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Soulsara
Nov 05, 2021
In You Are Peaceful
Glossary Circadian Rhythms Circadian rhythms are physical, mental, and behavioral changes that follow a 24-hour cycle. These natural processes respond primarily to light and dark and affect most living things, including animals, plants, and microbes. Chronobiology is the study of circadian rhythms. One example of a light-related circadian rhythm is sleeping at night and being awake during the day. Hyperbilirubinemia It is a condition in which there is too much bilirubin in the baby’s blood. When red blood cells break down, a substance called bilirubin is formed. Babies cannot easily get rid of the bilirubin, and it can build up in the blood and other tissues and fluids of your baby’s body. This is called hyperbilirubinemia. Because bilirubin has a pigment or coloring, it causes a yellowing of your baby’s skin and tissues. It is called jaundice. Light is critical to human functioning as it allows us to see things and perform activities. It is also essential as it affects human beings psychologically and physiologically. Several studies show the importance of light in reducing depression and fatigue, improving alertness, modulating circadian rhythms, and treating some conditions. Light in buildings, the presence of windows, and access to daylight have been studied, whether relating to the work environment or healthcare settings. Joseph (2006) researched the mechanisms by which light impacts human health by reviewing the literature on the subject and linking it to health outcomes in healthcare settings. The key findings and conclusions show light impacts human health by enabling humans to perform visual tasks, controlling the body’s circadian system, affecting mood and perception, and enabling several crucial chemical reactions in the body. The author mentions studies that show higher light levels are linked with better performance of complex visual tasks and that light requirements increase with age. It is possible to find these results in the referred paper¹. As mentioned above, light controls the body’s circadian system. Therefore, light impacts outcomes in healthcare settings by improving sleep and circadian rhythm, reducing depression among patients, shortening the length of stay in hospitals, lessening agitation in patients with dementia, easing pain, and helping the staff adjust to the night-shift work. The presence of windows that allow access to daylight in the workplace has been linked to greater satisfaction with the work environment. Exposure to light is critical for vitamin D metabolism in the human body and therefore essential to humans. This is why light exposure is also used as a treatment for neonatal hyperbilirubinemia. Adequate exposure to light is vital for health and well-being, both for staff and patients, in health care settings. To meet these needs, a combination of daylight and electric light can and should be used. Natural light should be incorporated into the lighting design of a healthcare setting. This is, as mentioned, crucial to patients and staff, but also, it is light delivered at no cost and without doubt, it is the light form that people most prefer. However, in addition to natural light, electric light is necessary for all parts of a hospital. The goal should be to have efficient utilization of sunlight wherever it is possible. 1. Joseph, Anjali. Ph.D. The impact of Light on Outcomes in Healthcare Settings. The Center for Health Design. 2006 Find the article here https://www.healthdesign.org/sites/default/files/CHD_Issue_Paper2.pdf
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Soulsara
Nov 05, 2021
In You Are Vibrant
Glossary Hippocampus It is a brain structure consisting of two similar parts on each side of the brain, the hippocampi. The hippocampus is part of the limbic system. It has an important role in consolidating and organizing information from short-term memory to long-term memory and attaching emotions to these memories. The hippocampus is also associated with spatial memory and learning. Amygdala It is a cluster of almond-shaped cells in the base of the brain and is part of the limbic system. There are two groups of these cells, one on each side of the brain. These groups of cells, the amygdalae, are responsible for helping define and regulate emotions and behavior (including emotional responses like fear and anxiety). They are also responsible for preserving and processing memories, attaching emotions to the memories in a process called emotional remembrances. The amygdala is also responsible for decision-making. Since the 19th century, colored light has been used to achieve significant healing results. Colored light, when beamed into the eyes with a projector device, can activate repressed memories from childhood. This is what Dr. Dietrich Klinghardt presents in his book from 1995. One of the chapters in the book is called The Neurophysiology of Light - The Five Pathways, in which Dr. Klinghardt shows how colored light can be presented to the human body and achieve results concerning potential medicinal use. Neurophysiology considers that distinct color frequencies can reactivate synapses in the brain which were previously blocked. Thus, it is possible to reestablish a synaptic network and allow memories to be accessed by the conscious brain. This can be fundamental in the treatment of trauma. Memories connected to a physical or emotional trauma are helped by circuits in the limbic systems, especially in the hippocampus and amygdala. These memories can be accessed with the correct wavelength, for example, by using colored glasses. This effect can even be amplified by projecting light into the eyes with an instrument and modulating that light with flicker frequencies. Eye movement is another way of amplifying this effect and deepening the results. There are several methods of determining the correct color available nowadays, and the author¹ presents the most prominent ones and some effects colors can generate and the effect of color on emotions. The first pathway for light presented in this chapter is through the optic nerve that “travels from the retina, past the pituitary gland via the temporal lobe to the occipital lobe of the brain.” (Klinghadrt 2003) This is part of the visual system dedicated to informing the conscious brain of its surroundings without interpretation. The second pathway is connected to an additional nerve discovered not so long ago that leads from the retina to the hypothalamus. This explains the effects of color on the Autonomic Nervous System (ANS). Blue stimulates de anterior hypothalamus, which regulates the parasympathetic system. It means that colors from blue/green to violet will have a calming, sedating, digestion-activating, and sleep-inducing effect. Red stimulates the posterior hypothalamus, which regulates the sympathetic nervous system. This means that colors in the spectrum of magenta, red/orange, and yellow will stimulate, even have a provocative effect. Green is the color that mediates both systems. The third pathway is in a side branch of the nerve mentioned above that reaches the amygdala directly. The amygdala is the color-sensitive area of the limbic system and is highly responsive to the color the eyes are exposed to. This explains why treatment with color projection into the eye can profoundly affect the hormonal system, emotions, stress levels, sleep, brain function, and other human biochemistry and well-being aspects. The fourth pathway goes from the retina and follows the lower optic tract, which is not used for vision and reaches the transpedicular nucleus in the midbrain. This nucleus is also color-sensitive. This pathway is responsible for the circadian day-night rhythm and melatonin production. It has been given attention concerning the treatment of seasonal affective disorder. The fifth pathway mentioned by Klinghardt is still being studied and is connected to scientific hints that light can travel through the lymph and blood and the axonally inside the nerves. Albumin, one of the proteins able to be charged by colored light, can deliver these charges to tissue far away from the site of exposure. When entering through the outer layer of the skin, light can also affect pigments that then travel in the blood and lymph. This mechanism explains the effects of color-treatment via the skin. Lastly, this chapter approaches how eye movements stimulate the limbic system, especially the amygdala and hippocampus. This is important as Repeated eye movements facilitate the neurological connection between the conscious part of the brain and the deeply repressed conflicts, allowing for a better understanding of how these can be treated. Two very interesting ideas related to trauma and memories are present in Klinghardt’s study discussed here. Memories are color-coded. When the correct code is used, memories will surface. Additionally, eye movement is the secret code that opens the door to the unconscious. So, memories are color-coded, and there is also eye-movement coding of memories. 