Come to the calm of a well functioning brain.
Biofeedback is a general category for this science. Neurofeedback is in a category beneath biofeedback. Biofeedback monitors the skin temperature, blood pressure, heart rate, brainwaves and other body conditions. It helps to promote control over normally involuntary bodily processes through conditioning, also called operant conditioning and relaxation.
LENS neurofeedback does not require the participant to work with the monitor or screen. The practitioner works with the EEG system to help to get the brain into a more harmonious balance. It seems like it is simple, but it creates a rapid increase in the brain function. The treatments are only once a week. And it is inexpensive compared to other neurofeedback systems. Come and try out a new way of getting the brain to function in a clearer state, like the windows that I have been cleaning.
Here is some more wisdom from Scott Barry Kaufman in a Scientific American article. This man likes to do research to back up what he says. I like that, it is not just an idea but one that is looked into and taken apart.
In his research, he has found that the relationship between having a quiet mind and self-sacrificing self-enhancement are non-existent. In other words, we don't need to show up as appearing compassionate, we must be compassionate.
Here are the 4 categories to look into to see if you jumped the tracks. //\\
1. Sacrificing for others makes me the better person.
2. I try to show what a good person I am through my sacrifices.
3. I like to have friends who rely on me because it makes me feel important.
4. I feel important when others rely on me.
I can find myself in some of these statements. I have landed in the dirt face first because of them.
LENS neurofeedback helps to clear the mind of clutter. We begin to feel encouraged and able to face the world with a clearer mind. One that has loosened up and can skip the over the old obstacles.
Here is some more information from Scott Barry Kaufman and his article in Scientific American. His equation is, The quieter the ego=The stronger one's best self emerges.
This is the Quiet Ego Scale that he created.
1. I often pay attention when I am doing things.
2. I don't do jobs or tasks automatically, I am aware of what I am doing.
3. I don't rush through activities without being really attentive to them.
4. I feel a connection to all living things.
5. I feel a connection with strangers.
6. I feel a connection to people of other races.
7. Before criticizing somebody, I try to imagine how I would feel if I were in their place.
8. When I'm upset at someone, I usually try to put myself in his or her shoes for a while.
9. I try to look at everybody's side of a disagreement before I make a decision.
10. I find it easy to see things from another person's point of view.
11. For me, life has been a continuous process of learning , changing, and growth.
12. I think it is important to have new experiences that challenge how you think about yourself and the world.
13. I have the sense that I have developed a lot as a person over time.
14. When I think about it, I have really improved a lot as a person over the years.
If you found yourself nodding your head to these ideas, then you are working in the right direction. We all are working towards a more aware existence. This helps us to become more aware.
LENS neurofeedback can create an awareness. After treating myself yesterday, I could feel a new lightness and peace. Come and try it out.
I found an article in Scientific American by Scott Barry Kaufman.
Here is a brief overview of what he taught me.
If we have a quiet ego, one that is functioning and not shoved down, silenced, then there are 4 characteristics that we would be good to consider.
The first one is detached awareness. People with this quality have an engaged, non-defensive form of attention to the to the present moment. They try to see reality as clearly as possible. They have the ability to revisit thoughts and feelings that have already occurred and examine them more objectively and make adjustments that lead to further growth.
The second concept is the inclusive identity. When the ego is turned down in volume, then we have a balanced or more integrative interpretation of the self and others. This is being humble and getting to know the perspective of others and breaking down barriers. This is hard to maintain if we are in a conflict and your identity or core values are being challenged.
The third concept is perspective-taking. This is reflecting on others viewpoints. Understanding the perspective of others increases the realization of one's interdependence with others.
The fourth concept is growth mindedness. What is the long-term impact of your actions? Can you view the present moment as part of the ongoing life journey instead of a threat to one's self and existence?
LENS neurofeedback can help to make this journey of life easier to navigate. It is pain free and helps to smooth the rocks in the road.
I have been going through what I would consider a great deal of stress. Many things have been going in a direction that is difficult to manage. So I will be looking into the concepts of stress and anxiety. I hope that you enjoy the ride.
Here is a quote from Seneca. It is called an antidote to stress.
"It is likely that some troubles will befall us; but it is not a present fact. How often has the unexpected happened! How often has the expected never come to pass! And even though it is ordained to be, what does it avail to run out to meet your suffering? You will suffer soon enough, when it arrives; so look forward meanwhile to better things. What shall you gain by doing this? Time. There will be many happenings meanwhile which will serve to postpone, or end, or pass on to another person, the trials which are near or even in your very presence. A fire has opened the way to flight. Men have been let down softly by a catastrophe. Sometimes the sword has been checked even at the victim’s throat. Men have survived their own executioners. Even bad fortune is fickle. Perhaps it will come, perhaps not; in the meantime it is not. So look forward to better things."
