Most of us know how to recover from a stressful day: we find ways to disconnect for the evening, spend time in quiet or with loved ones, or even perhaps get outside for a walk and fresh air. Letting your mind rest and process that stress allows you to come back ready to take on the next day. Interestingly enough, this kind of recovery doesn’t only apply to environmental stressors that affect your mental state. Physiologically, your body works the same way.
Have you ever wondered how our bodies process the chemicals found in our air, on our food, and in products in our homes? What happens when we are exposed to excessive amounts of these chemicals? In our modern, industrialized society, toxins are constantly surrounding us and creating an increased burden on our bodies’ natural detoxification pathways. We may notice these effects in our bodies over time with signs like decreased energy, brain fog, sluggish digestion, skin rashes, headaches, and other potential symptoms.
Does it feel increasingly difficult to maintain your weight as you age? If so, there may be a biochemical reason the number on the scale keeps creeping up. As we age, our bodies become much more susceptible to inflammation and less resistant to hormonal and environmental fluctuations.
Most of us pay much attention to the external stressors in our life — the day-to-day challenges of work and family life — but are often unaware of how the internal dialogue in our mind can not only amplify stress but be a root cause of it. In this webinar, Dr. Nigel Lester, Director of Mental Health at PALM Health, will discuss the origins, nature, and function of the ever-present inner dialogue and how we can learn to cultivate an inner narrative that works for us, not against us.
Stress and emotions impact the heart, but the reverse is also true. Your body has the inherent power to calm down your mind when you are tense. In this webinar, cardiologist Dr. Lauren Munsch Dal Farra discusses stress and the connection between the heart and mind. She will also address how you can tap into the heart-mind connection when you are in a state of stress.
Well-being is about having the inner resources to meet stress while being in the midst of it. Our educational Know Yourself Workshops are designed to help you improve your overall well-being, awareness, and resilience to stress. In this virtual workshop, participants are introduced to the groundbreaking Know Yourself DVD curriculum, which offers tools, concepts and self-reflection exercises to help foster calmness, self-awareness, emotional intelligence, and mind-body health. The workshop takes place over three consecutive weeks, with a 90-minute virtual meeting each week (see times and dates below). Each week the Anthropedia Certified Instructor leads workshop participants through the content, offering additional material and reflective exercises to enhance learning.
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.
What more can you do to stay healthy? Dr. Sita Kedia and Dr. Lauren Dal Farra recommend these tips to support your immune system: eat well, hydrate, sleep, reduce stress, maintain healthy nutrition, and protect your mental health.
Well-being is about having the inner resources to meet stress while being in the midst of it. PALM Health is pleased to introduce virtual educational workshops to help individuals increase well-being and resilience to stress. Know Yourself Workshops are designed to help you improve your overall well-being and awareness. In this workshop, participants are introduced to the groundbreaking Know Yourself DVD curriculum, which offers tools, concepts and self-reflection exercises to help foster calmness, self-awareness, emotional intelligence, and mind-body health.
The health and happiness of our PALM community continues to be at the forefront of my mind each day. With the pandemic enduring at a greater intensity than hoped, we are all coping with chaos and new daily challenges. It’s clear that COVID-19 has impacted us all, but to varying degrees: some among us have lost loved ones; others have been sick; some have suffered from isolation; others have lost jobs; and everyone has had to modify plans and social interactions.