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What is Negative Energy and How to Combat It!

Eliminate all types of negative energy from your life

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Meditation and relaxation techniques can combat negative energy. Source: Pixabay
  • The first and foremost step to minimize negativity is to acknowledge its presence
  • Negative thoughts must be replaced with positive ones
  • We must not let negative energy take control of our lives 

New Delhi, July 19, 2017: Negative energy can take the form of a feeling or a thought that can make us feel that we can’t break free and we’re in a fix. When we say ‘soul’ is an energy then it can be said that the thoughts we create, be it positive or negative- has certain energy or life. One of the factors that contribute to negative energy is fear- this includes both conscious and unconscious fear. This article of health and healthy thoughts will guide you to learn how to identify it, when it makes an attempt to intrude your life and how to beat it by strengthening your thoughts.

One shouldn’t permit any of the following 6 negative energies to obstruct one’s life:

STRESS AND ANXIETY
A strong correlation exists between mental health and stress. If the negative energy of anxiety is allowed to control one’s life, it will hold them back from achieving various things in life. The most troublesome problem is the tendency to ignore anxiety symptoms and pushing them aside. It will only increase the negative energy present in your life in the long run. Most adults do have some amount of stress present in their life and this spreads negative energy even more.

Fortunately, there are ways to relieve such problems using relaxation exercice and techniques. It is hard to overcome stress, nervousness, and fear, but they can be worked upon with the help of a therapist who can teach us how to control of one’s emotions.

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BAD MOODS AND DEPRESSION
Having depressive moods constantly has an adverse effect on your physical and mental well-being. Bad moods can actually intervene your ability to think in a clear manner. It is essential to face your emotions as it can help you identify when you are feeling depressed and comprehend how to control it. First and foremost, take out a couple of minutes for breathing and reflecting. Breathing exercises and meditation will calm your mind down and body and will stop you from burying down your feelings. Pinpoint the cause of negativity, and take an appropriate action.

RELATIONSHIP PROBLEMS
People that do not make an effort to minimize the negative energy surrounding them suffer problems in maintaining lasting relationships. Socializing with other people may feel tiring when you are constantly in a bad mood. When you think you are being dominated by negative energy, take out some time for yourself. Additionally, you can also tell a trustworthy friend about what your problem is. Good and meaningful communication, as well as active listening, are some of the ways to get rid of it.

CONSTANT COMPLAINING
It has been told to us that complaining cannot solve the situation in any way. Despite this, most of the people complain constantly to tackle negative energy. Rather, it becomes a hurdle to overcome the situation and invites toxic energy. A person who complains about mostly everything will eventually push away their loved ones.
If you are angry and upset about a situation, minimize complaining, stop overthinking and focus on remaining positive.

DRAINING ENVIRONMENT
These can be easily identified, as this occurs when you arrive at a certain place and you start to feel low, drained, irritated or tired. This can be due to negative vibes that you feel from this space, for instance, your work place, or your own house. When you find yourself in these negative spaces, close your eyes and take a deep breath. Identify what is causing the negativity in this space, and work to remove it.

PHYSICAL AILMENTS
There are various bodily reactions to negativity, such as lack of sleep, muscle pains, and headaches caused by tension. It might make you feel nervous, frustrated, or sad. Practicing relaxation techniques, doing something that you find enjoyable, and reducing stress will relieve you from this negative energy to some extent. Taking care of your body in a proper manner by exercising regularly and following a good diet will also help eliminate the negative energy get you in any physical manner.

CLEARING NEGATIVE ENERGY
It might not be easy to eliminate negative energy from your life. You can clear out negative energy by first taking responsibility for your feelings, and not blaming someone else.
Next, learn to replace negative thoughts with positive ones. This will take practice, efforts, dedication and requires you to make the choice that you want to minimize negative energy daily. Gain the courage to acknowledge that you create your life experience.
Nobody wants negative energy to pervade their lives, yet many of us permit it. Incorporating some changes within will enable us to quickly see positive changes in our lives.

