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Conscious Fertility

Apr 11, 2023


How can relaxation therapy and guided imagery positively impact our physical and mental health?


In this episode, Dr. Judy Lovas, an expert in relaxation therapy, joins host Dr. Lorne Brown to discuss the benefits of relaxation for mental and physical well-being. She will even be guiding listeners through a brief imagery session. 


The conversation also delves into the fascinating area of Psychoneuroimmunology (PNI), which studies the interactions between the nervous system, endocrine system, and immune system. Through PNI, we gain insight into the mechanisms by which techniques such as deep diaphragmatic breathing and guided imagery work to support our health and well-being. Dr. Lovas explains how these techniques can be effective in treating chronic conditions such as pain, mood disorders, anxieties, depression, sleep disorders, trauma, and inflammatory conditions.


Dr. Brown and Dr. Lovas also explore the bidirectional impact that our thoughts and emotions have on our physical body and the evidence that they can turn genes on and off for longevity and affect our hormonal system. Specific interventions, such as diaphragmatic breathing, can change genetic expression and improve our inflammatory processes.


If you're interested in learning more about the connections between the mind and body, and the therapeutic potential of relaxation techniques, this episode is not to be missed. Tune in now and join the conversation.


Key  Topics/Takeaways


  • Benefits of relaxation for mental and physical wellbeing

  • Psychoneuroimmunology (PNI) 

  • Techniques like deep diaphragmatic breathing and guided imagery 

  • Our thoughts and emotions have a bidirectional impact on our physical body

  • The use of breathing techniques can regulate inflammation, pain, anxiety, and sleep disorders

  • The impact of slow breathing exercises throughout the day 

  • Diaphragmatic breathing and guided imagery benefits

About Dr. Judy Lovas

Dr. Judy Lovas is dedicated to teaching relaxation skills for chronic conditions. Judy’s work is based on Psychoneuroimmunology (PNI), the science of mind-body connections.


She keeps up to date with the latest, cutting-edge studies that support diaphragmatic breathing, guided imagery, progressive muscle relaxation, and massage therapy for anxiety, depression, pain, sleep disorders, trauma, and inflammation.


Judy teaches at the Faculty of Medicine and Health, University of Sydney, Australian Association of Social Workers, and Nature Care College, and has produced online short courses and webinars. As an international speaker, Judy advocates relaxation therapy for medical and health professionals.

Where To Find Judy

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