Rediscover Health, Peace & Balance In Your Life
Peace & Balance In Your Life
Anand Vyas, Ph.D., NCC, LPC (Licensed Professional Counselor), also known as Dr. V., has a passion to help heal clients from the inside, so they can truly feel their best. He believes that the most optimal treatment is to treat the whole person. He specializes in showing children, adolescents, adults and seniors how to reach their full potential and how to experience total health by using evidence-based treatment approaches of
An in-depth approach, you’ll learn more about yourself and address the things that hold you back.
Psychotherapy consists of a group of techniques for treating mental health, emotional and some psychiatric disorders. Challenges in our lives may lead to depression, anxiety, isolation and other health problems. One can explore one’s alternatives, build on his/her strengths, and develop new skills through counseling. One can cope more easily with challenges faced in life if one can identify one’s feelings and ways of thinking.
Coaching can move you from neutral to peak performance (0 to +10).
Coaching is for high functioning people who seek assistance and who want to focus on overall performance improvement. Coaching focuses on strengths, goals and achievements. Coaching can move you from neutral to peak performance (0 to +10). Coaching clients are proactive and seek to identify and avert problems. The art of coaching belongs in counseling and psychology. If you believe in authenticity, ethics and results, then you should look for a coach who has education, training and experience in counseling and psychology.
“Suppose you read about a pill that you could take once a day to reduce anxiety and increase your contentment. Would you take it? Suppose further that the pill has a great variety of side effects, all of them good: increased self-esteem, empathy, and trust; it even improves memory. Suppose, finally, that the pill is all natural and costs nothing. Now would you take it? The pill exists. It is meditation.”…Jonathan Haidt
If one is feeling at peace, then one’s ability to face and deal with life’s challenges increases.
Meditation can give one a sense of balance that benefits both one’s physical and emotional well-being. Research shows that these benefits continue even after a meditation session ends. If one is feeling at peace, then one’s ability to face and deal with life’s challenges increases. Some research suggests that meditation may help conditions such as: allergies, anxiety disorders, asthma, binge eating, cancer, depression, fatigue, heart disease, high blood pressure, pain, sleep problems, and substance abuse.
“Meditational practices are an excellent method to deal with emotional issues, phobias and relationship conflicts which are hidden in the usually inaccessible recesses of the unconscious part of the mind. Each person can become his own psychoanalyst. Once the problems are recognized, they can be addressed, by autosuggestions and by the system of psychological and yogic desensitization. As these problems are progressively addressed, one’s life will simultaneously undergo a transformation towards integration and happiness.”….Satyananda Saraswati
“Gus’s scans showed that it takes less than two months to alter the overall neural functioning of the brain. This is amazing because it demonstrates that we have the power to consciously change our brains, and improve our neural functioning, in far less time than scientists used to think… we can see permanent changes in single neurons in a matter of days, and as other studies have shown, most forms of meditation will create subtle but significant changes in a couple of months.”…Andrew Newberg & Mark Robert Waldman
“Questioning the meaning of life is not neurotic, it is a human achievement. The ‘pursuit of happiness’ and ‘personal gain’ (wealth, power) will ultimately fail. We always want MORE!” …Frankl
Mindfulness reveals a set of simple yet powerful practices that you can incorporate into daily life to help you break the cycle of anxiety, stress, unhappiness, and exhaustion.
“Mindfulness is about observation without criticism; being compassionate with yourself. When unhappiness or stress hover overhead, rather than taking it all personally, you learn to treat them as if they were black clouds in the sky, and to observe them with friendly curiosity as they drift past. In essence, mindfulness allows you to catch negative thought patterns before they tip you into a downward spiral. It begins the process of putting you back in control of your life.” Penman D. With practice of mindfulness, practitioners learn to slow down brain chatter and automatic or habitual reactions, experiencing the present moment as it really is. Several studies have found that mindfulness increases positive emotions while reducing negative emotions and stress. Research also shows that mindfulness is helpful in reducing anxiety, depression and exhaustion, improving working memory, creativity, attention span and reaction speeds, enhancing brain function, improving sleep quality and improving immune system, heart and circulatory health. It can make your grades better and it can help you be better at your job.
