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Neuroscience Says Listening to This Song Reduces Anxiety by Up to 65 Percent

In a scientific study, listening to the song below resulted in a striking 65 percent reduction in participants’ overall anxiety, and a 35 percent reduction in their usual physiological resting rates.

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What Is ‘Being in the Zone’? — the Fascinating Psychology of Super Productivity

Being “in the zone” is delicious, immersive, and…kinda trippy. Time collapses. Sound falls away. Suddenly we look up, and it’s 4 a.m. This tunnel-vision phenomenon is reported by athletes, creatives, and psychologists alike as a hyper-focused, sometimes spiritual, state of mind where anything is possible. It’s where we become our most productive, creative, and powerful …

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How to Heal Trauma by the Simple Act of Walking – Thom Hartmann

When we walk, we engage both sides of the body, simultaneously activating both the left and right sides of the brain. Hartmann explains that both hemispheres of the brain join forces to break up the brain patterning of a traumatic experience that has become “stuck” in the brain through the bilateral therapy of walking. Below, …

Disorder, Essential, Freedom

Are You Looking for Happiness (in all the wrong places)?

In the U.S., and most western cultures, we largely ignore essential  freedom.  Instead, we pursue material objects, accomplishments, and other indicators of success. In fact we are the land of the (existentially) free (although with erosion of our civil liberties, surveillance, and uneven application of justice in our justice system, we are becoming less so), but …

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Mother Nature: Designer-in-Chief

When I was still a student in music school at Boston University, I became aware of what I felt to be a subtle motion, or flow, in music that nobody was talking about. It was something slow, smooth, and not a direct component of the usual suspects: rhythm and harmony. At the same time, since …

Time Machine, Treatment

A Visual Device That Enhances Meditative Practices and Mindfulness – The “Time Machine”

A unique visual device, designed to accompany music, can help the viewer develop a higher capacity for mindfulness and getting into the meditative “groove”. Biofeedback research demonstrates that repetitive viewing of this device can reduce stress and likely enhance/strengthen our right brain hemispheres, putting that hemisphere on a rightfully equal par with the left. This …

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Stress Reduction and Right Brain Hemisphere Activation – a Research Study

This article is an overview of a study conducted at the Nova University Biofeedback Lab, resulting not only in a new approach to stress reduction, but also an innovative method to “exercise” our right brain hemispheres promoting its rightful and equal dominance with the left. Doing so results in an increase in creativity, mindfulness, and …