Nature experiences provide mental health benefits for the elderly as well, including Alzheimer’s patients. Alzheimers is a type of dementia that causes memory impairment, intellectual decline, temporal and spatial disorientation, impaired ability to communicate and make logical decisions, and decreased tolerance to high and moderate levels of stimulation. Certain environments can provide prosthetic support for dementia patients to compensate for their reduced cognitive capabilities. For example, spaces that have dead-ends or are crowded can increase frustration and anxiety in Alzheimer’s-diagnosed residents. Supportive outdoor spaces include these design features: looped pathways; tree groves or sites to act as landmarks for orientation; non-toxic plants; even, well-lit paths with handrails; seating areas with the suggestion of privacy; and use of low-key fragrances and colors to soothe, rather than negatively stimulate, the patient.
Studies have found that nature experiences can be of particular benefit to dementia patients. Exposure to gardens can improve quality of life and function of dementia patients by reducing negative behaviors up to 19% (see Table 2). Those patients who have access to gardens that are designed to positively stimulate the senses and promote positive memories and emotions are less likely to express negative reactions and fits of anger. After gardening activities, dementia and stroke patients exhibited improved mobility and dexterity, increased confidence, and improved social skills. Better sleep patterns, improved hormone balance, and decreased agitation and aggressive behavior have all been observed in dementia patients in association with contact with nature and the outdoors.
Contrary to the widely accepted scientific opinion of decades ago, the concept of neuroplasticity means that our intelligence is not genetically set from birth — there are certain things we can do to improve our brain performance. As evidenced by numerous studies, neuroscientists have pegged meditation as the leading brain enhancer, with the potential to increase intelligence on all levels.
5. Meditation improves both long and short term memory. We all know that memory is a major component of both intelligence and IQ. From studying for exams, to learning a new coding language, to remembering names, memory is essential to daily intellectual function. Two key memory associated areas of the brain, thehippocampus and frontal brain lobe, both show significantly increased activity during meditation. By stimulating these vital areasin meditation, both long and short term memory capacity increase, making your job, schoolwork, and daily life that much easier.
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A workplace culture in which people have a relaxed, friendly attitude toward one another typically raises productivity. Employees spend less time feeling stressed about social interactions and handling conflicts, and more time collaborating and working effectively. Creating a relaxed, close-knit workplace culture is much easier in a small business than in a large one, so don’t pass up this opportunity. Allowing employees to “cyberloaf” — spend time surfing the Internet — seems to benefit employees too by refreshing their minds.
Office workers may spend entire days indoors, and many decorate their workspaces with plants or pictures of natural settings to compensate for lack of a window view. In one study, people in windowless workspaces introduced twice as many nature elements to their work area as those who had window views of natural areas.
Office workers report that plants make for more attractive, pleasant, and healthy work environments, but what impact do plants and nature views have on work performance? Studies show improved employee morale, decreased absenteeism, and increased worker efficiency result from such workplace enhancements. Having plants within view of workstations decreases both illness incidence, and the amount of self-reported sick leave. One study found that workers with workstation views that included green elements were more satisfied at work and had more patience, less frustration, increased enthusiasm for work, and fewer health problems. Not having nature views or indoor plants are associated with higher levels of tension and anxiety in office workers.
The brain, complex and vulnerable, is the only organ that undergoes substantial maturation after birth. This process is shaped in part by response to stimuli in our surroundings (including both negative and positive conditions), and continues throughout our lives. Substantial research shows that natural scenes evoke positive emotions, facilitate cognitive functioning, and promote recovery from mental fatigue for people who are in good mental health. The experience of nature can also provide respite for those who experience short-term and chronic mental illness.
We all know that memory is a major component of both intelligence and IQ. From studying for exams, to learning a new coding language, to remembering names, memory is essential to daily intellectual function. Two key memory associated areas of the brain, the hippocampus and frontal brain lobe, both show significantly increased activity during meditation. By stimulating these vital areas in meditation, both long and short term memory capacity increase, making your job, schoolwork, and daily life that much easier.
Attention Fatigue and Recovery
Our immediate environment can prompt both negative and positive subconscious effects. A glance at an object that even remotely resembles a snake, for instance, may initiate an instantaneous fear response. Similarly, the presence of plants subconsciously and beneficially impact how the brain responds even when we do not focus attention on such surroundings.
