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I just read an article called, "What Cancer Takes Away" in the New Yorker. I am rarely moved the way I was with this article. Please give it a try if you don't mind raw writing.
Here are a few things that I would like to convey to you about this article. When someone gets cancer, in this case breast cancer, they are usually given a drug called doxorubicin. This drug attacks the Central Nervous System or CNS. It can cause infection, leukemia, heart failure, organ failure, and infertility. The damage that it creates can have long term effects, lasting for years. It can induce cognitive effects that look like unhappiness. It causes damage to the pre-motor and prefrontal cortex. This can lead to problems with motor skills,like buttoning a shirt, and problems with thinking. Because of the lose the ability to read, recall works , speak fluently, make decisions and remember are all affected. Some of the lose is with short term memories and memories of lives called episodic memories. This is damage that is caused to the brain matter. There is one other drug that they give people during chemotherapy called cyclophosphamide. This drug is also called mustard gas. It was outlawed in 1925 and made its reappearance in 1952 for drug therapy.
LENS neurofeedback can help with the side effects of chemotherapy. Please have people contact me if they are having this kind of therapy,
The brain can be damaged with stress. It can make the neurons shrink in size, this is related to the branches of the neuron.
Less than a third of depression patients respond to a drug within 14 weeks. After 6 months and multiple drugs only one-half of patients recover. Thirty-three percent of the patients do not respond to the drug at all. This is from a study called STAR*D in 2006.
Suicides are prevalent in the people having a hard time, that we call mentally ill. This population has a rate of 40,000 suicides a year. This is more than car wrecks or murder. Since 2005 suicide rates among U.S. war vets has nearly doubled.
Prolonged stress makes the amygdala, the fear center larger. While it shrinks the prefrontal cortex and the hippocampus. The prefrontal cortex is related to higher thinking and the hippocampus is related to memory. And these two areas of the brain help with self-control and attention.
LENS neurofeedback helps the brain to heal from all of this stress. It can create a peaceful, harmonized state of mind.
Brain waves happen when several neurons fire at the same time . Their activities combine into one brain activity and that can be measured by a EEG. the brain waves can vary with delta waves at 4 HZ to Gamma waves above 30 HZ. A place that is good for our brain is in the alpha range . This is much like a cat that is relaxing in the sun. We also get this feel good sensation when we are outside laying on the grass, with our eyes closed.
These brain waves control our level of alertness, perceptions and memory.
When we work with the LENS system we are creating a pleasant emptiness with the brain functioning at it's best. come and give it a try.
So what is Psychosis? It is a break from reality. It is a severe condition where the thoughts and emotions are disconnected from external reality.
The researchers at Kings College in London created a study of 11 different places in Europe, between 2011 and 2015. They compared people who used cannabis on a daily basis to those that rarely used cannabis. Their results found that with first episode psychosis, the people that used cannabis on a daily basis and with high potency, there was a 3 to 5 percent increase in the amount of people with this problem. Psychosis can go away in a few hours or it can keep occurring over multiple years. Is it time to step back and look at the effects of this drug? I leave that up to you. I know that I miss the people in my life that are consistent users. We work on a different level.
LENS neurofeedback can help to smooth out the brain function. It helps to keep life at a more relaxed pace. Plus it will cost less.
Solitude seems to be what we are all running away from. We are on social media at all hours of the day. Peering into other peoples lives and finding limited time to be by ourselves. This becomes something called group think. We are not allowed to have a independent thought, it might cause too many waves. Well why can't the wave of self-awareness take over. Self-awareness isn't that some kind of hippy talk? No, even Plato explained what it was about , so many years ago.
When you become attuned to your inner world, then your soul can speak. The self is the part of ourselves that we can never get away from, except when you choose to stop thinking and join the other many non-thinkers.
Even Ralph Waldo Emerson spoke of it, solitude, in his writings. He spoke of, "periods and habits of solitude, and habits of serious and abstracted thought that would be made possible".
So beware of mind numbing conformity. This is what has lead people like Eichmann to wield his machine of death.
I spend a great deal of time in this place of solitude. I enjoy the view from here. Except I would like to invite you to join me for a LENS neurofeedback session so that your brain can work at it's best, whether you are alone or with others.
What is this concept about? Silence, really? Why bother with this kind of concept?