LENS neurofeedback can help to get you into a better state of mind. It can help with stress. It does not hurt, we have done millions of these sessions and not one person has been hurt.
Here is a quote from Pythagoras who was considered a polymath. He lived between 570c to 495c. He was the father of numerical logic and geometry and so established scientic proof. He coined the word Philosopher, which means lover of wisdom.
"Life… may well be compared with these public Games for in the vast crowd assembled here some are attracted by the acquisition of gain, others are led on by the hopes and ambitions of fame and glory. But among them there are a few who have come to observe and to understand all that passes here.
It is the same with life. Some are influenced by the love of wealth while others are blindly led on by the mad fever for power and domination, but the finest type of man gives himself up to discovering the meaning and purpose of life itself. He seeks to uncover the secrets of nature. This is the man I call a philosopher for although no man is completely wise in all respects, he can love wisdom as the key to nature’s secrets.
Here is a quick run through the brain and the relationship to behavior. Please never try to diagnose anyone.
If there is damage to the brain stem (the area in the back of the head near the bony areas) there can be disorientation, frustration and anger. With damage to the limbic system, which is a little higher up, there can be explosive rage (PTSD) and problems with the other emotions and affect. When the temporal lobes, which are over the ears, is damaged then seizures can appear and a number of behavioral disorders. The frontal lobes, which is in the front part of the brain, can be easier to damage. This can result in a lack of emotional control decreased judgement, increased impulsiveness, irritability and aggression.
LENS neurofeedback can help with these problems, It is gentle and effective. Come to my open house on June 22 between 4 and 7 at 224 E. Willamette. I will teach you about this system.
Walking is good mood medicine. It enhances thinking, sharpens memory and safeguards brain health. All of the following points are scientifically proven.
Walking boosts your mood even when not expecting it. Just 12 minutes of walking can increase you joviality, vigor, attentiveness and self-confidence.
Walking enhances creativity, especially when your seeking a solution. According to a Stanford study there is a 60% increase in divergent thinking, which generates ideas by exploring many possible solutions.
Walking sparks connections between brain cells.
Walking improves working memory.
It yields the right rhythm for thinking and it also helps you to mainline nature.
We need to get out and enjoy this beautiful Colorado environment.
LENS neurofeedback brings the balance back into your life. Take a walk and come to see me.
There are several good writers that I have found on the internet. I hope that you enjoy this information.
This man I have quoted in the past. His name is Steven Kother. He works for Forbes. I like his approach to learning. Not always the easy way, but good.
The first step that he takes is called the 5 books of stupid. Read these books on a subject that you would like to learn. At first you will not understand all of the information. But you will build a scaffolding of information. This will help you to learn the concepts and words of this subject.
The second step is called, be the idiot. After you have read the books then you will be able to formulate intelligent questions. People love to talk about what they do. If you can't get to the top person, find the one next in line. Then leave your pride at the door. You will know that your on the right track when smart people routinely tell you that your asking good questions.
The third step is called, the gap. This is the wonderful place of frustration and curiosity. This is where even the people that know about the subject don't know the answers. This is the place where true learning takes place. I like this step.
The forth step is, always ask the question. When reporters work, they find three sources of information and call it good. This man keeps asking the questions, he usually finds a contradictory idea and then learns even more.
The fifth step is, find the narrative. First tell your information to someone that is ignorant and bored about the subject. If you can grab their attention then you know that you are on the right track. Next tell someone that knows about the subject and is not afraid to tell you that your wrong. When you can satisfy both camps then you know that your comfortable about the subject.
These concepts go back to the last author, learning about your ego and how to keep going forward.
LENS neurofeedback helps to create a good environment for the inquiry. Are you comfortable with learning about how you interact with the environment? This is a good tool for getting your brain and body functioning on a good level.
Here are the last 3 insights into how to understand this ego mechanism....
No one can degrade you----they degrade themselves. Ego is sensitive about slights, insults and not getting it's due. This is a waste of time. When you inflict these things on others your showing how much distaste you have for your own being. Know that what others trigger in you is just that, your triggers. No one can harm you without your permission.
Stop playing the image game---focus on a higher purpose. Do you want a life where the image of success is yours or do you what to focus on a higher purpose and get real results. The ego likes the image, being with the right people, higher pay check, etc. Be careful where this may lead you. Having a real tangible accomplishment helps with an authentic life.
Focus on the effort---not the results. If you can focus on only the effort that goes in and not the results, then you will be mastering your ego. Remembering Goethe's idea, "What matters to an active man is to do the right thing; whether the right thing comes to pass should not bother him."
LENS neurofeedback can correct the areas of our main fuse box, (the brain) that are not working correctly. It helps to get the main fuse box on and all the other lights on.
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.