Seasonal Affective Disorder SAD

September 27, 2012
Hosted by Leah Brenda Smith

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Episode Description

Seasonal Affective Disorder SAD was first systematically reported and named in the early 1980s by Norman E. Rosenthal, M.D., and his associates at the National Institute of Mental Health. SAD is a type of depression that is commonly thought to be related to the amount of daylight a person is exposed to. For most people it tends to be worse in the fall or winter and can bring on an extreme form of the "winter blahs." Some suffers experience symptoms in the late spring or early summer; and others experience symptoms at every season change. The definitive cause is unknown light exposure is a factor; it may also be linked to the body's internal clock, and to levels of melatonin in the body. The symptoms of SAD are commonly treated with light therapy, exercise, good nutrition, medication and other types of therapy. Tune in this week to discover more about Seasonal Affective Disorder, coping strategies, and treatment options.

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Come Back To Your Senses Radio is all about providing you with information and experiences to help you, decrease your stress and increase your sense of well-being. How you respond to your thoughts determines your reality. Learn how to use your mind and your natural instincts to create the life you want and discover new ways of appreciating life, yourself, and the people you love. Deep relaxation is strong medicine. Join Health and Wellness Specialist Leah Brenda Smith for down to earth conversations about navigating through the stresses of daily life. Learn easy-to-follow approaches to relaxation that anyone can practice within a few moments while at home, work or play. Call in with questions about what matters to you, and together we will take a common sense approach to restoring and maintaining your well-being while taking relaxation to a whole new level.

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Leah Brenda Smith

Leah Brenda Smith

Leah’s pursuit of consciousness began in 1972 at the Institute of Applied Metaphysics. She has studied, practiced, and taught various approaches to religion, philosophy, meditation, healing, movement, art and music.

Leah is a Reiki Master, and founder of The Divine Lineage of Reiki, and Bone Medicine. She is also certified in Coaching, Craniosacral Therapy, Channeling, Hypnosis, NLP, and Snoezelen. In addition Leah has experience treating many chronic conditions, abuse and addictions recovery, palliative care and bereavement support.

Concurrently, Leah has provided services to people with developmental and other disabilities including sign language interpreting, relaxation techniques, and opportunities to learn about and practice Jewish life.

Leah received the Who’s Who Outstanding Health & Wellness VIP of the year for 2012. She was recognized by the International Women’s Leadership Association for her contribution to Family, Career, and Community.

Leah has always held the vision of a peaceful world inhabited by a loving population; she continues to serve humanity as an international educator, practitioner, and spiritual life coach - in person, by phone, or via Skype.

What her clients are saying: “Leah provides practical information that is easy to apply.” “Leah’s 15 minute treatment gave me the same benefit as the best one hour treatment of any kind.” “Leah’s classes are a delightful expression of spirit.” The bottom line is, fabulous!

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