The head guys in Finland decided that they would capitalize on this concept of Silence. Their new brand is "Silence Please" and it is taking off.
What really happens with silence is that it turns on the noise in your head. It can calm your body, turn up the volume on your inner thoughts and attune our connect to the outer world.
The opposite of this is noise. The Latin root meaning is queasiness or pain. Florence Nighingale stated that, "Unnecessary noise is the most cruel absence of care that can be inflicted on the sick or well".
Chronic noise from highways or airports, has been related to high blood pressure. Noise can also be correlated to sleep loss, heart disease and tinnitus. The noise is taken into the bones of the ear, to the cochlea, to the brain and then the amyglae sends out the stress signal and bam we have cortisol running through our system.
Even in silence the default mode of the prefrontal cortex of the brain is perpetually active mostly with self-reflection. Freedom from noise and goal-directed tasks creates quiet within and without. This is how we can weave ourselves into the world.
Take a stand. Turn off the T.V., the music and whatever other distracters. Let the silence in, your hippocampus might just grow some new connections.
LENS neurofeedback can help the brain to find the sweet spot. It can help you to become calm and less distracted.
I am sorry, but I do not have one for you. But here are some ideas to help you to find a good fit.
Find out what exasperates you! I have a limited ability to be compassionate when people are decidedly lacking in their ability to do their job. I have patience, however, if the person is exhibiting dullness towards what they are doing, please find a place that fits you better. There is a reason that you do not fit there. What are your habits? Are they getting in the way? Are you expecting others to fill in for you? What drives you? We do have a job to do. It is part of the fabric of life.
What compliments do you dismiss? Learn to listen to what others are saying about your abilities. So you have to shake it up a little to get where you want to be, so be it.
What do you think about, when you have nothing to think about? This is the underlying mechanism to your valuable self. I like to read, so I am always thinking of something that will make me wake up to this life of my choice.
Can you find new ideas to fit into what your doing now? Can you acknowledge the piece of yourself that is laying dormant, that wants to come out and say hello. Are you doing what others think you should be doing with your life? Are you feeling at a dead end? Get brave and dig this part of yourself out. I know a good career counselor.
Draw on your strengths. What keeps you going? Find projects that make the most of your strengths.
LENS neurofeedback can help you to clear out the clutter and get you on the right track with your life.
I am the type of person that does not like social labels. I believe that each person has a value and a strength that is individual. However, this is a subject that is worth looking into. Please don't take this personally and run around with this label so that you don't push yourself to do better. Social anxiety can be described as "self consciousness on steroids" (Ellen Hendriksen). Social anxiety is a perception that there is something embarrassing and deficient about us, and that we must hide or conceal what is wrong. We could be rejected or judged for what this flaw is all about. So this comes down to what we have perceived with our internal self as a big "I am not worthy". If you can remember who told you that then your onto something big.
However, if we have this complex, of social anxiety, hen we do have some positive characteristics. The strengths can be high standards, empathy, being helpful and altruistic. You could be a good listener, be conscientious and work hard.
So what can we do to become a more coordinated person? First of all, we have to take action. We need to get specific about out fears. Who and what is going to hate you. Look to the worse case scenario. Also ask your self "how bad can it really be". So if we put on our shoes and just get out of the door and see that we can deal with what ever pops up. Whose the hero then?
We really can't control what other people think and do. We can show up as the wonderful people that we are and walk away if that is not compatible. My favorite professor once said that having to have everyone like you was one of the sickest things that you could do.
LENS neurofeedback heals the brain of tangles. Come and get de-tangled.
What makes a face beautiful and how does it affect other people in our environment? First of all a women's face should have exaggerated features, with large eyes and a small jaw. The male face should represent a more aggressive features. His face should be more square and have heavier eyebrows. Are we getting the picture. Scientists are actually studying these features to see what is behind these ideal features.
If a women has the attractive facial features then they are supposed to be healthier. They have higher levels of sex hormones and are resistant to infectious diseases. They will make a good mate.
The males are supposed to be able to climb the highest mountain and bring home dinner. They should have larger structures and square features.
What if this ideal has been shook up. Resent research has shown that the correlation to attractiveness and the brain's encoding of health and good off-spring is false. So all of the average people out there can breathe easier.
LENS neurofeedback can cut through the clutter and get us up and running at an optimal rate. Give it a try.
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.