1. Dietrich Klinghardt, MD, PhD. The Neurophysiology of Light. The Five Pathways. Journal of Optometric Phototherapy, March 2003, pg.35-40 Find the chapter available in an article https://klinghardtinstitute.com/publications/the-neurophysiology-of-light-the-five-pathways/
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Soulsara
Nov 05, 2021
In You Are Peaceful
Glossary Electromagnetic Fields (EMF) An EMF is a field produced by accelerating electric charges. An EMF is an invisible area of energy, often referred to as Radiation. They can be viewed as a combination of electric fields and magnetic fields. Differences in voltage create electric fields: the higher the voltage, the stronger will be the resultant field. Magnetic fields are created when electric current flows: the greater the current, the stronger the magnetic field. An electric field will exist even when there is no current flowing. If current flows, the magnetic field strength will vary with power consumption, but the electric field strength will be constant. Extremely Low-Frequency (ELF) ELF electric and magnetic fields include the lower part of the electromagnetic spectrum of frequency, from 0 and 300 Hz¹. This includes the electricity supply and power lines. Radio Frequency (RF) It is the radio spectrum of frequencies ranging from around 10 MHz to 300GHz¹. Objects like microwave ovens, televisions, radios, and other broadcasting devices, including mobile phones, generate this kind of frequency. Intermediate Frequency (IF) It refers to the region of the EMF spectrum between the ELF and RF ranges, which is 300 Hz to 10 MHz. Fewer devices produce this of frequency, as compared to the other two mentioned. Exposure to human-made electromagnetic fields (EMF) has increased over the past century. The widespread use of EMF sources has been accompanied by public debate about possible adverse effects on human health. Having in mind the protection of public health, the World Health Organization has established the International EMF Project to access the scientific evidence of possible health effects of EMF in the frequency of 0 Hz to 300 GHz. This project encourages research to fill in gaps in knowledge in the hopes of better understanding the effects of EMF exposure. One of the gaps identified by the International EMF Project was the possible effects of Intermediate Frequency (IF) on public health. IF sources can be found in various settings: Industry: for example, in plasma and induction heaters, broadcast and communications emitters General Public: in domestic induction cookers, proximity readers, electronic article surveillance systems and other anti-theft devices, computer monitors, televisions, and others Hospitals: MRI systems, electromagnetic nerve stimulators, electro-surgical units, and other devices for medical treatment Military: Power units, submarine communication transmitters, and high frequency (HF) transmitters. Apart from some medical devices, in others, the levels of human exposure fall below the recommendation. The exceptions are mentioned by the International EMF Project in the Information Sheet¹. In this document, a list of the effects of EMF in the human body is presented. Still, it is important to remember that External IF fields can induce these effects inside the human body but only at field strengths many times higher than typical environmental levels. There are concerns about the possible adverse health effects of IF fields, from computer monitors and televisions. Therefore, the Information Sheet presents several findings that address this issue. Overall, it is relevant to highlight that studies into IF exposure show that it does not constitute a threat to human health and that extremely weak IF fields do not interfere with reproductive processes or pregnancy outcomes. However, there was a significant health hazard due to IF sources mentioned, EMF produced by electronic anti-theft systems and their interference with implanted electronic medical devices such as pacemakers or neurological stimulators. Several laboratory studies have been conducted, and overall, those have not identified clear evidence of increased malformations caused by exposure to IF. The scientific evidence is not convincing that adverse health effects occur from exposure to IF fields usually found in the living and working environment. The scientific evidence does not suggest any health risk from IF fields at exposures when below guideline levels. However, there is a need for more high-quality research to address uncertainties in current knowledge. The Sheet suggests several key areas where these studies should focus. The WHO's International EMF Project keeps reviewing research results, conducting risk assessments of EMF exposure, and developing information materials to uphold a worldwide attempt to harmonize approaches to developing EMF exposure standards. 1. Definition by WHO: Electromagnetic Fields and Public Health: Intermediate Frequencies (IF). World Health Organization. 2005 Find the article here: http://www.who.int/peh-emf/publications/facts/intermediatefrequencies_infosheet.pdf The International EMF Project https://www.who.int/initiatives/the-international-emf-project
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Soulsara
Oct 19, 2021
In You Are The Miracle
Glossary Photobiomodulation PBM is the term used to describe the mechanistic/scientific basis for this photonic specialty and photobiomodulation therapy (PBMT) as the term for its therapeutic application. Photobiomodulation (PBM) modifies laser irradiation, monochromatic light, hot color light such as red, orange, or yellow, or cold color light such as green, blue, or violet on the skin biosystems. Dosimetry Radiation dosimetry in the fields of health physics and radiation protection is the measurement, calculation, and assessment of the ionizing radiation dose absorbed by an object, usually the human body. A dosimeter is designed to monitor exposure and serve as a tool to alert an individual if radiation dose readings exceed unhealthy levels of radiation exposure Light-emitting Diode Also known as LED, it is a semiconductor light source that emits light when current flows through it. The color of the light is determined by the energy required for electrons to cross the band gap f the semiconductor. Brain photobiomodulation (PBM) with near-infrared (NIR) and red light is a growing field of research. The transcranial photobiomodulation (t-PBM) technique is a promising approach for the treatment of a wide range of neuropsychiatric disorders, including disorders characterized by poor regulation of emotion such as major depressive disorder (MDD). There already are over-the-counter diodes (LEDs), as well as in-office laser devices being used for transcranial photobiomodulation (t-PBM) in patients with neuropsychiatric disorders. It is expected that the use of these t-PBM devices will increase as several studies to test the efficacy and tolerability of t-PBM for neuropsychiatric disorders are being conducted. Some of those studies being