Ki Breathing Meditation is a therapy of mental and physical rejuvenation. You can increase oxygen intake ten fold, then with a long outbreath rid the body of CO2. You reverse the aging process by rejuvenating body organs. Continue reading
Fear of Sleep
For much of my life I suffered from a fear of sleep, of losing consciousness. I think it was related to a tonsillectomy and appendectomy with either. After the tonsillectomy when I was five years old, I was terrified about the prospect of being anesthetized by either. Continue reading
Adrian Wells introduced Attention-Training Therapy (ATT),one of many Attention Therapies, as a part of his Metacognitive Therapy (MCT). MCT proposes that psychological disorder involves a style or pattern of recurrent, recycling ideation, fixing attention narrowly on worry and problems. MCT focuses on these recurrent patterns of thinking, whereas Cognitive Therapy focuses on the thoughts. Continue reading
Fear and Anxiety
Underlying much of our fear and anxiety are unconscious emotional memories. Until recently, it was believed you were stuck with damaging emotional memories for life. It was believed that it were not possible to extinguish fear and anxiety. This may not be so. Continue reading
I am a night owl. Like so many others, I was forced to be up by 5:30 a.m. To get by, I rotated between four or five different sleep meds. I took the sleep medication, sat at my desk writing till I could not keep my eyes open, plopped onto my futon and fell into a seemingly dreamless sleep.
I got by with five or six hours of sleep. To feel balanced, I required nine or ten. Continue reading
Years ago, yet I visualize it in the moment, a student in my high school junior honors English class came up to me after students had departed.
“I don’t want to go on living. I get up early each morning and come to school and sit though days of meaningless classes. Then I go home and do three or four more hours of meaningless homework.” Continue reading
Stress and the General Adaption Syndrome (GAS)
If you want to deal with stress, a good place to start is with Hans Selye’s 1974 book, “Stress without distress.” In the 1930s he began publishing about the general adaption syndrome (GAS). I have found it helpful to become familiar with GAS in working with stress in any form. Continue reading
Open-Focus Alpha Synchronous Brain Waves
Open-Focus Alpha synchronous is the quickest path to meditation possible. All you need to do is focus on space and you can learn to do this with the short video below.
Reading, Research, Writing – Bibliotherapy
Motivated by what he describes as blinding depression and crippling anxiety, Andrew Solomon, author of “Noonday Demon” set out reading, researching, and writing –bibliotherapy – about his own recovery and the range of treatments for depression. One world opened into another, like biting off chunks of Alice’s magic mushroom. Continue reading