Integrative Health Blog

Meditation, Calming the Brain for Optimal Health

Posted by on Wed, Oct 09, 2019

Please join us for the Mind/Body Connection Series Talk:

Title: "Meditation, Calming the Brain for Optimal Health"

Date: Tuesday, October 22 

Time: 6:30 – 7:45 pm

Place: National Integrated Health Associates (NIHA)

           5225 Wisconsin Ave. NW, #402

           Washington, D.C. 20015

Speaker: Kuno Bachbauer, LMFT

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I invite you to come enjoy an evening of meditation!

Learn how meditation works as a powerful tool to balance the emotional brain and how you can develop the "Meditation Lifestyle."

I learned about meditation over 40 years ago. It has changed my life from the first day that I tried it. In fact, the principles of meditation have become my lifestyle. It has become my preferred way of life. A way of being fully present in the world - as often and as deeply as possible.

I must confess, this path is not easy or natural for me. I have never been an “ideal meditator.”  Not even close! I can’t sit still. I fidget. I have a hard time with the routine. I often fall asleep, and when I am awake, my mind wanders all over the place.

So why bother with meditation? And why would I offer an evening of meditation?

The answer may be surprising, but, my experience is exactly what a lot of people experience when they begin to meditate! The struggle. The defeat. The failure at something that appears so simple.

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Tags: mind-body, emotional wellbeing, meditation

How the Body Speaks its Mind: Are You Listening?

Posted by on Sat, Sep 07, 2019

Please join us for an enlightening mini-workshop on understanding the connection between the mind and body to emotional and physical health.

The Mind-Body Connection Lecture Series new talk:

"How the Body Speaks its Mind: Are You Listening?"              

Date: September 24, 2019

Time: 6:30- 7:45 p.m.

Place: National Integrated Health Associates

           5225 Wisconsin Ave. NW, Suite 402

           Washington, D.C. 20015

Speaker: Kuno Bachbauer, LMFT

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If you feel you have done everything “right”- and you are still not getting well…

You may benefit from a deeper understanding of the “LANGUAGE OF ILLNESS.”

If you are still not feeling better after doing all the right things, then maybe your health status is not because you missed the latest and greatest treatment, or have not taken enough supplements, but just maybe….

Your Body/Mind is trying to tell you something - and you don’t know how to listen.

As a holistic therapist, I have seen this in so many patients. They come to me with “the list” and yet, do not progress.

  • You did a perfect integrative medical work-up. ✅

  • You have searched for and destroyed those hidden viruses, bacteria, mold, Lyme. ✅

  • You have suffered through the “right” diet- maybe it is the starchy McDougall diet, or it’s the exact opposite, foregoing all carbs with Keto. ✅

  • You did your colonics, sauna, or another detoxification cleanse. ✅

  • You had your dental check-up and maybe even a vitamin I.V. drip. ✅ 

And you are still not getting well. So, what is the body trying to tell you?

The following is a small attempt of a TRANSLATION of the “LANGUAGE OF ILLNESS:" 

1. Illness may tell you: “PLEASE STOP!”

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Tags: mind-body, emotional wellbeing

Rerouting the Brain- The Power of Changing Your Mind

Posted by on Mon, Jul 15, 2019

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

The Mind-Body Connection Lecture Series new talk:

"Rerouting the Brain-The Power of Changing Your Mind" 

Date:  Tuesday, July 30, 2019                  

Time:  6:30-7:45 pm

Place: National Integrated Health Associates

            5225 Wisconsin Ave. NW, Suite 402

            Washington, DC 20015

Presenter: Kuno Bachbauer, LMFT, CCEP, Dr. med. (Austria)

This lecture and mini-workshop will expound on what we have learned in the Mind-Body Connection series, but you do not have to have attended previous lectures to participate.

Please join us at any time- we never stop learning!

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First, a Short Story

When I was in medical school in Vienna, Austria, our professors told us that the brain stops growing after 24 years of age. Whatever you have by then- that was what you would have for the rest of your life. I remember that this seemed very depressing and not quite acceptable to me. But what was I going to say in the face of my “God-in-the-white-coat” professors?

That particular limiting belief was held until only maybe 20 years ago, partly due to the findings of another Austrian, namely Nobel prize winner Eric Kandel, MD. He discovered how the brain learns. He and other neuroscientists developed an understanding of how Neuroplasticity works.

They created a truly amazing sea change in psychotherapy, bodywork, trauma science, memory, neurology and related fields that revolutionized what we are doing as practitioners! Please come to my free class to learn more about how this will benefit you.

PLEASE NOTE: My talks are highly “experiential” and that is why they are done live with those attending!  We will do exercises and experiences. Because we learn better when the whole body and emotions are involved, my aim is that you can sense and feel the concepts I will teach. No prior experience is necessary.  

