meditation Jul 27, 2020

We all have stress in our lives. Meditation can help you combat patterns and self-limiting beliefs that hold you back, keep you stuck, and make the life of your dreams seem out of reach and even impossible. Meditation can increase the secretion of melatonin, which helps you sleep. It increases the level of serotonin, which makes you feel good. It decreases the level of cortisol, which is the stress hormone.

If you are feeling stuck, stressed, or have an overall sense of dissatisfaction, listen to our guided meditation.



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Meet the man teaching Congress to Meditate

“Serenity is not finding calmer seas, serenity is building a better boat,” Soave claimed. “Meditation is a tool that helps you build a better boat, and you can navigate rough seas.”

New beginnings sometimes cause a lot of stress. When change occurs, waves of stress affect the entire country. No matter the party affiliation, people in the political process, like Congressmen and Senators lead especially busy and stressful lives.

Ryan Soave, a meditation instructor, is trying to change the stress brought on by politics. He has taught members of Congress and their staffers breathing techniques for focus and mindfulness. So why is this happening every week in Capitol Hill, of all places?

Soave told Independent Journal Review:

When the mind feels like it’s running out of time, like ‘I can’t get things done’ it’s really a way to declutter for a moment and say ‘okay this is what I’m doing right now so I can focus and be...

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Fear and Anxiety Research with VR

anxiety fear research Jun 06, 2019

Ryan is working with The Huberman Lab at Stanford University utilizing virtual reality technology to understand fear and anxiety and develop protocols to help individuals build capacity to manage stress.

Andrew Huberman of Stanford University School of Medicine is studying the neuroscience of how what we see influences our emotions, especially fear. Using virtual reality (VR), he exposes study participants to terrifying scenarios, including attack encounters with sharks, spiders, and a pit bull, and stepping off a very high, narrow plank.
Huberman, an associate professor of neurobiology and ophthalmology at Stanford, measures participant responses with sensors attached to their skin, by monitoring their pupil diameters, and by simply asking participants to say what they’re feeling. He aims to test techniques that, if successful, could help people with phobias, generalized anxiety syndrome, or post-traumatic stress disorder recover their composure in situations...
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