Saturday, October 15, 2011

Change Your Life with Meditation and Therapy - How Do You Like That?

As a psychotherapist and hypnotherapist in private practice, I witness the positive effects of indivuals participating in their own wellness.  They feel better, in so many ways.  It was nice to come across two articles which bear out this notion.

Essentially, two articles, from two different modalities, talk therapy and meditation, both laud the positive effect of regular, positive reinforcement of the brain, whether in passive, mindful moments like meditation, or in active participation in talk therapy.   Interestingly, this idea, or practice, supports the notion that positive thoughts, actions and feelings do have a positive effect on an individual's mental health.  And we all know that when mental health is optimal, it has a positive effect on emotional well-being, intellectual prowess and even physical health.

Click here to read Dr Melanie Greenberg's great article on the positive effects of meditation, entitled Changing Your Brain To Change Your Mind

And a more clinical but just as encouraging article from Psychiatric Times (August 11, 2011) entitled How Psychotherapy Changes the Brain, for relief from depression, anxiety and the like. Visit my page on twitter to link to the article - #mbdelbalzo

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Health and Wellness Expo, Oct 29 in Woodcliff Lake, NJ, new space!

I will be a part of a large Health and Wellness Expo on Saturday, October 29 from 9-4 in Woodcliff Lake, NJ, (10 minutes from the Tappan Zee Bridge and 2 minutes from Rockland County) and I wanted to make you aware of the event.  I do not usually participate in these events, but found that this one seemed sound and well rounded.  I will be speaking at 9:30 am on staying healthy during the holidays.  Please feel free to contact me should you have any questions.   Also, if you know of anyone else you feel might be interested, thanks in advance for passing it along. Thanks!  Flier is below with coupon for discounted admission.

Secondly, just want to let you know that i have moved to a new, beautiful healing space in HoHoKus, New Jersey, where I will continue to work with others through psychotherapy and hypnotherapy, specializing in life transitions, easing anxiety and depression, and as a resource for hospice and grief counseling, family business counseling and food issues.  Please feel free to visit my website for full details.