sleep & insomnia
Posted: May 19, 2021
It’s with a certain degree of eye-rolling that we announce that it’s Mental Health Awareness Month, Dear People. The irony is not lost on us.
Posted: March 16, 2021
Personal disclosure alert: I am not a naturally “Zen” person (many people do not believe me when I say this). My brain is constantly juggling everything on my to-list – observing, planning and making meaning of the nearly infinite amount of information we are all taking in both consciously and unconsciously, each day.
Rather than a “calm, blue sea of tranquility,” my mind can often resemble more of the proverbial “monkey mind,” as its natural state is to observe, analyze, mull over, reimagine, and so forth. Which can make it a lot more challenging to tune out mental chatter and get a good night’s sleep.
Ask BR: I've Been Having Unsettling Dreams Since Starting Your Healing Trauma Audio. Is This Normal?Posted: March 01, 2021Categories: Ask BelleruthTags: trauma, sleep & insomnia, nightmare, bad dream
Hello. At the guidance of my therapist, I’ve purchased and downloaded Belleruth’s Healing Trauma and I’m on day 9. I’ve been having unsettling dreams the last three consecutive nights - not nightmares, but not pleasant either, all of a very similar nature. Is this a normal part of the process that I should just be patient with and continue? Or should I do something else? Any suggestions?
University Hospitals of Cleveland Says *Thank You!!* to All Its Employees with the Health Journeys AppPosted: February 08, 2021Categories: Partner Spotlight
This week, we’re putting the spotlight on University Hospitals of Cleveland and their major initiative to thank employees for the effort, dedication, and self-sacrifices made month over month.
It all started in 1988: UHHS was the very first major institution to request a calming, reassuring guided imagery tape for chemotherapy patients in the waiting room — they took a chance on us, and in effect, launched us and gave us legitimacy in the world of traditional health care.
And in August 2018, the Connor Integrative Health Network of University Hospitals of Cleveland launched a customized streaming page of a dozen stress-relieving, empowering, procedure-easing meditations for providers, staff, patients, and their very own selves.
Posted: January 04, 2021
The unpredictability and change we experienced last year threw a lot of things into the air. Some we juggled with aplomb (maybe even surprising ourselves?), some we worked around, some we’re still waiting on to come back down...
But I’ll bet those muscles of flexibility and adaptation we’ve been exercising have resulted in some pretty noteworthy gains, especially when we look back through the lens of self-reflection —how did we handle such-and-such a challenge? What new ways did we find to get to a solution?
Posted: November 10, 2020Categories: Hot ResearchTags: sleep & insomnia, exercise, diabetes
Published in September of this year, a new ongoing study from the University of Leicester and the University of South Australia found that “night-owl” patients with Type 2 diabetes exercised a total of 56% less than their “early-bird” counterparts. They also regularly went to sleep and exercised later, and the intensity of that activity peaked at lower levels.
Posted: January 13, 2020Categories: Partner Spotlight
I’m trying to remember when we first began working with Progressive. It was a long time ago… had to be the early ‘90’s.
It was love at first sight.
Peter Lewis, Progressive’s bigger-than-life, hell-raising, out-of-the-box-thinking CEO, put the capital P in Progressive in more ways than one.
Posted: November 20, 2019
Even the holly jolliest of us can get a little overwhelmed during the holiday season. If you slip into Grinch mode before Thanksgiving and stay there until after Valentine's Day, though, you might actually be feeling SAD.
Posted: July 30, 2019Categories: Ask Belleruth
I’m a bloated, fatigued, moody, peri-menopausal mess too much of the time! What do you suggest for this situation??
I am currently in perimenopause and have severe hormone fluctuations .... even with Exercise and a very healthy diet, I still feel so bloated, fatigued, moody and awful during certain times of the month ... what meditation/hypnosis would you recommend for this situation?
Posted: May 30, 2019Categories: Insomnia, Dementia/Alzheimers, Anxiety, Panic, Phobias, Ask Belleruth
My father has suffered from dementia for years. He no longer has clarity in his mind and does not recognize me or my brother. He lives in a special care facility where he gets good care.
The staff recently told me that he was becoming more agitated and sleepless during the night. As a result, he is extremely tired and confused during the day.
Any suggestions as to what kind of tools might help him, or will nothing reach him at this point?