REST FOR THE RESTLESS MIND (PART ONE OF TWO)

By Stefan Blom• 19 May 2021 DAILY MAVERICK LIFE (WELLNESS) No matter what you experience, be it loss, trauma or everyday shocks that are making you restless, here is some guidance on how to find rest for the restless mind, says clinical psychologist Stefan Blom. It started with me documenting my own restless mind, in a kindContinue reading “REST FOR THE RESTLESS MIND (PART ONE OF TWO)”

DEEP SLEEP GIVES YOUR BRAIN A DEEP CLEAN

By SIMON MAKIN on November 1, 2019 (Scientific American: scientific.com) Why sleep has restorative—or damaging—effects on cognition and brain health has been an enduring mystery in biology. Researchers think cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) may flush toxic waste out, “cleaning” the brain and studies have shown that garbage clearance is hugely improved during sleep. They were not sure exactly how all thisContinue reading “DEEP SLEEP GIVES YOUR BRAIN A DEEP CLEAN”

A THREE-PART EXERCISE TO CREATE SAFETY AND TRUST

A THREE-PART EXERCISE TO CREATE SAFETY AND TRUST Author: Deb Dana (psychotherapynetworker.org The fundamental premise of Polyvagal Theory is that human beings need safety, and our biology is fiercely devoted to keeping us out of harm’s way. As most therapists know, the body’s rapid-response survival system is orchestrated by our autonomic nervous system (ANS). ToContinue reading “A THREE-PART EXERCISE TO CREATE SAFETY AND TRUST”

9 Tips for Setting Healthy Boundaries

9 Tips for Setting Healthy Boundaries From calm.com How do we kindly and proactively ensure healthy boundaries? It’s not an easy task, and oftentimes, rather intimidating; telling people what you need might seem selfish, aggressive, or even rude. But it’s important: Boundaries allow us to feel safe and respected both physically and emotionally. Honoring ourContinue reading “9 Tips for Setting Healthy Boundaries”

Is consciousness a battle between your beliefs and perceptions?

Is consciousness a battle between your beliefs and perceptions? Hakwan Lau Hakwan Lauis a professor of behavioural neuroscience at the University of California, Los Angeles, and he also holds an appointment at the University of Hong Kong. His work has been published in Science, Nature Neuroscience and Neuron among others. Imagine you’re at a magic show, in which the performerContinue reading “Is consciousness a battle between your beliefs and perceptions?”