Tag: Gratitude

The Effects of Gratitude

Author: Dr. Diann Sanford, Psy.D In this article comments on  “The effects of gratitude expression on Neural Activity written by Kini Wong and a group of authors, it was published on March 1, 2016 in Neuroimage . Interpretation of the findings Gratitude correlates with activity in specific set of brain regions; and a simple gratitude…

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Managing Anxiety and Fears without Medication

Author: Dr. Diann Sanford, Psy.D. LPC In this article, the author comments on the work of Dr. Sharprio and the implications it has in the therapeutic treatment of anxiety and fear. She defines meditation and contrasts it with mindfulness, and elaborates on incorporating mindfulness into the present medical model. Thus, she concludes with challenges individuals…

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Heart Rate Variability, A Non-Invasive Treatment (HRV)

Author: Dr. Diann Sanford, Psy.D, LPC There has been increasingly widespread interest in the study of the variations of the beat to beat timing of the heart, known as heart rate variability (HRV). Fluctuations in heart rate have predictive importance (Kleiger, 2005), as they can be used to assess various pathological states or affirm wellness…

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3 Keys to Happiness in Daily Life

It doesn’t take a whole new routine to instill a dose of happiness into your day—but it does take a little self awareness. 1. Be grateful for the good & the bad. Research shows, grateful people are happy people. It’s also important to understand that happiness is not the absence of negative feelings. Gratitude is…

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