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You and Mental Health: Why Does Yoga Help Anxiety? » Laura Zera

You and Mental Health: Why Does Yoga Help Anxiety? » Laura Zera | ISO Mental Health & Wellness | Scoop.it
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» A Simple Practice to a Happier Balanced Brain - Mindfulness and Psychotherapy

» A Simple Practice to a Happier Balanced Brain - Mindfulness and Psychotherapy | ISO Mental Health & Wellness | Scoop.it
We all want to be happy, but our brain isn't wired for it. This simple practice can help open up the mind to a happier more balanced life.
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Julianna Bonola's curator insight, July 11, 2013 12:49 AM

Such a simple exercise to bring such big relief.

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Why It’s Okay to Not Be Nice.

Why It’s Okay to Not Be Nice. | ISO Mental Health & Wellness | Scoop.it
Why It's Okay to Not Be Nice, by Kathryn Budig.
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The End Of Rational Vs. Emotional: How Both Logic And Feeling Play Key Roles In Marketing And Decision Making

The End Of Rational Vs. Emotional: How Both Logic And Feeling Play Key Roles In Marketing And Decision Making | ISO Mental Health & Wellness | Scoop.it
One of the longest-running debates in marketing is whether to use a rational or emotional advertising approach in marketing--but cognitive science says that argument is pointless.
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Infographic: The Truth About Adverse Childhood Experience. #ACES

Infographic: The Truth About Adverse Childhood Experience. #ACES | ISO Mental Health & Wellness | Scoop.it
Learn about Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs)
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Positive, Present Tense, Repetition, High Emotion

Positive, Present Tense, Repetition, High Emotion | ISO Mental Health & Wellness | Scoop.it
Helping you heal spiritually, mentally, emotionally, physically.
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Patrick Stewart Gives Passionate Response to Question At Comicpalooza 2013

This was my question to Sir Patrick Stewart at Comicpalooza 2013. I wanted to thank Patrick Stewart for his speech at Amnesty International it personally hel...
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Brain can be trained in compassion, study shows

Brain can be trained in compassion, study shows | ISO Mental Health & Wellness | Scoop.it

A new study by researchers at the Center for Investigating Healthy Minds at the Waisman Center of the University of Wisconsin-Madison shows that adults can be trained to be more compassionate. The report, published Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science, investigates whether training adults in compassion can result in greater altruistic behavior and related changes in neural systems underlying compassion.

 

"Our fundamental question was, 'Can compassion be trained and learned in adults? Can we become more caring if we practice that mindset?'" says Helen Weng, lead author of the study and a graduate student in clinical psychology. "Our evidence points to yes."


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Marilyne Kubath's curator insight, May 29, 2013 5:46 AM

This is excellent.

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WATCH: Learning To Read Someone Else's Mind

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Cooperating in large groups is a signature accomplishment of the human brain: among similar species, we are remarkably good at working together and negotiating our differences.
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How the Brain Really Works

How the Brain Really Works | ISO Mental Health & Wellness | Scoop.it
New techniques are letting researchers look at the activity of the whole brain at once. Most brain areas multitask, and the brain is dynamic. It can respond differently to the same events in different times and circumstances.
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Marilyne Kubath's curator insight, May 14, 2013 6:03 AM

A great deal of sense in this.

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» Affect Regulation: The Case Against Spanking and For Emotionally-Present Parenting - Neuroscience and Relationships

» Affect Regulation: The Case Against Spanking and For Emotionally-Present Parenting - Neuroscience and Relationships | ISO Mental Health & Wellness | Scoop.it
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Julianna Bonola's curator insight, July 11, 2013 1:31 AM

Children are gorgeous little people who sometimes, annoy and irrate us to distraction.  For some parents, annoying children are enough to take them over their emotional limits, resulting in the parents loosing control over their actions and spanking results.  This article says it all.  Spanking kids does noone any good.  Read on to find out more....

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What Chokes You Up? Why We Cry And Why It Is Helpful

What Chokes You Up? Why We Cry And Why It Is Helpful | ISO Mental Health & Wellness | Scoop.it
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PTSD Research: Distinct Gene Activity Patterns from Childhood Abuse

PTSD Research: Distinct Gene Activity Patterns from Childhood Abuse | ISO Mental Health & Wellness | Scoop.it
Study shows post-traumatic stress disorder in individuals with a history of childhood abuse is distinct from PTSD related to other causes.

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Gina Stepp's curator insight, May 2, 2013 1:29 PM

Some people develop PTSD as a result of experiences in adulthood. But PTSD is different when it's the result of trauma that occurred during important periods for brain development during childhood.  That said, other studies indicate that soldiers are more likely to succumb to PTSD (due to  lower stores of resilience) if they have also suffered childhood abuse. 

