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Updates to Service Delivery by Heartland RADAC due to COVID - 19

 

It is the intention of Heartland RADAC to continue serving clients to the best of our ability, while adhering to the restrictions of the Statewide Stay at Home Order No 20-16, issued by Governor Kelly, which went into effect on March 30, 2020.   https://governor.kansas.gov/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/EO20-16.pdf

In order to continue providing services, Heartland RADAC has made a few adjustments to allow us to continue working with clients by phone and telemed/video, while maintaining the social distancing requirements due to COVID – 19.   

All Assessments, Case Management, Peer/Recovery Coaching and Treatment will be performed via phone and/or video depending on the technology available. 

When you call in to the agency main number, our schedulers will ask you a series of questions to make sure you have the ability to complete an assessment.  Once scheduled,  our staff will assist you in getting connected to you based on your responses to the following questions.   

Questions re: technology will include: 

1) Do you have the ability to download an app on your computer or phone? 

2) If yes – are you willing to download the app needed to complete a service via video. 

3) Do you have an email? Are you currently able to retrieve emails? 

4) What is your contact number we can reach you? 

5) Is there an identified Voicemail, where we can leave a confidential message? 

Please call us at 913-789-0951 or 1-800-281-0029 to schedule an assessment.

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Meditation and How It Can Improve Your Life

Meditation and How It Can Improve Your Life

Many of us have likely heard of meditation before. The technique is deep mental reflection used for relaxation, heightened energy and developed well-being. Meditation has existed for centuries, but just recently researchers have begun to understand its benefits.

What used to be considered a foreign and unreliable exercise has now grown in popularity to impact all of society—Oprah, NFL players and even the U.S. Marine Corps have tried it. 

The truth: Meditation is powerful. If you’re still unsure whether or not the practice is worth trying, check out these top benefits of meditation and consider how they can help improve your life.

 

Mental Merit

  • Decreased levels of anxiety. 
  • Improved processing of information.
  • Preserved brain matter during the aging process.
  • Heightened concentration ability.
  • Stronger memory retention and recall.
  • Better problem-solving and decision-making abilities.
  • Increased clarity and peace of mind.

 

Physical Fitness

  • Strengthened immune system.
  • Lowered blood pressure.
  • Heightened energy levels through an inner source of energy.
  • Decreased tension-related pains, such as headaches, muscle and joint problems.
  • Improved breathing and heart rates.
  • Slowed aging process.
  • Lessened premenstrual and menopausal pain.

 

Emotional Excellence

  • Increased serotonin production for improved mood.
  • Expanded levels of optimism and awareness.
  • Improved emotional steadiness and harmony.
  • Enhanced self-esteem and self-acceptance.
  • Decreased levels of depression.
  • Heightened resilience against pain and adversity.
  • Prevented self-destructive emotional activities, such as eating or smoking.

 

When it comes to meditation, these benefits are just the beginning. The practice has been shown to drastically improve quality of life, and studies are increasingly researching it.

Try it out for yourself by taking a short time each day in the morning or evening to practice deep breathing, quiet mental activity and self-reflection. Let your thoughts go without having to react to them. Once meditation becomes a part of your daily routine, you’ll see its benefits become a regular part of your life. 

So next time you’re feeling stressed out, physically exhausted or emotionally deprived, try meditating for a little while. You may be surprised at just how great you’ll feel.