A Quick Review- Starting with Resiliency

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Tags: mind-body, emotional wellbeing

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

Healing Beyond the Body- The Mind-Body Connection

Posted by on Thu, Apr 18, 2019

Join us for a lecture and mini-workshop!  

This talk is Part 1 of the series, "Understanding the Connection Between the Mind, Emotions and the Body."

Title: “Healing Beyond the Body- The Mind-Body Connection"

Date: Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Time:  6:30 – 7:30 PM

Location: National Integrated Health Associates

Presenter: Kuno Bachbauer, Dr.med. (Austria), L.M.F.T. (D.C.)

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Understanding the Mind-Body Connection

In my workshops, I often show a picture by the famous visionary painter Alex Grey. I share an understanding of how an invisible underlying “energy grid” is directly linked to mind, emotions and the functioning of our physical body and thus at the root of health and illness.  This is also the explanation for how the mind shapes the body and how the body can influence mind and emotions and how energy “energy and consciousness” inter-relate. I show that our bodies are part of a larger field of information that holds consciousness.

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Tags: mind-body

Healing is Being an Interpreter of the Body's Messages

Posted by on Tue, Oct 09, 2018

The human body speaks a “foreign” sensory language.  It would be nice if it could speak English, and say, “That pasta you ate last night is fermenting a lot of fungus, and I’ve told you before about your auto-brewery problems, so take extra probiotics today, and eat very lightly, and please, no carbohydrates.”  Instead of speaking English, the body speaks with sensory symptoms such as gas, bloating, discomfort, fatigue and loose stools.

Like translating Russian into English, as a functional medicine physician I serve as an interpreter, so that my patients can begin to listen to their body’s messages.  Later, as they learn the language, they can listen to their own "body-speak."

What Symptoms Can Mean

Symptoms are attempts to communicate and an attempt to heal and make things better, regardless of how unpleasant symptoms are.  We have been indoctrinated to believe that symptoms are diseases, that they should be medicated with something to anesthetize (numb) or control them.  Sometimes symptoms can be so severe that they actually pose a health risk, such as severe diarrhea which can cause dehydration.  Most of the time, symptoms are not life-threatening and it helps to pay attention to what your body is trying to say and do. Diarrhea, cough, urgency on urination and a runny nose are attempts of the body to rid itself of toxins.  Blindly medicating such symptoms frustrates your body’s attempts to rid you of toxins and infections and to heal.  

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Tags: functional medicine, mind-body, Dr. Gant

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

The Language of the Body as a Path to Healing

Posted by on Tue, Sep 20, 2016

Listening to the Language of the Body as a Path to Healing

Class/Workshop: “The Body as a Laboratory of the Soul”   

When: Oct. 4, 2016

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

Where: National Integrated Health Associates

Presenter: Kuno Bachbauer LMFT

Please join me to explore the power of the Mind-Body Connection in this hands-on, fun and engaging workshop and lecture. 

"Recent rapid advances in the brain sciences and dramatically expanded understanding of the physiology of our emotions have led to a renewed interest in the various modalities of energy work and body-psychotherapy."  - "The Psychotherapy Networker" July 2004 issue

How understanding the "mind-body connection" has changed my life

I am a body psychotherapist. Throughout my career, I have been fascinated by the connection between body, emotions, mind and soul. Everything I do as a holistic practitioner is guided by this perspective. It is just so very powerful! The understanding of how body and mind are intertwined allows a client to take full charge of their own health, and it gives a skilled practitioner an incredibly powerful access to a client's essence.

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Tags: mental health, mind-body, emotional wellbeing

Tapping Therapy, Profound Healing At The Tip of Your Fingers

Posted by on Mon, Nov 18, 2013

Maureane O'Shaugnessy

Wouldn’t it be wonderful if the magic of healing from trauma, phobias, fears, negative thought patterns and habits, pain and discomfort, could be at our very fingertips?  Wouldn’t it be amazing if food cravings and sabotaging behaviours could be controlled and eliminated with ease?  What if I told you that there are a multitude of profoundly effective and simple, at-home, healing techniques that can do just that?  Happiness, Health, Abundance and much more, are yours for the taking.

Using the power of your Heart, Mind and fingertips in conjunction with the life force flowing throughout all of us, we now have the power and ability to heal ourselves from a myriad of ills that keep us tethered to a life that merely offers a glimpse of our true magnificent selves. Yes that’s right.  Learn how to uncover the true YOU!  The YOU that is patiently waiting within to shine a bright light and illuminate your true life path.

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Tags: EFT emotional freedom technique, tapping, energy therapies, mind-body

How Does Internalized Trauma De-Rail Our Best Efforts to Heal?

Posted by on Mon, Nov 26, 2012

Maureane O'Shaugnessy

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Tags: energy therapies, integrative health, mind-body