Tag Archive: relaxation

Childhood Anxiety, Part 4: Controlling reactions to stress

The physical reactions to stress may seem mysterious to kids, but parents can help them learn to take control.

Getting Away From It All? Winter Vacations

Dr. Brian and I discussed Summer Vacations back in episode 23 of Family Anatomy. Well, it’s clearly not summer anymore, although the cold weather leads many to consider a vacation during the winter months. People are typically looking for ways to escape the cold and find a place to relax and get away from the…

Kids Respond to the Benefits of Music Therapy

Ronna Kaplan at the NE Ohio Family web site provides readers with a¬†superb article on this family based site on how¬†children¬†can benefit from music therapy. Parents refer their children for music therapy for many reasons replacing sounds with speech increasing attentiveness, etc. Teachers and school psychologists may recommended music therapy in addition to¬†school-based occupational and¬†speech…

Yoga and meditation at the cellular level

PLoS ONE published an article today comparing long-term meditation and yoga practitioners to a group of controls and a group who had taken an 8-week relaxation training course. The researchers found differences in the expression of over 2200 genes, some of which affected cellular metabolism and response to oxidative stress in the long- and short-term…