As a healthcare professional I recommend that most of my patients begin stress reduction practices or engage in regular meditation. I make this recommendation because the physiology of stress and distress is a factor in 80% of chronic, degenerative and auto-immune disease. The hormonal and immune molecules of disease tell a very deep part of the the brain that the body is being attacked. The mind then produces internal conversations that try and find reasons about our lives that confirm the amount of distress we are feeling subconsciously.
I offer a combination of counseling, Qi Gong, deep relaxation practices and meditation instruction as a separate service. I often include some of these tools in regular medical appointments, but I find the experience goes deeper when the focus of an appointment is solely on the experience of distress. Most people who move towards the feelings and thoughts produced by stress build a natural confidence at calming the mind and body. This is often an essential factor in helping reduce the physiology of stress, chronic illness and pain.
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