If you are consumed with thoughts of food and/or struggles with your body it may be that you are disassociating from your feelings.
Dissociation is a mental process that produces a lack of connection in our thoughts, a separation of emotions, physical sensations, memories, actions or even our sense of identity. Most of us experience mild dissociation in our everyday lives. It's often called daydreaming, getting lost in a movie or a book, or driving home on autopilot. These examples of dissociation are normal, and a mild form of amnesia.
Dissociation can become a disorder when it begins during a person's developmental years and becomes habitual and ingrained. However, with so much emotional and physical turmoil and uncertainty going on in our world these days it's not unusual to try to avoid our feelings and emotions.
Beyond the preoccupation with food, weight, etc. there resides a broad range of emotions; from...
Modern Energy Master Practitioner and Trainer, Maria LiPuma, Radio Interview with Karen Maleski Community Health Segment on KSKQ Ashland/Medford, August 21, 2020
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If you struggle with addictive cravings and behaviors, in this video I discuss the science behind addictive cravings, how and why they occur and step-by-step guidance to overcoming them.
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Stress is a biological response experienced on encountering a perceived threat. The body releases hormones, predominantly cortisol and adrenaline, which help prepare it to take action, for example by increasing the heart and speeding up breathing. Many factors can trigger this Fight-or-Flight response, including dangerous situations and psychological pressures, such as work deadlines, exams, and sporting events.
This readiness to expend extra energy ideally passes quickly; however, some people find themselves in a nearly constant state of heightened alertness. This is chronic stress, which can be caused by high-pressure jobs, financial difficulties, challenging relationships — or by your thoughts and feelings, like consistently living in fear, anxiety and worry. A long list of symptoms has been associated with chronic stress: among them, but certainly not all, are extreme fatigue, headaches, and difficulty sleeping, digestive problems, changes in appetite and...
How to Apply Surrogate Tapping
Surrogate Tapping or Proxy Tapping is tapping for or on behalf of someone else. It can be done for another person, a company or group, an animal or even an aspect of yourself.
It's a wonderful way to help someone you care about or heal and evolve a difficult relationship.
In this video I teach you how to apply surrogate tapping.
Surrogate tapping is a delightful gift offering to those you care about and to yourself!
Watch this video and follow along with me.
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Given the state of affairs here in the US and elsewhere many people are experiencing distressing and disturbing emotions.
If you are struggling with anxiety and depression, applying Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT) aka Tapping can be a simple and effective way to experience relief!
In an article published in "Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice August 2017", “Secondary psychological outcomes in a controlled trial of Emotional Freedom Techniques (aka Tapping) and cognitive behavior therapy in the treatment of food cravings.” Anxiety and depression scores significantly decreased from pre-to post-intervention for the EFT group, and were maintained at 6- and 12-month follow-up.
In my practice I have witnessed first-hand how Emotional Freedom Techniques can relieve anxiety and depressive symptoms.
Below are some additional highlights from the study:
First controlled non-inferiority trial to examine the effectiveness of two psychological interventions,...
Learning to love your body is fundamental to positive self esteem and body confidence.
In this week's video, I share a perspective and some practices that have enabled me and many of my clients to heal their relationship with their body, and start treating ourselves with love, honor, and respect.
Wishing you self-love!
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By Maria LiPuma
Are you having trouble falling asleep or staying asleep at night? Are you falling asleep and waking up unable to get back to sleep again? If you are struggling to get a good night’s sleep, know that you are not alone. In our modern, fast-paced world insomnia is an ever-growing problem. There are an estimated 70 million Americans suffering from some form of sleep difficulty, with about 10% of the population suffering from severe, chronic, debilitating insomnia. About 9 million Americans are relying on sleeping pills to get to sleep. The problem is even more prevalent in our senior population, with over one-half of adults over 60 reporting chronic sleep issues.
To add to this most recently, the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted almost every aspect of our lives, including our sleep.
Good sleep has profound, far-reaching benefits on health and well-being, which are not fully appreciated...