-prepared by Harsimran Kaur of NewsGram. Twitter @Hkaur1025

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Remove negativity and welcome positivity to your home with these simple Vastu tips

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Vastu tips for home. Pixabay

New Delhi, September 9, 2017: Comfort, warmth, beauty what could possibly be holier than home? Your home plays a role in your life, bigger than you think. It affects you in ways, and to an extent, you might have a hard time believing. Do we then not owe our homes, a favor of letting it keep its holiness intact? Of course we do, but the good news is, we do not need to work our heads off to give this little present to our homes, in fact, a little effort and a little knowledge is all it takes. And the best part about the deal is, in the process of helping your home, you help yourself, majorly.

Here are the few steps one can take, according to Vastu Shastra, to gift to their homes and ultimately themselves, positivity, serenity, and ‘good vibes only!’.

Vastu Tips For Home To Bring Positive Energy:

  • Mirrors in bedroom: If you have mirrors in the bedroom of your house, it’s high time you switch its place. If you have a wardrobe mirror or a dressing table, that you can probably not shift, make sure you cover it with a curtain or some other cloth while sleeping. Also, keep it at a maximum distance from the bed. Vastu says, It leads to bad health and dissonance in the family.

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Mirror should not be there in the bedroom:Vastu tips. Pixabay

Vastu tips for home

Lemon to the rescue: Lemon keeps evil away, therefore one must keep it in a glass of water and place the glass in one of the main areas of the home. Make sure the water is changed every week.

Vastu tips suggest lemon in water
Lemon in water: Vastu tips. Pixabay

Vastu tips for home

  • Lighten the rooms with lamps and Diyas: Darkness is widely believed to symbolize negativity. To shoo this negativity away, one must light lamps, diyas and incense everyday at home, in the morning and the evening.

lamps and diyas: Vastu tips
Lighten the room with lamps and diyas: Vastu tips. Pixabay

Vastu tips for home

  • Position of the kitchen: The kitchen, according to Vastu, must be placed in the south-east corner of the house. However, if it is impossible to place the kitchen in this direction, north-west corner is the second best option one can go for.

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Position of the kitchen:Vastu tips. Pixabay

Vastu tips for home

  • Remove all medicines from the kitchen: Kitchen is the last place you should keep your medicines, in fact, not even that. You can remove the negativity from your kitchen simply by removing these medicines. The logic behind is that the kitchen represents health and happiness, medicines, on the other hand, represent the contrary.

Vastu suggests no medicine should be there in kitchen
Medicine in kitchen: Vastu tips. Pixabay

Vastu tips for home

  • Say YES! to meditation: if you really wish to clean your surroundings, start by cleaning your mind. Say hello to positive thoughts to befriend positive vibes. Wondering how you can shake hands with positive thoughts, and what would the experience be like? meditation awaits you!

Meditation is good, Vastu tips
Meditation: Vastu tips. Pixabay

Vastu tips for home

  • Swastik: The holy symbol of Swastik is auspicious to use in the house. The symbol of Swastik depicts wealth and prosperity. Drawing symbols of Swastik and OM at the entry of your house, prevents the evil from stepping in.

Vastu tips related to Swastik
Swastik: Vastu tips. Wikimedia

Vastu tips for home

  • Welcome Wind Chimes in your house: The music that the tinkling of these bells produce, breaks patterns of the negative energy, letting positive energy to pervade instead.

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Wind chimes: Vastu tips. Pixabay

Vastu tips for home

  • Salt absorbs Negative energy: A healer that it is often called, it does its job well. When negativity breathes into life, it works as a superhero by resisting the negative force, making positivity win the battle.

