When you can't dance, let your soul dance. Madeleine Delbrêl
I am a Psychologist with a postgraduate in Sport Psychology and a specialization in Hypnosis, Counselling and Natural Medicine.
The approaches that I utilize are based on a mind - body approach considering the person as a dynmanic whole who interacts constantly with different environments like family, school, work place, community and personal story. Life coaching is part of my clinic background.
For amateur and professional athletes I use mental training to ameliorate the performance
Every session is a tailoring session.
- What is a Mind Body Approach?
The Mind-body approach uses the power of thoughts and emotions to influence physical health.
Most ancient healing practices emphasize the links between the mind and the body. Western medical views were shaped by systems of thought that emphasized the opposite -- the mind and body are separate.
In the 1960s and early 1970s, a physician named Herbert Benson, who coined the term "relaxation response," studied how meditation could affect blood pressure. More understanding of the mind-body link came in 1975, when psychologist Robert Ader showed that mental and emotional cues could affect the immune system
Biofeedback: With biofeedback, people are trained to control certain bodily processes that normally occur involuntarily, such as heart rate or blood pressure. These processes can be measured and displayed on a monitor that the person watches. The monitor provides feedback about the internal workings of your body. You can then use this display to gain control over these "involuntary" activities -- lowering your blood pressure, for example. Biofeedback is effective for a number of conditions, but it is most often used to treat tension headache, migraine headache, and chronic pain.
Life coaching: This technique is used to help people recognize and change the part of their lives they want to ameliorate.
Relaxation techniques: they use both visual imagery and body awareness to create a deep state of relaxation.
Hypnosis: during hypnosis a person's body relaxes while their thoughts become more focused and attentive. In this state of deep concentration, some people are highly responsive to a hypnotherapist's suggestions. Many mental health professionals use hypnosis to treat people with addictions, pain, anxiety disorders, and phobias.
Does mind-body medicine work?
While phrases such as "mind over matter" have been around for years, only recently have scientists found solid evidence that mind-body techniques actually do fight disease and promote health. In 1989, for example, a clinical study by David Spiegel, M.D. at Stanford University School of Medicine demonstrated the power of the mind to heal. Of 86 women with late stage breast cancer, half received standard medical care while the other half received standard care plus weekly support sessions. In these sessions, the women were able to share both their grief and their triumphs. Spiegel discovered that the women who participated in the social support group lived twice as long as the women who did not. A similar clinical study in 1999 showed that in breast cancer patients, helplessness and hopelessness are associated with lesser chance of survival.
Other clinical studies also show how meditation affects mood and symptoms in people with different conditions (such as high blood pressure, irritable bowel syndrome, and cancer). It also improves quality of life.
What is mind-body medicine good for?
Mind-body techniques can be helpful for many conditions because they encourage relaxation, improve coping skills, reduce tension and pain, and lessen the need for medication. For example, many mind-body techniques are used along with medication to treat pain. Symptoms of anxiety and depression also respond well to mind-body techniques.
Mind-body techniques may help treat many different diseases, including:
▪ High blood pressure
▪ Coronary heart disease
▪ Pain and nausea/vomiting related to chemotherapy
Stomach and intestinal problems (including indigestion, irritable bowel syndrome, constipation, diarrhea, ulcerative colitis, heartburn, and Crohn's disease)
▪ Menopausal symptoms such as hot flashes, depression, and irritability
▪ Mental health issues, such as anxiety and depression
- What is mental training for athletes?
Mental training provides tools and support for athletes and performers to strengthen their mental skills for optimal performance. The core of the work involves teaching athletes how to control their thoughts and emotions so they can perform their best when it matters the most.
- What is natural medicine?
Natural medicine is a distinct primary health care profession, emphasizing prevention, treatment, and optimal health through the use of therapeutic methods and substances that encourage individuals’ inherent self-healing process. The practice of naturopathic medicine includes modern and traditional, scientific, and empirical methods.
I attend people By IRI – Corso Re Umberto 152 Torino (Italy)
Spoken languages: italian, english, spanish
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Spoken languages: italian, english, spanish
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