There is no greater environmental threat to health and wellbeing than the dramatic escalation of chronic stress in the modern lifestyle. Stress takes an enormous toll on body, mind, and spirit in ways that are not always easy to identify or remedy. Dr. Lowenstein is uniquely qualified to address this challenge, using a broad array of holistic mental health and medical tools to help patients find renewed health and wellbeing even in the midst of stressful lives.
“Non-doing has nothing to do with being indolent or passive. Quite the contrary. It takes great courage and energy to cultivate non-doing, both in stillness and in activity. Nor is it easy to make a special time for non-doing and to keep at it in the face of everything in our lives which needs to be done.“
- Check out the Institute of HeartMath website for practical solutions for emotional stress, stress-related conditions and stressful situations.
- University of Massachusetts Medical School’s Center for Mindfulness pioneers the integration of mindfulness meditation and other mindfulness-based approaches in mainstream medicine and healthcare.
- The Benson-Henry Institute for Mind Body Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital is a world leader in the study, advancement, and clinical practice of mind/body medicine.
- The Center for Mind-Body Medicine teaches scientifically-validated mind-body medicine techniques. This organization offers unique training courses including Food as Medicine, Cancer Guides, and Mind-Body Training.
- A great introduction to meditation by the Mayo Clinic, including suggestions for how to get started.
- Stanford University and National Geographic have created an interactive Q & A video series on the stress response.
Fatigue and Burnout
As the pace of our culture increases and the stress of work and life impact our bodies, it is increasingly common for people to experience a sense of burnout and fatigue. These debilitating symptoms affect every aspect of our human existence – body, mind and soul – and a holistic approach helps to identify the causes, while also developing essential resources to create renewed and sustainable vitality.
“I actually think burnout is the wrong description of it. I think it’s burn up. Physiologically, that is what you are doing because of the chronic stress being placed on your body.“
- The National Institutes of Health gives a detailed description of fatigue: its causes, symptoms and home care ideas.
- The Mayo Clinic’s description of fatigue as a medical condition including causes, symptoms, and treatments.