Bianca is an integrative health and wellness educator, yoga and mindfulness teacher, and social change entrepreneur. She is Founder of Be Integrative Wellness, an integrative health and wellness firm, yoga instructor, somatic experiencing practitioner-in-training and social change entrepreneur. Bianca's intention is to be in service to the fullness of the human potential.
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Life Discussion with Suzy Favor Hamilton, Olympic Runner, Author of "FAST GIRL", and Mental Health Advocate
Suzy Favor Hamilton, a three time United States Olympian, Author of New York Times Best Seller "Fast Girl: A Life Spent Running From Madness", and Mental Health Advocate, shares her personal story of her undiagnosed mental illness, what transpired in her life from this, and how she lives well today.
Effectively sharing bipolar disorder health information online: The CREST.BD Bipolar Wellness Centre experience
The Internet is a popular source of information amongst people with mood disorders. Research indicates that people with bipolar disorder (BD) are attracted to web-based delivery of self-management information – a cornerstone of effective healthcare. Whilst high-quality information on BD does exist on the Internet, there is a lack of research on how best to maximise patient engagement with credible websites once they have been developed.
"Normal" is the most overlooked manifestation of bipolar disorder, according to award-winning author and expert patient, John McManamy. It’s not enough to assume that once people get their bipolar under control they can simply navigate their way back to normal. Especially if no one has any concept what normal is supposed to look like. On one hand, those with bipolar may operate within a much wider bandwidth of "up" and "down" than the rest of the population.
Suzy Favor Hamilton, United States Olympic Runner, Author of New York Times Best Seller "Fast Girl", and Mental Health Advocate, talks about her life today and the importance of sharing her journey.
Regular video game play has rapidly escalated in recent years and has dramatically changed the landscape of childhood and adolescence. The average American youth spends over 5 1/2 hours per day interacting with screen media for entertainment and engages in extensive regular video game play. A significant body of scientific research reveals the effects of chronic video game play on parameters of psychological well being, including effects on academic achievement, sleep, and behavior.
Better Days - A Fresh Approach for Developing Effective Coping Methods with Craig Lewis and Dr. Jamie Marich
NOTE: Intro through 2:59, then skip to 11:04 for balance of presentation. Sorry for the inconvenience, we expereinced technical difficulties.
For many people with bipolar, it is depression that is the source of most of their difficulties. Considerable controversy has surrounded to the question of how to treat bipolar depression. New medications offer the hope of more effective treatment. In this talk I will review the literature on treatments of bipolar depression, both medication as well as other approaches, and integrate that information into our own clinical experience at the Gateway Psychiatric Mood Disorders Clinic in San Francisco.
Treatment options for bipolar depression in youths have been primarily studied in adults. Currently only one medication is approved by the FDA for use in bipolar depression in youths. However, there is a growing number of research on treatment options in youths with bipolar disorder. Despite this, there is still a huge gap in clinical trials performed on adults and children and as this webinar will show, extrapolating results of adult studies doesn’t necessarily translate to successful treatment options for youths.
Coping strategies for parents who have a child who is struggling with a mental, neurodevelopmental, or behavioural challenge. Topics to be discussed include self-care, self-compassion, creating your own support network, and lifestyle matters (nutrition, fitness, sleep, stress management, and making time for fun). This presentation is based on interviews with more than 50 parents who have walked this walk and who are eager to share their best advice with other parents.