Learning to Heal Trauma with Brent Baum

Learning to Heal Trauma with Brent Baum

Brent Baum is an important person in my life and a remarkable man. He’s a therapist and a teacher who developed Holographic Memory Resolution (HMR), a method combining meditation, exercise, and emotional reframing techniques to ease the impact of stress and trauma. He defines trauma as “any experience large or small that overwhelms us in our daily existence.” Left unresolved,…

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Feeling Positive with Negative Ions

Feeling Positive with Negative Ions

By Traci Pedersen Negative ions are anything but negative when it comes to your health. Recent studies suggest that breathing in air that is abundant in negative ions can have a big influence on your feelings of well-being. So, what are negative ions and how do we gain exposure to them? Ions are atoms or molecules that have gained or…

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Do Brain Training Games Really Work?

Do Brain Training Games Really Work?

I was hunkered down in a digital workstation at an Arizona longevity clinic, testing a brain training game to figure out do brain training games really work? My mind was in overdrive as my fingers chased elusive flashes of light onscreen. I was playing a shrink’s rethink of the game Fruit Ninja, except that this was a test to determine my…

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A Conversation with Gayathri Ramprasad

A Conversation with Gayathri Ramprasad

I had the opportunity to speak with the remarkable Gayathri Ramprasad, whose memoir Shadows in the Sun: Healing from Depression and Finding the Light Within (Hazelden)—called a “a cross-cultural lens to mental illness”—was recently published. Her harrowing experiences with depression, the social stigma depression sufferers endure, and her courage in helping herself and others bring a new perspective to an…

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New Brain Studies That Fascinated Us

New Brain Studies That Fascinated Us

Many of us on the Rewire Me staff are what you might call neuroscience nerds. We love digging in to the latest research on the brain and thinking about how it could improve people’s lives. So we couldn’t resist listening in on the presentations at “Neuroscience 2013,” a conference that brought together 30,000 neuroscientists from around the world. Among many…

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Happy 6-Month Anniversary, Us!

Happy 6-Month Anniversary, Us!

We’re celebrating our 6-month anniversary with a second look at the most popular articles on the site so far. Check them out and let us know which is your favorite! Rewiring Hate. To a degree, we’re wired to identify enemies and hate them. But to an even greater degree, we’re wired not to hate, to accept ambivalence and embrace com-
plexity. In other words,…

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Do Online Therapy and Counseling Apps Work?

Do Online Therapy and Counseling Apps Work?

Of course it’s far more complex than booking a flight, but online psychotherapy has just passed a major milestone of success and efficacy in treating moderate depression. And this should prove to be good news for patients, families, and clinicians alike. In a groundbreaking research study recently published in the Journal of Affective Disorders, researchers from the University of Zurich…

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