
Infant massage is a great way to create an oasis of calm time with your baby. It helps promote bonding and calm both mom and baby. Studies show that infant massage decreases stress hormones (in both Mom & baby), reduces colic and GI symptoms, relieves muscle pains and assists recovery for preemies (Onozawa et al, 2001; Field et al, 1996). It is win-win!
You all know that I’m interested in all things healing. I’ve spent a lifetime studying healing modalities, as I’ve bet a lot of you have! We all have a lot of research and tools available to us for healing on different levels.
Using mandalas as a healing expressive art form is a merging of Eastern and Western practices and thought. “Mandala” is Sanskrit for “circle” and is a spiritual symbol used ritualistically to represent universal wholeness. It is used a focal point in meditative practice. In Western practice, the mandala has been adopted as a tool for healing and self-discovery. The endless interlocking patterns can be envisioned as a pattern of different connected levels of the spirit, self and consciousness.
Flower essence is a healing method that gently works on multiple levels to help move negative emotions out of your body, mind and spirit. Flower essences connect with us on an energetic level; they have a different energetic action than essential oils and herbals. Each essence has the vibrational pattern of the original plant. They are useful for shifting emotional states towards balance.
The Lovingkindness Meditation is about developing the mental habit of self-love and expansive love.
Most people will agree that organic products are safer, both for the consumer and the environment. If you have certain skin conditions that are irritated by synthetic ingredients, using organic products may also help you to control the symptoms. However, determining whether a product is truly organic and/or vegan-friendly can be challenging. Product labels are often misleading and even products that aren’t organic may be described as all-natural or even use the word organic on the label. To accurately identify organic skin care products, use the guide below.
Perinatal Therapist Spotlight: Robin Muskal, Ph.D.
Please welcome my colleague from Morristown, New Jersey, Robin Muskal, Ph.D., with a doctorate in Clinical Psychology and has trained as a psychotherapist, body worker and energy practitioner for 20 years to BirthTouch® as a guest expert today! Robin works with the perinatal and postpartum population as an adjunct wellness practitioner. She is an advocate for whole person care and helps patients build a strong network of community supports. Utilizing a meaningful set of interventions and techniques, such as meditation, yoga, mindfulness and cognitive behavioral strategies Robin, will assist with transitions, balance of mood and empowerment towards self-integrity and healing. Robin is a Board Certified wellness coach, and a teacher of Iyengar yoga. She has a private practice in Morristown and Florham Park, NJ.
The issue about the adulteration of extra virgin olive oil in our food supply has been bugging me for some time.
Today I have a guest post from my friend, Shirley Parker, an experienced mom! Parenting is a developmental right of passage and requires commitment, patience and personal growth! But it’s also alot of fun! being outdoors and exploring family fun activities is a great way to relax and bond with your children as well as offer ways to get away from all the electronic devices! Please welcome Shirley Parker to BirthTouch!
Heather Barson’s featured article today is extraordinary. Heather writes about her recovery from post-traumatic stress disorder after childbirth. She talks about a healthcare system that doesn’t take care of women. She shares her dark walk through PTSD. She shares her long multi-pronged approach to healing. Her story is moving and healing. I admire her immensely. Please welcome Heather Barson with me.