Conscious Health Meditation changes how the body processes stress, which can help manage stress-related illness such as Fibromyalgia, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Migraines, Low Back Pain, Chronic Lyme Disease, Obesity, Cardiac Disease, Diabetes, Systemic Candida Overgrowth, Insomnia, Anxiety and Depression. 

Conscious Health Meditation changes how the body processes stress, which can help manage stress-related illness such as Fibromyalgia, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Migraines, Low Back Pain, Chronic Lyme Disease, Obesity, Cardiac Disease, Diabetes, Systemic Candida Overgrowth, Insomnia, Anxiety and Depression. 

WHAT HURTS?

To understand just how meditation can help with stress-related illness, it is helpful to know a bit about stress.

The body's response to stress is the 'fight or flight' response, which is managed by the sympathetic nervous system. During that response, our body makes stress chemicals such as cortisol, adrenaline and norepinephrine. These stress chemicals cause a number of reactions in the body, which are evolutionarily designed to protect us from life-threatening  attacks by predators.

  • The blood becomes more acidic (pH drops)
  • The blood becomes thicker (body makes clotting factors)
  • The mouth becomes dry
  • We develop tunnel vision
  • We behave irrationally
  • We develop super-human strength
  • Digestion stops (to conserve energy for survival)
  • Immune function slows (to conserve energy)
  • Blood vessels constrict to preserve blood flow to our most vital organs (and so we don't bleed as much if we are attacked)
  • We get the sudden urge to urinate, defecate and sweat (so we are lighter and better able to run away)

The problem is, in modern society, our bodies perceive all stressors the same way, whether it is being held up at gun point, or something less life-threatening such as getting cut off in traffic or flight cancellations. Each time our bodies have these repeated 'fight or flight' responses, it becomes harder for the body to return to its natural function. 

The goal of Conscious Health Ally is to provide each client with several tools to fight stress, the foundation of which is the practice of Conscious Health Meditation.

"I wanted to tell you that I’m very thankful to have found you and your meditation practices. It’s only been 2 weeks, but I’m proud to report that I have yet to miss one. A few things I’ve learned/felt in the past 2 wks: 1. I always look forward to the next one because I feel SO good for the rest of the day... and I think others have noticed a change because of this. 2. This will sound corny, but I used to feel and notice every move/every step during the day. Up and down, sometimes laborious and painful. But now, I generally feel like I’m hovering through the day and don’t feel the grind at all." -C.N., Atlanta, GA. Diagnosed with Rheumatoid Arthritis.

Here is how Conscious Health Ally can address your stress-related illness or symptoms, help you find relief from suffering, and create the healthy life you crave:

Auto-Immune Disorders
Inflammatory bowel disease, Lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, Sjogrens syndrome, sarcoidosis, and countless others. The body fighting itself, in a constant inflammatory state. The inability to control our body. Chronic medication with dangerous side effects. Because immune function worsens during stress, meditation techniques that reverse the effects of stress chemicals will help to restore immune function. In addition, the more acidic our blood, the more inflammation we have in our body, which activates the immune system and can worsen auto-immune disease. Conscious Health Meditation will help decrease the effects of stress chemicals on our body's pH balance, thus lowering inflammation.

Irritable Bowel Syndrome
Chronic constipation and bloating. Sudden urges to use the bathroom. Multiple episodes of loose stools each day. The stress of never knowing when the symptoms will start. One of the most common effects of stress in modern society is GI distress. During the fight or flight response, our digestion stops. In addition, we may get the sudden urge to defecate. The meditation practices taught in Conscious Health Ally will decrease the direct effects of stress chemicals on the GI tract. In addition, meditation decreases the anxiety that can worsen our perception of stress and of the GI-symptoms we experience with Irritable Bowel.