concluded are targeting the efficacy for treating major depressive disorder (MDD), generalized anxiety disorder, dementia, and traumatic brain injury (TBI) with posttraumatic stress disorder. Preliminary clinical evidence on the efficacy of t-PBM for neuropsychiatric disorders is quite encouraging; however, as exemplified by the studies on t-PBM for affective disorders, there are methodological limitations preventing definite conclusions. This is due to the fact that different methodologies are being applied and further research is necessary. Nevertheless, the authors Cassano P, Tran AP, Katnani H, et al. (2019) present results towards the possibility of using NIR light delivered transcranially or intranasally with positive outcomes. Their results also suggest that typical t-PBM doses are suboptimal for neuromodulation of the entire surface of target brain regions. This means repeated sessions of t-PBM or greater doses per session or larger treatment windows might be needed to achieve favorable clinical outcomes. Finally, intranasal PBM might be a promising alternative to t-PBM to achieve successful results. Cassano P, Tran AP, Katnani H, et al. Selective photobiomodulation for emotion regulation: model-based dosimetry study. Neurophotonics. 2019;6(1):015004. doi:10.1117/1.NPh.6.1.015004 Find this article here https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6366475/
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Soulsara
Oct 19, 2021
In You Are Balanced
Glossary Circadian Rhythms Circadian rhythms are physical, mental, and behavioral changes that follow a 24-hour cycle. These natural processes respond primarily to light and dark and affect most living things, including animals, plants, and microbes. Chronobiology is the study of circadian rhythms. One example of a light-related circadian rhythm is sleeping at night and being awake during the day. Biological Clock Biological clocks are organisms’ natural timing devices, regulating the cycle of circadian rhythms. They’re composed of specific molecules that are proteins that interact with cells throughout the body. Nearly every tissue and organ contain biological clocks. In humans, the biological clock is located in the suprachiasmatic nuclei (SCN) of the hypothalamus of the brain. As the earth rotates, there are 24-hour patterns of light and dark, and in response to these regular variations to the natural light-dark cycle, many species have developed inner circadian rhythms that repeat approximately every 24 hours. The timing of the circadian clock genes is orchestrated by a master clock located in the suprachiasmatic nuclei (SCN) of the hypothalamus of the brain. This master clock provides precise time cues for the body to regulate the various physiological, hormonal, and behavioral circadian patterns. However, the SCN can become asynchronous, for example, in total darkness as the clock is slightly longer than 24 hours. The synchrony is maintained with the external world, as a light-dark pattern incident on the retina resets the timing of the SCN. This makes it possible for us to entrain our biological functions to the local environment when traveling across time zones. Lack of synchrony of the circadian rhythms leads to sleep disruption, problems in digestion, and alertness. Disruptions of the synchrony have been associated with a wide variety of illnesses, such as cardiovascular anomalies and accelerated cancerous tumor growth, so much so that the World Health Organization has identified rotating shift work (which causes these disruptions) as a probable cause of cancer. In addition to this, other disorders like diabetes and obesity have been associated with shift work, suggesting a role for circadian disruption in the development and progression of diseases again. Authors Rea, M. S., Bierman, A., Figueiro, M. G., & Bullough, J. D. (2008) have conducted thorough research into understanding the impact of circadian disruption on human health. By analyzing day-shift nurses and rotating-shift nurses and conducting research on night rodents, and presenting data from the Daysimeter, a device for simultaneously recording light-dark and activity-rest data in humans, these authors presented crucial original data. This study is a vital contribution to a new framework for studying circadian disruption and entrainment on human health, emphasizing the relationship between circadian disruption and disorders such as breast cancer, obesity, and sleep disorders. It is important to be able to have models that allow a quantitative definition of the degree of light stimuli and their influence on the circadian clock. Furthermore, there is the possibility of measuring the synchrony between light-dark and activity-rest patterns in actual human living environments using tools used by these authors, like the Daysimeter. Lastly, it is also essential to measure the degree of circadian disruption/ entrainment. All this research helped accelerate the understanding of the role of circadian disruption on human health. This has allowed for the development of medical treatments of these illnesses with light and with drugs. However, it is essential that the study and further understanding of circadian entrainment and disruption on an individual basis continue so each person can be treated with the appropriate light-dark exposure and, if necessary, with the proper pharmaceutical assistance. A New Approach to Understanding the Impact of Circadian Disruption on Human Health. Mark S Rea, Mariana G. Figueiro. 2008. Find this article here https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2430544/
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Oct 19, 2021
In You Are The Miracle
Glossary Low-Level Light/Laser Therapy LLLT is a non-invasive light source treatment that generates a single wavelength of light. It emits no heat, sound, or vibration. It is also called photobiology or biostimulation. Light-emitting Diode Also known as LED, it is a semiconductor light source that emits light when current flows through it. The color of the light is determined by the energy required for electrons to cross the band gap f the semiconductor. Photobiomodulation PBM is the term used to describe the mechanistic/scientific basis for this photonic specialty and photobiomodulation therapy (PBMT) as the term for its therapeutic application. Photobiomodulation (PBM) modifies laser irradiation, monochromatic light, hot color light such as red, orange, or yellow, or cold color light such as green, blue, or violet on the skin biosystems. High-level laser treatment (HLLT) is when high levels of incident laser power are used to destroy a target deliberately. It is used in many surgical fields, the most common being dermatology and aesthetic or plastic surgery. On the other hand, when a laser or other appropriate light source is used at low incident levels, the energy is not lost but absorbed, causing photoactivation of the target cells and some kind of change in their associated activity. In clinical terms, this low-level laser therapy is called LLLT and was termed in 1988 by Ohshiro and Calderhead¹ with ‘photobiomodulation’ or ‘photoactivation’ - referring to the activity at a cellular and molecular level. LLLT has attracted attention in many clinical fields, and a new generation of light-emitting diodes (LED) has been developed to irradiate large targets. The first main application of LLLT has been in pain control, by accelerating wounds, both traumatic and result of illness, inflammatory acne, and application of skin rejuvenation. As present by Kim, W. S., & Calderhead, R. G. (2011), LED-LLLT is supported by reported efficacy at a cellular and subcellular level. The authors bring to evidence the improved blood flow and neovascularization associated with the wavelengths used in phototherapy. The clinical applications of this treatment include non-healing wounds that heal faster and “normal” wounds healing better. Another great application that is referred to concerns pain and how it is reduced, including postoperative pain, edema, and many types of inflammation. In fact, a very good efficacy of LED phototherapy in pain treatment is significantly highlighted by the authors and overall recognized. LED phototherapy has now been well-proven to work and is reported to be effective in a large variety of clinical indications such as pain attenuation, wound healing, skin rejuvenation, some viral diseases, allergic rhinitis, other allergy-related conditions, and others. The authors conclude that “Provided an LED phototherapy system has the correct wavelength for the target cells, delivers an appropriate power density and an adequate energy density, then it will be at least partly, if not significantly, effective.”