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Why Choose Life Works Balanced Living Experience?
We all know the importance of living a balanced life. However, truth be told, creating a balanced life in today’s world is easier said than done.
So why is it so hard to do? Why do we let stress destroy our minds and body? Why do we wait for nagging aches and pains to become full-blown disorders and diseases? Why do we run from our emotions and insecurities through endless distractions, addictions, and other compulsive behaviors- even though we know it’s causing us harm? And, how can we learn to take quiet moments and learn new skills to save our health and live the life we’ve always wanted. Life Works has the answer and the solution.
The answer is integration. Integration, however, is not one-dimensional. Integration includes looking at the totality of self, which embodies looking at the whole person and the fluid connection between mind and body. This includes an understanding of our personality, physicality, childhood experiences, present environment, trauma, and current-day stressors.
Research has clearly documented that the way we process painful experiences (past and present) and how we manage our emotions and stress, on a daily basis, has a direct effect on our physical, mental and spiritual wellbeing (ACE study 1995, 1997). The data is staggering. Adverse childhood experiences are directly linked to 7 out of 10 of the leading causes of death in the United States and can shorten the average lifespan by 20 years.
To add to it, chronic avoidance of uncomfortable emotions, ineffective coping mechanisms, high levels of stress, and poor communication skills can create the perfect storm for mental health problems, addictions, and compulsions. It can create the progression from a symptom to a diagnosis- both mental and medical.
These symptoms/diagnoses can further lead to loss of productivity, loss of employment, good legal standing, strained relationships, and overall decreased life satisfaction.
This is why Life Works was created.
“But mindfulness meditation is getting a lot of attention because it seems to help with so many physical and psychological problems—like high blood pressure, chronic pain, psoriasis, sleep trouble, anxiety, and depression. It’s also been shown to boost immune function and stop binge eating.” - Harvard Health Blog
Let’s look at some quick numbers
- Almost ½ of the adults in the United States will receive a mental health diagnosis during their lifetime.
- Approximately 1 in 5 adults in the U.S. experience mental illness in a given year with 1 in 25 being serious enough to interfere with one or more life activities.
- Approximately a quarter live with a mood disorder.
- 1% of adults in the U.S. experienced an anxiety disorder such as posttraumatic stress disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and specific phobias.
- 2 million adults in the U.S. experience a substance use disorder with 50.5% of that having a secondary mental illness diagnosis.
Stress on the Heart - By Dr. Mehmet Oz and Dr. Mike Roizen, MD
- One study found that having high levels of stress over an average of 10 years was linked to a 27% higher risk of coronary heart disease. It also found that psychological interventions that reduce your stress response are associated with a 27 % decrease in coronary heart disease.
In 2020, we plan to offer a variety of Program Tracks depending on your desired area of focus. If you have received a medical or psychiatric diagnosis, or you are hoping to prevent one. See what's coming.