Insomnia
Laying awake at night, unable to relax enough to fall asleep. Waking up at 3am, mind racing. Chonically feeling exhausted and unrested. Stress chemicals such as cortisol and adrenaline work overtime to keep us alert during times of stress; they are our body's own Red Bull. Insomnia is due to production of these stress chemicals as a result of chronic stress, which keep us awake even when it's time to sleep. Even when we are able to fall asleep, the high levels of cortisol often leave us feeling unrested. During the practice of Conscious Health Meditation, our brains and bodies get 2 to 5 times more rest than any point in a night's sleep. During this profound rest, our bodies stop making stress chemicals and increase production of 'bliss chemicals' such as serotonin, endorphins, DHEA-S, and endogenous opioids. 

Anxiety and Depression
Chronic worrying and obsessing about things we cannot control. Inability to stop the constant chatter of the mind. Sadness, hopelessness, guilt, appetite and sleep changes. Improvements in anxiety and depression are 2 of the most fundamental benefits of practicing Conscious Health Meditation. Conscious Health Meditation allows our minds to transcend, or circumvent, our thoughts and access the blissful state known as the source of thoughts or the source of Being. In this transcendent state, we produce bliss chemicals such as serotonin, and we are better able to balance chemicals such as dopamine. When we access this layer in our minds (which has been demonstrated in scientific studies), we are able to tap into a limitless source of bliss, love, connectivity, energy, creativity and fulfillment that is ALREADY within us, just waiting to be discovered.

Fibromyalgia
Chronic, debilitating pain all over the body. Mental fogginess and fatigue. No identifiable source on labs or x-rays. Frustration with the western medical system's limited understanding of the disease and its symptoms. Fibromyalgia is frustrating for patients and doctors alike, because it is so challenging to diagnose and even harder to treat. During the practice of Conscious Health Meditation, our brains and bodies get 2 to 5 times more rest than any point in a night's sleep, which improves mental clarity and the quality of sleep. In addition to helping anxiety, depression, and inflammation, Conscious Health Meditation has also been scientifically proven to decrease the sensation of pain. In our monthly 1:1 coaching sessions, we will use other meditation techniques to explore the mind-body connection and our relationship to suffering. Access to Conscious Health Ally's lineup of trusted alternative wellness practitioners will help provide symptomatic relief and restore functionality.

Chronic Back Pain
Constant pain. Missing out on the activities that bring you joy. The need to change positions frequently just to maintain a tolerable level of pain. The inability to do physical exercise. Chronic back pain may or may not be due to findings seen on x-ray or MRI, but that doesn't make it any less debilitating. Conscious Health Meditation has been scientifically proven to decrease the sensation of pain. In addition, the actual practice of Conscious Health Meditation is chronic pain-friendly. We sit comfortably, with our backs supported. If we experience any discomfort, we don't try to 'suffer through' the symptoms; we simply change positions! In our 1:1 health coaching sessions, we will also explore other meditation techniques that can augment the pain-relieving benefits of Conscious Health Meditation. A combination of Conscious Health Meditation, coaching on the mind-body connection, and a willingness to find a new perspective on chronic pain, will give clients with chronic back pain the tools to re-claim the life they once enjoyed. 

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
Incapacitating fatigue, profound exhaustion and extremely poor stamina.  Problems with mental fogginess, concentration and short-term memory. The struggle to function in day-to-day life. No identifiable source on labs or x-rays. Frustration with the western medical system's limited understanding of the disease and its symptoms. Chronic Fatigue Syndrome is frustrating for patients and doctors alike, because it is so challenging to diagnose and even harder to treat. During the practice of Conscious Health Meditation, our brains and bodies get 2 to 5 times more rest than any point in a night's sleep. During this profound rest, our bodies stop making stress chemicals and increase production of 'bliss chemicals' such as serotonin, endorphins, DHEA-S, and endogenous opioids, which improve mental clarity and the quality of sleep. In our monthly 1:1 coaching sessions, we will use other meditation techniques to explore the mind-body connection and our relationship to suffering, and to restore our ability to trust our own intuition about our body and health. Access to Conscious Health Ally's lineup of trusted alternative wellness practitioners will help provide symptomatic relief and restore functionality.