. The use of LED-LLLT is effective, but it is also already being used with a vast number of surgical and non-surgical applications. As it is further studied and developed, this will only increase. 1. Ohshiro T, Calderhead RG: Low Level Laser Therapy: a Practical Introduction. 1988. John Wiley and Sons, Chichester, UK 2. Kim, W. S., & Calderhead, R. G. (2011). Is light-emitting diode phototherapy (LED-LLLT) really effective?. Laser therapy, 20(3), 205–215. https://doi.org/10.5978/islsm.20.205 Find this article here https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3799034/
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Soulsara
Oct 19, 2021
In You Are Peaceful
Glossary Biophilia This term refers to a hypothetical human tendency to interact or be closely associated with other forms of life in nature. It is a desire or tendency to commune with nature. Biophilic Design ​It is a concept where design seeks to connect our inherent need to affiliate with nature in the modern built environment. It developed as an extension of the theory of biophilia and is used within the building industry to increase occupant connectivity to the natural environment. Prospect-Refuge Theory The theory of “prospect and refuge” seeks to describe why certain environments feel secure and thereby meet basic human psychological needs. Environments that meet such needs will often provide people with the capacity to observe (prospect) without being seen (refuge). Biophilia is the deep-seated need and instinct to seek connections with nature. It helps explain why nature can enhance our creativity, why certain elements of nature like crashing waves of crackling fires captivate us and others like shadows may instill fear, and why outdoor activities like gardening or a walk in the park can have restorative effects. As a hypothesis, it may also help explain why some urban parks are preferred to others. Research into understanding the aspects of nature most have an impact on our satisfaction has been done for decades. The important step now is to go from the research to the application in an effective way, one that enhances health and well-being. Authors O. Ryan et al., 2014 present a deep and vital review and draw some conclusions of the growing body of work of research and emerging design parameters being created. This has future research in mind, so there can be an evolving understanding of biophilic design patterns and try to capture the positive psychophysiological and cognitive benefits of biophilia in design intervention. The authors focused on studying patterns of biophilic design that had shown in previous research some degree of impact in our cognitive capacity and to enhance and maintain a healthy life experience through the connection with nature. What they came to conclude is that biophilic design patterns have the potential to shift the conversation on environmental quality, to re-position it towards giving individual’s needs equal consideration to the conventional parameters for building performance that has, throughout history, excluded health and well-being. The intent is that we may “better capture the benefits afforded by biophilia in our design interventions.” (O. Ryan et al., 2014) This review shows that the built environment can have different effects on an individual, positive, neutral, or negative. Responses to the experience of exposure to biophilic design patterns may vary according to several factors such as the user’s health baseline, the frequency or duration of the experience, socio-cultural norms and expectation, the user’s experience up to that point, and how the individual perceives and processes the experience. Despite that variability, widespread accessibility to and implementation of biophilic design patterns could help change the focus of the design process to the individual while capturing the economic benefits of nature in the built environment. What is certain is that a great number of people continue shifting to urban settings, and as that happens, the need for biophilic design will become stronger. Ryan, Catherine O., et al. "Biophilic Design Patterns: Emerging Nature-Based Parameters for Health and Well-Being in the Built Environment." Archnet-IJAR: International Journal of Architectural Research, vol. 8, issue 2 (2014): 62-76. Find this article here https://www.archnet.org/publications/9767
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Oct 19, 2021
In You Are Balanced
Glossary Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementia ADRD is a mental disorder with behavioral symptoms such as disturbed sleep-wake patterns, nocturnal wandering, agitation, and physical or verbal abuse. Alzheimer's disease and related dementias (AD/ADRD) are debilitating conditions that impair memory, thought processes, and functioning, primarily among older adults. The effects of these diseases can be devastating, both for individuals afflicted with AD/ADRD and for their families. Circadian Rhythms Circadian rhythms are physical, mental, and behavioral changes that follow a 24-hour cycle. These natural processes respond primarily to light and dark and affect most living things, including animals, plants, and microbes. Chronobiology is the study of circadian rhythms. One example of a light-related circadian rhythm is sleeping at night and being awake during the day. Biological Clock Biological clocks are organisms’ natural timing devices, regulating the cycle of circadian rhythms. They’re composed of specific molecules that are proteins that interact with cells throughout the body. Nearly every tissue and organ contain biological clocks. In humans, the biological clock is located in the suprachiasmatic nuclei (SCN) of the hypothalamus of the brain. Light Therapy It is a therapy to treat conditions by exposure to artificial light. Light therapy is thought to affect brain chemicals linked to mood and sleep, easing symptoms for several disorders, such as sleep disorders, seasonal affective disorder, and even some types of depression Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementia (ADRD) is a mental disorder with several behavioral symptoms such as disturbed sleep-wake patterns, nocturnal wandering, agitation, and physical or verbal abuse are among the most prevalent reasons why individuals with ADRD transition to more controlled environments. Sleep disturbances are common in persons with ADRD, resulting in a negative impact on the daytime function of the affected person and on the wellbeing of caregivers. Because of this, research has aimed at treating symptoms, particularly with non-pharmacological options due to a low risk of side effects. Most species on the planet generate circadian rhythms, and in mammals, these are regulated by a biological clock located in the brain, more precisely, in the suprachiasmatic nuclei (SCN) of the hypothalamus of the brain. The biological clock in humans has a natural period slightly greater than 24hours and receives environmental cues from external factors, such as light/dark cycles (reaching the back of the eye), social activities, and mealtimes. All these factors can reset and synchronize the clock daily, and as diurnal species, humans who are synchronized to the 24-hour solar day are typically awake during daytime hours and asleep during nighttime hours. The human circadian rhythm can be altered, phase advance or phase delay by light, depending on when it is applied. As explained in Hanford and Figueiro. 