Anxiety

So Hum Breath Meditation & Yoga Nidra Inspired Body Scan

By Nicole Urdang | July 21, 2021
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Here is a fairly short practice that starts with a silent So Hum breath meditation and seamlessly moves into a different kind of body scan. What I love about this is how it’s perfect before sleep, upon waking, or anytime during the day. The body scan is my riff on a classical yoga nidra body […]

Cultivate Curiosity for Clarity, Calm & Perspective.

By Nicole Urdang | January 11, 2021
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  One inescapable truth is things will not always go your way. Your landlord suddenly raises the rent, you lose your job, your body acts out with a strange new symptom, your child’s teacher asks for a meeting, the roof leaks, the car dies, you get the idea. No one singled you out for extra […]

Six second technique to stop bruxism: grinding or clenching your teeth.

By Nicole Urdang | October 8, 2020
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This is based on the book: The 6 Second Quieting Reflex by Dr. Charles Stroebel. It’s a super easy way to re-train your jaw so it automatically relaxes rather than tensing. The hard part is doing it constantly throughout your day until you have successfully changed your unconscious pattern. It also works marvelously for any […]

Using Bach’s Rescue Remedy during COVID & for all stress, tension and anxiety.

By Nicole Urdang | July 14, 2020
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I am not a medical doctor, nor am I advising anyone to take any medication without consulting their physician first. One of the most amazing legacies of homeopathy is a series of flower essence remedies that were developed by Dr. Edward Bach in England during the 1930’s. Dr. Bach believed that our unbalanced emotions can […]

Lessening the grip of repetitive thoughts with Internal Family Systems (IFS) theory and Mindfulness.

By Nicole Urdang | April 25, 2020
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One quick way to burn yourself out is to be on red alert 24/7. A constant litany of negative thoughts, while it can seem protective, is a sure fire path to emotional and physical depletion. If you grew up in a toxic or traumatic environment it’s easy to have unconsciously developed protective parts that seek […]

Insomnia: Non-Drug Solutions

By Nicole Urdang | September 29, 2018
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Lately almost everyone I see in my practice complains of some insomnia. Here’s a list of everything I could conjure up to help you if you have trouble getting to sleep or staying asleep. PLEASE CONSULT WITH YOUR MEDICAL PROFESSIONAL BEFORE USING THESE OR ANY OTHER REMEDIES, ESPECIALLY IF YOU ARE ON PRESCRIPTION MEDICATION, AS […]