Your feet just won’t move fast enough. You’re being chased and can’t get away!
A tooth is loose. You wiggle it a bit and it just comes out!
You’ve completely lost track of time, and now you’re so late you’ll never get there!
Do any of these bad dreams sound familiar? Continue reading “Getting rid of bad dreams: hack your biochemistry for better sleep”
Screens seem to be replacing traditional paper books. But researchers have found big differences in how we assimilate information from a screen and from paper. Continue reading “Studying on paper vs the electronic screen”
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.
Continue reading “Fear of spiders makes them look bigger”