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Stress Relief Workshop this Thursday (BK)!

Please join the Brooklyn Counseling Office for a Stress Relief Workshop this Thursday! This workshop will teach you how to cope with stress, anxiety, and provide tips on how to boost your mood and energy!

Date: Thursday, February 20
Time: 12:40-1:35pm
Room: 215, Tuohy Hall

Call 718-940-5734 to register for the workshop.
Hope to see you there!

More information can be found in the flyer below.

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Reflexology

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As humans, we are made up of physical and emotional body, in conjunction with a mind and spirit. They function interdependently. Reflexology incorporates all aspects of the human being: mind, body, emotion, and spirit. In a relaxed state, we integrate all aspects of our being.

Definition of reflexology (n)
(Dictionary)
re·flex·ol·o·gy pronounced [ ree flek sólləjee ]

1.massage therapy: a form of massage in which pressure is applied to parts of the feet and hands in order to promote relaxation and healing elsewhere in the body
2.study of reflexes and behavior: the scientific study of physiological reflexes and their relation to behavior
3.behavioral theory: a theory that explains human behavior as complex chains of conditioned and unconditioned reflexes

Studies researching reflexology in the U.S. and across the world note positive benefits. Studies, funded by the National Cancer Institute and the National Institutes of Health indicate reflexology’s promise as an intervention for pain management, enhance relaxation, sleep, and the reduction of psychological symptoms, such as anxiety and depression. Perhaps the most beneficial results have been in the area of cancer palliation (Ernst, Posadzki, Lee, 2010).

Reflexologists utilize hand and foot charts as a guide and apply pressure to specific areas. Reflexology is the application of pressure to areas on the feet, hands and ears. Reflexology is relaxing and an effective way to alleviate stress. Practitioners use items such as rubber balls, rubber bands, and sticks of wood, and crystals to assist in their work. Reflexology practitioners include, chiropractors, physical therapists, and massage therapists. There are other health care professionals that also use this as a complimentary health treatment to standard medical care.

According to the University of Minnesota’s extensive research in the matter of Reflexology, it has many benefits for an individual that may be willing to try an alternative health modality.

Benefits of Reflexology as per the University of Minnesota:

1.Reflexology has an impact on specific organs (e.g., MRI readings demonstrated an increase in blood flow to kidneys and to the intestines)
2.Reflexology can demonstrate an amelioration of symptoms (e.g., positive changes were noted in kidney functioning with kidney dialysis patients)
3.Reflexoogy creates a relaxation effect (e.g., EEGs measure alpha and theta waves, blood pressure was decreased, and anxiety was lowered)
4.Reflexology aids in pain reduction (27 studies demonstrated a positive outcome for reduction in pain (e.g., peripheral neuropathy of diabetes mellitus, kidney stones, and osteoarthritis)

Always speak with your Primary Care Physician for evaluation/consult prior to starting any kind or type new healthcare regimen.

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Stress Relief Workshop Tomorrow (BK)!

With finals quickly approaching, this can be a very stressful time for students.  To help reduce the effects of stress and learn techniques that help to achieve a more balanced state, the Counseling Center would like to invite you to a one-day Stress Relief Workshop in the office on the 3rd fl. of Lorenzo Hall on Thursday, May 2, 2013 during Common Hour (12:40-1:30). Please take a look at the attached flier for more details.  We look forward to seeing you there!

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Stress Reduction Workshop Tomorrow! (BK)

Led by Denise Dicupe’, The Counseling Center (BK) will present a one-day Stress Reduction Workshop on the 3rd fl. of Lorenzo Hall on Thursday, March 21, 2013 during Common Hour. Please review the attached flier for more details. We look forward to seeing you there!

You can call the Counseling Center at 718-940-5734 for more information.

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