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Easy Way To Stop Smoking, Painless Method

Are you concerned about your health? Smoking is a big killer. I struggled for over 25 years as a smoker. I tried quitting countless times, only to eventually go back to it.

Why is it so hard to quit smoking, I used to wonder. Why do I do it to myself? If only I could quit and stay quit, I could save some money. A friend told me about a book he read in 1994 that helped him to quit and stay quit. The answers to how cigarette addiction works and how to beat it are in this book.

 

Easy Way To Stop Smoking - Allen Carr
The easy, painless method of overcoming cigarette addiction

 

The book is called “The Easy Way To Stop Smoking by Allen Carr”

It’s a short book of around 100 pages. I got the book and read it. Within 3 days I had finished the book and I had quit smoking for the final time. And it really was easy. This book is not what you might be thinking… It’s not a book that’s full of statistics on the dangers of smoking. It is not designed to scare you out of smoking. That wouldn’t work.

It works by giving you the knowledge of how the addiction operates and this, in turn, gives you the understanding and power to defeat it. I’ve been quit for 4 years (as at February 2018). Once you stop smoking you will feel better and you will have so much more money to spend on the things that you really want.

The book is around $10, depending on where you buy it. You can get a great deal at Amazon. I highly recommend this book. It has allowed me to save thousands of dollars and very likely has added many years to my life. I have more energy, I no longer smell like an ashtray, and I spend my surplus on good food, fruit, and my electro-chemistry hobby. This book can save your life and it can save you thousands of dollars that would otherwise have been spent on cigarettes or on medical bills.

You can get the book by clicking here.

 

by Geoff Williams

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Addiction Recovery Tip #11 – Anger Management

A great way to stay sober is to practice anger management. One of the quickest ways back to the bottle, cigarette or other substance is the inability to control your emotions. Many people self-medicate with substances as a bandage for emotional spills.

Anger management means keeping your feelings in check when it comes to work and your personal relationships. In the office, you must get along with other people and learn how to resolve conflicts peacefully and effectively. You must put your emotions in check so others will respect you and so you can make decisions with a level head.

Your family will also respect you if your emotions are in check. If you have a bad day at the office, it is a good idea to diffuse the stress with exercise or some other form of personal time before you enter your home. You just need to remember that your family is the most important foundation that you have in your life and you must make an effort to practice anger management to protect them.

Those who practice anger management will often find that they are able to live a balanced life and be free from substance use or abuse. Many people who are sober will say sobriety was the best thing that ever happened to them and how much they enjoy life without substances. Many people in recovery will also tell you that anger management is a secret ingredient to staying clean and sober. It is well worth the rewards when you can keep negative emotions in check.

Dusty Lindemann writes for http://substanceabusevideos.com … If you or someone you love is suffering from addiction, please visit a treatment center today.

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Musical Instrument Gift Day Helps Combat Wounded Veterans

Keller, TX (PRWEB) August 16, 2011

On September 21, 2011, the National Pawnbrokers Association (NPA) is sponsoring its third annual Musical Instrument Gift Day, where pawnbrokers from around the country make generous donations of musical instruments to organizations in need.

This year, NPA is working closely with Wings for Warriors, a non-profit organization whose mission is to provide necessary tools, insights and resources for combat wounded veterans as they go through the recovery process and transition into new realities.

Anthony Ameen, the organizations founder and a combat wounded veteran who served in Afghanistan, stated, My recovery was helped immensely through music therapy by playing the guitar. We are excited to be working with the NPA to deliver the gift of music to help speed the recovery of combat wounded veterans. Visit WingsForWarriors.org to learn how the organization is changing lives.

Now in its third year, Gift Day has donated thousands of musical instruments to charity organizations supporting underprivileged children, families, and veterans. This year, NPA members will donate guitars and other musical instruments used for physical therapy and fun to three leading Army Medical Centers and other related groups.

If you are interested in participating in this years event you can sign up by visiting the Gift Day website GiftDay.org/contact/ and submitting a contact form.

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New Resources on Adolescent Grief and Bereavement

Eugene, Oregon (PRWEB) September 27, 2011

Losing a loved one is a difficult time for anyone at any age, said Steven Ungerleider, PhD., founding editor of The Prevention Researcher. But for an adolescent, such a loss can be especially difficult.

