Positive Effects of Mindfulness Meditation

Meditation and relaxation have been the key elements in bringing mindfulness to common daily practice. The Relaxation response, as described by Dr. Herbert Benson many years ago, has been used as the basis for the stress reduction programs at the Mind-Body institute at Harvard.

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LaShonda Delivuk
Physiological Definition of Stress

What is stress? Stress is the perception by our body, of a Physical or Psychological threat. How does our body react to Stress? The “Fight or Flight” response is the most prominent one. Our Mind triggers a series of biochemical reactions, to get our body ready to deal with the stressful event.

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LaShonda Delivuk
Neurotransmitters : Our Internal Communication Network

How does our mind communicate with the rest of our body? How do our emotions affect our immune system? How does our behavior influence our health? It is through Neurotransmitters. What are Neurotransmitters? They are the messengers of our thoughts and emotions. We call them “Psychosomatic communication network”. 

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LaShonda Delivuk
Positive Effects of Dopamine and Endorphins

Mindfulness has been shown to increase Endorphins and Dopamine in the brain, and as a result increase motivation, and confidence. Chronic Opioid use for pain, can destroy the Success Mechanism, and sometimes can cause irreversible brain changes, and addiction. Opioids also have Immunosuppressive effect, and can be detrimental to our health. 

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LaShonda Delivuk
What are the Factors Causing Burnout?

There are external and internal factors for burnout. The most common external factors causing burnout for physicians are endless government regulations, time spent on computer and paper work. A survey of 5892 physicians showed a low satisfaction rate with the amount of time spent on clerical tasks and high rate of burnout.

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LaShonda Delivuk