Integrative Health Blog

Resilience- The Art of Calming the Emotional Brain and Overcoming Trauma & Illness

Posted by on Thu, Jun 13, 2019

Please join us for an enlightening Mini-Workshop on Understanding the Connection between the Mind, Body and Emotions.

TITLE: The Art of Calming the Emotional Brain and Overcoming Trauma & Illness

DATE:  June 25, 2019

TIME:  6:30-7:45 pm

PLACE:  National Integrated Health Associates

COST: Free!

PRESENTER:  Kuno Bachbauer, LMFT, Dr. med.

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Wouldn’t you like to be able to calm your emotional brain?

This upcoming workshop will explain WHAT YOU CAN DO TO PREVENT FUTURE ILLNESS and how YOU CAN INFLUENCE THE HEALING PROCESS by understanding and correctly processing your childhood story and overcoming current life conflicts.

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Tags: mind-body, emotional wellbeing

Chronic Illness and the Hidden Costs of Childhood Stress

Posted by on Tue, May 07, 2019

Join us for the talk series on Understanding the Connection between Mind, Body and Emotions

TITLE: "Chronic Illness and the Hidden Costs of Childhood Stress"

DATE:  TUESDAY May 28, 2019                                                               

TIME:  6:30 - 7:30

PRESENTER: Kuno Bachbauer, LMFT, Dr.med. (Austria)

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It is now firmly established that any illness is a systemic, multi-factorial process.

What does this mean?

We know now that illness requires a “perfect storm” of many factors in order to manifest a disease process.  Some of the factors coming together in order to cause such a systemic imbalance to activate in the body are genetics, ancestral influences, environment, lifestyle, general stress levels, toxic load, and adult trauma, among many others.

There is one more very important contributor to chronic disease: your childhood experiences.

A ground-breaking study was conducted by the CDC and Kaiser Permanente in the early 1990s.  It correlates early childhood trauma with an occurrence of physical and mental illness later in adulthood. It is called the “ACE Study”, short for “Adverse Childhood Experiences Study”.

It studies what happens when bad things happen to good children.

The Connection Between Adverse Childhood Experiences and Illness Later in Life

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Tags: emotional wellbeing

Emotional Healing and Cancer

Posted by on Wed, May 30, 2018

How Prolonged Stress and Inner Conflicts Contribute to the Illness Process

As part of the Integrative Cancer program at NIHA, we look for any inner conflict and any prolonged stress a person may have because we know it may result in profound changes in the physical body of the person. 

You may have heard about the new science of “Epigenetics" which studies how our environment and our beliefs modulate what our body cells “print out." The now popular ACEs Study (Adverse Childhood Experiences) describes the deep influences childhood trauma can have on the later development of adult illness and wellness of a person.

Emotional trauma usually happens in relationship. Someone has hurt you, was neglectful, abused or abandoned you. (It is not the car that hurt you in an accident but the distracted driver.) Internal conflicts can derive from trauma from childhood (“developmental trauma", often called “childhood wounds”) or they can come from unresolved conflicts that are coming from current life situations such as your job, family, relationships, money, loss, loneliness, chronic illness, accidents, and even inherited conflict from our ancestors.

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Tags: cancer, emotional wellbeing

Blessing the New Year

Posted by on Thu, Jan 26, 2017

As we launch into 2017, we have quite a year ahead, both spiritually speaking, and politically speaking.  Those of us who live in America seem to feel very divided over our current political shift.  The world is watching, with perhaps a similar divide.  As souls living on this earth plane at this time, we must ask:  what is our responsibility at this time in the life of humanity as a whole?

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Tags: emotional wellbeing, spiritual health

The Power of Story: What Story Are You Telling?

Posted by on Tue, Dec 20, 2016

In this season of celebration in religious traditions, we hear ancient and sacred stories, each of which shares powerful lessons.  As we hear these powerful stories, I invite us to reflect on the messages we are weaving through the stories of our lives. 

Diwali, the Festival of Lights, along with Hanukkah, and Christmas, all celebrate stories in which light overcame darkness in some way.   These ancient celebrations lift us up through the power of sacred story.  I invite you to see your life as telling a story, which can also lift people up through the power of the sacred and archetypal patterns of your life.

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Tags: emotional wellbeing

Presence and The Art of Making Contact with Others

Posted by on Tue, Nov 29, 2016

How to Make Friends and Keep Them

Safe interpersonal connection and social interaction is the essence of any therapeutic and medical communication. More importantly, it is also the essence of all human interaction! Your business deals, your marriage, your social life, the connection with your kids, even your ability to play sports are based on a very complex set of brain-body interactions. They are hardwired into us and – from the background - govern every aspect of our social behavior.

This month my class will focus our conversation on social engagement and “how to make friends and keep them”. You will learn why having great interpersonal rapport is good for you and your overall health.

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Tags: emotional wellbeing

Serving Up Gratitude This Thanksgiving

Posted by on Wed, Nov 23, 2016

Culturally, we celebrate Thanksgiving a variety of ways, but the common themes remain the same:  larger than usual family gatherings, our favorite foods, celebrating home and harvest, relaxing with favorite sports or shopping or other ways to de-stress, and remembering that in America, we generally have a lot to be thankful for. 

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Tags: emotional wellbeing, subtle energy

Harnessing The Emotional Brain: How to Master Your Emotions

Posted by on Tue, Nov 01, 2016

Why Some Emotions Can Make You Sick and Others Can Make You Healthy

Class: Harnessing the Emotional Brain

When: Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2016

Time: 6:30-8:00 p.m.

Where: National Integrated Health Associates

Learn how to utilize powerful mind/body tools to be a Master of your Emotions.

EMOTIONS 101

Emotions, our internal feelings, arise at the boundary between body and mind.

They are here to be felt (as energy) and to be expressed (as movement). The English word “emotion” comes from the Latin word “e-movere” translating into moving away from something and towards something else.

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Tags: mind-body, emotional wellbeing

Ask the Wellness Coach: How Do I Reduce the Stress in My Life?

Posted by on Thu, Oct 06, 2016

This is a popular question and can be approached from many directions.  I believe the approach must be developed by you and your practitioner as a collaborative effort. Too often, treatment  is based on a pathological  or psychological diagnosis. While stress can come from many areas, my style of wellness coaching does not look at the cause of the stress as much as it does the imbalance left in the wake of a stressful event.

I believe that stress is unavoidable.  You are exposed daily to Eustress (positive stress that makes us want to continue doing something) and Distress (things that cause us pain or suffering and make us want to stop doing things). Both have marked and measurable physiological and psychological effects.

Eustress is in short supply in most people’s lives.

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Tags: stress, wellness coach, emotional wellbeing

Ask the Wellness Coach: How Do I Live a More Balanced Life?

Posted by on Tue, Sep 27, 2016

This is a loaded question as balance is in the eye of the beholder. The approach to health and wellness coaching that I practice and indeed advocate is predicated on each individual finding a balance that works for them.

Oftentimes that balance is achieved through the development of an area in our lives that has been diminished or neglected due to:

  1. Pursuit of development in other areas of life (e.g., career, family, finances, relationships) with such vigor and dedication that we tend to lose sight of other things that need our attention.
  2. Events beyond our ability to cope. Life gives us experiences that are beyond our experience (e.g., death of a loved one, illness, divorce, job loss) and in our scrambling to adapt these changes, we neglect ourselves and our own needs. If our needs are not met then we feel out of balance.
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Tags: wellness coach, emotional wellbeing