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Rethinking Mental Health: Towards a Holistic Organismic Paradigm (Part 1 of 4) | The New Existentialists

Rethinking Mental Health: Towards a Holistic Organismic Paradigm (Part 1 of 4) | The New Existentialists | health | Scoop.it

We find ourselves in very interesting times with regard to our understanding of mental health. We find ever more heated, passionate, and polarized discussions taking place with regard to the so called mental disorders—how or even whether to try to classify them, which factors are generally helpful in recovery vs. which factors are generally harmful, what does “mental disorder” or “mental illness” even mean, and what does “recovery” even mean. I consider myself something of a constructivist (believing that we all develop individually constructed “lenses”), an existentialist (believing in the importance of understanding the core dilemmas inherent within our existence), and a pragmatist (emphasizing the importance of identifying and meeting relevant needs). So given the way my own mind works, I find it helpful when such conundrums appear to try to take the issues all the way down to the most fundamental assumptions and experiences that give rise to them, and then try to reconstruct an understanding that is more conducive to meeting our needs.


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How Mindfulness Can Help Patients Undergoing Cancer Treatment

How Mindfulness Can Help Patients Undergoing Cancer Treatment | health | Scoop.it
The word "cancer" alone can trigger a stress response, and for those undergoing cancer treatment, the experience can easily be the most stressful they ever endure.

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Ellen Naylor's curator insight, August 7, 2013 12:50 PM

Mindfulness and relaxation techniques reduce stress and fear, which are heightened once you find out you have cancer and undergo your treatment plan.  

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Ending Food Ignorance: Education Is Too Important to Leave to Big Food

Ending Food Ignorance: Education Is Too Important to Leave to Big Food | health | Scoop.it
Let's envision the financial windfall taxpayers should reap when we begin to make a serious dent in rates of childhood overweight and obesity.

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Ellen Naylor's curator insight, August 5, 2013 6:04 PM

Here is the adult version of Birke Baehr's message from Michael Jacobson of the Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI).