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  • Mental Health Update from MN DHS

    Posted on June 26, 2017 by Healing Connections

    The U.S. Senate’s Better Care Reconciliation Act puts comprehensive health care for 1.2 million Minnesotans at risk by cutting federal funds for Medicaid and MinnesotaCare by billions of dollars over the coming years. Who will be affected? Minnesota children, seniors, people with disabilities and thos...Continue Reading

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  • Mindful Monday: Mindful Breathing

    Posted on June 26, 2017 by Healing Connections

    Here's a simple exercise to try today from the Pocket Mindfulness website. Mindful Breathing This exercise can be done standing up or sitting down, and pretty much anywhere at any time. All you have to do is be still and focus on your breath for just one minute. Start by breathing in and out slowly. One cycl...Continue Reading

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  • Mindful Monday: Yoga and meditation can change your genes

    Posted on June 19, 2017 by Healing Connections

      “Yoga and meditation may do more than just help you feel relaxed in the moment. A new scientific review suggests that these and other mindfulness exercises can actually reverse stress-related changes in genes linked to poor health and depression... Even just 15 minutes of practicing mindful...Continue Reading

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  • Mindful Monday: Getting Started

    Posted on June 12, 2017 by Healing Connections

    Here is some helpful information about getting started with mindfulness from Mindful magazine: What is mindfulness? Mindfulness is the basic human ability to be fully present, aware of where we are and what we’re doing, and not overly reactive or overwhelmed by what’s going on around us. While mi...Continue Reading

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  • PTSD Awareness Month – June 2017

    Posted on June 5, 2017 by Healing Connections

    After a traumatic event, most people have painful memories. For many people, the effects of the event fade over time. But for others, the memories, thoughts and feelings don't go away - even months or years after the event is over. Mental health experts are not sure why some people develop PTSD and others...Continue Reading

    Filed Under: MH Topics

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