Come to the calm of a well functioning brain.
I did some research and was looking for the positive words in our vocabulary. Then I realized that we would not have the positive emotions, unless we had the negative emotions. We would be nothing but a lump of mud, or something. To be a genuine person I need all of these emotions. Even if they drag me into the mud person side of things.
Have you ever seen one of those charts of emotions? I think that it is really important to be in contact with all of the emotional elements of our self. So here is a good list.
To understand all of the bottom level of these emotions, takes time and being genuine. We need to be vulnerable to be able to express ourselves. Carry this list around and do research on yourself.
LENS neurofeedback can help the brain and body to relax and get more tuned into what is going on.
I enjoy the wisdom of Rumi. Here is a good quote, "My dear heart, never think you are better than others. Listen to their sorrows with compassion. If you want peace, don't harbor bad thoughts, do not gossip and don't teach what you do not know."
Have you ever worked in the service industry? I have and I would like to help you to understand the lack of respect given to these people. Cell phones are a big problem. When you are trying to communicate with someone and they are having a conversation with someone else, this creates a difficult situation. The person will get mad at the person that is trying to serve them and become impatient. Why is our culture turning to this as a status symbol. The servers feel and fall into being degraded, and then the service that they are trying to provide is diminished. This interaction works both ways. If you are kind and considerate you will more than likely get that kind of treatment in return. People are not robots, they need interaction. If your attempts fail at the beginning keep at it. It is hard to clear the fog. Shall we start of movement of being genuine people that leave the judgement to God?
LENS neurofeedback helps to calm the brain and keep it open and more sensitive.
The future of the brain.....
I just read an article about a man that lives in Atlanta Georgia, his name is Phillip R. Kennedy. He was the first neurosurgeon to implant a device into a human brain of a paralyzed man that would help him to communicate with a computer. He was using a glass cone inserted into the brain at the motor cortex to help the person. He lost his funding for his project because his first subject died, along with a couple more. He was so dedicated to his project that he went to Belize in 2014 to have the electrodes inserted into his brain. These electrodes then connected to the other components on the outside of the brain. His main drive for this project is to help people that have lost the ability to communicate. Most of the other researchers are trying to get the brain to communicate with an artificial limb. Phillip Kennedy wants to crack the neural code for speech. This process involves 100 different muscles. He has also written a book 2051. This book is about how our brains are transferred to a robot so that we can live on. This is a continuance of his brain implants that entice the neural tissue to grow inside the glass electrodes. There are many different experiments going on to support our future growth. We will see.
LENS neurofeedback supports the brain to heal. Without any outside apparatus.
Color and Mood....
Color is a powerful communication tool and can be used to signal action, influence mood and affect the body and how it reacts. Some colors have been associated with increased blood pressure, increased energy and with eyestrain.
The color red (please stay away from that charging bull), orange, and yellow are know as the warm colors. They can evoke feelings of warmth and comfort, to feelings of anger and hostility.
Colors on the blue, purple and green spectrum can be described as calming or of indifference and sadness.
Unless your color blind.....
Well, LENS is good at helping to heal the brain so that you can see colors better. I have had people walk out of the room and see the sky and trees as they never have in the past. It creates a clearer, calmer brain.
Sleep my little lamb.....
I let stress override my sleep a couple of nights ago. I was in the half awake portion of the night and doing what I call the bed dance, rolling over to one side and then the other, trying to find that place of comfort and drifting off. So here is a little bit of information that I found about our sleep cycle.
When we take a bath or a shower before bed, the body temperature becomes set at a higher level. We need the body temperature or core temperature to come down. This is a matter of only two or three degrees. The circadian clock, which is the bodies internal clock set by the hypothalamus, keeps the sleep/wake cycle in rhythm. When we go to sleep the bodies temperature is lowered and then it starts to warm up to get us awake. Think of a bear that is hibernating for a short amount of time. I would bet that some of you wake up that way. More on that later. So the best way to get to sleep is to take a shower or bath 90 minutes before the pillow calls you. This will help you to get the core body temperature down to the ready for sleep place.
LENS should calm down the neurons that insist on being fired up all the time. I guess I need to treat myself. .
