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Breathing Life Into Life: A Literature Review Supporting Body-Based Interventions In The Treatment Of Trauma, Andrea Werbalowksy 2019 Lesley University

Breathing Life Into Life: A Literature Review Supporting Body-Based Interventions In The Treatment Of Trauma, Andrea Werbalowksy

Expressive Therapies Capstone Theses

In the recent turn toward a more trauma-informed practice of mental health counseling, a glaring gap remains between the research validating that trauma is a somatic experience and the continued privileging of cognitive and behaviorist interventions commonly used to treat trauma. In an effort to explore this gap, this paper presents a literature review inquiry into the neurophysiological and overall life effects trauma can have on the people who experience it. The review further explores how Stephen Porges’s Polyvagal Theory elucidates the benefits of using body-based therapeutic interventions in the treatment of trauma. The inquiry investigates the wide gap ...


Visual Art Therapy, Attachment, And The Adoption Constellation: A Literature Review, Caitlin Woodstock 2019 Lesley University

Visual Art Therapy, Attachment, And The Adoption Constellation: A Literature Review, Caitlin Woodstock

Expressive Therapies Capstone Theses

The following literary review is intended to synthesize existing data pertaining to art therapy and its application within adoption informed therapy. The adoption experience will be explored, and the basic tenants of trauma and attachment will be outlined. Current modes of trauma-informed therapy will be introduced and their compatibility with art therapy will be explored. The author will introduce a variety of art therapy interventions as presented through an assortment of theoretical lenses. These applications will be subdivided into their application with individual constellation members, families, groups, and will extend to immigrants and displaced individuals likely to enter into the ...


Utilization Of Acupuncture Services In The Emergency Department Setting: A Quality Improvement Study, John R. Burns, Jessica J. F. Kram, Vashir Xiong, Jeanne M. Stark Casadont, Tiffany A. Mullen, Nancy Conway, Dennis J. Baumgardner 2019 Aurora Health Care

Utilization Of Acupuncture Services In The Emergency Department Setting: A Quality Improvement Study, John R. Burns, Jessica J. F. Kram, Vashir Xiong, Jeanne M. Stark Casadont, Tiffany A. Mullen, Nancy Conway, Dennis J. Baumgardner

Jessica Kram, MPH

Purpose: Patients often present to the emergency department (ED) for pain. As opioid fatalities rise, alternative treatments are warranted for pain management. Acupuncture, a nonpharmacological treatment involving the insertion of needles into skin or tissue at specific points within the body, may help to decrease acute pain. Our study aimed to assess the utilization and impact of acupuncture in the ED for acute pain management.

Methods: We conducted a retrospective analysis of purposefully collected quality improvement data. Patients who were ≥18 years old and who presented to the ED at an urban medical center in Wisconsin during 2017 were offered ...


The Effects Of A Yoga Intervention On Reactive Balance In Older Adults, Haley M. Hayes 2019 Utah State University

The Effects Of A Yoga Intervention On Reactive Balance In Older Adults, Haley M. Hayes

All Graduate Plan B and other Reports

Research into successful aging has shown that the ability to control balance is a key part of maintaining an independent lifestyle. Given the increased proportion of older adults in society, the development of effective strategies to promote successful aging are critical. One promising form of activity that could effectively sustain and/or improve balance in addition to other health markers is yoga. Although studies have been done showing yoga's benefits on mobility, mood and cognition the vast majority of these studies lack scientific rigor. The main purpose of this thesis project was to examine the efficacy of a 6-week ...


An Integrative Approach To Mindfulness-Based Symptom Management For Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Lisa Barer 2019 Lesley University

An Integrative Approach To Mindfulness-Based Symptom Management For Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Lisa Barer

Mindfulness Studies Theses

Myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS) is a chronic health condition; its etiology is poorly understood, and treatment options are limited to management of symptoms. Current recommended treatment options are controversial, and evidence of effectiveness is limited. This paper proposes a novel model for symptom management of ME/CFS using mindfulness-based interventions, cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), and relaxation techniques. A comprehensive review of available evidence is used to support this approach. The idea is that, working synergistically, these three approaches, grounded by mindfulness-based principles, can address many of the symptoms of the illness and help patients better cope and ...


Mindfulness Promoting Blood Pressure And Stress Reduction In A Northwest Priest Community, Joy Moceri 2019 University of Portland

Mindfulness Promoting Blood Pressure And Stress Reduction In A Northwest Priest Community, Joy Moceri

Nursing Graduate Publications and Presentations

Literature exploring burnout and stress among clergy is well-established, but recent research suggests this population may face higher risk for chronic comorbidities, including cardiovascular disease. A northwest priest community approached a local school of nursing requesting blood pressure screening and health promotion through nonpharmacologic interventions. The purpose of this project was to determine the effect of a mindfulness-based intervention on blood pressure (BP) and stress over a time period of eight weeks. Pre-treatment and post-treatment scores and BPs were compared and yielded a statistically significant improvement. Findings from this project inform the nurse practitioner’s care of individuals looking for ...


Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction: A Nonpharmacological Approach To Chronic Pain, Jennifer Frost 2019 University of Portland

Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction: A Nonpharmacological Approach To Chronic Pain, Jennifer Frost

Nursing Graduate Publications and Presentations

No abstract provided.


Saudade: An Exploration Of The Choreographic Process And The Power Of Dance, Audrey Erickson 2019 Dominican University of California

Saudade: An Exploration Of The Choreographic Process And The Power Of Dance, Audrey Erickson

Honors Theses and Capstone Projects

This paper serves as a reflection on my choreographic process as a LINES BFA senior and as an investigation into the innate power of human creative movement. I will document the challenges and joys of producing movement in the dancing arts, as well as illuminate the physical and psychological power of movement harbored within the practice of Dance Movement Therapy, an enduring form of psychotherapeutic movement used to promote emotional, social, cognitive, and physical well-being. The main goals of my personal choreographic experience, as well as those of my fellow Dance Majors were three-fold: 1) the cultivation of an encouraging ...


Survey Of Medical Student Perceptions And Preparedness On The Study Of Medical Cannabis During Medical School, Abraham Benavides, Mikhail Kogan, Nicholas Gregorio, Puneet Gupta 2019 George Washington University

Survey Of Medical Student Perceptions And Preparedness On The Study Of Medical Cannabis During Medical School, Abraham Benavides, Mikhail Kogan, Nicholas Gregorio, Puneet Gupta

GW Research Days 2016 - Present

Introduction: Professional education on medical cannabis lags behind growing public interest and increasing legal availability of medical and recreational cannabis; most US adults now have access to some form of legalized cannabis. The Cannabis as Medicine Interest Group (CANMIG) at GW SMHS believes that future physicians should be adequately prepared to handle patients’ questions about cannabis as it relates to their health and well-being. This study investigated the extent to which medical students wish to learn about medical cannabis and assessed their subjective preparedness to counsel patients on this topic.

Methods: One-hundred and five allopathic medical students completed an online ...


Utilization Of Acupuncture Services In The Emergency Department Setting: A Quality Improvement Study, John R. Burns, Jessica J. F. Kram, Vashir Xiong, Jeanne M. Stark Casadont, Tiffany A. Mullen, Nancy Conway, Dennis J. Baumgardner 2019 Aurora Health Care

Utilization Of Acupuncture Services In The Emergency Department Setting: A Quality Improvement Study, John R. Burns, Jessica J. F. Kram, Vashir Xiong, Jeanne M. Stark Casadont, Tiffany A. Mullen, Nancy Conway, Dennis J. Baumgardner

Journal of Patient-Centered Research and Reviews

Purpose: Patients often present to the emergency department (ED) for pain. As opioid fatalities rise, alternative treatments are warranted for pain management. Acupuncture, a nonpharmacological treatment involving the insertion of needles into skin or tissue at specific points within the body, may help to decrease acute pain. Our study aimed to assess the utilization and impact of acupuncture in the ED for acute pain management.

Methods: We conducted a retrospective analysis of purposefully collected quality improvement data. Patients who were ≥18 years old and who presented to the ED at an urban medical center in Wisconsin during 2017 were offered ...


Professional Experience At Ohio Council For Home Care & Hospice, Emma T. Hill 2019 Otterbein University

Professional Experience At Ohio Council For Home Care & Hospice, Emma T. Hill

Masters Theses/Capstone Projects

No abstract provided.


Cinematic Meditations, Dakota Nanton 2019 University of Colorado, Boulder

Cinematic Meditations, Dakota Nanton

Art Practices MFA Theses

The cinematic experience is a sort of ritualistic ceremony between the audience and the projected image. Audiences come into the cinematic space with a set intention (often simply the desire to be entertained) but the filmic experience can also inadvertently and deliberately access and engage other states of being including the liminal, the unconscious, and the sublime. Through both research and my filmmaking practice I am exploring ways in which cinema can be used as a tool to create meditative and introspective experiences for the audience. In this written paper I discuss my own intentions as a filmmaker, previous works ...


Why Doula Services Should Become An Essential Health Benefit In New York State, Jalisha Hanshaw, Amy White 2019 CUNY Lehman College

Why Doula Services Should Become An Essential Health Benefit In New York State, Jalisha Hanshaw, Amy White

Publications and Research

Doulas are birth workers who assist expecting mothers through pregnancy, birth and postpartum using holistic techniques. Techniques include: prenatal yoga, birth affirmations and induction acupuncture. Doulas are underrated healthcare providers who deserve the same respect as clinical and non-clinical providers. Doulas are well-rounded alternative care providers who focus on mental, emotional, and physical well being of mothers. Also, they know special alternative medical techniques that prevent mothers from maternal mortality among other negative health outcomes. The amount of time and effort doulas perform with expecting mothers are equal or more than the average medical healthcare provider and should be a ...


