stress Archives - Page 2 of 3 - Ben Michaelis, PhD

"Not Just For Kids: Why You Need To Start Colouring To De-Stress" – Shemazing

New York based psychologist Dr. Ben Michaelis advocates doodling and colouring as a form of brain training and therapy. “Because it’s a centering activity, the amygdala, which is the part of the brain that is involved with our fear response, actually gets a bit, a little bit of a rest, and it ultimately has a really calming effect over […]

"'Map Your Progress' Lets You Color-In Your Way To Meeting Your Goals" – Bustle

By now, I’m sure you’ve taken up — or at least heard of — the hot new trend: coloring books for adults. But have you ever considered using a creative tool like a coloring book to track your progress toward a goal? Enter Map Your Progress: the company providing you with Creative Progress Maps to […]

"How Hypnosis Can Help You Shed Those Extra Pounds" – New York Post

Still reeling from a painful breakup, Elena Gluhova realized that the damage caused by her lousy ex-boyfriend went far beyond a broken heart: Her emotional eating had caused her to balloon to her heaviest weight of 130 pounds. “Quite frankly, I felt fat, ugly and not attractive,” recalls the petite 32-year-old West Village resident, who […]

"7 Reasons Adult Coloring Books Will Make Your Life A Whole Lot Brighter" – Bustle

Coloring books for adults have become the latest trend, and, unlike some fads, this one is actually really good for you. According to clinical psychologist Ben Michaelis, coloring is a stress-free activity that relaxes the amygdala — the fear center of the brain — and allows your mind to get the rest it needs. But […]

"How Startup Founders Can Fight Stress And Protect Their Mental Health" – TechRepublic

Certain mental health issues can not only affect how we feel internally, but also our outward behavior. Ben Michaelis, clinical psychologist and author of Your Next Big Thing, said that founders should take note of changes in their relational behavior and routines. “If you find yourself getting into arguments more frequently than usual, if you […]

Health Benefits of Coloring Books Attracting Adults to Childhood Pastime – Fox News

Coloring isn’t just for kids anymore. Turns out the favorite childhood pastime is gaining popularity with adults, and there’s a laundry list of health benefits like stress reduction and sharpening fine motor skills. Dr. Ben Michaelis joins Fox News to talk about why coloring is a great activity for adults. Watch the latest video at […]

"10 Ways You’re Sabotaging Your Ability to Sleep on a Plane" – Trip Advisor

If you can’t slow down your thoughts unaided, get into a paper book (or Kindle e-reader) instead. “Reading on an airplane is one of the best possible rituals you can do to help you fall asleep,” saysBen Michaelis, a clinical psychologist and wellness author. “It helps put your mind at ease, making you feel relaxed and […]

"The Throwback Stress Reliever That Everyone’s Instagramming" – SELF

It’s Monday night. Do you know where your crayons are? For a growing slice of grown women, with big jobs, busy schedules and more than a bit of digital fatigue, going analog, in the form of hobbies you may last remember engaging in when you were eight, is the latest way to beat stress. In […]