During adolescence, many young people unfortunately become bereaved due to the death of a family member, loved one, or friend. Most youth are resilient and recover from their grief fairly soon but many others have difficulty and may need the help of supportive adults

In the current issue of The Prevention Researcher, four researchers examine how bereavement impacts adolescent development, explore the influence of culture on adolescent grief, provide insight into adolescents mourning process, and discuss strategies for supporting grieving youth, including use of music therapy.

David Balk, PhD. writes that In order to understand how grieving youth respond to the loss of a loved one, it is important for counselors, clinicians, and others working with youth to understand how bereavement impacts adolescent development and how adolescent development impacts bereavement. In his article, Dr. Balk explores these two components focusing on cognitive, behavioral, and affective responses during three stages of adolescence and discusses human responses to bereavement.

Sandra Lopez, D.C.S.W., examines culture as an influencing factor in adolescent grief and bereavement, introducing a framework for understanding culture and its components. She provides a case illustration that provides practical guidelines for honoring cultural differences for grieving adolescents.

An interview by Carol Thomas, PhD. with Wendy Littner Thomson, a bereavement coordinator in a hospice program, provides insight into the mourning process and shows how adults can be effective in helping youth who are struggling with grief. Ms. Thomson notes that whats written in most high school health textbooks about stages of grief is outdated. We dont get over grief. We learn to live with it; we integrate it into our being, our identity, and the way we see the world.

Katrina McFerron, PhD., writes in Music Therapy with Bereaved Youth: Expressing Grief and Feeling Better that music therapy is particularly effective for promoting resolution of grief-related feelings. She outlines relevant outcomes for the prevention of health problems in response to bereavement among adolescents.

For a preview of a digital edition of The Prevention Researcher on Adolescent Grief and Bereavement, visit http://www.tpronline.org.


About The Prevention Researcher

Founded in 1994, The Prevention Researcher is published by the non-profit, Integrated Research Services in Eugene, Oregon. The quarterly journal focuses on successful adolescent development and serves professionals who work with young people in a variety of organizational settings.

Each issue of The Prevention Researcher covers a single topic, presenting the latest adolescent behavioral research and findings on significant issues facing todays youth. The journal provides information about programs that create supportive environments for youth, strategies for preventing problems affecting adolescents, and resources that help youth-serving professionals.

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Drug Rehab and Alcohol Rehab Using Music for Enhanced Healing

(PRWEB) December 1, 2004

Music has always been a very important part of our lives, from childhood to our being an adult. As a part of our experience, music can have both a physiological and psychological affect upon us as human beings. In addition to the influence that it has on our life, music also has many therapeutic qualities and has been utilized in promoting a variety of healings throughout the ages. As we know further, music can be a very powerful medium for altering our state, of changing how we actually feel. More specifically music can be very effective in producing a very deep and healing state of relaxation and in the process, reduce stress and even promote sleep. Music can also be used to assist one in improving his or her self-esteem and furthering an individual’s personal growth and development, even his or her transformation and recovery.

As a therapist working with individuals in recovery at the drug rehab center Holistic Addiction Treatment Program, I always use therapeutic relaxation music in my clinical and counseling work. I have repeatedly found that when I use therapeutic relaxation music during both an individual and group counseling session that my clients do more productive work, are able to focus more effectively on themselves and the issues that they are becoming present to because they are more relaxed, focused and centered and as a result, better able to concentrate. Being relaxed during the counseling process always tends to generate more productive results for the individual being counseled. Therapeutic relaxation music can be a very effective and powerful aid for assisting a client to reach resolution with respect to that which he or she is working on with their mental health or addiction counselor.

Brooking Parks Music Therapy Program Enriches Lives of Older Adults

Chesterfield, MO (PRWEB) February 07, 2012

Brooking Park resident Patrick Elder, 83, sings songs not just for fun, but because its good for his health. For older adults, music therapy enhances their quality of life, helping them maintain key functioning skills and stimulating their mind, according to Amy Roberts, Brooking Parks Music Therapist.

For Elder, music therapy lifted his spirits after losing his wife last year. When Amy does musical matching games and asks questions, thats fun, said Elder, who even meets with Roberts one-on-one to chat about Big Band music, his favorite genre. When I first came to Brooking Park I was depressed. If it wasnt for the people in the Activities Department, I would be in depression again.