Migraines
Debilitating pain, nausea, vomiting, sensitivity to light and sound. The stress of never knowing when the symptoms will start. Frustration at having to cancel social plans, yet again. The ups and downs of trying, and failing, new methods of migraine treatment and prevention. Conscious Health Meditation has been scientifically proven to decrease the sensation of pain. In addition, the actual practice of Conscious Health Meditation is migraine-friendly. We don't try to control our minds, concentrate, or clear our minds of thoughts; we utilize the natural tendency of our minds to get lost in thought as an integral part of the meditation technique. This give us 20 minutes, twice each day, of reprieve from fighting our symptoms, which can make pain symptoms worse.  In addition, meditation decreases the anxiety that we can develop around the unpredictable nature, the 'not knowing', of chronic migraines. In our 1:1 health coaching sessions, we will also explore other meditation techniques that can augment the pain-relieving benefits of Conscious Health Meditation. 

Cardiac Disease, Obesity and Diabetes
The threat of heart attacks, checking blood sugars multiple times per day, the constant fear of complications such as blindness, infections, kidney failure and amputations, the risk of heart failure, endlessly battling with the urge to continue unhealthy habits despite the risk of serious consequences. Stress increases the production of cortisol, which directly affects blood sugar, metabolism and digestion of nutrients, the size and shape of our waistlines, and overall body inflammation that can lead to worsening of athersclerotic plaques. Conscious Health Meditation is not just a 'relaxation band-aid'. Because it maximizes our body's 'rest and digest' mode, it gives our body a break from the near-constant influx of stress chemicals and makes room for the 'bliss chemicals' such as serotonin, DHEA-S, DHEA, anandamide and endorphins to actually PURIFY our bodies of the damage done from stress. Kind of like  how angioplasty clears out the arteries of plaques, Conscious Health Meditation clears out a lifetime of the physical damage due to stress. Conscious Health Meditation will help you to decrease levels of cortisol, fight cravings related to stress-eating, be less reactive, and be more adaptable. 

Lyme Disease
Chronic joint pain or swelling. Disabling disorientation, confusion, dizziness, memory loss, inability to concentrate, mental fogginess. Numbness in hands and feet. The struggle to function in day-to-day life, Frustration with the western medical system's limited ability to diagnose and treat the disease. Chronic Lyme disease, like many other diseases listed here, is frustrating for patients and doctors alike, because it is so challenging to diagnose and even harder to treat. During the practice of Conscious Health Meditation, our brains and bodies get 2 to 5 times more rest than any point in a night's sleep. During this profound rest, our bodies stop making stress chemicals and increase production of 'bliss chemicals' such as serotonin, endorphins, DHEA-S, and endogenous opioids, which improve mental clarity and the quality of sleep. In our monthly 1:1 coaching sessions, we will use other meditation techniques to explore the mind-body connection and our relationship to suffering, and to restore our ability to trust our own intuition about our body and health. Access to Conscious Health Ally's lineup of trusted alternative wellness practitioners will help provide symptomatic relief and restore functionality.

Systemic Candida Overgrowth
Chronic fatigue. Recurrent yeast infections. Irritable bowel syndrome. Itching. Headaches. Struggles with restrictive diets. Stress and high-sugar diets are widely known to worsen candida overgrowth. Conscious Health Meditation is not just a 'relaxation band-aid'. Because it maximizes our body's 'rest and digest' mode, it gives our body a break from the near-constant influx of stress chemicals and makes room for the 'bliss chemicals' such as serotonin, DHEA-S, DHEA, anandamide and endorphins to actually PURIFY our bodies of the damage done from stress.  Conscious Health Meditation will help you to decrease levels of cortisol, fight sugar cravings related to stress-eating, be less reactive, and be more adaptable. Access to Conscious Health Ally's lineup of trusted alternative wellness practitioners, including nutritionists well-versed in chronic candida, will help provide symptomatic relief and restore functionality.