Change Your Mind… Change Your Life. Carolee Merrill 949 363 6767 www.gatewaystohealthandwellbeing.com. Discovering how unconscious physical, mental and emotional habits create stress, aging, addiction and disease. Through awareness and simple lifestyle
Change Your Mind…
Change Your Life
Carolee Merrill 949 363 6767
Discovering how unconscious physical, mental and emotional habits create stress, aging, addiction and disease.
Through awareness and simple lifestyle
changes reclaiming youthful vitality, joy
and well being.
Stress, Excess Cortisol and Aging
Cortisol is released from the adrenal glands in response to stress or low blood glucose.
A meal that has insufficient glucagon (protein), cortisol acts as a back up system to try and increase glucose to the brain.
Cortisol’s primary mode of action in times of stress is to shut down eicosanoid synthesis.
Eicosanoids are signaling molecules that control the most complex networks in the body.
Effecting cardiovascular disease, triglycerides, blood pressure and arthritis.
The correct ratios of macronutrients can actually decrease hormonal miscommunication, thus slowing and reversing aging.
Scientific research has established that stress is the core factor in physical, mental, and emotional disease.
The Federal Government, the Centers for Disease Control, The Mayo Clinic, Yale, Harvard, and Stanford University Medical Schools state that up to 95% of all disease is directly caused by stress.
Dr. Bruce Lipton’s research at the Stanford University Medical School found that what makes us sick up to 95% of the time is the stress that is caused by holding a wrong belief about ourselves, others and our lives.
Research from the Office of National Drug Policy, Harvard, Duke University, and the American Psychological Association found that the annual economic burden of brain-related disorders has reached over $1 trillion. Nearly every disorder is directly related to stress, with addiction number one.
A research study at the University of California, San Francisco showed that stress speeds the aging process by harming DNA.
Changing the Mind
Recognizing Mental Stress and Well BeingWhere are you in the columns below?
Mental StressMental Well Being• Saying ‘No', 'I can't' - Saying ‘Yes’, 'I can!'• Disapproval Self/Others - Approval Self/Others • Mental Confusion - Mental Clarity • Thoughts of Fear, Anger, Grief - Courage, Acceptance• Mental Tension - Relaxed, Creative thinking• Wanting Control, Approval, Safety - Allowing, Being • Mental Resistance - Allowing, Welcoming• Judgment, Attacking, Blaming - Allowing, Forgiveness• Constant Thinking - Spacious, Quiet Mind• Resentments, Grievances - Forgiveness, Freedom• Bored - Curious• Deadly Serious - Playful Humor• Complaining - Appreciation• ‘I am Separate’ - ‘I am connected with the world’
Stress, Brain Chemistry, Mental Health
It is estimated that 86% of Americans have suboptimal neurotransmitter levels!
Suboptimal Neurotransmitter Levels
Balancing Brain Chemistry
Benefits of Coherence
Coherence Significantly Improves Brain Function
Serotonin, Dopamine and Endorphins Created Naturally –Lowering Stress
MEDITATION, HEARTMATH produces optimum levels.
POSITIVE THINKINING – raises levels.
DEEP BREATHING is one of the most important ways.
SUNLIGHT bright light increases.
EXERCISE one of the best natural ways.
ELIMINATING SUGAR – Sugar creates imbalance.
SPENDING QUALITY TIME with loved ones.
SEX is a powerful producer.
LAUGHTER and smiling have a positive effect on.
OMEGA 3 and VITIMIN C increase levels.
EAT SPICY FOODS like chilies', peppers and jalapenos.
EAT fruits, vegetables, lean protein, nuts and seeds.
AttitudeEvery thought has a chemical reaction in your body.
Change your mind- change your life
The Brain on Happiness
Alert, Energized: Norepinephrine
Pleasant feelings: Dopamine
Supports parasympathetic arousal
A happy mind:
Counteracts depression and anxiety
Beliefs and Disease
Quantum Psychology – Core Beliefs
The False Core and the False Self
False-Core ConclusionsFalse-Self Compensator
Unraveling the False Core and the False Self
“The most useful piece of
learning for the uses of life
is to unlearn what is not true.” -Antisthenes 444 - 365 BC.
Mindfulness and Health and Well Being
Becoming the Observer
Becoming the Observer - Present Moment Awareness
Finding Truth and Peace Through Observation
Where are You Placing Your Power?
You can change the way you think and feel by
changing what you say when you talk to the mind.
Benefits of Humor
Physical Factors in Mental Well Being
Emotional Factors in Mental Well Being
Our feelings are a wonderful barometer of our well being.
When we are not caught up in negative thinking, our feelings remain positive, and
we feel joyful, loving and peaceful.
When we are feeling fearful, angry, or depressed it is a sure sign that our thoughts have become negative and dysfunctional.
Developing this awareness and making the decision to eliminate negative thinking can
be dramatically life changing.
Appreciation and Wonder of
All Around US
Alter your own brain chemistry
With thoughts of appreciation,
gratitude, joy and love.
Carolee Merrill 949 363 6767