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What is Rumination? We can all do this about some thing or another. It is thinking about something over and over, it is when the mind grabs on to something and keeps mulling it over and over. This usually creates a non-ending cycle of lack of benefit or real purpose. It is exhausting and stressful, a waste of time. Ruminating thoughts are about problematic or upsetting things. Your brain is in problem solving mode. This is normal and can help to get us into problem solving mode and solve life's dilemmas. However, if this system keeps going on and on, it can lead to problems. This is one of the biggest predictors of anxiety and depression and OCD.
So what is the answer? When we keep ignoring the problems, the whole system will keep on getting louder. So how about stepping back and using some introspection. This is exploring something consciously. Learning to self-distance, step back and view yourself and your problem objectively. Research has found that when you do look at your problem from another perspective you become better at being calm and detached. Try to visualize that you are an observer of yourself and your dilemma. One other technique is to use your name and not the pronoun "I".
LENS neurofeedback can help you to balance out your brainwaves to become more centered when the stress sets in.
Have you ever wanted to do it, hit someone, ram their car, say things that You Thought were to hard to keep in? I have! Here is some information about the brain (my new love story) and that reactionary part of it.
We have ingrained in our brain (amygdala) the "eye for an eye" reactionary process. Yes that idiot cut in front of me and I want to track him down. It's not fair what that person did or said to me. Our amygdala is trained to go into Socking "Em Mode. It's just a part of us that works in this way. This can create systemic turmoil. Because the amygdala is activated, this means that we are ready for a threat of attack. What happens when this is activated? We don't sleep, there is non-stop rumination, irritability, hyper-arousal, and distractability that often keeps us from functioning our best. As Confucius said, "Before you embark on a journey of revenge, dig two graves"
So how do we get past this influence? It takes a behavioral step of finding a personally gratifying and socially constructive. So let's Show 'Em instead of sock 'em. As the Buddha spoke to this conflicted emotion, "Anger will never disappear so long as thoughts of resentment are cherished in the mind. Anger will disappear just as soon as thoughts of resentment are forgotten.". But how about If we learn to turn the other cheek and build something meaningful, to ourselves and others.
Scientists at the Centre for Human Brain Health used brain decoding techniques to understand how the brain retracts memories. The researchers were able to track when the persons brain was retrieving a memory and when in time a unique memory is being reactivated in the brain. An example would be retrieving a visual object. The brain focuses on the core meaning and then recalls the details. However, when the brain first encounters an object it picks out the visual details and then comes the information about the object. To add to the mix, our memories are also reconstructed and biased representations of what we already know and see. So the memory becomes clouded the more that we try to retrieve it. The outcome of some of these studies will help with eye witnesses in court. How people with PTSD remember a situation. There is still much to be learned about this fabulous brain of ours.
LENS neurofeedback helps with the function of the brain. It helps to improve the areas that have become inflexible. Give it a try.
I like to research the internet for information about life and how we can improve this existence of ours. This is my passion, my internal drive. I found a man on the internet by the name of Darius Foroux. He is a good writer and thinker. His website is dariusforoux.com.
Here is a little synopsis of one of his articles. It is about cognitive biases. Cognitive biases are systematic thinking errors that impacts judgments and therefore decision making. There are 106 of these cognitive errors. Let's look at a few.
One of these errors is "thinking that life "happens" to you". The is called attentional bias. This bias states that our perceptions determine our actions and decisions, which make up our lives. If you have negative thoughts then you will have a negative perception of life. We can help ourselves with this error if we are interested in what we read, watch, how we communicate, Know what influences you.
Another cognitive error is, "thinking that your mind can be trusted". This error is called confirmation bias. If you believe in something, you keep looking for information, signs or other people to match your perceptions. It is difficult to find that your "not wrong". Even if we are not a scientist (who have their preconceptions also) we need to be able to examine the way we think. Be pragmatic and neutral about the way that you think.
LENS neurofeedback is a good way to start untangling the neurons to create a better perspective of life.
A poet is somebody who feels, and who expresses his feelings through words.
This may sound easy. It isn’t.
A lot of people think or believe or know they feel — but that’s thinking or believing or knowing; not feeling. And poetry is feeling — not knowing or believing or thinking.
Almost anybody can learn to think or believe or know, but not a single human being can be taught to feel. Why? Because whenever you think or you believe or you know, you’re a lot of other people: but the moment you feel, you’re nobody-but-yourself.
To be nobody-but-yourself — in a world which is doing its best, night and day, to make you everybody else — means to fight the hardest battle which any human being can fight; and never stop fighting.
I had a client come in my office this last week. She has been coming for treatments for several months. She is in a very stressful job. I was concerned that what we were doing was hitting a dead-end. Sometimes I have a difficult job of getting more than a little response. She sat down and essentially told me that she was doing great. She was now able to express her emotions appropriately, instead of pushing them to the side. This was a eye opener for me. LENS works!!!!!
Scientists are coming up with some hypotheses about people and how they plan for the future. Some of the research centers on how we view our future selves. Do we see that future self as a stranger, someone that is distinctly different than our current self? If you view your future self as distinctly different, then the more likely you are to put off tasks, like saving for retirement, exercising, eating better.
Here are a few tricks that we can use to make our future better. #1. Don't think of the future self as an other me, our beast of burden. We tend to think that our future self will have more time next week, or that He, She will not be as busy or tired or crave those chocolate chip cookies.
#2 People who feel closer to their future selves have more savings. We change so much over the years, without the concept of who we will be in the future. We need to identify that this is the same person, just an older version that will need money and possibly to be cared for.
#3 There are some picture apps that you can get that will age your face. This could possibly bring you to realize that you really do look like your mother or father. Will it bring you to looking at yourself as an aged person or just look like a wrinkled version of the current self. Hummm
I believe that a great deal of this is genetically conditioned. Did your parents save for retirement? Did they teach you the importance of this technique? Do you plan on winning the lottery? So many different factors, and time marches on.
LENS will clear the way so that you become more aware of what your life and environment is about. Give it a try.
What is the microbiome? It is the trillions of bacteria that are flowing around in our brains and bodies and scientists are researching how they interact. They are researching how the microbiome links to; Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, depression, schizophrenia, autism and other conditions. They have been focused on mice that are raised in a germ free environment. They introduce different substances to see how the mice will progress. They have been interested in how a mouse will interact with the environment when they are given different substances that will mirror different conditions. The amygdala has been researched to see how it is connecting to the different brain areas in relationship to the body functions. We can thank John Cryan from the University of Cork in Ireland who introduced this subject to neuroscientists in 2014. He opened a door that was not accepted at that time.
LENS neurofeedback will help the brain to function at a better level. Come and give it a try. I have a meetup on Tuesday evenings in Colorado Springs ,CO. The address is 224 E. Willamette from 5 to 7 pm.
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.