Roberts uses well-known classics such as Blue Moon and What a Wonderful World to bring smiles to more than 180 residents who call Brooking Park home. Roberts looks for facial expressions, physical reactions if theyre joining in, engaging or clapping, learning the rhythm and singing along. Other cues, such as an improvement in alertness and mood, also showcase the benefits.

We just have a lot of fun. Some things challenge our minds a bit, which is great, said Dolores Scholl, 73, a resident for the past 3 years. We do things as a group and I am very seldom in my apartment.

Roberts has a bachelors of science in Music Therapy from Maryville. Music therapy at Brooking Park also includes activities that enhance memory, alleviate pain, and create an outlet for elders to express their feelings.

Music Therapy is so crucial to our activity program. Music sparks such happy and sometimes bittersweet memories in a persons life and takes them back to important events in their lives, said Donna Mattingly, Director of Activities at Brooking Park. Our current Music Therapy program led by our wonderfully talented Music Therapist is creative, interactive and educational and is so much more than just listening to music.

There are many recent studies and facts on the benefits of music therapy for seniors, according to the American

Music Therapy Association website, MusicTherapy.org:


Music therapy reduces depression among older adults.
Music experiences can be structured to enhance social/emotional skills, to assist in recall and language skills and to decrease problem behaviors.
Individuals in the late stages of dementia respond to and interact with music.

Join us for our music therapy events and find out more on this growing trend for older adults by calling 314-576-5545.

View photos of a recent Brooking Park music therapy session by clicking here.
Watch a video of a recent music therapy session by clicking here. Amy explains music therapy here.

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Social Hill and Fender Music Foundation Keeping Music Alive

Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) February 23, 2012

Social Hills private celebrity lounge for the Grammy awards partnered with the Fender Music Foundation to help raise money and awareness for the cause.

“We couldnt think of a better charity to support during the Grammys, music is so important for children to be exposed to, said Bob Olejar, CEO of Social Hill.

Founded in 2005, The Fender Music Foundation was created to provide resources for music programs across the country so that kids and adults alike will have an opportunity to experience the joys of music. The programs reached by this charity include school music classrooms, community music programs and music therapy programs. Celebrities who took part in the Fender Music Foundation Grammy suite include: Grammy Nominated artist Mary Mary, Evan Ross, Cobra Starships Victoria Asher and singer and musician, Ryan Cabrera.

Social Hill partners with a different charity every month to raise awareness for different causes within the celebrity community. Past charities supported by Social Hill include: Operation Blankets of Love, Shoe Revolt, C5, Susan G. Komen, Little Kids Rock and Soles 4 Souls.

For More information on The Fender Music Foundation please visit:

http://www.fendermusicfoundation.org

For information on getting charity sponsorship with Social Hill please contact: Jennifer McCartney at Jennifer(at)socialhill(dot)com or visit http://www.socialhill.com


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New Car Driver Disorder Identified

(PRWEB) January 5, 2006

Traffic jams are not only bad for your mood they can also damage your health, according to a new study from Direct Line http://www.directline.com

The impact of traffic on drivers report co-authored by health psychologist David Moxon identifies a new condition named Traffic Stress Syndrome (TSS), a form of psychological anxiety that manifests itself in certain drivers while stuck in traffic.

According to the study, close to one in three drivers nine million* UK motorists currently suffer from TSS and show symptoms of the condition after being held up in traffic for as little as three to five minutes. One in five (20 per cent) experience increased heart-rates and headaches (19 per cent) and one in 10 endure sweaty palms (12 per cent). In more severe cases drivers report nausea, dizziness (eight per cent) and stomach cramps (eight per cent) among the symptoms experienced.

The impact of these symptoms along with the Direct Line research reveal a shocking picture of the full extent of TSS on driver behaviour. Loss of concentration and hazardous driving brought about by the condition, have resulted in over two million** accidents for TSS drivers during or following traffic jams.

Registered Office: 3 Edridge Road, Croydon, Surrey, CR9 1AG Tel: 0208 686 3313 Other more common effects of the motoring condition include anxiety, irritation and heightened levels of anger. The research by Direct Line additionally identifies the UK roads which experience heavy traffic and where motorists are most likely to suffer TSS. The worst road for TSS is topped rather unsurprisingly by the M25 South East (31 per cent), followed by the M6 West Midlands (26 per cent) and the M25 Western Sector (25 per cent).

