I’m back from a wonderful few days in Santa Fe! And while enjoying the clean mountain air and the majestic New Mexico sky, I was also working for you relaxation centre clients, learning about some little-known aromatherapy scents used by the native Navajo and Pueblo people. Continue reading “Piñon: The native aromatherapy of New Mexico”
Here are links to all of the research articles, papers and studies referenced on relaxationcentre.ca. This list is continuously updated with new research. If you find a broken link here, please let me know. Continue reading “Index of scientific research on relaxation therapy”
Tali Leibovich, a PhD student at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (who herself is afraid of spiders) recently published a study in which she found that arachnophobia makes spiders appear larger than they really are.
Yes, people with a fear of spiders consistently over-estimated the size of spiders. The arachnophobes did not misjudge the size of butterflies or birds, or even wasps, even though wasps are indeed dangerous. It seems our emotions drive us to experience the same world in very different ways.
One of the questions I’m most often asked about the relaxation centre is “what exactly happens on my first visit? What should I expect? And do I have to wear or do anything in preparation?” Okay, that’s really three questions, but they’re all good questions, so let me take you step-by-step what happens from the time you book an appointment, right through your first session here at the relaxation centre.
Secrets of the Relaxation Centre
Part 1: The Reception Area
(This article originally appeared in the Stress & Wellness Newsletter, February 2016)
From the moment you step into my office, I want you to feel like you’ve walked into another world. That includes the reception or waiting area.
Here are some of the special little details that I’ve put into my reception area. Some of these are things that you’ll notice right away. Others work more on your subconscious mind, so that when you walk in and sit down, you’ll already begin to relax even if you don’t quite understand why…