How to Do Visualizations for Pain Relief | The Health Sessions

How to Do Visualization for Pain Relief

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Do you ever picture yourself on a tropical beach, singing on stage or living your wildest dreams?

You may not realize it, but the mental pictures you create in your mind can have a powerful effect on your body and brain. Imagining yourself eating a decadent chocolate dessert literally makes your mouth water and your stomach rumble – even though you can’t actually smell, taste or see it in front of you. And fantasizing about that gorgeous guy or girl might make your heart skip a beat!

Visualization, also known as mental imagery or guided imagery, means you form a visual image of an object, landscape or situation in your mind. Many of us unconsciously do this every day, when we read a story, dream about the future or create a mental map of directions given to us.

But you can also purposely tap into your imagination and visualize peaceful, healing scenarios in order to support your health and happiness. Research has consistently shown that visualization helps you reduce stress, relax your muscles, and promote better sleep. Through this deep relaxation, visualization even has a positive impact on your immunity. It also literally takes your mind off pain, and significantly eases that aching. What’s more, by focusing on soothing scenarios or positive outcomes, visualization also reduces feelings of depression and anxiety.

So how does that work?

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10 Relaxation Quotes to Help You Rest and Recharge | The Health Sessions

10 Relaxation Quotes to Help You Rest and Recharge

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When you think of relaxation, do you imagine yourself lounging by the pool with a refreshing drink or curled up with a good book?

Aside from vacationing, most of us tend to underestimate the importance of rest. Sure, we love to chill on the couch or spend way too much time sick in bed, but that’s not necessarily the same as real rest. You may be sitting still, but are you actually relaxing your body and mind?

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The Benefits of Camping for Your Mental Health | The Health Sessions

The Benefits of Camping for Your Mental Health

This article is written by The Healthy Patron. 

According to Henry David Thoreau, “We can never have enough of nature.” Recent studies not only prove this, but they are proving how being in nature can improve your mental health.

One of the best ways to enjoy nature is to go camping. It allows us to unwind from the modern day stresses we experience and rejuvenate our energy levels. 

Below we will list a few benefits of camping and your mental health. Once you read through these we hope you decide to spend a weekend out in nature. We have and we think it helps.

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10 Summer Essentials for a Fun Staycation | The Health Sessions

10 Summer Essentials for a Fun Staycation

Ok, you’ve got your bathing suit, shades and sunscreen covered. But which other summer essentials do you need to turn these warm months into a fun and relaxing time?

No matter if you’re hitting the beach or hanging out in your backyard, here are 10 must-have items for a summer to remember.  

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Go Natural: 4 Health Benefits of Organic Health Care and Beauty Products | The Health Sessions

Go Natural: 4 Health Benefits of Organic Health Care and Beauty Products

This article is written by Sarah Smith. 

Health care and beauty products have come a long way in modern times. From the old fashioned products that rose to prominence in the 1920s, we have created a massively diverse range of products. Customers have more choices than ever before, and navigating the endless choices can be confusing.

People are pushing for natural, organic, and healthy options more than ever before as new science shows how manufactured chemicals can be detrimental. There are numerous benefits to using organic health care and beauty products, for the consumer and the planet.

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