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Researchers at the University of Gresswald- Germany looked to the problem of stress. There have been many studies on mice, but we are different. The people from this University found a way of measuring cortisol in the brains of people who had been diagnosed with mental health problems in relation to people that had a more balanced way of dealing with stress. Most of the problems arise from the belief in your ability to conquer challenges. And this can lead to anxiety and worry that can seem out of control, if you are unable to cope.
What the researchers found was that people can become more alert to new outside factors if they have been under chronic stress. The researchers tested peoples ability to recall pictures and found that the people with higher cortisol, saw more false positives of pictures. Their over stimulated amygdala was in hyper drive. If there are constant shocks to the system, then our memory becomes hijacked. So we have poorer memory recall.
So constant stress can impair your mental health and ability to function in the world. Higher cortisol can decrease your ability to cope.
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How do we get through this life of ours? We work at our jobs (which I hope you love, if not find another way). We interact with others ( and also I hope in a meaningful way, if not find another way). However, how we love ourselves, does not depend on how others perceive us, what they feel, think. or say. I can see the guys rolling their eyes. We can love ourselves without the approval of our friends, boss or partner. In fact, if we do take care of ourselves, then others are interested in how we interact in the world.
Here are a few ways of finding a better core self. Do our values and actions meet? Are we telling the truth about how we are feeling? Are we talking about others, behind their backs, with negativity and judgement? Do we need to shine a light on our own behavior and negativity? In other words, what are you trying to hide? Most of the time when we find that others are not acting in a perfect way, we find the imperfections in ourselves. Can we find a way to love our imperfections that only make us more human?
I found a way to look at this life of mine. I work at looking at the good things and the mistakes that I made in the day and make a plan to work out the mistakes and shine a light on how I am good. I do this before I go to sleep. I usually sleep better.
I am working on finding friends that challenge and love me the way that I am. I want them to love me the way that I am, but are willing to show up and tell me how I can improve. This is done from the heart. I value these people like gold.
I also find ways to get some humor in the conversations that I have. I like to tease people about their perceived imperfections.
LENS neurofeedback helps the brain to function in a smooth good way. It helps the brain to heal. It can also help with body pain.
Here is some information from the University of Sussex. They worked with some computer programs and used two different scents, vanilla and lemon. The results were compiled into some interesting conclusions. The researchers found that the scent of lemon helped people to have a thinner image of themselves. They chose to look at images of thinner and more spiked images. When the participates were given vanilla they chose images of heavier and thicker images. This can help to lead to a more acceptable body image and improve self-esteem. This is especially important for women, they are judged by their appearance more than men. So ladies shine on with the glow of a lemon. Shall we find the lemon dance.
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I have been writing this blog for awhile. I like to do research and share what I have found. Anxiety seems to be tossed around a good deal these days. What is the root of this problem? I believe that we have been sending ourselves into a frenzy over so many small things. Do I look O.K. for women? For men am I performing at the top of the world? I just found some hints to use to help to calm things down.
Are we accumulating too much stuff? Do we have room for that 70 inch T.V. that we want to impress our friends with?
Can we step outside and enjoy the nature side of life. Are there flowers growing around were I live? Do I bring some indoors? Do I have plants to take care of?
Is there a dog hanging around to be petted?
Do I have soothing colors in my home? Are they kicking me around or are they reminding me of Kauai and the ocean.
Are my lights glaring at me? Or are they away from where I sleep? Many questions to ask..
LENS helps to calm down the over active brain. It helps to recenter and detox.
Here is some research that I find interesting. The people at the University of Copenhagen, with help from other computer science people looked at 3,5 million books. They researched the adjectives that were related to men and women. The research looked at books that were published between 1900 and 2008. They found that the words associated with women were related to physical appearance and the words that were related to men described behavior. The top words for women were sexy and beautiful. The top words for men were righteous, rational and brave. There were five times the amount of negative verbs related to women compared to men. This has a great deal of impact in the business world along with the social area. There is now some statistical basis for gender bias. I find it good to research what we need to understand to create a balanced world.
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What can we do with this stress level that wants to overwhelm us? Do I have enough money? Will I have enough for retirement? Do I want to keep living this way? What do you think about all of this level of high achievement? I want to jump off of the boat and take a swim. It is fun to splash around, especially if you can find some children.
I found an article in Neurosciencenews.com about humor. Some of the researchers are teaching people to find playfulness again. They are calling this humor training. Playfulness is considered the basis of humor. It can be a play with ideas. This includes a lack of embarrassment, enjoyment of being and not being afraid of being laughed at. This sounds like the ability to be childlike again. The stress levels were lowered along with better health, and the list goes on.
