An Alternative Approach for Addiction, PTSD and Anxiety: Alpha-Theta Training

What is Alpha-Theta Training? Neurofeedback, or brain wave therapy, aims to alter the brain’s electrical activity so that it operates in a more flexible and synchronous state.  Neurofeedback therapists prefer to use “training” when speaking about neurofeedback, as you are literally retraining the brain to operate more efficiently. Through the learning principles of operant conditioning,…

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How Sleep Impacts Aging

We know that diet and exercise are important factors in the aging process; however, sleep is often overlooked as an essential component to longevity. Getting sufficient quality sleep is another critical lifestyle factor to improve health.  Decades of research have shown that those who sleep in between 7 and 8 hours live the longest. Insufficient…

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Control Your Body, Control Your Mind

When you are stressed, have you ever noticed the following? coldness in your extremities sweaty palms increased heart rate muscle tension irregular breathing hyperventilation These are all physical reactions triggered by your brain when it perceives stress. Stress not only impacts us emotionally; it changes our physiology. Biofeedback Illuminates the Mind/Body Connection The field of…

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Can Neurofeedback Help with ADHD?

Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is one of the most common pediatric behavioral disorders. Approximately 11% of children 4-17 years of age and 4.1% of adults have been diagnosed with ADHD. Over the years, this percentage continues to increase. Treatment for ADHD typically includes behavioral therapies and stimulant medication, in addition to school accommodations. Most commonly,…

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How Mindfulness Changes Your Brain

Mindfulness is everywhere. Depression, anxiety, addiction, chronic pain, and cancer are just some of the mental and physical disorders in which mindfulness can help. Essentially mindfulness refers to the process of self-awareness by focusing our attention to our present state while taking a non-judgmental stance. Expanded versions of mindfulness include the practice of compassion, empathy…

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What is Neurofeedback Training?

What is Neurofeedback and Can It Help Me? According to the Biofeedback Certification International Alliance, neurofeedback training (i.e. EEG biofeedback and neurotherapy) is utilized to change electrical activity of the central nervous system, specifically in the subcortical or cortical areas. Neurofeedback is a training technique based on behavioral principles to treat mental health disorders and…

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How Aromatherapy Helps Reduce Anxiety and Depression

Aromatherapy refers to the use of concentrated essential oils to improve psychological and physical health. Natural oils are typically derived from flowers, leaves, and herbs. These oils are either inhaled or applied to the skin to activate certain brain centers. Aromatherapy is considered an “alternative treatment”, but has shown considerable popularity in recent years. Does Aromatherapy…

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