2013, studies show there is reduced neuronal activity in the SCN of older people after the age of 80 and reduced circadian rhythm amplitude after 50. At the same time, some changes in the amplitude and timing of melatonin and core body temperature may happen in older adults which can output rhythms of the biological clock. Melatonin is the hormone produced at night and in darkness, and it is believed to act as a timing messenger to the body and indicate to cells that it is circadian night. Therefore, changes in the melatonin rhythms can lead to the deterioration of the functioning biological clock. Sleep disturbances are even more common among people with ADRD. There is an increased tendency to fall asleep during the daytime and increased time awake during nighttime. Sleep disturbances eventually become too burdensome for familial caregivers and are the leading cause of ADRD institutionalization. Authors Hanford and Figueiro (2013) present important research and come to some essential and relevant conclusions to understand and analyze the effectiveness of light therapy in improving sleep, depression, and agitation in older adults with ADRD. Light therapy has been shown to enhance rest and activity rhythms as well as sleep efficiency with ADRD in some studies. One crucial point is that additional research is needed to test the true effectiveness of a 24-hour lighting scheme presented in the paper (2013). On a future note, it is important to develop “quantitative lighting solutions based upon basic principles of circadian regulation are designed while still paying attention to maintaining good vision and safety while awake and minimizing sleep disruption at night.” (Hanford and Figueiro, 2013) Light Therapy and Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementia: Past, Present, and Future. Nicholas Hanford and Mariana Figueiro. 2013. Find this article here https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3553247/
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In You Are Peaceful
Glossary Biophilia This term refers to a hypothetical human tendency to interact or be closely associated with other forms of life in nature. It is a desire or tendency to commune with nature. Healing The word healing comes from the Anglo-Saxon word Haelen, which means to make whole. One way to look at it is as the harmony of mind, body, and spirit. Healing is not the same as curing (which is more about fixing problems, eradicating disease, and decreasing symptoms). Healing reduces stress and anxiety, which in turn positively impacts us. Nature-Deficit Disorder The term was introduced by Richard Louv with the publication Last Child in the Woods: Saving Our Children from Nature-Deficit Disorder. Nature-Deficit Disorder is the idea that human beings, especially children, are spending less time outdoors and the belief that this change results in a wide range of behavioral problems. Biophilia refers to the hypothesis that humans have an intrinsic and inherent tendency to connect and be affiliated with nature. Cities and indoor environments are dominated by manmade objects and lack, in many cases, a connection to nature. With this in mind, a question arises: is it possible that the lack of natural elements negatively impacts the human mind? This is the question that drove the research presented on the paper “Biophilia: Does Visual Contact with Nature Impact on Health and Well-Being?” (Grinde B. and GG.Patil. 2009) There has always been, throughout history, and in most cultures, a behavior that reflects a fondness of nature. There is a tendency to add elements of nature from ancient Egypt to most cities nowadays, where parks and trees are added in order to improve the environment. This tendency seems to occur wherever the surroundings tend to remove humans from natural settings and where people can afford to improve their environment. Over the last decades, considerable research has been carried out, investigating the effects of being in nature and adding plants to environments that would otherwise be sterile. Many results have been positive, and the idea that nature can aid healing and help prevent certain ailments may be incorporated into evidence-based medicine. Adding some elements of nature to living spaces may induce positive changes in cognition and emotion, stress levels, health, and well-being. Grinde B. and GG.Patil (2009) have done an important review of the current data about these topics, focusing on around fifty empirical studies. This was not only to verify whether the biophilia hypothesis has merit but also to suggest what sort of influence the presence of plants may have on the human mind and “evaluate to what extent adding elements of nature can compensate for visits to the outdoors and thereby be used as a preventive measure to improve health and well-being” (Grinde B. and GG.Patil. 2009). Having their research in mind, it is possible to find some interesting aspects about these topics. To begin with, the idea that intersecting with nature may have positive effects on health and well-being appears to be reasonably well-substantiated, which shows “the biophilia hypothesis has merit” (2009). The studies analyzed refer to outdoor activities, therapeutic use of nature, adding plants to an indoor environment, and having a view of nature - be it in pictures or actual view. There is also reference to the term nature-deficit (Louv, 2018) and the suggestion that the increase in the number of cases of conditions like obesity, attention disorders, and depression is partly due to a decrease in the degree to which children are exposed to nature. It is expected that plants are pleasing and that the absence of greenery is sensed, most likely at an unconsciously level, as a stress factor. The presence of plants can impact the human mind, but the relationship between humans and plants is likely to be shaped significantly by cultural factors and individual peculiarities. Theoretically, if plants in a natural setting have an impact, it should be expected that so would indoor greenery. Nevertheless, the literature points to the fact potted plants are less potent than outdoor nature. There are many studies in this field, but it is important to have in mind they have a short time period, where short exposure to plants is analysed. It is suggested that the consequences of exposure to nature, or the lack of it, are more likely to be apparent over a lifetime. The biophilia trait appears to be reinforced or subdued by individual learning and cultural influences. However, even in individuals who do not seem to express any appreciation for plants and nature, that lack of nature can have a negative effect. It appears that having in mind the cost of making nature available if only as potted plants, it surely is worth encouraging interaction with plants - both indoor and outdoor - as it is likely to be a useful environmental initiative with a positive cost-benefit. Grinde B, Patil GG. Biophilia: does visual contact with nature impact on health and well-being?. Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2009;6(9):2332-2343. doi:10.3390/ijerph6092332 Find this article here https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2760412/ Louv R. Last Child in the Woods. Algonquin Books; New York, NY, USA: 2008