One of studies found that kindergarten teachers had more tolerance for playfulness from girls than the boys. Is this why we have more male comedians. I say send in the clowns!!!
LENS neurofeedback can help the brain to work better and so lighten up a little. There is a way to find peace without drugs..
I have been intrigued lately with information that I have found concerning children and play and Vitamin D. I read an article at getpocket.com called the play deficiency. The man who wrote the article is a environmental psychologist. He likes to study children and the affects of play. He makes a strong case for children and adolescents to have a great deal of time to work things out with play, without adult interference. They learn social skills and the areas that interest them through learning on their own. He interviewed people that had went through this process and found that they loved the work that they do.
I also watched Christopher Robin on Netflix. This is another way of looking at play from an adult standpoint and how it is important to have the down time so that creativity can flourish. I found it enjoyable.
I just found an article about Vitamin D deficiency and how it relates to mental health. The researchers from the University of Michigan studied children between the ages of 5 to 12. They used interviews and blood tests of 3,202 children. They went back and worked with the children 6 years later. They found that the children that had more aggressive behaviors as well as anxious and depressive conditions had a lack of Vitamin D. This leads to the thought that getting outside and in the sunshine is important.
LENS helps with the brains ability to function at a better level. If you include getting outside and playing on the list then we could see a good result.
The medication that is given to children for ADHD is called Methylphenidate, also called Ritalin or Concerta. This medication is given to 5.2 percent of the American population of children between the ages of 2 and 17.
A study from the University of Amsterdam had children and adults take the medication over a 16 week period. These were people that had not been on medications in the past. The study showed that the white matter in young boys was affected. White matter is the part of the brain that carries signals from one part of the brain to another. It also affects learning. This study also showed that the affects were age dependent, the adults were not affected by the medications in the white matter.
LENS works well with children. Their brains are still forming and have had less trauma then most adults. I have seen a significant change with children in a short amount of time, with in a couple of months. I would like to see children given the chance to change their brain patterns quickly without the use of medications. It will cost less in the long run, both financially and with brain function improving, emotionally and physically.
I have become interested in how I research different topics. There is a connection between the articles that I read, is it my interest or coincidence? I watched a short video by Bruce Lipton yesterday about his research regarding how we essentially program our brain. He believes (as I do) that we are programed between the ages of 0 to 7. This is when the brain is developing at a great speed. Our brains are still being programed at this age to believe anything that is being said to us. We Believe whatever is said. So if we are told that life is hard and that money is hard to come by, then that is what we believe. However, we can change this story by again repeating that we can be Happy or Content and that Life Will Bring Us What We Need. This is not woo- woo. It is science. My father used to tell me that, "I didn't have the brain that God gave a goose". I have since proven that Idea Wrong. He was probably told the same thing.
I just read an article about a study of a small amount of people that played a boring video game at the University of California. They put electrodes on the subjects brains and had them watch the resolution of a circle. They were told what area of the screen to watch. At first the visual area of the brain (that was being measured) fired up at a good rate. But then the rate calmed down, but still was processing the information. So we are still learning even though we know the process, the brain is still learning from the process.
LENS can help the brain to work at a optimum level. It helps the neurons to get connected.
We all crave it. That sugar rush.... It is actually linked to the part of the brain that is connected to other addictions, such as heroin or cocaine. It is hidden in many foods. White bread anyone? The average American eats 152 pounds of sugar a year. That means that we have to eat 44 teaspoons a day. Children consume an average of 34 teaspoons a day. I see it happen all of the time, people offering children sweets. We get them kicked off early with this problem or addiction, we could call it. The American Heart Association recommends no more than 6 teaspoons a day for women and children. (This can also be found in the juice that we consume.) Men get to have a little more, 9 teaspoons a day.
What happens when we eat starch, potatoes, corn, rice or other grains is that it is converted into sugar rather quickly. All of these variables add up to a great deal of weight gain and health issues. Personally I like grains so I need to watch how much I eat a day. I found that whole grain bread is better than whole wheat.
I have also found that fats are good. Did I say that? They help you to burn fat. Fats help you to feel full and they speed up the metabolism. This needs to be good fats, coconut oil, good olive oil or MCT. I have not tried the last one. These fats also help the brain to function at a better level.
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Hello, I am a psychotherapist that has been trained in the art of neurofeedback. This science helps to heal the brain of trauma. I am dedicated to helping people heal.