When: Sunday, December 7th
Time: 12 PM
Health and Wellness does not just come from exercise, but also comes from the mind. Come join us for a FREE education session on how lower the physical responses associated with high levels of stress. Raymond Holmes, creator of Qmeditation, will lead you on an hour long session talking about the benefits of meditation. He has practiced Qmeditation for over 40 years, and meditates daily for up to 2.5 hours. Raymond has taught Qmeditation as part of a Stress Mitigation Training (SMT) course within the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), has taught in the private sector, and has also branched out all around the world. He strongly believes, based on today’s science, that we have it within our power to eliminate stress from our lives
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ):
Q: How can I eliminate stress immediately?
A: Our stress response (fight, flight, or freeze) is triggered by one or more of our five physical senses. The Qmeditation technique turns off the five senses and returns your brain and body to a state of Homeostasis in minutes.
Q: What is Homeostasis?
A: Homeostasis is the brain and body’s normal set-point prior to a stress response. This is commonly understood as our ‘relaxed-aware’ state of being, or the low Alpha brain wave patterns.
Q: How does Qmeditation work?
A: When sitting for Qmeditation, your sense of touch, taste, sight, sound, and smell are turned off. In that quiet state, your brain slows down to Alpha and/or Theta wave patterns thereby reducing your physiological functions; such as heart-rate, breathing, blood pressure, and circulation etc. That state returns your brain and body to optimum health levels.
Q: What happens to my body, if I have an overactive stress response condition?
A: The average person has between 17 to 31 stress responses every day! That impacts your genes. And, genes are not the only determinant of how your body functions. Throughout life, your genes can be affected by the outer environment and also factors such as sleep, diet, and frequent stress activations. These factors may act alone or together in complex ways and change the way a gene is expressed or the way neurotransmitter messages are conducted in the body.
Q: What happens to my neurotransmitters when I’m under prolonged stress?
A: Neurotransmitters send ‘chemical’ messages between neurons. Everything we do relies on neurons communicating with each other. Electrical impulses and chemical signals carrying messages across different parts of the brain and between the brain and the rest of the nervous system. Mental illness, such as depression, anxiety, and frustration can occur when this process doesn’t work correctly. Communication between neurons can also be ‘electrical’ such as in areas of the brain that control movement. When electrical signals are abnormal, they can cause tremors or symptoms found in Parkinson’s disease.
Q: How often should I meditate?
A: Well, make Qmeditation an essential part of your daily life. It should be no less important than eating, sleeping, and physical exercise. Qmeditation should be practiced 10 to 30 to 60 minutes every day. The longer the better! Make it part of an individualized ‘Stress Mitigation Plan’ and sustain it throughout life.
Q: Is there any other critical area of daily life, besides sleep, diet, and stress that creates an overactive stress response?
A: One huge area is lacking ‘problem solving’ skills. Most people, instead of implementing clear and effective problem solving solutions, become neurologically and chemically trapped and addicted to obsessing over and worrying about their problems. This prolongs our stress response and fuels an overactive stress response condition.