Come to the calm of a well functioning brain.
There are people that do not think that there is a way out of their current situation. If you know of these people, please be able to lend an ear. Even if they have done things that are very wrong in your eyes, please reach out to help. Or find a way of getting them help.
Here are the 7 warning signs of suicide. It is not worth it to take your life.
1. Talking about wanting to die.
2. Looking for a way to kill oneself.
3. Feeling hopeless or having no purpose.*
4. Talking about being a burden to others.
5. Increasing the use of alcohol or drugs.
6. Acting anxious, agitated or recklessly.
7. Sleeping to little or too much.
8. Withdrawing or feeling isolated.
9. Showing rage or seeking revenge.
10. Displaying extreme mood swings.
Be Safe!!! Find a way out!!!
LENS neurofeedback can help to get the brain working in a smoother, calmer manner.
The garden of love is green without limit and yields many fruits other than sorrow or joy. Love is beyond either condition: without spring, without autumn, it is always fresh.
Out beyond ideas of right doing and wrongdoing, there is a field. I'll meet you there.
Our sense of taste is the most unusual of all of the senses. The taste buds actually replace themselves. The rest of the senses are unable to do this. The sense of taste even comes back after it has been assaulted with chemotherapy.
The french researcher, Olivia Petit, from the University of INSEEC Business School in Bordeaux, France has taken this sense of taste and looked into it. She does not believe that it has to involve self-control by ignoring all of those sensory delights around us. So learning to integrate the sensation of eating should be what drives us.
One of the strategies that she uses is to SAVOR THE FOOD THAT YOU EAT!!! If you take a sip of orangeade and hold it in your mouth, you will drink a third less. What happens in the mouth doesn't stay in the mouth, it signals the rest of the body what is going to come on down.
Imagination can help too. If you picture yourself eating a whole bunch of M&M's then you will be satisfied with just eating a few, this will satisfy the craving. People eat more food when they are served larger portions. But if you imagine eating the food in detail then you will have a more sensory experience of the food. So less is eaten. If we become more aware of the color and the crunchiness of the food and how it affects our taste then good things can happen. These ideas even apply to eating what we would consider bad foods.
LENS neurofeedback will bring a greater sense of awareness. It will help with multiple levels of sensory awareness.
The United States has had a tough crime policy for the last 50 years. With sayings such as, "Do the crime, do the time". We now have huge prison populations and one of the highest incarceration rates in the world. And add in the, "War on Drugs" and we have a soup of problems. There are three ideas behind this system. One is retribution, this is tough sentences for the crimes. The second one is keeping people in jail to keep the crime from happening. The third is called deference, the punishment will deter an offender.
We have spent 1 trillion dollars on tough crime policies. We have also spent 1 trillion on the war on drugs.
We have 70% of the offenders returning to prison within the next 5 years. Of this population 60% have mental health problems and 80% have substance abuse problems. Add on to this that 50% to 60% have had a traumatic brain injury and the soup gets thicker. The thinking processes and some of the underdeveloped brains of this population, keep the mill running.
There is limited help in the prison system to address these problems. The addictions added on to the thinking problems and trauma and poverty, This system needs some help.
LENS neurofeedback helps to keep the brain working at a good level. Keeping the brain healthy is important.
Linda Pastan, 1932
You tell me to live each day
as if it were my last. This is in the kitchen
where before coffee I complain
of the day ahead—that obstacle race
of minutes and hours,
grocery stores and doctors.
But why the last? I ask. Why not
live each day as if it were the first--
all raw astonishment, Eve rubbing
her eyes awake that first morning,
the sun coming up
like an ingénue in the east?
You grind the coffee
with the small roar of a mind
trying to clear itself. I set
the table, glance out the window
where dew has baptized every
We are made up of 57% of microbiome. What is this stuff? It doesn't sound very nice. These are the microbes that live on and around us. They can affect our physical and emotional health. When we think of the microbes in our gut, we can think about how we feel when we are about to take an exam or go to a job interview.
Researchers are looking into what they are calling mood microbes or psychobiotics to improve mental health.
It started in Japan at the Kyushu University. They put some mice in a germ free environment, with no microbes. These mice pumped out twice the amount of stress hormones than what their twins made.
The researchers are looking into how this can happen. They have connected some of the activity to the vagus nerve that connects the brain to the stomach. There are also bacteria that break down the food we eat into fatty acids. Some of the activity can be linked to the immune response. And we have gut bugs that break down the genetic code.