“MBCT has been clinically proven to be at least as effective as drugs for depression. In simple English, ‘it works.’ But more importantly, it also works for the rest of us who aren’t depressed but who are struggling to keep up with the relentless demands of the modern world. In short, Mindfulness helps you meet the worst that life throws at you with renewed courage.” Penman, D
Life can be relentless, frantic and exhausting – but it doesn’t have to be this way… Mindfulness can change the banter inside our heads from chaotic to calm.
BREATHING EXERCISES (BREATHWORK):
Focusing on your own breathing can have a significant impact on your well-being.
Breathing strongly influences physiology and thought processes, including moods. By understanding the very direct relationship between your breath and your brain and nervous system, you have a useful tool that can help you achieve and maintain a more balanced, positive, stress-free inner and outer life. After all, if you are feeling calm and centered, then your ability to solve problems, think more creatively and cope with the outer world is enhanced. It improves respiratory and cardiovascular function and improves physical and mental health.
“Breathing exercises have been shown to positively affect immune function, hypertension, asthma, autonomic nervous system imbalances, and psychological or stress-related disorders.” …Jerath
“The research is very clear that breathing exercises can enhance parasympathetic (inhibit neural responses) tone, decrease sympathetic (excitatory) nervous activity, improve respiratory and cardiovascular function, decrease the effects of stress, and improve physical and mental health”. …Pal, Velkumary, & Madanmohan
It is used to improve one’s overall health and is different from “stage hypnosis” used by entertainers.
Hypnosis is usually considered an aid to psychotherapy, rather than a treatment in itself. It is used to improve one’s overall health and is different from “stage hypnosis” used by entertainers. No one can hypnotize one against their will. It is used to control addictions to drugs, alcohol, smoking, and food. It may help with anxiety, insomnia, phobias, asthma, irritable bowel syndrome and obesity. Research has also found that it can reduce cancer-related pain, labor pain, nausea, and vomiting.
“Most people walk through the word in a trance of disempowerment. Our work is to transform that into a trance of empowerment.” …Dr. Milton H. Erickson
It is like a gym for your brain, and the training promotes positive change and growth at the neurological level of the brain.
In the 21st century, there has been a change in the way people take care of themselves, and many are taking a more proactive role in managing their health for their own overall well-being. Neurofeedback enhances these efforts to increase physical, psychological, emotional and spiritual wellness. It is a safe, natural, comfortable, effortless, enjoyable, drug-free, and non-invasive approach to help one use his/her brain and central nervous system to make quick, positive, long-lasting changes in his/her life. Neurofeedback is a more advanced branch of biofeedback that focuses on the brain and central nervous system. People using neurofeedback have experienced relief from: Anxiety, depression, ADHD, bipolar disorder, autism, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), sleep problems, chronic pain, learning disabilities, anger, cognitive impairment, epilepsy, and migraines/headaches. Also, students, business professionals, musicians, and athletes have used neurofeedback to improve mental and physical performance.
Neurofeedback meets the American Association of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry’s criteria for ‘Clinical Guidelines’ for the treatment of ADHD, seizure disorders, depression, reading disabilities, addictive disorders, and anxiety (e.g., obsessive-compulsive disorder, generalized anxiety disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, phobias).
Research findings indicate that people with ADHD have an excess of theta brain waves and fewer than average beta brain waves. Researchers that support using neurofeedback to treat ADHD believe that neurofeedback training decreases theta brain waves while increasing beta brain waves; therefore, decreasing ADHD symptoms by increasing arousal.
OUR THERAPEUTIC APPROACH
HOW OUR APPROACH CAN BE HELPFUL TO SOCIETY?
