Resources for Mindfulness, Health, and Happiness (online resources and other information).
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Diet / Supplements:
The Anti-Inflammatory Diet - University of Wisconsin Integrative Medicine - http://www.fammed.wisc.edu/files/webfm-uploads/documents/outreach/im/handout_ai_diet_patient.pdf
Fish Oil dosing and safety-
University of Wisconsin Integrative Medicine – Omega-3 Fats - http://www.fammed.wisc.edu/files/webfm-uploads/documents/outreach/im/handout_omega3_fats_patient.pdf
How to lower your cholesterol:
University of Wisconsin Integrative Medicine – Non-Drug Ways to Promote Health by Lowering Cholesterol –
Happiness / Relationships / Forgiveness:
Five Love Languages test - This is a test based on The Five Love Languages by Gary Chapman -
Nonviolent Communication - The Center for Nonviolent Communication - “Nonviolent Communication (NVC) is based on the principles of nonviolence-- the natural state of compassion when no violence is present in the heart.” http://www.cnvc.org/
Nonviolent Communication – A Language of Life, 2nd Edition, 2003, by Marshall B. Rosenberg, Ph.D.
Nonviolent Communication Companion Workbook – A Practical Guide for Individual, Group, or Classroom Study, 2003, by Lucy Leu.
University of Pennsylvania Happiness research website -
Healing Through Forgiveness - University of Wisconsin Integrative Medicine - http://www.fammed.wisc.edu/files/webfm-uploads/documents/outreach/im/handout_forgiveness.pdf
Forgiveness: Letting go of grudges and bitterness- Mayo Health Clinic article- http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/forgiveness/MH00131
The International Forgiveness Institute -
http://internationalforgiveness.com/The International Forgiveness Institute was an outgrowth of the social scientific research done at the University of Wisconsin-Madison since 1985 by Robert Enright and his colleagues.
The Bean Seed Forgiveness Meditation (audio-6 1/2 minutes) -Note: in this meditation, you will be asked to bring to mind a person who has caused you trouble. Choose something manageable for you. Do not choose what for you is a traumatic situation.
Forgiveness workbooks created by Ann Recine- please contact Ann at 715-379-5331 if you would like to review or use these. They are available as PDFs.
Figure 1 below shows a forgiveness process model that Ann has developed and used with clients over the years. It is, however, missing details towards the central, right-hand side: what happens, over time, that helps people make the shift from negative to positive?
However, as a result of a 2018 forgiveness research project of which Ann was primary investigator,
she was able to add more detail to the forgiveness process model regarding what specific things happen, over time, to help enable the shift from negative to positive on the journey to forgiveness. See Figure 2 below.
Finally, the "Guideposts to Forgiveness" seen below aims to put into easy to grasp language what Ann's research revealed about "how" people forgive.
Integrative Medicine, Second Edition, 2007, by David Rakel.
Mindfulness / Yoga:
University of Wisconsin Integrative Medicine - Meditation for Health and Happiness http://www.fammed.wisc.edu/files/webfm-uploads/documents/outreach/im/module_meditation_patient.pdf
University of Wisconsin Integrative Medicine - Breathing Exercise - http://www.fammed.wisc.edu/files/webfm-uploads/documents/outreach/im/handout_breathing.pdf
University of Wisconsin Integrative Medicine – Loving-Kindness Meditation - http://www.fammed.wisc.edu/files/webfm-uploads/documents/outreach/im/handout_loving_kindness.pdf
Lying Down Body Scan (audio-35 minutes) -Ann Recine's voice:
NOTE: if you have had past traumatic experiences, I recommend you consult a therapist, psychologist, or psychiatrist before using this body scan meditation-
Body-Focused Mindful Meditation (audio-10 minutes) -Lou Recine's voice:
NOTE: if you have had past traumatic experiences, I recommend you consult a therapist, psychologist, or psychiatrist before using this body-focused meditation-
Mindful Breathing -Shorter (audio-6 minutes) -Lou Recine's voice:
Mindful Breathing -Longer (audio-30 minutes) -Mostly Ann Recine's voice: https://youtu.be/3Tx0E1r3FaI This recording provides some guidance for mindful breathing and then allows approximately 15 minutes of quiet for you to practice on your own, interrupted only by the sound of a bell to call your attention back to your breath (if needed).
Mindfulness Tapes and CDs - www.mindfulnesstapes.com If you order, order Series 1 which include four tapes or CDs. These go with the book Full Catastrophe Living by Jon Kabat Zinn which can be purchased at Borders or used or new on www.amazon.com. This is the book that teaches mindfulness similarly to how it is taught at the University of Massachusetts Stress Reduction Clinic.
Full Catastrophe Living – Using the Wisdom of Your Body and Mind to face Stress, Pain, and Illness, Fifteenth Anniversary Edition, 1990, by Jon Kabat-Zinn, Ph.D.
Cultivating Lasting Happiness – A 7-Step Guide to Mindfulness, 2007, by Terry Fralich.
Permission to be Human:
Brene Brown TED talk http://www.ted.com/talks/brene_brown_on_vulnerability
Overcoming perfectionism - Brene Brown:
Self Compassion - Dr. Krisitin Neff:
http://www.self-compassion.org/01-Kristin-Neff-The-Self-Compassion-Break.mp3 ( or, http://self-compassion.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/self-compassion.break_.mp3)
And here is her self-compassion exercises page:http://www.self-compassion.org/self-compassion-exercises.html
University of Wisconsin Integrative Medicine –Improving and Maintaining a Healthy Sleep-Wake Cycle -http://www.fammed.wisc.edu/files/webfm-uploads/documents/outreach/im/handout_sleep.pdf
Taiji (Qi Gong):
Exercise To Heal, LLC, Qi Gong with Lee Holden - http://www.exercisetoheal.com/Our+Complete+Qi+Gong+DVD+Library/?gclid=CNTM2tP3z60CFQQCQAodHmnOng
Center For Taiji Studies, founded by Dr. Yang Yang:http://www.chentaiji.com/
Mayo Clinic teaching material on Taiji and health -
Note: Holistic Therapy LLC does not necessarily endorse everything in every book, website, or other resource on this Resources page. Provision of the web links or book information in this document does not constitute professional advice from Holistic Therapy LLC. Please report broken links by emailing Ann at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you!