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Free Flow Psychiatry 

Step into the flow, Embrace your truth, serenity and peace.

Stop Drop and Meditate

 

 

 

"When we sit in stillness we are profoundly active. 

Keeping silent, we can hear the roar of existence. 

Through our willingness to be the one we are, we become one with everything." 

--Gunilla Norris from Sharing Silence

 

 

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1.) Genomic and Clinical Effects Associated with a Relaxation Response Mind-Body Intervention in Patients with Irritable Bowel Syndrome and Inflammatory Bowel Disease

-a really cool study at Harvard that demonstrated that brief mindfulness exercises have the potential to shift inflammatory markers at the genetic level 

 

2.) Functional Genomics in the Study of Mind-Body Therapies | The Ochsner Journal

-an earlier review article which also demonstrated lower inflammatory markers with mindfulness

 

3.) Specific Transcriptome Changes Associated with Blood Pressure Reduction in Hypertensive Patients After Relaxation Response Training | The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine

-study demonstrating links between mindfulness and the lowering of blood pressure with associated genetic expression markers

Mindfulness Resources

Vipassana Meditation

 

-link to website for 10 day meditation courses.  They instruct in breathing and body awareness exercises that are presented as the original teaching of the Buddha.

Aniwheel

 

 

The Earthstewards Network

 

-interesting parable about what it means to live with discomfort as a part of our daily existence