Have you ever had a persistent symptom that just won’t stop bugging you? Maybe you’re struggling with fatigue, or your gut is constantly irritated? The causes of symptoms like these are often hard to get to the bottom of — and believe it or not, sometimes they may be caused by a problem somewhere else in your body that you might think is unrelated. But how do you find the root cause and treat the problem?
The latest fad in self-improvement is the so-called “dopamine detox” or “dopamine fasting.” Its proponents promise an instant “reset” of the over-stimulated brain. But what actually is dopamine and what is the science behind this fad? Is it based on a sound theory, or is it just marketing hype? In this webinar, Dr. Nigel Lester, psychiatrist and Director of Mental Health at PALM Health, investigates the latest Silicon Valley craze and throws light on the current trends in popular mental health practices.
Come celebrate with us! PALM opened its doors six years ago, and since then we have grown into an incredible community. We’re celebrating all week long with raffles, free giveaways to members, fun posts on social media, and special events such as a watercolor art class. We’re grateful to celebrate six years of well-being with you!
“New year, new me!” You’ve probably heard this optimistic phrase, and probably even used it at some point. It’s that time of year when many people are aiming for a fresh start, making New Year’s resolutions, and setting goals for the year. Do you want to eat healthier? Exercise more? Start meditating? Improve your relationships?
Stress is the friction that helps us learn and grow in life, but there are both good and bad kinds of stress. Dr. Nigel Lester, Director of Mental Health at PALM Health, will explore some of the simple strategies, coping mechanisms, and tools that can — if applied correctly and made part of our daily routine — profoundly impact how we experience and manage the stress in our lives. He will introduce PALM’s Stress Management Program and how it can aid in the pursuit of intelligent stress management.
In this Lunch and Learn, world-renowned psychiatrist Dr. C. Robert Cloninger, Professor Emeritus of Psychiatry at Washington University in St. Louis and Director of the Anthropedia Institute, will describe how to recognize and cultivate personality traits that help us to live more healthy, satisfying, and meaningful lives. Using the Temperament and Character Inventory, which he developed, he will identify how the way we learned to adapt to life’s challenges and opportunities affects our physical, mental, and social well-being.
Stress is a necessary and adaptive aspect of life. However, in today’s world, our stressors can become all-consuming. For many, vacation is the only stress management tool we know. How do we move beyond “getting away from it all” to reclaim the joy of day-to-day life? Join counselor and coach Julie Geeting to explore the spectrum of stress and how to begin redefining your relationship with it.
We say that seeing is believing, but our perceptions can be distorted, and our thoughts can further amplify these distortions. Research from the Center for Well-Being at Washington University has shown that the meaning and perspective we develop in our lives has a profound impact on our physical and mental health. In this Lunch and Learn, Dr. Nigel Lester will explore the power of developing healthy perspectives and provide a practical guide to perceiving, reframing, and transcending problems to bring creative solutions to our everyday lives.
In this workshop, Laura from LoKey Designs will take participants through the step-by-step process of planting and caring for a succulent terrarium. She will address proper handling, planting, decorating, and watering methods to ensure a healthy and vibrant arrangement. These glass terrariums include a loop at the top for hanging and have a flat bottom for displaying on a table. Succulent terrariums make great gifts and are low-maintenance enhancements to any home or office space.
This seminar will focus on the importance of self-care and how it applies to helping individuals let go of stress. Kevin Cloninger, PhD, PCC, will explore the neuroscience, philosophy, and evolutionary history of the mind-body relationship and delve into the nature and science of thought and the psychophysiology of stress. In conjunction, he will provide tools that can help individuals work on letting go of stress in their professional and personal lives, including physical exercises, relaxation techniques, and reflective exercises.