Come to the calm of a well functioning brain.
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.
I found an article on the Psychology Today website about Gratitude. The article was about how scientists have found measurable impacts of Thanking people. The impacts are on the physical and neurochemical states of our being.
Using fMRI the researchers at University of Southern California found that gratitude can impact the parts of the brain that are associated with empathy, impulse control, emotion, and decision making.
Again using fMRI a group of researchers in Korea found that gratitude helps the heart rate to be lower and that resentment made the heart rate go up.
In an article in Neuroscience, some researchers reported that they found an increase in oxytocin with people in romantic relationships. This helps the bold to improve.
There was also investigations into the workplace and how thank-you goes a long way in improving moral.
I hope that your Thanksgiving is filled with gratitude and good friends and family.
I am thankful for you reading my articles and for LENS and it's ability to heal the brain and body.
I have been looking on the internet for information about how to get on the other side of life when it is not going well. I have found some inspiring things.
There is a man named Seun Adebiyi. Right after he graduated from Yale Law School he was diagnosed with Lymphoma and Leukemia. This was when he was training for the Olympics in Beijing 2008. While he was in the hospital receiving chemo and radiation, he was doing squats down the hospital corridor. Here are his 5 mental toughness ideas.
1. Never confuse what you are with what you do.
2. Master your inner dialogue.
3. Learn to live in the moment.
4. Fortify your village then build a moat.
5. Be prepared, be prepared, be prepared.
We all go through times when it is difficult to get our head out of the water. So we need to learn to breathe. Find that inner anchor, and do not let go.
Bye, Bye old life.
LENS neurofeedback can help to make the brain calm and more connected to the moment.
Here is some information from a website called Science Alert. The researchers at Boston University worked with a fMRI. They found that the brain uses the synovial fluid at night to wash the brain of unnecessary proteins and debris. They had the subjects hooked up to this noisy machine for the entire night. I don't think that is something that I would volunteer to do. The brain loses the blood flow and the CNF will take over to do the cleaning job. It is interesting to watch, if you go to their website. This can lead to other discoveries of how we sleep, what parts are activated and what parts are not working in a good way.
LENS neurofeedback can help to heal the brain. We have seen an improvement in many different people with anxiety and depression.
I found myself writing this last week. I hope that you like it.
We scratch at it-
We can't figure it out-
How to get past this pain and sorrow.
We want this and that-
We want to survive-
Which means that we-
Run here and there in a frantic pace-
God just sits back and smiles and says come here-
Dear one- I love you-
Oh! But the anxiety must keep us alive-
Come back to Me-
listen to My whisper-
Beckoning you to surrender to Me-
I am here Now-
I am here at the lowest level- the floor-
I smile when you walk on Me-
Notice each step carefully, astutely, absolutely-
Come and drink from this water-
this fountain that is constantly flowing-
Jump into the water and don't cling to the sides-flow let go-
don't be a victim- learn to dance-play-observe-hear
LENS can help the creative side of you to flourish.
I keep looking for ways to connect to life in a more meaningful manner. I have looked extensively into psychology, philosophy, spirituality.....
I found an article and have some ideas that I wrote down about Aristotle. I could not find the article again, but here are some of the ideas that I wrote down.
Aristotle believed that we should first of all be honest. This means that we should also know our vices. Being honest includes looking closely at your relationships. Do the people in your life support you with full blown and reciprocal trust? Do they want to help you in a primary way with utility. This means are they willing to support you when you need physical or emotional help. (This does not mean that you lean on your friends or family excessively.) Does it bring you pleasure to be around them? This does not mean that it has to be sexual.
Relationships are based on contracts. If that person in your life is wandering around and abusing the marital trust, perhaps you can give them a second chance. However, if the trust is continued to be abused, this can rot the very foundations of society.
The third concept to think about is your death. How do you want to leave this world? You need to be responsible for your choices and what that trail looks like. How do you want people to remember you?
LENS neurofeedback heals the brain of trauma. It helps the brain to heal the body and emotions.
I just read two articles about us as a culture. One article was about being cancelled. The other article was about someone who was addicted to social interaction. There is so much to consider with all of the social media and social interactions.
The cancel culture is interesting. Who do we knock out of our social circle and how do we judge these people that we have kicked out? Do we make them bad? This is called shaming. We really do not have any recourse for this action if we are covered with this idea from our friends and acquaintances. With social media we can make a mistake and it can be blown out of proportion and so everyone sees us as negative and not deserving their attention. The key word here is judgement. If we can get out of the habit of judging and try to understand someone on a deeper level then we can build a relationship. We don't always have to be in the same environment, we just need to understand how the other person is thinking and functioning. This is not on the surface, but on a level were we are not making the other person bad, just trying to understand the place that they are in, without reactivity. We are good at reactivity, especially, if we learned this from our family. How about learning to understand how we are feeling? What if we spent enough time with ourselves, without the phone or other interference? We would be able to learn how we interact, and not react. These are concepts to think about. What if we just do not get irritated all of the time? What if we don't look to outside substances or phones or movies or, or, or? Could we find a better way of living?
LENS neurofeedback helps the brain to heal from any kind of trauma, be it physical or emotional.
Our society seems to be swimming in a flood of anxiety. I see people that do not understand what this implies and do not want to admit that they even have such a thing lurking around them. I see people that do not want to admit that their depression is making them into a black hole. We have to first realize that these emotions are living in us before we can get a handle on how they are affecting our lives. If we admit that these emotions are in us then something can be done.
According to the National Institute of Mental Health, 19.1% of adults struggle with anxiety disorder, this was measured between 2001 and 2003. I can only imagine that the percentage is going up.
Some of the scientists at the University of Utah have been studying mice, in relation to anxiety. They have been able to work with a part of the brain called microglia. Withing the microglia is what is called Hoxb8, which is linked to the DNA of the same name. These microglia seek out and destroy pathogens They are also connected to being able to suppress OCD and anxiety. Sort of like a nice blanket. However, they also are connected to Alzheimer's and other neurogenerative diseases.
What this study found is that the microglia can be hijacked at the developmental stage of adolescences. So they are finding a hormonal link. This is exciting news for the 38% of adolescent girls and the 26.1 adolescent boys.
LENS neurofeedback can help with anxiety. It helps the brain to work with itself and calm down.
Hello, 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.