Meditation

Sunniest facts about Serotonin & Meditation (seeing the light)!

The interaction between serotonin and mood is proposed to be bi-directional. If you can self-induce change in your mood, you can influence serotonin synthesis and vice versa. Higher overall levels of serotonin have been measured in long term meditators (Newberg, A., Iverson, J., 2003; Bujatti, 1976), with increased serotonin levels found during after meditation practice …

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Bioplasticity got you into this mess and Bioplasticity will get you out of this again…..Meditate!

“Bioplasticity got you into this mess and Bioplasticity can get you out of this again!” Professor Lorimer Moseley This saying means there is both a positive and negative side to bioplasticity. Bioplastics are everywhere, and it is all about how we adapt to all our bodily changes and life situations. Our brain, our body, and …

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“Are You Wanting to Improve Your Relationships?” A Mini Retreat on Friday.

This Friday we invite you to participate in our Mini Friday Meditation workshop on Mindfulness and Relationships, presented by Dr Cassandra Shields. Dr Shields is a clinical psychologist and certified emotionally focused (EFT) therapist and supervisor (ICEEFT). Interpersonal relationships are a key part of life, and support greater physical, mental and emotional wellbeing. Relationships that …

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Yoga & Meditation for Body Dysmorphic Disorder and Eating Disorders: Understanding the role of oxytocin in recovery.

At our recent 50hr Food and Mood Yoga Therapy & Meditation Teacher Training we learned about how to apply the yoga therapy model and meditation practices to body dysmorphic disorder (BDD) and eating disorders. This ABC Catalyst episode on “Investigating Body Dysmorphia” is very fascinating and unfortunately reveals that BDD is heavily on the rise …

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The Science of Binaural Beats

This article has been co-created and researched with input from Malte Buchberger, acoustic consultant https://www.abacoustics.com.au/.      In our modern world of technology, we are taught from a young age to think critically, plan for the future, and always strive for a higher goal. Though these lessons are certainly worthwhile, they promote a lifestyle of …

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Emotional Styles and meditation

The Six Emotional Styles and Meditation One incredibly beautiful aspect of human society is the vast differences amongst people. Individuals have varying personalities, interests, beliefs, and emotional styles. This complexity, though challenging at times, generates wonderous excitement and joy throughout life. There are varying emotional styles across individuals, as highlighted through the research and writings …

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Meditations for your Unique Emotional Brain

The Brain in Transcendence and Enlightenment Based on the research of Dr Andrew Newberg (neurotheologist). These notes are a simplified version of the teachings from the meditation teacher training retreat. We spent a lovely three hours on a meditation retreat together using focussed attention style meditation, mantra meditation, breathing techniques, individualised prayer, transcendental yoga posturing, …

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Research in Couples Therapy by Gottman Institute

In a previous blog post, we explored the topic of emotionally focused therapy. A therapy style focused on the introspection of underlying emotions that cause conflict within relationships, mainly targeted towards intimate couples. In this article, we will elaborate further on the topic of relationship health through a similar but separate school of thought. Here, …

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