The 20th Century was known as an “Age of Anxiety.” While the 21st Century is known as an “Age of Frustration.” The man has put his foot on Moon, but he has to face anxiety, frustration, etc. constantly on Earth. Today we have forgotten the art of peaceful living. The present age is known as the age of “cutthroat” competition. Everyone is in a rat-race to get ahead. In the race of power and wealth, only some get the garland of victory. The rest of the people get disappointment and frustration. Such disappointed and frustrated people feel a sort of tremendous mental stress and strain. We can only withhold this stress and strain up to a certain extent. Like a camel on which we load more and more weight, a stage will come when it will not even be able to bear the weight of a piece of grass. The camel will fall. Similarly, this happens with us too. We face life’s intolerable anxieties, frustrations, stresses and strains to a certain extent, but if the load of anxieties, frustrations, stresses, and strains exceeds the limit of our tolerance, we become highly stressed out. We may become neurotic. We may also become the patient of Diabetes, Ulcer, Blood Pressure, Heart Disease, Migraine, Sleeplessness, Arthritis, and Depression. We also may undergo a “nervous breakdown.” We may start thinking about suicide. “Life is not worth living, there is no hope in life, and no one will be able to free me from such severe pain of stress, strain, etc. “such feelings may overcome our mental stability.
Nowadays we have become physically healthy. Our life span has also increased, but our mental health has deteriorated. One is like a passenger who has lost the direction of his/her destination. More than 50% of patients visiting doctors have emotional problems rather than physical problems. 3 out of every 4 beds in hospitals are occupied by patients who have experienced emotional pain. They need a professional who can listen and process their thoughts and feelings to assist them with compassion. Along with Allopathy, Homeopathy, Naturopathy and all other ‘Pathies’, they need counseling, psychotherapy, compassion, and mind relaxing techniques like “Anand Meditation” which can be life-enhancing. We really need guidance to lead our life to the path of happiness, prosperity, peace, sound health, and bliss. A life full of happiness, peace, and health is more essential to humanity than a nuclear weapon. A Licensed Professional Counselor/Life Coach/Certified Yoga Instructor/Certified Stress Management and Medical Meditation Consultant/Certified Anger Resolution Therapist/Hypnotherapist is the right person who can help you in this age of anxiety, frustration, and depression.
SELF INTROSPECTION ABOUT MEDITATION
I know that there are a lot of things that “I don’t know that I don’t know.” I truly believe that my knowledge is like a kid who is picking up shells from the seashore. Just like that old fable the one about the blind man and the elephant…They were all asked to describe an elephant and each blind man came up with different answers depending on what part of the elephant they touched. The man who touched the legs thought that the elephant was like a tree. The man who touched the elephant’s side believed that it resembled a wall. The man who touched the elephant’s trunk was certain that it was a snake. So they argued and argued…Each person was positive that they were correct, and the truth was that they all were! Similarly, in this age of anxiety, frustration, and stress, different people have different views as to what brings happiness and harmony in their life. These views are based on our different environment, education, and life experiences. For me, I “touched meditation” and found that it could be life-saving and enhancing. I have been teaching meditation sincerely and honestly to others the way I “experienced it.” I teach it in such a way that others can easily and effortlessly meditate. Once one learns meditation from me, they may only need to spend 5 minutes a day to meditate.
There is no religious association, but I teach practical meditation that can be used in day-to-day life by everybody. When you learn meditation from me, you may go into a deeper, relaxing healing state of mind and may experience the power of our brain receptors such as, “Anandamide” which means bliss or delight. Our brain has receptor sites for neuropeptides that mimic marijuana, giving us a natural “high” along with other spiritual, health, and emotional benefits. Just like we have a stress system, we also have a relaxation system.
Experience your “relaxation system” and start experiencing well-being which can be anti-aging, anti-cancer, anti-heart disease, anti-microbial, and anti-neurodegenerative disease.
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