July 16th, 2019
So what are these negative thoughts teaching you? What is at the base of your fear? If you don't dig it out by the roots and take a good long look, that little monster will keep invading you. It is really a place of healing. Here is a quote by Rumi, "Don't turn away. Keep your gaze on the bandaged place. That's where the light enters you." Is this the only way to understanding this life of suffering? If you can find another ways that is your way. Please comment. I have found a great deal of pain and I know that there is a way to make this pain into the flower of understanding.
I challenge myself to look and see how others impact me. My sensitivity is very high. I perceive the disappointments and the lack of understanding around the people I have in my life. I also see the caring and the love that others have for each other. So where am I in this passion play? I am still learning to "just be." What is going on is just that, it is going on. I choose to be in the middle of the chaos. I choose to just let go of the pain that surrounds my life. I keep learning and giving that understanding to myself. If the negative thoughts are hurting too much, open the door to help. If you can't find the right help right away, keep looking. I have found that what is called the alternative approach to be the best fit for me. I think that the word alternative was created to keep us away from therapies that have been around for a very long time.
LENS neurofeedback can be considered an alternative approach. However, it does work and keeps on working. Give it a try.
I work with people that have been in a bad place. They have had physical and emotional things happen to them and it is hard to get out of that place without help. I have had these things happen to me that I do not know how to grasp. They have taken my life and thrown me up against the wall, over and over. I used to say, bring it on. Now I wonder how much more I can take.
I know that some of you have come to this place. It is very personal and difficult. Here is something that I have found that can help.
I give notebooks, to write things down, to people that I think could use the help. There is two ways to approach this subject. You can write down all of the crap that is going on. Or you can start to write about the good things, the things that your grateful for. Or here is the third thing that can happen, you can get the junk out and then replace it with the good.
I sit here thinking about what I am grateful for. I need to turn the negative thoughts that have been invading me into the other place of freedom and view it from a higher perspective. I am so grateful for summer. I love the warm air and how it hugs me into comfort. I can get outside and get some of the area around my house cleaned up and cleaned out. I can get rid of some of the old junk. I can move on and create more space in my house and yard. This is a way of getting a breathe, without keeping myself stuck in the I should get this done mode. I am moving and creating a better environment.
LENS helps to get the stuck, junk out of the brain. Give it a try, it is worth the time and effort.
Feed your Head......
I hope that your independence day was fun. I hope that you did not damage your neurons in too significant of a way.
Shall we talk about the different ways that we accumulate knowledge? When you solve a new problem, that is called fluid intelligence. This facility starts declining at middle age. However, crystallized knowledge keeps it's upward climb, even into old age.
To keep the fluid intelligence well oiled with Omega 3 fatty acids requires a different approach to eating, and not just with fish. Some scientists, from the University of Illinois, researched the brain and measured the frontoparietal network of healthy elderly people aged 65 to 75. They found that the nutritional levels of 3 Omega fatty acids correlate with the intake of seeds, walnuts (interesting that it looks like a brain), pumpkin seeds and flaxseed oil. This feeds the fornix in the brain. The fornix is white matter that sits between the hippocampus and the hypothalamus. This area is responsible for memory health. So feed your brain with the good things and see how things improve.
LENS neurofeedback helps with the brains neurons. It gets the connections working in a smooth and easy way.
Fear and the Brain....
We are hard wired to experience fear. It is a reaction that evolved to protect organisms against perceived threat. The chemicals in the brain that are involved in fight or flight are also involved in the positive states: such as happiness and excitement.
Fear is related to content. Some people get scared with the mention of a mouse and jump on the nearest chair. This would not affect other people but some other trigger could get them going. (How about a snake or rhinoceros in your yard) What happens is the amygdala sends out the reaction to the body and gets it into motion. When there is a fear reaction, the higher brain functions can also get involved. There is a place called the hippocampus that starts to access the problem and gets the prefrontal cortex involved. Oh, that was not a spider but just a piece of thread. If it is a real threat then the stress hormones and the sympathetic nervous system kick in and the brain goes into hyper-arousal. The body follows by increased heart rate, pupils dilate, the stomach shuts down and off we go.
When there is a problem with the response and the brain and body don't shut down then this can lead to a serious mental health problem such as obsessive compulsive disorder.
LENS neurofeedback can help to quiet the over anxious brain.
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.