C.L.E.A.N.S.E Lab Blog: Teen Anxiety... this blew my student's away

As a Psychology Professor it is my job to provide the most current information for my students. This week I was asked about marijuana and whether it could actually help teens with anxiety. The students were so shocked by the statistics and information I pulled up, I thought I would share it with you all.

Here is the thing, teen brains and adult brains are not the same. In fact, the average brain does not reach full development until around age twenty-five. Therefore, anything which influences the brain before that age will have an impact on its growth and development. After researching for a bit I found The National Institute for Drug Abuse to have some of the most current information and statistics. In addition, I learned about their Monitoring the Future Project which is funding some pretty remarkable studies. Here is what blew my students away:

1. Teenagers who regularly smoke pot until are 3 times as likely to subsequently struggle with an anxiety disorder.

2. Young people who use marijuana before age 18 suffer a permanent average loss of 8 IQ points.

3. Habitual use increases the risk of schizophrenia. The risk of psychosis is also DOUBLED.

Mind blowing, isn't it? With statistics like this it is essential that we are teaching our children and teens ways to handle emotional discomfort and pain. The C.L.E.A.N.S.E formula in Emotional Detox is a way to do this. We may not be able to control all the influences on our children however, we can teach them how to handle stress, peer pressure, triggers, trauma and more. Emotional Detox provides a mindful, formula which can easily be applied in daily life. 

I am wicked excited to be a part of a Parenting Retreat on May 12th! I will be there teaching about the formula with books on hand!  You can check out the information here: loveyogafest.com

Naturally Yours,

Sherianna

 

C.L.E.A.N.S.E. Lab Blog: Igniting Your Senses

This weeks lab is about igniting your senses. One thing I have found is when you hold back, avoid, or disregard your emotions this inevitably dulls your senses. Initially, this may give you a false sense of security yet overtime, without awareness, it is likely to strip joy away from your life. As a result life becomes a bit robotic and draining.

The C.L.E.A.N.S.E formula featured in my new book Emotional Detox is designed to enrich your senses. As this occurs you get to fine tune your awareness making you less susceptible to sustaining old ways of handling things. You see as your sensory system takes in information from the outside world your mind (which carries out the workings of the brain) attempts to make meaning of what is coming in. If what you sense has a low vibrational frequency (e.g. fear) your body will then extract energy from your cells as a way to protect itself. The challenge is this inevitably numbs the senses. Without sensory awareness you are more likely to feel misunderstood, separate, unappreciated and alone.

The good news is the C.L.E.A.N.S.E formula is a simple yet powerful formula for reigniting your senses so that you can heal rather than react to what is happening. If you are looking to develop deeper more meaningful relationships.... CLEANSE. If you are tired of wrestling with the past....C.L.E.A.N.S.E. If you have habits and behaviors causing more harm than good...C.L.E.A.N.S.E. If you have an inner desire to be more present and engaged in the now... my friend... C.L.E.A.N.S.E.

Take a deep breath now, inhale through your nose inflating your abdomen. Allow the oxygen to travel to the billions of cells throughout your body. Exhale, knowing your C.L.E.A.N.S.E journey is that much closer.

The count down begins to the release of Emotional Detox, Simon & Schuster, 2018. Pre-order today!

Naturally Yours,

Sherianna

 

C.L.E.A.N.S.E Lab Blog: Letting Go of Details

As, I prepare to release Emotional Detox, Simon & Schuster May 2018, I can’t help but notice the many ways we clog up the movement of our emotions. When we clog up the movement of our emotions we become stuck, fearful and frustrated. This puts mental and physical strain on our minds and bodies. 

One of the subtle ways this can occur is by hyper-focusing on the details. Now, when I speak about details, I am not referring to your to-do lists, memos, or creative projects. In this blog, I am referring to those persistent, sometimes omni-present details you hold in your head about past hurts, wounds and experiences.

One of the ways this can happen, for example, is through an unpleasant at times upsetting incident or encounter. You think to yourself, oh man, wait until I tell, so and so, what happened. So you hold the details inside long enough, hours, days, sometimes weeks, until you get a chance to release them verbally…or not.

I am always amazed at how someone can verbalize the details, sometimes years later as if they occurred yesterday. Similiar to how holding your pee can lead to a urinary track infection, hanging onto details for the sake of venting inflames your mind with fearful thoughts while depleting your organs of vital fresh energy..

What I hope to bring your attention to, is the level of toxicity being created and in many cases intensified by holding onto and over-processing your emotions.

My friend, as we settle into the New Year, be willing to let go of the details. The C.L.E.A.N.S.E formula I have designed in Emotional Detox will show you how. To support your progress check out how to do the mini version of the daily C.L.E.A.N.S.E. on my You Tube Channel. The complete version is available when you purchase Emotional Detox at your favorite book shop. 

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Naturally Yours,

Sherianna