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Glossary Transcranial Infrared Laser Stimulation TILS is a recent, safe, non-invasive method of brain photobiomodulation - laser irradiation of monochromatic light on biosystems. Laser stimulation of the human prefrontal cortex can cause cognitive enhancement. Low-Level Light/Laser Therapy LLLT is a non-invasive light source treatment that generates a single wavelength of light. It emits no heat, sound, or vibration. It is also called photobiology or biostimulation. Light-emitting Diode Also known as LED, it is a semiconductor light source that emits light when current flows through it. The color of the light is determined by the energy required for electrons to cross the band gap f the semiconductor. The discovery that transcranial infrared laser stimulation produces beneficial effects on frontal cortex functions such as sustained attention, working memory, and the affective state has been groundbreaking. Transcranial laser stimulation with low-power density and high-energy-density monochromatic light in the near-infrared wavelengths modulates brain functions and may produce neurotherapeutic effects in a nondestructive and non-thermal manner. The first controlled study showing that transcranial laser stimulation improves human cognitive and emotional brain functions was conducted by Barrett and Gonzalez-Lima (2013). However, for the field of low-level light/laser therapy (LLLT), the development of a model of how luminous energy from red-to-near-infrared wavelengths modulates bioenergetics began in the last 40 years. The way near-infrared lasers and light-emitting diodes - we usually know by the abbreviation LEDs - interact with the brain is based on bioenergetics. This is a mechanism that is different than other brain stimulation methods such as electric or magnetic stimulation. LLLT has been found to modulate the function of neurons in cell cultures, brain function in animals, and cognitive and emotional functions in healthy persons and clinical conditions. Barrett and Gonzalez-Lima have developed research to provide an update on LLLT's neurochemical mechanisms supporting transcranial laser stimulation for cognitive-enhancing applications. They begin by explaining LLLT's action on brain bioenergetics, describing its bioavailability and dose-response, and finish with its beneficial effects on cognitive functions. Although their focus is on prefrontal-related cognitive functions, they suggest that, in principle, LLLT should be able to modulate other brain functions. For example, stimulating different brain regions should affect different functions related to sensory and motor systems. LLLT has been used in various commercial low-power sources, such as FDA-cleared laser diodes and LEDs. These have shown highly promising, affordable, non-pharmacological alternatives for improving cognitive function. LLLT delivers safe doses of light energy that are sufficiently high to modulate neuronal functions but low enough to not result in any damage. FDA-approved LLLT has been used for pain relief in cases of head and neck pain, arthritis, and carpal tunnel syndrome and is used in a non-invasive way in humans after ischemic stroke to improve neurological outcomes. Treatment with LLLT has also led to improved recovery and reduced fatigue after exercise. In a study referred by Barrett and Gonzalez-Lima (2014), “One LLLT stimulation session to the forehead, as reported by Schiffer et al. (2009) produced a significant antidepressant effect in depressed patients. No adverse side effects were found either immediately or at 2 or 4 weeks after LLLT. Thus, these beneficial LLLT treatments have been found to be safe in humans.” Despite the fact that LLLT has been regarded as safe and received FDA approval for pain treatment, the authors recommend that the use of transcranial lasers for cognitive augmentation should be restricted to research until further controlled studies support this application for clinical use. The conclusions the two authors present are hopeful. They have found LLLT improves prefrontal cortex-related cognitive functions, such as sustained attention, extinction memory, working memory, and affective state. This may lead to essential steps in groundbreaking treatments that are non-invasive, cognition-improving interventions. Transcranial infrared stimulation can become a “fascinating new approach should also be able to influence other brain functions depending on the neuroanatomical site stimulated and the stimulation parameters used.” Gonzalez-Lima F, Barrett DW. Augmentation of cognitive brain functions with transcranial lasers. Front Syst Neurosci. 2014;8:36. Published 2014 Mar 14. doi:10.3389/fnsys.2014.00036 Find this article here https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3953713/
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Glossary Healing The word healing comes from the Anglo-Saxon word Haelen, which means to make whole. One way to look at it is as the harmony of mind, body, and spirit. Healing is not the same as curing (which is more about fixing problems, eradicating disease, and decreasing symptoms). Healing reduces stress and anxiety, which in turn positively impacts us. Chromotherapy Chromotherapy is a method of treatment that uses the visible spectrum (colors) of electromagnetic radiation to cure diseases. It is a centuries-old concept used successfully over the years to cure various diseases.² Despite the existence of varying research, there is clear evidence that color can be used as a powerful tool in providing vital and enriching breaks from the expected neutral palettes of the past. Color is powerful in stimulating positive emotional reactions, and that promotes the conditions for recovery. It has been an important aspect that contributes to recovery and healing and, therefore, in the development and creation of environments for health and medical outcomes, such as hospitals and other healthcare environments. By observing the ways color appears in nature, we may learn more about its healing powers. Color affects us far beyond aesthetics, both on a physiological level and an emotional one. As mentioned by Laura Guido-Clark¹. “Since color stimulates the nervous system, it can influence mood and provoke reactions. As a consequence, the use of color can make environments more peaceful and less anxiety-provoking. This translates into a positive mood, which encourages the healing process.” There is research that points out several effects of color. Bright and vivid colors may arouse and increase autonomic functions of the body, such as respiration rate or blood pressure. The outcome being attention tendentially focused outward. On the other hand, dimness and soft colors can lead to function related to a state of repose. The result here being calmness and an inward focus.³ Many cultures have used color and its healing powers over the centuries. The Egyptians designed chambers to produce a ray of prism light for healing the sick. Another example is the assigned colors to energy centers in the body presented in the Indian culture. There have been numerous studies about color and healthcare, as pointed out by Laura Guido-Clark¹. The author mentions how essential it is to consider the connection between the perception of color and light. While scientists, healthcare workers, and designers all agree color can have an effect on healing environments, it can be simplified and seen by itself. Many factors need to be considered and taken into account. However, the fact remains that knowing the meaning of color and the impact it can have on emotions creates the space for dialogue about color and how it can be used as a powerful tool to enhance the healing environment. 1. The Power of Color in the Healthcare Environment. Laura Guido-Clark Design, LLC Find this article here https://www.scribd.com/document/322210442/KI-99169-Color-Healing-white-paper-pdf 2. Azeemi ST, Raza SM. A critical analysis of chromotherapy and its scientific evolution. Evid Based Complement Alternat Med. 2005;2(4):481-488. doi:10.1093/ecam/neh137 3. Birren, Faber. Light, Color & Environment. Revised Edition. New York: Van Nostrand Reinhold Company, Inc..1969, 1982
