The workshop taught by Romila “Dr. Romie” Mushtaq, MD will focus on her uniquely developed “Mindset Matters” program based on the neuroscience and medical evidence on healing with mindfulness-based therapies.
This unique five-step program teaches clients how to start a mindful practice, and take mindfulness from the meditation mat to a mindful way of living. This therapy is effective for people suffering from stress-based illnesses such as depression, anxiety, insomnia, and chronic fatigue. Stress-based illness are what provide challenges in healing individuals and couples. Dr. Romie will provide an overview of the science and medical evidence of how the practice of the five-steps of “Mindset Matters” can shape meaningful and lasting change in the way we communicate in relationships.
This week the mindful message I would like to share with our community is a discussion about holistic health.
What is holistic health? As a physician board certified in integrative and holistic health by ABIHM, I have be retrained as a physician on how to focus on the individual as a whole being. Given my background in neurology, I specialize in the role of the mind in our health.
The medical system is broken, we all know this. There is a movement to evolve healthcare so that we all work together to optimize our health.
This week, let our mindful mantra be: “Digital Detox: Disconnect to Reconnect.”
Do you find yourself checking your smartphone at least once an hour for Facebook newsfeed updates or your emails? Are you falling asleep on the sofa at night with the television on and your iPad as a pillow?
The New Year felt peaceful when I disconnected from electronic devices for 48 hours for quiet meditation. One of my new year’s resolutions was to spend more time connecting within and less time tweeting, emailing and texting. Don’t those New Year’s resolutions seem so far away?
We got a reminder to “unplug” in March when Sabbath Manifesto started a movement called “National Day of Unplugging.” It got the attention of national media, thousands of people pledged to join, and yet here we are.
Believe me I am not against our digital devices, social media, or getting work done. As a physician promoting health and wellness, I am more concerned about the complaints I hear from clients daily.
“I have no time to work out.”
“I wish I had 20 minutes in the morning to try meditation.”Read More
As the wise proverb states, “laughter is the best medicine.” This week we mourn a man who healed others through his role as an actor, comedian and soulful citizen. Robin Williams shared the gifts laughter and inspiration through his movie roles, but on August 11, 2014 Robin Williams died tragically from suicide. The nation remains in shock. How can someone who brought light to so many hearts have suffered so much in the darkness of depression?
In one of my favorite movies, “What Dreams May Come” Robin Williams plays Chris Nielsen. He has left heaven in search of his wife who is stuck in the deep depression of hell. Robin shared a prophetic truth, “What's true in our minds is true, whether some people know it or not.”Read More