Tag: Mindfulness

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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PTSD and Complimentary Treatments

PTSD and Complimentary Treatments Author: Dr. Diann Sanford, Psy.D In this article, this author will consider the implications of the work of Dr. Shauna Shapiro and an article published in the International Journal of Stress Management, about trauma sensitive yoga (West, Liang, & Spinazzola, 2016).  Next, this writer continues on to  outline the significance of…

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ADHD and HRV: Non-Medication Management

Author: Dr. Diann Sanford, Psy.D, LPC In this article, this author explores ADHD and the brain and body connection, and the implications this has in the treatment of ADHD with Heart Rate Variability.  HRV biofeedback or training is a a non-medication treatment approach in the management of ADHD symptoms using heart rate variability, HRV. Brain…

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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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