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Glossary Holistic Health “viewing man in his totality within a wide ecological spectrum, and … emphasizing the view that ill health or disease is brought about by an imbalance, or disequilibrium, of man in his total ecological system and not only by the causative agent and pathogenic evolution”¹ Is there a relationship between engagement with the creative arts and health outcomes, specifically the health effects of music engagement, visual arts therapy, movement-based creative expression, and expressive writing? There is evidence that art-based interventions are effective in reducing adverse physiological and psychological outcomes. However, the extent to which these interventions enhance health status is largely unknown. It is accepted there is a connection between artistic engagement and the psychosocial and biological manifestations of that connection. There is evidence that engagement with artistic activities, either as an observer of the creative efforts of others or as someone initiating his own creative actions, can enhance one’s moods, emotions, and other psychological states and have a salient impact on important physiological parameters. Chronic diseases are a nationwide burden, with cardiovascular disease being the leading cause of death during the past century and the incidence of diabetes continuing to increase, now affecting more than 20 million Americans. ² ³ These diseases are associated with psychosocial difficulties such as depression and chronic stress, contributing to negative cardiovascular outcomes. Engagement with creative activities can contribute to reducing stress and depression and can serve as a vehicle for alleviating the burden of chronic disease. In the past two decades, health psychologists have cautiously begun looking at how the arts might be used in a variety of ways to heal emotional injuries, increase understanding of oneself and others, develop a capacity for self-reflection, reduce symptoms, and alter behaviors and thinking patterns. The creative therapies more commonly used in the area of art and healing, as presented by Stuckey, H. L., & Nobel, J. (2010), are music engagement, visual arts therapy, movement-based creative expression, and expressive writing. In these forms of expression, arts modalities and creative processes are used during intentional interventions to foster health. The authors present the belief that “certain social and environmental factors are converging to thrust the central questions related to better understanding the relationship between art and health into the spotlight of expanded and vigorous attention.” Finding more effective ways to create and share meaning has become even more critical with the rising need to embrace the wide cultural variety around personal and social philosophies brought by globalization. This need for meaning and relevance in daily experiences has been recognized as one of the driving forces behind artistic creation. Worldwide efforts to enhance individual and community health - accepting the definition of health as more than the absence of illness - have driven investigations into creating and sustaining health and finding the relationship between art and health can offer. Although art and health have been at the center of human interest since the beginning of recorded history, and although there has been a growing interest in understanding both art and health, there is still essential attention to both that needs to occur. The understanding of how art and health are related needs to be developed, and a deeper meaning of how creative expression effectively works to enhance health and wellness will arise. This is what authors Stuckey, H. L., & Nobel, J. (2010) try to achieve in their work. They hope to establish a foundation for continued investigation into this subject and generate further interest in researching the complexities of engagement with the arts and health. Nevertheless, this research indicates that music and musical engagement have a soothing and effect which may lead to reducing anxiety mas may help to restore effective functioning in the immune system. Stuckey HL, Nobel J. The connection between art, healing, and public health: a review of current literature. Am J Public Health. 2010;100(2):254-263. doi:10.2105/AJPH.2008.156497 Find this article here https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2804629/ 1. Traditional Medicine: Proposed Programme Budget for the Financial Period 1981 Geneva, Switzerland: World Health Organization; 1978 2. Heart Disease and Stroke Statistics: 2008 Update Dallas, TX: American Heart Association; 2008 3. National Diabetes Fact Sheet: General Information and National Estimates on Diabetes in the United States, 2005 Atlanta, GA: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; 2005
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Glossary Auditory Beat Stimulation ABS is a non-invasive brain stimulation method that has been shown to modify brain activity and usually is used with monaural or binaural beats. Monaural Beats These are physical beats generated when the combination of two sine waves at neighboring frequencies and with stable amplitudes are presented to both ears simultaneously resulting in an amplitude modulated (AM) signal. Binaural Beats These beats are generated when two different sine waves of neighboring frequencies and with stable amplitudes are presented to each ear separately. This generates a binaural beat percept - the illusion that is like a subjective perception of amplitude modulation. Auditory Beat Stimulation (ABS) has long been of interest for several applications, from investigating the steady-state auditory response and measuring audiometric parameters of the brain to understanding the location of sound mechanisms in the brain. Moreover, some studies suggest that ABS can be used to regulate and moderate cognition, reduce anxiety levels, and enhance mood states. Other clinical applications include traumatic brain injury and attention deficit disorder. Auditory Beat Stimulation may, in fact, be a promising tool for the manipulation of cognitive processes and regulation of mood states. Authors Chaieb, L., Wilpert, E. C., Reber, T. P., & Fell, J. (2015) present a review and examination of the most current applications of ABS and its targets. It includes a brief overview of research on auditory steady-state responses and their relationship to ABS and summarizes the relevant studies investigating the neurophysiological changes related to ABS. Focusing on binaural-beat stimulation, the paper presents a discussion in the role of monaural- and binaural-beat frequencies in cognition and mood states, in addition to their efficacy in targeting disease symptoms. The effects of Auditory Beat Stimulation have been predominantly investigated using monaural and binaural beats. Monaural and binaural beats are generated when sine waves of neighboring frequencies and with stable amplitudes are presented to either both ears simultaneously (monaural beats) or to each ear separately (binaural beats). Monaural beats are physical beats that are objectively heard when the combination of two sine waves at neighboring frequencies (e.g., 400 and 440 Hz) are summated and presented to each ear simultaneously, resulting in an amplitude modulated (AM) signal. The beat corresponds to the difference between the two frequencies (in this case, 40 Hz). Binaural beats are generated when the sine waves within a close range are presented to each ear separately. For example, when the 400 Hz tone is presented to the left ear and the 440 Hz tone to the right, a beat of 40 Hz is perceived, which appears subjectively to be located “inside” the head. This is the binaural beat percept. Other differences between binaural and monaural beats are listed in the article¹, which includes literature screening and uses more than 30 articles as a primary main reference. There have been several studies showing the cognitive effects of ABS. Some results seem to suggest that prolonged exposure to ABS may affect verbal memory recall. Additionally, concerning creativity, other results have indicated that binaural beats at some frequencies affected performance in divergent thinking. There are various studies with interesting findings of anxiety, mood states, and vigilance as targets of ABS and they are listed by the authors. Firstly, results in different research point to the effects of binaural beat stimulation in people suffering from anxiety. Furthermore, there are also results referring to the positive effects of prolonged exposure to treatment with binaural beats regarding mood states. Despite all the studies and articles already developed and written, it is clear that there still is the need to develop further studies concerning the application of Auditory Beat Stimulation and the role of monaural and binaural beat frequencies and their potential effects on cognition and mood effects amongst other possible targets. Chaieb L, Wilpert EC, Reber TP, Fell J. Auditory beat stimulation and its effects on cognition and mood States. Front Psychiatry. 2015;6:70. Published 2015 May 12. doi:10.3389/fpsyt.2015.00070 Find this article here: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4428073/
