Twp M4 Sica 97 03

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Think Well presentation to chiropractic students, spring 2009

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Twp M4 Sica 97 03

  1. 1. Presented by Barb Kaiser March 20, 2009
  2. 2. <ul><li>Welcome to the last of a 4-part series </li></ul><ul><li>Based on “The Wellness Practice” </li></ul><ul><li>Certification course offered by the ICA </li></ul><ul><li>Position chiropractors as leading health care providers </li></ul><ul><li>Answer the question, “What do humans need to be truly healthy?” </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>An ecologist’s perspective </li></ul><ul><li>Four seminars and home-study modules </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Science of Subluxation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Eat Well </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Move Well </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Think Well </li></ul></ul><ul><li>C.C.W.P. = Certified Chiropractic Wellness Practitioner </li></ul><ul><li>Tools to teach patients how to live in balance </li></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>No change in human genes in 40,000 years </li></ul><ul><li>Other cultures </li></ul><ul><li>Hangover gene </li></ul><ul><li>Genes are the recipe </li></ul><ul><li>Lifestyle choices are the ingredients </li></ul><ul><li>MAKE INFORMED CHOICES! </li></ul>
  5. 5. <ul><li>BOOK: The Innate State of Mind & Emotional Hygiene </li></ul><ul><li>DVD: Genetics, Lifestyle and Health </li></ul><ul><li>AUTHOR: Dr. James L. Chestnut, B.Ed., MSc., D.C. </li></ul><ul><li>Both available in the NWHSU library under SICA Club materials </li></ul>
  6. 6. <ul><li>Purity </li></ul><ul><li>Sufficiency </li></ul><ul><li>Chiropractic care </li></ul><ul><li>Eating well </li></ul><ul><li>Moving well </li></ul><ul><li>Thinking well </li></ul><ul><li>Toxicity </li></ul><ul><li>Deficiency </li></ul><ul><li>Subluxations </li></ul><ul><li>Fake food, drugs </li></ul><ul><li>Sedentary lifestyle </li></ul><ul><li>Negative thoughts </li></ul><ul><li>Health and Wellness </li></ul><ul><li>Sickness and Disease </li></ul>
  7. 7. <ul><li>Thoughts from the mind and thoughts from the body impact the same areas of the brain, use the same neurological pathways, and elicit the same response: stress or homeostasis </li></ul><ul><li>Increased nociception causes increased anxiety and stress </li></ul>
  8. 8. <ul><li>Increases in: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Blood pressure </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Heart rate </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Cholesterol </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Blood sugar </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Insulin resistance </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Cortisol, adrenaline </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Fear & anxiety </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Decreases in: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Serotonin </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Bone density </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Muscle mass </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Anabolic hormones </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Cellular immunity </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Concentration </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Memory & learning </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. <ul><li>A natural consequence of beliefs and internal dialogue </li></ul><ul><li>Understanding pleasure and pain </li></ul><ul><li>Why “diets” don’t work! </li></ul>
  10. 10. <ul><li>Are they permanent? </li></ul><ul><li>Can they be changed? </li></ul><ul><li>No situation can “make you feel” a certain way! </li></ul>
  11. 11. <ul><li>What if depression is the result of depressing thoughts, not the cause of them? </li></ul><ul><li>What if anyone can become very talented at thinking depressing thoughts, or happy thoughts? </li></ul>
  12. 12. <ul><li>Intellectual wellness – a love of lifetime learning </li></ul><ul><li>Emotional wellness – unconditional love and forgiveness </li></ul><ul><li>Spiritual wellness – exploration of the ultimate source </li></ul>
  13. 13. <ul><li>Innate values – the universal character traits of a “good person” </li></ul><ul><li>Belief systems – need to be congruent with innate values </li></ul><ul><li>Life purpose – also needs to be congruent with innate values </li></ul>
  14. 14. <ul><li>People want to change, but don’t know how </li></ul><ul><li>You can’t teach what you’ve never learned </li></ul><ul><li>What sort of habits are you and your patients modeling? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>A focus on responsibility? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>An insistence on integrity? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Unconditional love of self and others? </li></ul></ul>
  15. 15. <ul><li>Create belief systems and self talk that are congruent with your innate values </li></ul><ul><li>Evaluate your self-talk </li></ul><ul><li>Avoid negative language </li></ul><ul><li>Focus on solutions </li></ul><ul><li>Repeat daily affirmations </li></ul><ul><li>Use an “anchor” </li></ul>
  16. 16. <ul><li>Eating well, moving well, and thinking well are equally important </li></ul><ul><li>Emotional symptoms are a signal like physical symptoms </li></ul><ul><li>Your internal dialogue determines your emotions and actions; it is how you choose to interpret your environment. </li></ul><ul><li>Emotional health is about consciously choosing who to be </li></ul>
  17. 17. <ul><li>1. Learn </li></ul><ul><ul><li>School, seminars </li></ul></ul><ul><li>2. Communicate </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Repeat what you’ve learned </li></ul></ul><ul><li>3. Inspire and Empower </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Create trust </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Be a role model </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Provide new skills </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Help others win! </li></ul></ul>
  18. 18. <ul><li>Add healthy choices first </li></ul><ul><li>Empower with choices </li></ul><ul><li>Create a “success paradigm” – there is no failure, only “success feedback” </li></ul>
  19. 19. <ul><li>Intake forms: </li></ul><ul><li>“ The worst negative things associated with my lack of health are……” </li></ul><ul><li>The best positive things that will be added to my life when I regain my health will be……” </li></ul><ul><li>During the report of findings, use this information </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Ask them the first key question! </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ask them the second key question! </li></ul></ul>
  20. 20. <ul><li>THESE ARE CRITICAL QUESTIONS!! </li></ul><ul><li>Is there anything more important to you than your health and the health of your loved ones? </li></ul><ul><li>Do you want to be happy and healthy? </li></ul><ul><li>Are you as happy and healthy as you want to be? </li></ul><ul><li>What are 5 behaviors of a healthy person? </li></ul><ul><li>(and what is missing from that list????) </li></ul>
  21. 21. <ul><li>“ What are you grateful for today?” </li></ul><ul><li>“ Have you noticed improvements in ……. YET?” </li></ul><ul><li>Never allow patients to say they HAVE to do something, but remind them that they CHOOSE to do something </li></ul><ul><li>Become the best part of each patient’s day! </li></ul>
  22. 22. <ul><li>Write down 10 most important traits </li></ul><ul><li>Rate yourself 1-10 on each trait </li></ul><ul><li>Describe what actions are needed to improve </li></ul><ul><li>Write out your goals and action steps; make a daily checklist for one trait each month </li></ul><ul><li>For every instance of incongruency, visualize yourself behaving congruently, 10 times </li></ul><ul><li>Fill out your checklist every evening </li></ul><ul><li>Feel good about yourself and your accomplishments! </li></ul>
  23. 23. <ul><li>An increased awareness and appreciation of yourself </li></ul><ul><li>A tendency to set aside time each day to relax or meditate </li></ul><ul><li>A persistent ability to maintain close relationships </li></ul><ul><li>A persistent ability to adapt to changing conditions </li></ul><ul><li>A chronic appetite for physical activity and healthful food </li></ul>
  24. 24. <ul><li>Acute and chronic attacks of laughter </li></ul><ul><li>A compulsion towards pleasure and fun </li></ul><ul><li>Repeated bouts of hope and optimism </li></ul><ul><li>A chronic condition of caring for your body </li></ul><ul><li>Recurrent rejection of worry </li></ul><ul><li>Be on the lookout! </li></ul>

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