In today’s lifestyles and work, we must focus our attention on critical information or tasks. Maintaining that focus by screening out distractions overloads our capacity for conscious attention. Yet, exposure to settings that are visually interesting (having “high fascination”) have been found to aid directed attention recovery. Comparing memory retention in people viewing low versus high fascination scenes in built and natural environments, respectively, people viewing natural environments performed significantly better. So, in the case of offices and schools, where one must focus on tasks, the addition of natural features could significantly improve attention and content retention rates.
Learning, like tasks at work, requires focused, direct attention and high-level cognitive functioning. When plants were added to a college computer lab, the study participants were more productive (with 12% quicker reaction times on tested computer tasks) and showed less stress—though there was no difference in number of errors made on the test. Additionally, participants reported feeling more attentive and better able to concentrate in the presence of plants. In other studies, participants performed better on creative tasks in rooms having foliage plants, versus those without, and the authors conclude that nature may provide inspiration and a source of stimulation for creativity. College students with more natural views from their dorm windows scored higher on tests of capacity to direct attention (CDA) and rated themselves as able to function more effectively. In another study of college students, those who participated in a nature walk performed higher on a subsequent CDA test than those who went on an urban walk or relaxed in a comfortable room with magazines and light music prior to the test.
At exam time the level of academic demand is quite strong, students must attend classes and study for exams followed one after another. Mental and physical exhaustion occurs after consecutive days of insomnia, stress and mentally fatigued.
The traditional way to alleviate these symptoms is consuming large amounts of coffee, which is not entirely healthy or advisable.
The fundamental objective of the university is to impart knowledge and train true professionals, not just repetitive machines to acquire information solely and exclusively to pass an exam or get a degree.
All knowledge that tries to get under these pressure and stress levels simply lost in time, is not effective and many students graduating with degrees but without real preparation.
This may change if a new concept of learning are introduced in the universities, the same used by large technology companies and is nothing more than give students an inspiring environment, a resource that will make them get rid of that stress and naturally help them improve their IQ and level of memory, logic and intuition capabilities.
Hydro Therapy Boreal points exactly towards that goal! Each and every one of its 8 therapies work separately to achieve this optimization and boards are simply the natural catalyst we were all waiting.
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THE APPLIED NEUROSCIENCE OF PEAK PERFORMANCE
The mind-body connection is no secret. But do you know how to optimize the connection and manage the non-conscious brain to achieve peak performance?
NFL, UFC , MLB , NBA , PROFESSIONAL BOXING , etc… HYDRO BOREAL THERAPY provide of quick recovery for athletes of high competition, for faster healing after bruises and concussions, for mental clarity and lower stress during competitions.
Physical stamina required of mental stamina; when athletes feel lazy, dizziness, out of motivation all of these conditions will be reflected in his physical performance.
Cryotherapy and visualization therapy together are great component of this therapy to get instant positive results on the mindset of athletes, But also the other 6 therapies will be a great symbiosis to obtain the best performance form them.
The nine mental skills associated with athletic success are the same mental skills associated with performance in a wide variety of non-sport, performance situations.
Spas around the world have proliferated in all its variables, from the simplest and most modest to the most luxurious and modern. All seek to create a relaxing, mystical and welcoming atmosphere for people who need to pause in their styles of stressful lives reloaded vigor, energy and enthusiasm.
Many of them have tempered pools and jacuzzi, hydro jets, thalassotherapy, etc.
When entering them you lose perspective of time, you do not know whether it is day or night; mysticism in its decorations, the play of light, aromas, relaxing music, create in your mind a state of spiritual bliss.
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The body can produce an unhealthy buildup of hormones when we’re stuck in traffic or meeting a work deadline. Pent-up levels of the “stress hormone” cortisol can lead to sleeplessness, headaches and even digestive problems.
Benefits of Improved Relaxation
“Cosmic atmosphere pleasant music. Relaxing music with quiet of the night when the wind caresses upper front view stars and angels in heaven. Music penetrates the soul and floods the body with a shudder of music.”
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MILITARY & POLICE FORCE
Many in law enforcement suffer in silence from the hidden dangers and toxic nature of this career. Many allow the negative effects of this profession to undermine their abilities to maintain their composure, control anger, fear and frustration and offset the sadness and depression all influenced by the tragedy and trauma they endure. They struggle to maintain their physical, emotional and spiritual health as all the negative things they see every day slowly erode their ability to perform their jobs at the required high level of performance.
