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Have you ever heard of the fight, flight or freeze reaction in the body? It is driven by what we call the sympathetic nervous system. This system is part of the autonomic nervous system. This is the involuntary system that directs the heart rate, blood pressure, pupil dilation, body temperature, sweating, and digestion. There are neurons in the brain that direct and control the skeletal muscle, cardiac muscle and gland secretion. This part of our system helps us to react without thinking about it. This is in response to a dangerous or stressful situation. The hormones also boost the body's alertness and heart rate. They send extra blood to the muscles, boost breathing, and sends oxygen to the brain. In addition, the hormones also send glucose to the blood stream. When all of this activity is ready to settle down, then the parasympathetic system kicks in. This system then calms things down and creates the rest and digest phase. This helps to create equilibrium in the system. Mental health conditions such as depression and anxiety can keep the sympathetic nervous system wide open. When too many stress hormones are circulating in the body, it can damage the blood vessels and increase blood pressure.
LENS neurofeedback can help to calm down this over-reaction to the stressors that we encounter in our lives. Give it a try.
Hello, my name is Dana Lee Collins M.A.,L.P.C. 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.