Stress Management/ Mind-Body

At the highest levels of western, academic science exists a mountain of evidence connecting psychological stress to a host of illnesses and ailments—both physical and psychological.  These include but are not at all limited to: overeating, depression, heart disease, cancer, ulcers, memory loss, high cholesterol, relationship conflicts etc. etc.

In essence, we know stress injures and kills us.

Also in the scientific literature is quite a lot about what alleviates stress.  These include things ranging from specific “stress reduction” or “relaxation” techniques, to dietary changes, to getting regular exercise to your social system’s structure and more.

Yet, even though all of this exists in science (in many cases at the same schools your doctors attended), it is rare that doctors “treat” stress to help you heal from the above ailments, or any others.  This is a gap in our medical system’s approach.

Let Scott help you close that gap.

Cultivating your power of focus, as well as positive training of your will and intention,  leads to positive effects on your health, increases in happiness and contentment and even improved performance in endeavors including your career and your sport.

Practicing in this way– by training your mind to stay on a specific, simple focus– calms you, lowers your blood pressure and changes your brain wave patterns to put you in a more healing state.  And this is just in the short run.  Over time, this type of training increases long term health, mental outlook and emotional experience.  Getting into the still space between your thoughts allows you to start inputting thoughts and intentions of your choosing, creating new mental patterns that are more positive and productive.

This kind of training allows you to take advantage of proven mind-body effects and the proven plasticity of your brain to adapt to repeated, specific activity leading you to a happier life, reducing your stress response.  The bottom line is that training your mind in specific ways can increase your health and happiness in numerous ways.  Scott can help you in this training.

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There are many approaches to stress management. One would be meditation/relaxation exercises. Shown to have positive physiological effects (like lowering blood pressure, reducing ‘stress’ hormones and changing brain wave patterns) these techniques are mostly very simple to learn and practice. From ancient wisdom to modern science, the benefit of these types of simple techniques is shown to be profound.


There is an awful lot of scientific evidence showing how severely stress can damage your health. Short term effects include increased blood pressure, heart rate and cortisol, decreased growth hormone, sex hormones and decreased immune activity. Longer term, stress is linked to everything from headaches and increased frequency of colds, to heart disease, ulcers and even cancer. There are connections to many other ailments as well. So, making some earnest efforts to deal with your stress would be a gift to your health—and to those who care about you.


While, in our hectic, often uncertain society, there are many external triggers for our stress, the truth is, it is our reactions to the events of life that actually cause stress. Our mental habits, our perceptions and our views of the circumstances of life are trainable. We can learn to be more optimistic, more compassionate and more accepting of life’s realities. And when we do, we become healthier and happier.