AvidDisk's curator insight, May 2, 2013 5:05 PM

PTSD and child abuse - genetic mutations.  Great article!

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The Search For Self Love

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A Check-Up From the Neck Up (and Book Giveaway Announcement)

A Check-Up From the Neck Up (and Book Giveaway Announcement) | ISO Mental Health & Wellness | Scoop.it
This is the last installment of my Tour of Fives, celebrating the release of the 5th book in my mystery series. I felt I should bring things back home with my Five Top Tips for Maintaining Mental H...
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The Mental Illness That Made America Great

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The man could not stand dirt. When he built his company’s first factory in Fremont, Calif., in 1984, he frequently got down on his hands and knees and looked for specks of dust on the floor as well as on all the equipment.
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The Human Voice May Not Spark Pleasure In Children With Autism : NPR

The Human Voice May Not Spark Pleasure In Children With Autism : NPR | ISO Mental Health & Wellness | Scoop.it
Scientists and parents have long been baffled by the fact that children with autism often don't pay attention to human voices.
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Grandma's Experiences Leave Epigenetic Mark on Your Genes | DiscoverMagazine.com

Grandma's Experiences Leave Epigenetic Mark on Your Genes | DiscoverMagazine.com | ISO Mental Health & Wellness | Scoop.it
Your ancestors' lousy childhoods or excellent adventures might change your personality, bequeathing anxiety or resilience by altering the epigenetic expressions of genes in the brain.
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After the Narcissistic Parent

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It’s Narcissist Friday! A friend asked me to go with him to see his mother as she lay dying in the hospital.  He wanted me to reassure her about her faith.  He may also have wanted me to understand...
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Too many people have parents who did not/could not love them, for whatever reason. Unlike Hollywood, there are rarely deathbed apologies and reconciliation from the abuser.

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Obama On Mental Health - Reduce The Stigma, You Are Not Alone- Full Speech

President Obama opens a National Conference on Mental Health at the White House. He talks about how we can all work together to reduce stigma, and help the m...
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Thank you, Mr. President. "Struggling with a mental illness or caring for someone who does can be isolating."

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The Biology of Kindness: How It Makes Us Happier and Healthier | TIME.com

The Biology of Kindness: How It Makes Us Happier and Healthier | TIME.com | ISO Mental Health & Wellness | Scoop.it

There’s a reason why being kind to others is good for you — and it can now be traced to a specific nerve.

 

When it comes to staying healthy, both physically and mentally, studies consistently show that strong relationships are at least as important as avoiding smoking and obesity. But how does social support translate into physical benefits such as lower blood pressure, healthier weights and other physiological measures of sound health? A new study published in Psychological Science suggests that the link may follow the twisting path of the vagus nerve, which connects social contact to the positive emotions that can flow from interactions.

 

By Maia Szalavitz


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Marilyne Kubath's curator insight, May 24, 2013 7:59 AM

I think this is true if you do something nice and decent you do feel a bit better about, but if do something a bit mean you feel a lot worse.

Abigail McNeely's comment, June 3, 2013 2:21 PM
I find it so interesting that we in the West need physical evidence to really start believing in something. Not that it's wrong to want evidence, after all that's what critical thinking is about. Thank goodness technology is now helping us catch up with folk wisdom.
Marilyne Kubath's comment, June 3, 2013 2:32 PM
I agree all governments need to relearn this.
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» The Ohio Kidnapping Case: The Moral Injury of Witnessing Atrocity - Healing Together for Couples

» The Ohio Kidnapping Case: The Moral Injury of Witnessing Atrocity - Healing Together for Couples | ISO Mental Health & Wellness | Scoop.it
We are disturbed by the Ohio Kidnapping Case because it not only traumatizes, it inflicts moral injury. It transgresses our moral beliefs.Coping guides offered
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Kids of Tiger Moms Get Worse Grades and Are More Depressed

Kids of Tiger Moms Get Worse Grades and Are More Depressed | ISO Mental Health & Wellness | Scoop.it
When Amy Chua’s book, Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother came out in 2011, it sparked  controversy among many people but especially psychologists and experts in  child development.
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Mental Health and Psychiatry

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Risk of depression influenced by quality of relationships, U-M research says | UofMHealth.org

Risk of depression influenced by quality of relationships, U-M research says | UofMHealth.org | ISO Mental Health & Wellness | Scoop.it
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Bad marriages = double the risk of depression compared to good marriages over a ten year period, and significantly worse than being single.

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