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Our Brain’s Response to Stress

In my last few posts I shared some information about the different systems in our brain and how they affect our thoughts, emotions and behaviors. I discovered a wonderful Youtube video by Dr. John Kenworthy describing in detail how the brain responds to stress and anxiety. I believe it’s […]
By |January 26th, 2015|Anxiety and Stress, Mindfulness|Comments Off on Our Brain’s Response to Stress

Calming the Reptile Brain

In another post I discussed what we have learned through neuropsychology about the different systems in our brains. Understanding this can help us identify our source of discomfort and make changes. A good place to start is our autonomic nervous system or […]
By |January 12th, 2015|Mindfulness|Comments Off on Calming the Reptile Brain

Winter 2015 Groups: Social Skills and Self-Care

I am offering four groups beginning in February: Care for Caregivers: Self-care practices for Moms; Thursday mornings I Can Be Flexible: Social Skills for Boys […]
By |January 7th, 2015|Groups, Mindfulness, News|Comments Off on Winter 2015 Groups: Social Skills and Self-Care

The Lizard, Puppy and Computer Brain

  I have found in my work with children and adults alike that understanding some basics about the brain’s development and it’s influence on our thoughts, feelings and behaviors can help us have more control over those thoughts, feelings and behaviors leading to more positive emotions and wiser decisions. We are fortunate […]
By |January 5th, 2015|Mindfulness|Comments Off on The Lizard, Puppy and Computer Brain

Additional Group Offering – Care for the Caregiver

Meladie Burke Therapy will be offering a group for women who are in a caregiving role – Care for the Caregiver. This 8 week group will offer research-based strategies for helping members learn to take care of themselves so they have the energy and resources to take […]
By |December 15th, 2014|Groups, Mindfulness|Comments Off on Additional Group Offering – Care for the Caregiver

MRI Study Shows Meditation Changes your Grey Matter

Here’s a very interesting study from Harvard showing the physical effects of meditation. If you’re looking for a New Year’s Resolution, adding meditation to your daily routine can be a boost to your physical, mental and emotional health!  
By |December 8th, 2014|Anxiety and Stress, Mindfulness|Comments Off on MRI Study Shows Meditation Changes your Grey Matter

Thankful Talk!

As our national day of thanks approaches, we are told to be grateful, appreciative, take time to give thanks. It’s easy for giving thanks to be one more thing on our list of “shoulds” rather than a meaningful experience of emotion. However, a growing body of research […]
By |November 13th, 2014|Mindfulness|Comments Off on Thankful Talk!

I want to learn more about meditating. How do I get started?

Mindfulness: An Eight-Week Plan for Finding Peace in a Frantic World by: Mark Williams and Danny Penman You may have heard or read recently about Meditation. It has dramatically increased in popularity in the past 10 years. Increasingly, […]
By |October 25th, 2013|Mindfulness|Comments Off on I want to learn more about meditating. How do I get started?