Also read: Correct Mirror Positioning Brings Happiness in Life- Here are Some Tips for doing it Rightly

Salt absorbs negative energy: Vastu tips
Salt: Vastu tips. Pixabay

Vastu tips for home

  • Holy water: You can keep the holy water, Ganga jal, in the dark, rarely used corners of your house, in order to keep the positivity flowing in. Mere presence of the holy water, according to Vastu, works wonders.

Holy water or Ganga jail: Vastu tips
Holy water: Vastu tips. Pixabay

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-prepared by Samiksha Goel of NewsGram. Twitter @goel_samiksha

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Simple Therapy Proves to be Effective in Helping Women against Gender-Based Violence: Study

It is estimated that more than a third of women around the world have been exposed to such violence

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Women gather at a clinic at Dagahaley camp in Dadaab in Kenya's northeastern province, June 8, 2009. VOA
  • An intervention based on cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) was more effective than traditional therapy in helping women struggling with gender-based violence
  • WHO will begin distributing the treatment more broadly to areas with little mental health infrastructure
  • cognitive behavioral therapists work to reveal thoughts and behaviors that currently contribute to a patient’s troubles

US, August 17, 2017: An intervention based on cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) was found to be more effective than traditional therapy in helping women struggling with depression or anxiety after experiencing gender-based violence, research shows. It is estimated that more than a third of women around the world have been exposed to such violence, which includes rape, sexual assault, and intimate partner violence.

The intervention, developed by the World Health Organization (WHO) to help anyone facing adversity, had already been proven effective for Pakistanis struggling emotionally after exposure to terrorism.

Psychologist Richard Bryant at the University of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia, developed the program with colleagues there and others from WHO and the World Vision Institute. To test its effectiveness, 421 women in Nairobi, Kenya, were treated with either five sessions of the CBT program administered by a lay health care worker or were referred to area health care centers for standard treatment administered by nurses.

The nurses had four more years of education than the lay workers, who had no previous experience with mental health care. A program simple enough for lay volunteers to administer is important in areas with little mental health infrastructure.

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Reducing symptoms

The study, published Tuesday in PLOS Medicine, found that women who received the CBT treatment showed 20 percent fewer anxious and depressive symptoms five weeks after the end of treatment than the control group, and 45 percent fewer than they did before treatment. Following this work, WHO will begin distributing the treatment more broadly to areas with little mental health infrastructure.

“The vast majority of people in the world don’t get access to evidence-based care for mental health problems,” Bryant told VOA. “So there really is, from a global mental health perspective, an urgent need to have a different way of thinking about how we deliver care. And we can’t be relying on specialists. We can’t be relying on lengthy sessions, lengthy treatment durations. We can’t be relying on systems that require long trainings to upskill people.”

CBT was developed in the 1970s. Unlike psychoanalysis, which aims to reveal the historical, root causes for a patient’s problems, cognitive behavioral therapists work to reveal thoughts and behaviors that currently contribute to a patient’s troubles.

Bryant said this particular intervention was designed to be as easy to administer as possible and focuses on changing behavior. The WHO treatment coaches patients to be active, engage in social networks, and problem solve. Bryant said much of the cognitive side of CBT was left out, not only to make it easier to train practitioners but also to make the intervention shorter. That allows treating more people with less money. Traveling to treatment can be expensive and dangerous in many places, and missing work is costly, so a treatment that requires fewer sessions is beneficial to patients.

Avoiding stigma

One challenge in helping people who have been exposed to gender-based violence is finding them. Rape and abuse carry a heavy stigma, and it can be dangerous for women to speak out.

Consequently, the program wasn’t advertised as being about gender-based violence. Researchers instead looked for women experiencing anxiety and depression. However, during treatment, they found that four out of five participants had experienced some form of gender-based violence — most often from an intimate partner.

“Really, I think what this tells us is that when you go to many of these settings where we know that gender-based violence and other forms of violence are so prevalent, you can actually assist these people — alleviate many of their mental health problems in an effective way — without actually creating the problems of identifying them and exacerbating the social stigma,” Bryant said.