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Purpose: To help you deal with economic stress and then develop a prosperous attitude This room will be dedicated to topics connected to the pressure of anxiety caused by stress related to economic issues. Here is a list of Resources and NGOs that you can reach out to. As always, please feel free to send in your recommendations of other groups we could list here. ● APA | American Psychiatric Association: https://www.psychiatry.org/ ● APA | American Psychological Association: https://www.apa.org/ ● ADAA | Anxiety & Depression Association of America: https://adaa.org/ ● NAMHPAC | North American Mental Health Professional Advice Association: http://www.namhpac.org/ ● NASMHPD | National Association of State Mental Health Program Directors: http://www.nasmhpd.org/ ● NIH|National Institutes of Health: https://www.nih.gov
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Purpose: To help facilitate victory over low self-esteem conditions In this room, you can find topics and conversations on issues connected to low self-esteem conditions, the trauma that can come from them, as well as the stress and anxiety that they create. Here is a list of Resources and NGOs that you can reach out to. As always, please feel free to send in your recommendations of other groups we could list here. ● APA | American Psychiatric Association: https://www.psychiatry.org/ ● APA | American Psychological Association: https://www.apa.org/ ● ADAA | Anxiety & Depression Association of America: https://adaa.org/ ● NAMHPAC | North American Mental Health Professional Advice Association: http://www.namhpac.org/
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In You Are Valuable
Purpose: To help you deal with peer pressure, bullying and racism. This room is about bullying and racism. Topics equality and peace for all will also be approached. Here you can discover conversations and topics related to peer stress, bullying-related stress, race relations, and race-related stress. Here is a list of Resources and NGOs that you can reach out to. As always, please feel free to send in your recommendations of other groups we could list here. ● APA | American Psychiatric Association: https://www.psychiatry.org/ ● APA | American Psychological Association: https://www.apa.org/ ● ADAA | Anxiety & Depression Association of America: https://adaa.org/ ● MHA | Mental Health America: https://www.mhanational.org/ ● NAACP | National Association of Advancement of Colored People: https://www.NAACP.org/ ● National Council for Mental Wellbeing: https://www.thenationalcouncil.org/ ● NAMHPAC | North American Mental Health Professional Advice Association: http://www.namhpac.org/ ● NASMHPD | National Association of State Mental Health Program Directors: http://www.nasmhpd.org/ ● NIH|National Institutes of Health: https://www.nih.gov ● SAMHSA | Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration: https://www.samhsa.gov/ ● WHO|World Health Organization: https://www.who.int/countries/usa
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In You Are Connected
Purpose: To help deal with uprootment. To also help develop teamwork skills. This room will include conversations and topics related to uprooting and dealing with the stress and anxiety connected to it. This room will also facilitate conversations on how to work better within a team, and find a sense of belonging again. Here is a list of Resources and NGOs that you can reach out to. As always, please feel free to send in your recommendations of other groups we could list here. ● APA | American Psychiatric Association: https://www.psychiatry.org/ ● APA | American Psychological Association: https://www.apa.org/ ● ADAA | Anxiety & Depression Association of America: https://adaa.org/ ● MHA | Mental Health America: https://www.mhanational.org/ ● National Council for Mental Wellbeing: https://www.thenationalcouncil.org/ ● NAMHPAC | North American Mental Health Professional Advice Association: http://www.namhpac.org/ ● NASMHPD | National Association of State Mental Health Program Directors: http://www.nasmhpd.org/ ● NIH|National Institutes of Health: https://www.nih.gov ● WHO|World Health Organization: https://www.who.int/countries/usa
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In You Are Balanced
Purpose: To lead you to a harmonious balance between your mind and body. In this room, you will find everything connected to what you need to feel balanced and relaxed every day. Here topics will be centered around everything necessary for a path to having a more balanced life. A path to finding your way to relaxation, rejuvenation, and coping with stress and all the negative things it can bring. Here is a list of Resources and NGOs that you can reach out to. As always, please feel free to send in your recommendations of other groups we could list here. ● ADAA | Anxiety & Depression Association of America: https://adaa.org/ ● APA | American Psychiatric Association: https://www.psychiatry.org/ ● APA | American Psychological Association: https://www.apa.org/ ● NIH| National Institutes of Health: https://www.nih.gov ● WHO| World Health Organization: https://www.who.int/countries/usa ● Art With Impact: https://www.artwithimpact.org/
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In You Are Vibrant
Purpose: To energize your physical body and mental faculties In this room, conversations and topics will be related to how it is vital to get energized when the vicious cycle of stress brings you down. The elements of color, light, and sound to level up your energy levels will be utilized to get you to spread your vibrance to the world- it awaits your vibrance. Here is a list of Resources and NGOs that you can reach out to. As always, please feel free to send in your recommendations of other groups we could list here. ● ADAA | Anxiety & Depression Association of America: https://adaa.org/ ● APA | American Psychiatric Association: https://www.psychiatry.org/ ● APA | American Psychological Association: https://www.apa.org/ ● NIH|National Institutes of Health: https://www.nih.gov ● WHO|World Health Organization: https://www.who.int/countries/usa
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In You Are Loved
Purpose: To help you deal with all violence-related problems: sexual abuse and domestic violence are the two main topics here. The idea is to emerge victorious from these challenges. In this room, topics will be related to all types of violence and what victims go through, be it sexual abuse, sexual violence, or domestic violence. Here you will find conversations and topics about the stress and traumatic experiences connected to these events, as well as the anxiety related to them. Here is a list of Resources and NGOs that you can reach out to. As always, please feel free to send in your recommendations of other groups we could list here. ● APA | American Psychological Association: https://www.apa.org/ ● National Council for Mental Wellbeing: https://www.thenationalcouncil.org/ ● NAMHPAC | North American Mental Health Professional Advice Association: http://www.namhpac.org/ ● NASMHPD | National Association of State Mental Health Program Directors: http://www.nasmhpd.org/ ● NIH|National Institutes of Health: https://www.nih.gov ● No More: https://nomore.org ● WHO|World Health Organization: https://www.who.int/countries/usa
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