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Massage Helps Heal PTSD

As an HSP with PTSD, I spent a lot of years confused and stressed. When I first had my “delayed onset” symptoms of PTSD I did not know what they were—still less that highly sensitive people tend to have an excess of the stress hormone cortisol and also often suffer from poor sleep. I am…

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Meditation Heals Traumatic Stress

Have you developed a meditation practice for yourself? I have meditated now for almost 20 years and it is one of the best things I have done for myself. Like many HSPs, stress has always been a problem for me. Meditation is one of the few things I have found that provides serious help. Traumatic Stress Required…

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Change Your Brain, Change Your Life!

  Thoughts really do create our lives. New research by Fred Travis, Maharishi University of Management in the US, Harald Harung, Oslo University College in Norway, and Yvonne Lagrosen, University West in Sweden on the brains of musicians demonstrates the potentially for highly developed brains that are open, curious, learning, playful and holistic in their thinking.…

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Awareness And The Unconscious Mind

Neuroscientist David Eagleman has written a great article about our unconscious brain and the limitations of awareness in Discover Magazine.  Our unconscious mind is a source of fear and awe in many people. We cannot control it. Like our bodies, it operates according to rules and processes that we do not understand. It can make…

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Child Abuse Affects The Brain

Article first published as Child Abuse Affects the Brain on Technorati. The December issue of Archives of Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine has reported the findings of a Yale University Study which shows that child abuse, physical and emotional impact many areas of the brain. The study included the results of the self-reported Childhood Trauma Questionnaire and brain…

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How Stress Creates Left-Handed People

Are you left-handed or know someone who is? Are there left-handed people in your family? Left-handed people have been treated with suspicion for centuries. Left-handedness has always been with us. Historically it has been perceived as an anomaly or defect which meant that left-handed children were “trained” out of left-handedness. Research On The Left-Handed Because…

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Are Left-Handed People More Likely To Be Highly Sensitive?

If you have an allergic reaction to a lot of noise are you highly sensitive? If you can’t stand crowds, are you highly sensitive? If you are left handed, are you highly sensitive? Maybe. The Elusive Trait Of High Sensitivity The highly sensitive trait is not easy to pin down. There are many different types…

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Motivation And Your Brain: Rethinking Conventional Wisdom

  Do you seem to have different motivations that others? Do you respond differently than others to similar events and stimuli? Check your brain. It may hold an important clue. Motivation is an important subject, one that has been the subject of intense interest for thousands of years. Human societies tend to create a profile…

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Are You Aware Of Sporadic Cases Of Schizophrenia?

 US scientists have discovered that sporadic cases of schizophrenia do happen according to a recent news story by the BBC.  The journal, Nature Genetics, reported the study findings. This is an important study for highly sensitive people since schizophrenia is on the list of genetic diseases associated with the highly sensitive trait.  In 2003, David…

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Food Causes Cell Death

Food Causes Cell Death? According to Science Daily, “Excess nutrients, such as fat and sugar, don’t just pack on the pounds but can push some cells in the body over the brink. Unable to tolerate this “toxic” environment, these cells commit suicide.” This new information released last month by Washington University School of Medicine in St.…

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