Mind-Body Connection

Mind-Body Connection
  • Do you feel that stress never allows you to relax?
  • Would you like to have a tool for handling stress better?
  • Do you get sick more than you’d like?

You can strengthen and leverage the connection between your mind and body to improve your stress level and your overall health.

Mind-body skills activate your body’s automatic healing response and reduce the harmful effects of stress. Mind-body practices help you reconnect your body and soul so you can optimize your health and performance, and really enjoy life. They include:

  • Breathing techniques
  • Meditation
  • Progressive muscle relaxation
  • Guided imagery
  • Other therapies

A growing body of evidence indicates that virtually every illness we experience — from arthritis to migraine headaches, from the common cold to cancer — is influenced, for good or for bad, by our thought patterns and emotions. The more we encourage different modes of “communicating” between our mind, brain, and body, the more we form healthier pathways for thought, behavior, and health.