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Current news reports are rife with stories about issues of police officer suicides, PTSD, depression, alcohol problems, citizen complaints, excessive force, police misconduct and “cultures of aggression”. The problems are serious and the solutions all require strategies of building integrity, professionalism along with mental and emotional strength.
The challenge facing the future of our law enforcement profession centers not around the question of how our officers are dying but, rather more importantly, how they are suffering?
Challenges like police officer suicide, fatigue, depression and PTSD are serious problems. A growing body of research on law enforcement professionals seems to indicate that this profession is very toxic with side-effects causing an increase in heart disease, diabetes and cancer and even a lower than normal life expectancy. If you include other worries like alcohol and drug abuse, depression, relationship problems, domestic violence, anger management, financial mismanagement, and other issues that affect officers, on and off duty, then you might even see signs of a crisis.
We should also be asking how effective and professional our law enforcement officers can be while… they are suffering from these many toxic, and hidden, dangers of the profession.
Most of the negative side effects of this job come from those hidden threats and cause things like un-managed anger, depression, irritability and loss of compassion also referred to as “compassion fatigue”. These are not the emotional states we want our law enforcers to possess.
It is becoming more and more clear each year that the state of our law enforcement personnel’s mental and emotional health is just as, if not more, important than their physical health. If we are truly trying to improve the professionalism, sensitivity, effectiveness and compassion of our law enforcers then it only seems logical that we should be caring for their mental and emotional health just was much, and just as often, as we do their medical health. But we don’t.
We think it’s important to create a common & neutral terminology in order to stay focused on the real goal: Healthy, Effective and Productive Law Enforcement Professionals.
Let’s define resilience as being emotionally flexible and physically elastic with the ability to bounce back from adversity because of a capability to endure trauma, tragedy, stress, strain and hardship.
The human quality of strength and fitness, that can be developed, and is exhibited through the mind, body, brain and spirit of a police officer or other law enforcement or military professional that allows them to withstand the rigors and hidden emotional, physical, spiritual and physiological dangers of continuous high threat, high stress situations.
Men and women behind the badge as well as the personnel that support them deserve happy and health lives. It’s a fact that many in law enforcement suffer in silence from the hidden dangers and toxic nature of this career. We want to help you or partner with you to fix this problem.
Everyone who enters a law enforcement career deserves to have a long and successful life and career, and the ability to retire at an appropriate age and live out the rest of their lives in peace. They should experience success, happiness and good health for many more years.
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Lie on your back, the instructor said. Get comfy.
Focus on your left little toe, he softly intoned. What’s there? How does it feel? He moved on, toe by toe, left foot, then right. How does it feel? Dry? Sore?
The instructor continued slowly, asking participants to focus their minds, and energy, on each body part. If you catch yourself wandering, he said, just acknowledge it.
Then bring yourself back to the present.
The class inside the small yoga studio that January day was the first for nearly 20 members of the Hillsboro Police Department. They were exploring the practice of mindfulness, learning how to develop inner strength, using meditation to become better cops.
Since last spring, the agency has offered what is believed to be the nation’s first on-the-job mindfulness training program specifically tailored to law enforcement and based on a widely recognized curriculum. Though the practice represents a radical shift, its creators say, mindfulness has the potential to transform law enforcement culture and reinvent community policing.
For Hillsboro police, the hope was that the training could also heal a department that has had its share of internal strife.
The idea behind the program is simple: If cops were more mindful, then they would be more resilient, less stressed and better at their jobs.
Mindfulness is the practice of being in the moment — not dwelling in the past, not thinking about the future. It is the non-judgmental exploration of feelings, surroundings and experiences as they happen to heighten clarity and insight, and avoid reacting out of emotion. Studies have linked it to many health benefits, including reduced pain, better concentration and more self-awareness.
The Hillsboro program aims to build resiliency in a profession that can knock many down.
“Being a cop kills you,” said Hillsboro Police Lt. Richard Goerling, who helped develop the training program.
According to a five-year study, the daily stress of police work places officers at greater risk than the general population of developing a range of physical and mental health ailments. The University at Buffalo researcher – a former cop – who authored the 2012 report tied law enforcement stress with higher levels of sleeplessness, suicide and cancer.
Many groups have turned to mindfulness training and meditation. U.S. Marines are using them. So are the Seatle Seahawks. Google and inner-city schools in the San Francisco Bay Area are on board. So is U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan, D-Ohio, who wrote the book, “A Mindful Nation”.