Come to the calm of a well functioning brain.
Do you want abundance in your life? How do you create what you want? Do you just go out and buy a lottery ticket and hope that the big one is yours? Or do you see yourself helping others with this big win? Or do you see how this will affect how you will be spending your time? Will it be just about what you want? I have seen people that have a good deal of money become so self absorbed that they can't see what is going on around them. They become absorbed in things that just aren't healthy. They look down on all of the people around them, gossip and offer no help. They feel the privilege of their money and think that all of the people around them should have done what they have. This includes being around others that have money and prestige. What about your neighbor that is having a hard time making the bills and has to scrape to find some food to eat. They are around. What if life has hit them hard and they are having a hard time getting back on their feet. Getting involved could help everyone involved. What a relief to think that someone cares enough to just listen to their story. This does not mean that you tell your story, just be silent. You could save a life. So if you want abundance, include all of the people that are around you. Hope that they have the same abundance that you want, even if they have not been good to you. Want what you want for others, this is a good way to start the day or a new year. I wish you all abundance.
Shall we make this short but not so sweet?
First of all we need to say that, "I am sorry for.....(the action)
Second, We need to say next, "Next time I will.....
Third, "What can I do to make it up to you?
This seems to be so simple, but we have a hard time admitting our part in the story. We have something called "self-serving bias" that gets in the way. If we want to grow, we need to be willing to look at our behavior and how it affects those around us. We love to throw those bombs of negativity to those that we love when we have been let down in some other area of our lives. Yes, this is the place where we need to be vulnerable. This is the place where we grow true relationships that will with stand time. Do we go on our devices to avoid a conversation? Do we look for ways of getting out of our responsibilities? What is in the background of all this avoidance of life? We can get really stressed out this time of year, but with a little digging we can find ways of regrouping and enjoying others around us.
Give LENS neurofeedback a try. It helps to get the brain and emotions smoothed out.
In the last week I have read two articles that have rocked my world of consumerism. One of the articles was written by a man that followed the Good Will people around with the products that they receive. His estimate of the goods, was that 2/3's of the stuff that was given to them was sent to the landfill. The other article I just read, stated that the manufactures of clothes usually do not resale the clothes that we send back. They also end up in the dumpster or landfill. So if you are ordering 3 sizes and sending back 2 then the 2 end up in the landfill. So are we creating a place for our children to play with our thrown out stuff? I watched the trash collector throw my recycle in the trash area. I wash and clean most of the recycle. How much more are we wasting? How much more do we need? I have been in the process of organizing and throwing out what I no longer need. The clutter is stifling. I love to look on Amazon for the deals. I am having a serious conversation with myself about how much do I really need.
Our inner voice likes to tell us that there is never enough. We keep looking outside of ourselves for the answers to what really lie within.
LENS neurofeedback will help to calm the brain and help to make it function well, without drugs or other addictions.
My personal theory is that we all have an addiction. However, when these substances or processes take over then we need to look at what is going on.
The word addiction means, enslaved by or bound to.
There are 3 processes that are involved in the addiction process.
1. craving for object of addiction.
2. loss of controlf over it's use.
3. continuing involvement despite adverse consequences.
Overcoming an addiction can be long and slow and complicated. (LENS cIt an help)
In the 1930's research indicated that the person was morally flawed. In the 1980's there was the slogan of, "Just say no." Today we have psychotherapy, medications, and self-care.
Most people consider an addiction is with alcohol and powerful drugs. But it can also include gambling, shopping, and sex.
There are 23 million Americans, 1 in 10 that have an addiction. Two thirds of these are addicted to alcohol. The top 3 drugs that are abused are marijuana, opoid pain relivers, and cocaine.
There is a genetic component, with 40 to 60 percent, but it is also related to behavior.
The pleasure principle is also involved. This is when there is a flood of dopamine in the nucleus accumbens, just under the cerebral cortex. The pleasure is good at first
but then the brain learns to want more. But the more we flood the brain with dopamine the less we can tolerate. So the brain develops a tolerance and requires more to get the dopamine. So this leads to a compulsion for more.
LENS neurofeedback can help with recovery. I first learned how to work with LENS with people who were in recovery. Have a great holiday!!!
A healthy brain is one that has good attention and memory, or recall. It has good executive functioning and physical activity helps with this. It helps to lower brain inflammation and improves neuroplasticity. This in turn can lower the chances of dementia. Our brains like to interact with others, we are social creatures. This too can lower dementia. And our brains like to be challenged with an activity that pushes the mental processes. This can lead to a healthier life.
We also need to feel safe and pretty much free of fear. If we feel loved we feel more confident about ourselves. This can lead to a better life. Neuroscientists are studying these kind of things. They have found the difference in our personalities and life when we have the comforts and safety around us. How can we help others to have this peace and feeling of being wanted? Can we find time to give and help? There are many around that can use a kind hand or just a smile.
LENS neurofeedback can help us to feel calmer and more connected. It can help to get people off of medications for anxiety, depression and ADHD.
Here we go into the holidays and what happens when there is so much going on. We get anxious. Anxiety is part of the human condition and we need to understand that it is an energy that we can become aware of. If your unable to function in this world please contact your doctor.
We learn to recognize the different ways that anxiety can appear in our life. If we have too much anxiety then we try to orchestrate every thing in our life. We can become mistrustful and suspicious. We can be scared of inadequacy and failure. We do not like being insignificant or taken advantage of. We expect respect and admiration, we become frustrated easily and question the motives of others.
If we have too little anxiety, then the world looks like a different place. We stick our heads in the sand. We do not take risks and live in a bubble. We become too idealistic and cautious. We detach from change.
So what can good anxiety look like? We have enough tension to drive forward, without resistance. We want to keep trying without giving up or trying to control what happens. We can be comfortable with being uncomfortable.
LENS neurofeedback can help with the feelings of being overwhelmed. It helps to create a smooth functioning emotional life.
I just read an article in Neuroscience News that was written by a neuroscientist. He spends his time making up a soup of brain matter to find our how many neurons are in the brains of different species, including ourselves. He has found that we use our whole brain, not just 10%. Someone is laughing about creating that myth. We have more neurons, like most primates, in our cerebral cortex. The cerebral cortex allows us to make plans for the future, instead of just simple detection and response. It also makes us more flexible to stimulus and creates more complex cognition. This means that if there is a stress, we can find other ways of getting things done. Our brain also takes more energy to work. The great apes eat 8 hours a day of raw food. We get to do other things with our time because of the invention of cooking.
So we need to cook yummy food for each other and learn more about what others have to offer.
LENS neurofeedback is good at treating the whole brain to a better way of thinking. It does not tell the brain what to do, it just allows it to wake up the neurons that are sleeping.
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.