Written by: Bonnie Feldman, DDS, MBA, Ellen M. Martin, Kelsey O’Donoghue For over a decade I consistently saw a physical therapist to help cope with my chronic pain, but never felt fully satisfied with my results. I thought I was doing everything within my power to alleviate my symptoms, but it was still not enough… Continue reading Kundalini Yoga as Movement Therapy
“The only thing permanent about our behavior patterns, is our belief that they are so.” - Dr. Moshe Feldenkrais I have been going to various types of physical therapy weekly for thirty years. This “fearless experimenter” found that despite continually seeking new ways to improve my day-to-day health, I was striking out with my chronic… Continue reading The Feldenkrais Method: Finding Your Personal Power to Reduce Chronic Pain
Over the past several generations, stress levels and chronic disease levels have continued to rise. According to the American Psychology Association, On average, younger adults are more likely than older generations to report that their stress has increased in the past year. 47% of all Americans say they are concerned with the amounts of stress in… Continue reading Tai Chi & Qi Gong as Movement Therapy
Born with a sunny disposition and high energy, I found myself appreciating the concept of allocating my limited energy when a common virus, the chicken pox, attacked my fragile immune system. With my balance out of whack and the stories of many Spoonies on my mind, I began to wonder, “Why is it so hard to… Continue reading DIY Fatigue Buster
Can meditation practice train the mind as physical training does the body? As I am preparing for the mhealth summit presentation “Using the Digital Tools of Play to Personalize Health” I am wondering if meditation, like gaming, will become a driver of wider acceptance of mind-training interventions for cognitive wellness. Meditation has been in the… Continue reading Is Meditation for Cognitive Wellness the Next Big Healthcare Trend?
By Melinda Speckmann As a follow up to our Introduction, here is some in-depth reading to keep your brains blooming with life for a better understanding of what it means to stay sharp, stay well and overcome illness. Staying Sharp: Cognitive training allows individuals to stay sharp and keep our brains fit by improving various cognitive… Continue reading Using Digital Tools to Channel Our Minds: Bibliography
In my previous post, I wrote about my first experience attending a mindfulness session. Needless to say, it was a successful experiment, and keen to learn more, I returned to the Hammer to see what the subsequent mindfulness sessions would inspire. My second session was led by Diana Winston-whose soothing voice and demeanor left me refreshed and… Continue reading DIY Experiments: Mindfulness Parts 2 and 3
Ever since exploring concepts of feedback loops and behavior change, I have been in a period of personal experimentation. Have you ever had that thing on your to-do list that never makes it to the top? There seem to be lots of excuses that stand in the way, until one day, you just decide to make it happen.… Continue reading DIY Experiment: Mindfulness