2018 Guide Summer Research - Breast Cancer, Qur'Annah Jones, DeLawnia Comer-Hagans 2019 Governors State University

2018 Guide Summer Research - Breast Cancer, Qur'annah Jones, Delawnia Comer-Hagans

GSU Research Day

This research poster details the relationship between cancer treatments and alternative approaches, such as mindfulness. The purpose of this study was to determine the methodology used by doctors to treat breast cancer and their willingness to try a holistic approach. This study was conducted on site at the UIC Cancer Center as well as remotely within hospitals around the Chicagoland area. We determined that mindfulness is in fact a worthwhile asset to breast cancer patients and that the field of oncology could support further research.


The Ketogenic Diet: An Answer For Autism?, Anne Perez 2019 Butler University

The Ketogenic Diet: An Answer For Autism?, Anne Perez

BU Well

Lacking substantial evidence regarding its genetic identity, autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a remarkably misunderstood condition with limited options for effective treatment. As the prevalence of patients with ASD increases, medical professionals continue to search for a solution. Could the ketogenic diet, a high fat, low carbohydrate nutrition plan, provide the relief that ASD patients are searching for?


Prescribing Exercise For Chronic Pain Management, Katie Hettinger 2019 Butler University

Prescribing Exercise For Chronic Pain Management, Katie Hettinger

BU Well

In light of the opioid crisis, practitioners are looking for alternative ways to effectively treat pain. Utilizing exercise modalities as a method of pain management is becoming increasingly popular and more research is being done in this area than ever before. This article analyzes different research regarding exercise therapy for pain management, as well as what type of exercise has been found to be most beneficial for patients in pain.


Design Of Sensors For In-Vivo Detection Of Cancer Related Enzymes, laura soto 2019 Kansas State University Libraries

Design Of Sensors For In-Vivo Detection Of Cancer Related Enzymes, Laura Soto

Kansas State University Undergraduate Research Conference

Cancer continues to be among the leading causes of death worldwide. In 2018, there were approximately 9.6 million cancer deaths, just in the United States alone, there were 1.7 million new cancer cases and 600,000 deaths. That is why, there is an urgent need for better ways to battle cancer. Therefore, the goal of this project is to create a nanobiosensor which would have T1 and T2 based imaging capabilities to measure cancer enzymatic activity. The diagnostic tool would be useful to differentiate between benign and malignant tumors in-vivo and to quantify the effect of ...


Probiotic Use And Their Effect On Ibs Symptoms: A Review Of Literature, Emma A. Nice, Brianna M. Noller, Janae E. Coin 2019 Cedarville University

Probiotic Use And Their Effect On Ibs Symptoms: A Review Of Literature, Emma A. Nice, Brianna M. Noller, Janae E. Coin

The Research and Scholarship Symposium

Aim: Probiotics are an attractive therapy for patients dealing with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) in light of decreased financial costs, fewer medications, and a more natural approach. In this review of literature our purpose was to answer the following PICO question: “In adults with IBS, how does supplemental probiotic use compared to no probiotic use affect IBS symptoms?” Methods: In our review of the literature, the databases searched were CINAHL, MEDLINE, Cochrane, PubMed, Google Scholar, and Onesearch from the years 2008-2018; from which we found ten articles published within the last six years. Results: Seventy percent of the articles reviewed ...


Religiosity And Patient Engagement In Their Healthcare Among Hospital Survivors Of An Acute Coronary Syndrome, Hawa Ozien Abu, David D. McManus, Catarina I. Kiefe, Robert J. Goldberg 2019 University of Massachusetts Medical School

Religiosity And Patient Engagement In Their Healthcare Among Hospital Survivors Of An Acute Coronary Syndrome, Hawa Ozien Abu, David D. Mcmanus, Catarina I. Kiefe, Robert J. Goldberg

David D. McManus

Background: Optimum management after an Acute Coronary Syndrome (ACS) requires considerable patient engagement/activation. Religious practices permeate people's lives and may influence engagement in their healthcare. Little is known about the relationship between religiosity and patient activation in hospital survivors of an ACS.

Methods: We recruited patients hospitalized for an ACS at six medical centers in Central Massachusetts and Georgia (2011-2013). Participants self-reported three measures of religiosity - strength and comfort from religion, making petition prayers, and awareness of intercessory prayers for health. Patient activation was assessed using the 6-item Patient Activation Measure (PAM-6). We categorized participants as either having ...


Measuring Emotional Response To A Planting Activity For Staff At An Urban Office Setting: A Pilot Study, Amy E. Wagenfeld, Sandra Schefkind, Nancy Hock 2019 Johnson & Wales University

Measuring Emotional Response To A Planting Activity For Staff At An Urban Office Setting: A Pilot Study, Amy E. Wagenfeld, Sandra Schefkind, Nancy Hock

The Open Journal of Occupational Therapy

Background: Interaction with occupation-centered activities, such as gardening, is associated with improved mental health. With limited evidence supporting the effects of short-term nature-based interventions on employees’ emotional states, the purpose of this research was to understand the impact of a one-time, short-term nature-based intervention on the emotional state of employees at an urban office building.

Method: This pretest/posttest design study used a visual analogue emoticon assessment tool, the Interaction with Nature scale, to measure differences in the participants’ emotional states before and after participating in a planting activity. Twenty-two participants engaged in the study. Each participant potted a succulent ...


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