The researchers are looking into how this can be connected to allergies, obesity, inflammatory disease, Parkinsons, depression, and autism.
Again we need to look into what we eat. Don't forget the fiber, vegetables and fruit.
LENS neurofeedback helps to balance out the brain environment. Good food helps. Try it, it is a painless, easy method to better mental and physical health.
Jealousy can be complex on the emotional stage. It can include fear of abandonment or other fears, rage, (don't smash the china, catch yourself in midair) to humiliation. If we look into this emotion, the person perceives a threat to a valued relationship. The threat can be real or perceived. It can include a romantic relationship, between siblings for a parents attention, or friendships. It can be a wake up call, this relationship is important and it feels like it is threatened. So knowing this, step back look at what is important. If you get into the reaction mode, then step back again. This is the lower part of the brain working and it just knows reaction not higher thinking.
When envy gets on the scene, then there is the idea of, "I want what you have". This is usually between two people. Watch this also, it is usually a pattern that was created from sometime in the past. Why do I want what you have? My hands are full with what I need to do, and I still want this?
LENS neurofeedback can help to reach down into these areas and calm the reaction. Why do I want and need such destructive emotions. Envy and Jealousy are destructive.
The future is asking our children to be creative. The organization, Partnership for the 21st Century Skills asked a collection of 250 researchers at 60 different institutions what was the most important attribute for the future...creativity. There was also a global survey by IBM of 1500 top executives in 60 countries...creativity. We do not know how to train people to have creativity but we can find the places in the brain where it occurs
We know that there is a temporary deactivation of the prefrontal cortex, this is where higher thinking happens. We also know that the dorsalateral prefrontal cortex is offline. This is the area that holds on to doubt or where the inner critical lives. (Any surgeons around that can help with this?) We also know that the brain is flooded with the neurotransmitters that make us feel good. The brain also is able to make time slow down or speed up and performance is enhanced. There is a flow between alpha and theta and beta waves. This is called a flow state. The flow state is the optimal state of consciousness where we feel our best and perform our best. Our concentration is laser-focused. Everything else falls away. Action and awareness merge, our sense of self and self consciousness disappear.
I have had this flow state occur with LENS neurofeedback. It is wonderful.
Here is a quote by a man that has become an icon of intelligence...
Everything is energy and that's all there is too it. Match the frequency of the reality you want and you cannot help but get that reality. It can be no other way. This is not philosophy. This is physics. Albert Einstein
It is time to tell a story. I had a man come to my office, a very intelligent man. He was so stressed out that he could hardly fill out the paperwork. I thought that he was going to leave. I helped him fill out the paperwork and we continued with the LENS treatment. After the treatment was finished, he stood up and said, "This is like cool calm water". This was the right treatment for him. We were able to match the frequency with the problem in his brain and made it more flexible. He has continued to work with LENS and has had significant improvement. LENS neruofeedback works.
How many of us get out of this life alive? The statics are in, 100 percent of us die. So at some time in our lives, someone important is going to leave our lives. I feel the need to educate people, so few know how to talk or approach a person that has lost a love one.
Here are some of the things that I have seen and felt...
"I'm sorry for your loss". To the grieving person this tells them that this person is not able to be sincere. They are just using clique phrases to get by. When someone is in the grieving stage, which can take a long time, for some, for others a shorter amount of time, they need people to be realistic with them. They are raw, they need human connection. Knowing that someone cares enough to stop in their busy life and just take the time to try and understand is fundamentally important. (Unless you are at the funeral, then try to say something different, something that relates. Or just say nothing. The person is totally over whelmed with the whole event.)
Do not bring your own experiences into the situation.
Do not say, "How are you doing", unless you really mean it. The grieving person can tell the difference. If you are asking just to look good and then go tell your friends what the response was, this is not good.
Cook something yummy and bring it to the house after the first couple of weeks. They will need your support at that time more than when there is the on rush of people and relatives. (Relatives can be a whole different story!)
Tell them that you feel uncomfortable. Be realistic, try to listen and support.
Don't do what you think needs to be done. Ask if you can help and make a point of doing it. However, if there is something that needs to be done, point it out and then get permission to help.
Don't tell them to call, more than likely they will not do it. They are in a low place, call them. Again, stop by, but call first.
These are a few pointers.
LENS neurofeedback can help to get the light back into the situation.
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.