Posts Tagged ‘stress reduction’

6 DBT Skills to Nurture Your Mental Health During the Holiday Rush

6 DBT Skills to Nurture Your Mental Health During the Holiday Rush

Lots of us get flustered during the busy holiday season.  And, if you’re already coping with a mental health challenges such as grief, depression, anxiety, PTSD or bipolar disorder, keeping up with healthy lifestyle choices will absolutely support your mental health.  When I started thinking about cooking for Thanksgiving, although I  love my family, I started to feel really irritable. I just really didn’t feel like doing all the shopping and cooking. I am involved in some writing projects and other work I’d really like to accomplish.  Ok. What should I do about these feelings of time crunch and irritability that are coming up for me?

Follow along.  Maybe these ideas will help you as well. Read the rest of this entry »

Infant massage improves mental health and bonding for mom and baby!

Normal soothing and playful touch help forge your relationship with your baby Istock/KellyRichardsonPhotography

Normal soothing and playful touch help forge your relationship with your baby
Istock/KellyRichardsonPhotography

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!

Read the rest of this entry »

Part One: Pre-Pregnancy: How women’s brain biology, hormones and mood relate!

Relaxation practices protect brain health (Istock/awelo)

Relaxation practices protect brain health (Istock/awelo)

Somatic Psychology combines the study of psychology, physiology, and emotion, bridging the gap between body and mind. So, understanding and managing your emotional responses are integrated with understanding and managing the health of your unseen brain and body biology through positive wellness choices.

Read the rest of this entry »

Co-parenting Through Divorce: Part One: Finding Strength Within as You Redefine the Self

As you go through your divorce, do you think you are acting out your unconscious hurts and anger on yourself and others, possibly your children?

Istock/Bosca. Divorcing has bad feelings around it. Be careful not to take your bad feelings into your relationship with your children.

Istock/Bosca. Divorcing has bad feelings around it. Be careful not to take your bad feelings into your relationship with your children.

 

Read the rest of this entry »

Study: Practicing Prenatal Yoga Improves Maternal Comfort, Reduces Length of Labor

Prenatal Yoga: A Mindbody Practice to Benefit Your Pregnancy

 

As a pregnant woman looking looking for a safe, mindbody, self-help way to improve your comfort levels and shorten your birthing time, check out prenatal yoga! Check out the results of this study!

Prenatal Yoga Improves Birth Comfort and Reduces Length of Labor PhotoCredit: Istock/Xua

Read the rest of this entry »

New Study: Chronic Stress During Pregnancy Increases Risk for Postpartum Depression

Benedetta Leuner, assistant professor of psychology and neuroscience at Ohio State University, released a new study on Saturday, 10/13/2012, during a talk at Neuroscience 2012, the annual meeting of the Society for Neuroscience, in New Orleans.

Istock/Elana Vizerskaya

Read the rest of this entry »

Kathy is on LinkedIn Kathy is on Facebook Kathy is on Twitter Email Kathy Morelli

Welcome to my blog and therapy practice!

Kathy Morelli

SIGN UP FOR MY NEWSLETTER!

What is BirthTouch®?
Be Kind Whenever Possible. It is Always Possible.
Perinatal Mental Health
Mindbody Pregnancy Tool!
Mindbody Partner Support in the NICU
Blog Categories
Amazon Fresh and Delivered!
Amazon Limited Time Offer!
New Features from Amazon Making Life Easier for You!
Blog Archives