Guided Imagery - Topic Overview
What is guided imagery?Guided imagery is a program of directed thoughts and suggestions that guide your imagination toward a relaxed, focused state. You can use an instructor, tapes, or scripts to help you through this process.Guided imagery is based on the concept that your body and mind are connected. Using all of your senses, your body seems to respond as though what you are imagining is real.
Health & Balance Guide - Topic Overview
What is prayer?Many people believe prayer is a way to communicate directly with a spiritual energy or higher being. Prayer can be silent, as in meditation, or spoken aloud in a group, as in a religious setting. Prayer may help people find an inner sense of meaning, or it may strengthen their belief in a higher being. Prayer may feel very supportive to people faced with life - changing problems, ..
Health Benefits of Tai Chi and Qigong
WebMD looks at tai chi and qigong, two Asian exercises practiced for both mind and body benefits.
Which Style of Yoga Is Best for You?
WebMD explains the various common styles of yoga, including Bikram, ashtanga, power yoga, and more. Check out these tips for choosing a style right for you.
Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction - Topic Overview
What is mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR)? MBSR is a program that helps you learn to calm your mind and body to help you cope with illness,pain,and stress. MBSR teaches "mindfulness," a focus only on things happening in the present moment. For example,you may sit quietly and think only about how your body feels. You might focus only on the sounds around you or how your food tastes ...
Healing Through Humor - Topic Overview
Laugh your way to better health You’re lying in bed with some kind of health problem,taking medicine and maybe getting some kind of treatment or therapy. Or maybe you’re taking care of someone who’s ill,and it’s wearing you out. Sometimes life can feel pretty overwhelming. This might seem like a crazy idea,but now’s the time for you to laugh. Think for a minute… Is there anything close by ...
Interactive Tool: How Well Do You Bounce Back? - What does your score mean?
Your score will appear as one of the following:You are very resilient. You have the characteristics needed to bounce back from the worst situations. You are more resilient than most. You are probably able to handle most of life's challenges well.You are moderately resilient. You can deal with stress and change in your life, but you could improve.You are not very resilient. While you have some ...
Interactive Tool: How Well Do You Bounce Back? - What's next?
Improving your resiliency skills does not happen overnight. Resiliency develops through gradual, small changes in your outlook on life and careful self - evaluation. Some people can begin this shift on their own, while others may find a counselor or therapist helpful. For more information, see the topic Stress Management.Copyright 2003, Al Siebert, reproduced with permission. This assessment was .
Interactive Tool: How Well Do You Bounce Back? - What does this tool measure?
Click here to find out how resilient you are.This tool measures your resiliency-your ability to bounce back from stressful situations. People who are resilient recover quickly from disruptive change, illness, or misfortune without being overwhelmed or acting in destructive ways.The tool uses the values you enter to calculate your score. The calculation is based on those personality factors-such ..
Interactive Tool: How Well Do You Bounce Back? - Health Tools
Health tools help you make wise health decisions or take action to improve your health.Interactive tools are designed to help people determine health risks, ideal weight, target heart rate, and more. Resiliency quiz ...