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Toxic Emotions Suppress Immunity

Posted by Geoff Beaty on 16 July 2021
Toxic Emotions Suppress Immunity
Your thoughts and emotions can affect your health. Emotions that are freely experienced and expressed without judgment or attachment tend to flow fluidly without impacting our health. On the other hand, repressed emotions (especially fearful or negative ones) can zap mental energy, negatively affect the body, and lead to health problems.. It's important to recognize our thoughts and emotions and be aware of the effect they have, not only on each other, but also on our bodies, behavi...
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How to Navigate a Cancer Diagnosis

Posted by Geoff Beaty on 4 July 2021
How to Navigate a Cancer Diagnosis
Are you or someone you know dealing with a cancer diagnosis, overwhelmed by an array of emotions, and figuring out the next steps? Here are some strategies that are critical in the quest for optimal health and healing. 1. Find Calm in the Chaos After the diagnosis of cancer, it is normal to lose specific skills such as communication, research, decision-making, problem-solving, negotiation, and speaking up for rights. Establishing a sense of relaxation is paramount for creating calm an...
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The beneficial role of Hypnosis during Cancer Treatments

Posted by Geoff Beaty on 28 June 2021
The beneficial role of Hypnosis during Cancer Treatments
Hypnosis is an old practice and is mentioned in Hindu texts as "temple sleep" and by Avicenna (980-1037 AD) who wrote in The Book of Healing about the distinction between sleep and hypnosis. Despite its long history, hypnosis has had memorable runs of being stigmatized. One of the historical lightning-rod figures of hypnosis was Franz Anton Mesmer (1734-1815) who theorized that the benefits of hypnotic suggestions he saw in his practice were due to "animal magnetism". He w...
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Tips for Reducing Chronic Stress during Cancer Treatment

Posted by Geoff Beaty on 20 June 2021
Tips for Reducing Chronic Stress during Cancer Treatment
There are many ways to manage stress from daily activities like deep breathing to longer-term strategies like counseling. We can help you finding a variety of techniques that work for you and support your overall wellbeing for years to come. These are some of our tips: Take deep breaths with our Breathing Techniques to Soothe the Soul Get at least 7-9 hours of quality sleep each night Exercise, but not too much Talk to a counselor or ask us for a referral Start a gratitude jou...
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  • The Institute for Functional Medicine
  • Society for Integrative Oncology
  • American Society of Clinical Oncology
  • Australasian Integrative Medicine Association
  • Naturopaths and Herbalists Association of Australia