Direct Line spokeswoman, Emma Holyer, said: The findings are very worrying with more vehicles than ever on British roads, driving has inevitably become more stressful, and, as a result motorists are suffering. We would encourage drivers to take deep and slow breaths and try to think about other things than the jams when sitting in heavy traffic to avoid getting Traffic Stress Syndrome.

Psychologist David Moxon who was part of the research team, described the importance of the findings:

TSS is a form of stress that manifests itself in frustrated drivers there is evidence to suggest that chronic TSS can be detrimental to both the physical and mental health of the motorist.

Direct Lines top tips for sufferers of TSS compiled by David Moxon:

1. Take deep and slow breaths

2. Listen to calming or relaxing music

3. Use cognitive distraction tasks such as thinking of loved ones

4. If you have a recycle button on your air con use it this will stop exhaust fumes

from the traffic jam coming back into your car

6. Place some aroma-oil on a tissue and keep it in the cabin to fragrance your car

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New online meditation course quickly reaches the world

(PRWEB) April 14, 2004

What gave the wisdom to Einstein, the creativity to Edison and the passion to Mel Gibson? Believe it or not, meditation!

“For over six thousand years humanity has relied on meditation to enlighten thinkers, enthuse the creative and inspire its spiritual seekers,” say Sunirmalya Symons, a practising meditator of over 24 years.

He believes we are uniquely placed in the 21st century living in the most stressful of all societies. But we also have matchless access to a multitude of simple and powerful meditation techniques right at the click of a mouse.

“The FREE online meditation course offered by the Meditation Society of Australia (http://www.meditation.org.au) is brilliant because it features an extremely easy to follow class structure with free guided meditation exercises and meditation music to download.”

Sunirmalya says that hundreds of people all over the globe have taken the course and the results have been outstanding. The classes feature a mixture of meditation methods from a range of spiritual teachings, including mantra, visualization, music, breath and scene-based guided meditation.

Meditation is universally lauded for the obvious physical benefits of relaxation, stress reduction, better sleep and improved health, but Sunirmalya says that most that learn to meditate speak of the real strengths of meditation in the areas that Einstein, Edison and Mel Gibson utilized it. The greater self awareness, wisdom, creativity and enthusiasm for life we develop.

“It’s just common sense that people should meditate. While our world is constantly filling our minds with millions of thoughts, meditation is the perfect method to empty those we do not need while opening a window to the deeper intuitions of the soul”







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Bheka Yoga Supplies For a Healthy Mind, Body and Spirit

(PRWEB) December 8, 2004

Although it is sometimes described as a ‘New Age’ phenomenon, yoga in its various forms has been practiced for thousands of years. Regular yoga practice has innumerable benefits to the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual well being of its participants. Visitors to http://www.all-your-lifestyle-products.com can find out about this form of yoga as well as many other types of exercise.

Newcomers to the practice of yoga often find it difficult to know where to start. Bheka.com offers absolutely everything for beginners to experienced practitioners, and is the preferred yoga and pilates equipment supplier for health clubs, health practitioners, hospitals, teachers and studios, ashrams, and private yoga and pilates practitioners.

Bheka has a huge array of instructional books, CD’s, audio tapes, DVD’s and videotapes for meditation and yoga. There are materials covering the philosophy of yoga and meditation, general practice techniques at a variety of levels, and techniques for practitioners with specific needs, such as runners, people over 50 and pregnant women.

Props and equipment are very useful resources for yoga beginners, and practitioners of some forms of yoga such as the Iyengar method. Bheka has a complete range of mats, blankets, blocks, straps, neck pillows, bolsters, back bridges, fit balls, eye bags, and other accessories like handy tote bags for yoga mats.

Bheka offers a beautiful collection of specialized yoga music, including devotional chants, and eastern and western meditation music.

For those who choose to emphasize the spiritual side of yoga practice, Bheka have altar supplies for meditation, including statues, incense wands, incense sticks and holders, smudging herbs, aromatherapy candles, and authentic hand crafted malas, of bodhi seed, or lotus seed, turquoise and silver.

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