Meditation

NIHA adds Two New Doctors

A leading center for innovative medical and dental care in our area, National Integrated Health Associates (NIHA), located in Washington, D.C., recently invited two renowned physicians to join the practice. Dr. Sherif Hassan’s comprehensive experience in medical practice in international settings coupled with his personal experience as a patient suffering from Chronic Inflammatory Response Syndrome (CIRS) changed his path to ... Read More »

Learn the Mystic Science of Creating Synchronicities

A Source & Synchronicities weekend course will be held on November 10 and 11 at the Hyatt Regency Dulles, where participants may access the Power of Source and the Power of Consciousness in three important life zones—healing, love and wealth. Preethaji, an enlightened sage and founder of O&O Academy, along with her faculty, will be teaching this course via webcast ... Read More »

Meditative Melodies

How Sound Deepens Meditation by Dudley Evenson When life is stressful, we know we need to relax. The question is how. Many wonderful ways involve combining music with a meditation practice. Although we can’t always control our surroundings, we can learn to control how we react to and internalize what happens around us. On the value of meditation and mindfulness, ... Read More »

Better Options than Opioids

Natural Ways to Reduce Pain by Kathleen Barnes Chronic pain affects 100 million Americans, with annual treatment costs reaching $635 billion, according to the Institute of Medicine. Worse, opiate-derived pain medications, conventional medicine’s go-to treatment for chronic pain, are addictive and deadly. The Annals of Internal Medicine reports that an estimated 2 million Americans suffered from opioid use disorder involving ... Read More »

Moving Meditations

by Dr. Allan Tomson When most people hear the word meditation, they think of sitting on the floor with legs crossed in quiet contemplation. However, there are other ways to explore as one works to quiet the mind. Used for centuries as well, moving meditation is a way of being in mindful, yet moving through space—albeit more slowly and focused. ... Read More »

What’s Your Meditation Style?

Find the Right Practice for You by April Thompson More Americans than ever before are seeking the benefits of meditation, which notably improves mental, physical and spiritual health. Choosing from its many styles and traditions can be daunting for a new meditator, as is figuring out how to incorporate a meditation practice into a busy life. Universal Appeal “Meditation is ... Read More »

Meditation: Opening to Heartfulness

by Dr. Charles Gant, M.D., Ph.D There are two main forms of meditation, namely open and closed field approaches.  Closed field techniques are the most popular and simply promote focusing on various auditory, visual or kinesthetic “sensory objects,” in order to divert one’s attention away from stressful thoughts and feelings.  For instance, the breath can be used as a focus ... Read More »

Online and/or On-Site Meditation Teacher Training

The Mindfulness Center, based in Bethesda, offers two different options for those who wish to expand their knowledge and understanding of meditation, as a participant and/or a practitioner. The Meditation Teacher Training program, developed by author, professor and noted meditation expert Deborah Norris, Ph.D., is a 160-hour immersion program that informs the participant through both didactic and experiential practices. The ... Read More »

Innovation in Corporate Wellness

Spotlight​ ​on​ ​In​ ​Good​ ​Company​ ​Wellness by Robin Fillmore In and around Washington, D.C., where business and politics can create an atmosphere where employees are challenged to work at a breakneck speed, it is refreshing to see new services being established that support workplace wellness. In Good Company Wellness is such an innovation, providing a wide range of customized and ... Read More »

Illuminate Annapolis

If you’ve ever wondered about trying reiki, acupuncture, massage, healing crystals, intuitive readings, astrology, essential oils or tarot (and more!), the Illuminate Annapolis Mind-Body-Spirit Festival, from 11 a.m to 6 p.m on October 22 is a great place to start. The event will be held at the Student Union at Anne Arundel Community College. Throughout the day, practitioners will conduct mini-sessions ... Read More »