Since the completion of the study in 2015, 1,400 volunteer counselors in Kenya have been trained in CBT, and 3,500 women have received the treatment.

Researchers in Australia have been leaders in CBT, Bryant said. In the early 2000s, researchers at Australian National University developed MoodGYM, free software that allows anyone with an internet connection to receive online CBT treatment at any time.

Numerous studies have shown that patients who complete internet-delivered CBT fare as well as those who receive treatment in person. However, those self-administering CBT without external encouragement are much less likely to complete a full course of treatment. (VOA)

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How the verdict of Michelle Carter, the woman who urged her boyfriend to kill himself spawned legal debates across the United States

The case against Carter became something of an unusual experiment for the American judicial system, which has never witnessed anything like this before

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Michelle Carter. Wikimedia
  • Michelle Carter has been sentenced to two and a half year term in a Massachusetts jail on Thursday 
  • Carter was charged with involuntary manslaughter for sending Conrad Roy, her boyfriend, text messages that encouraged him to kill himself
  • Carter’s case has spawned legal debates across the United States 

New Delhi, August 5, 2017: Michelle Carter, the young woman convicted of involuntary manslaughter, has been sentenced to a two and a half year term including 15 months in prison in a Massachusetts jail on Thursday for urging her boyfriend, Conrad Roy III, to commit suicide through text messages in 2014.

The case against Carter became something of an unusual experiment for the American judicial system, which has never witnessed anything like this before.

Carter, now 20, was charged over the 2014 death of 18 year old Conrad Roy III, who she called her boyfriend. The police found Roy dead of carbon monoxide poisoning in his truck, in a Kmart parking lot in Fairhaven, Massachusetts. His death was first deemed as suicide, but the US court decided that Carter was to blame.

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Roy was depressed for long, but it was in the summer of 2014, that he started sending Carter messages about his plans to kill himself. Carter, in the beginning, suggested him to take help, however, she later started bombarding him with dozens of text messages sending him encouraging texts to kill himself.

“Don’t be scared. You already made this decision and if you don’t do it tonight you’re gonna be thinking about it all the time and stuff all the rest of your life and be miserable,” Carter wrote in one text.

“It’s OK to be scared and it’s normal. I mean, you’re about to die,” she wrote in another.

If she had a clear intention for why she did this, or it was the mental issues she was facing that made her do something like that is uncertain. However, different parties have different opinions concerning the same.

Prosecutors believed that Carter wanted to play the role of the “grieving girlfriend” in order to receive the public’s sympathy.

Also read: Russian roulette took Indian American teenager’s life in Texas.

Carter, at the time she was texting Roy, struggled with body image issues and was on medicines for depression and anxiety. “She was enmeshed in a delusional system,” psychiatrist Peter R. Breggin told The New York Times.

‘I don’t want to say any more about her beyond that she doesn’t have a conscience,’ Lynn Roy, mother of Conrad Roy told Daily Mail.

In the coming months, when the police started investigating Roy’s death, the involvement of Carter became evident by the conversations she had with Conrad through text messages, which made it apparent that she encouraged him to take his life. On July 12, 2015, A Massachusetts judge charged Carter with involuntary manslaughter for the same.

“Knowing that Mr. Roy is in the truck, knowing the condition of the truck, knowing or at least having a state of mind that 15 minutes would pass, Ms. Carter takes no action,” Judge Lawrence Moniz said to the court.

Carter’s case has surprised many legal experts, spawning legal debates across the United States, in fact, the world. Many of them felt that Carter’s distance from Roy at the time of death would help bring forth a not-guilty ruling. But this decision is, indeed, important to establish precedent in future cases of people telling others to kill themselves.

“This court must and has balanced between rehabilitation, the promise that rehabilitation would work and a punishment for the actions that have occurred,” said Bristol County Juvenile Court Judge Lawrence Moniz.

-prepared by Samiksha Goel of NewsGram. Twitter @goel_samiksha