Neurofeedback (NFB) or Neurotherapy is a type of biofeedback using real-time displays of brain activity. The main objective of neurofeedback sessions is to self-regulate certain brain functions to deal with issues or improve overall brain performance. The typical neurofeedback session consists of placing sensors on the scalp for measuring electrical activity in the brain. Screens that display and monitor brain
Water is one of the basic needs of the human body. Man can go for up to 3 weeks without food, but no more than 3 days without water. All our muscles, bones, tissues, and vital organs function flawlessly when you provide your body with a constant supply of water. Not many of us are aware of the fact that
When you fuel your brain – you fuel your body. Your brain is the engine of your body that helps it run effectively. Without an engine, your body can’t run and if you don’t maintain your engine correctly, your body won’t function properly. How Your Car is Like Your Body Think of the food you eat as fuel for a
Did you ever stop to wonder about the phrases “gut-wrenching, “nauseating” and “butterflies in the stomach”? They all have something in common: they describe the physical feeling, specifically that in your gut which accompanies emotional states. Pushing away a plate of food or feeling as though you can’t eat when you are sad or angry is not just an emotional
More than you would believe, people often ask, “Can you train your brain?” The answer is, “Yes.” Scientists have believed for a long time that once your brain is fully developed, it is no longer able to change. Now, we know that isn’t the case. Neuroscientific research shows us that the brain is malleable and capable of learning new skills,
Have you heard of brain waves? They are all the rave recently and rightly so! Brain waves are rhythmic oscillations that neurons produce in synchrony. These waves contain information in small packets that help you perform tasks in your life. Talking on the phone, taking notes in class, driving listlessly along that freeway, brain waves have got you covered. There
What do you feel when someone says ‘thank you’ or that they appreciate you? Do you feel warm, happy, or some other positive emotion when someone shows you gratitude for the things that you do? Typically, when people show or tell us how thankful they are for our actions, service, or words, we feel some sort of positive emotion. Now,
Did you know that learning to control your breathing calms your brain? Science shows that deep breathing benefits both physical and mental fitness. Deep breathing alleviates stress, improves confidence, balances your mental state, and so much more. 1. Why Breathing the Right Way Matters Research shows that when you take a deep breath, you’re triggering neurons in your brain that
Most of us are constantly plugged in to one device or another. Checking text messages, emails, and social media; making calendar events and phone calls. All this is having an effect on us— in fact, research shows that an excessive amount of phone use can cause increased stress in children and adults. Did you know that most people get instantly
We all know that happiness is a state of mind. However, not many people know that happiness can be controlled consciously via the working of your brain. Let’s delve more into the details of how happiness stems from brain activity and what practical steps you can take to be happier more often. What influences happiness and joy in your mind?
Your health and wellness matters—both mind and body! It doesn’t matter if you have a diagnosed mental health disorder or if you just face regular ups and downs in your mental health. You need to be intentional about caring for your brain, no matter where you’re at in life. Life happens to all of us. Your mental fitness is going
WORKSHEET DOWNLOAD We’ve all experienced it: you’re lying down to sleep after a hard day of work, but instead of falling into a deep, restful slumber, you end up lying awake for an hour—sometimes even longer. Even if you’re tired, you just might not be able to shut your brain off. You have idea after idea running through your mind.
You ever just turned everything off? You ever just sat and listened to the birds chirping on the outside of your window? You ever just unplugged for a moment to hear your own thoughts and not the information downloaded from the television, or Instagram or a text message that you just received? Have you ever noticed or experienced the power
20% of the average workday is spent on ”crucial” and “important” things, while 80% of the average workday is spent on things that have “little” or “no value”. (DashboardStream) Most employees have mentally checked out from 4 PM to 6 PM. (Lifehack). Mid-meetings, 91% admit to daydreaming and 60% take notes just to look busy. (9Spokes) Productivity is the
Have you ever wondered what divides elite athletes or competitors from the ordinary ones? Some of the greatest events in sports have happened when the underdog competitor rises to the top against all odds. Maybe they were ruled out because another athlete had better stats. But they kept trying and their hard work and resiliency paid off in the end.
Well, don’t freak out yet. No, this article doesn’t assume you know what neurofeedback is, so hang around for a while and read some fantastic stuff about the brain and its ability to be trained for optimal performance. What is Neurofeedback? In its essence, neurofeedback is a non-invasive, drug-free reward-based training program for your brain. It is a form of
Transforming STRESS into positive energy and momentum optimizing your performance STRESS, STRESS, STRESS!! When you hear the word STRESS what comes to your mind? What do you think about? When I’m out doing talks and trainings on STRESS, I often ask this question and you know what answers I generally get? People say when they hear the word Stress they
Have you ever thought about the value of feedback? You may not like hearing it, but, whether it’s good or bad, genuine feedback is beneficial. It gives you useful information that you may not otherwise be able to ascertain. It’s also a change agent. Feedback gives you the opportunity to do better. Without feedback, it’s hard to know what’s working
What Is qEEG? qEEG refers to the analysis of digitized EEG, or popularly known as “Brain Mapping.” The qEEG extends the analysis of EEG interpretation, and this helps in gaining a better understanding of EEG and brain function. qEEG is nothing but a procedure processing recorded EEG activity measured from a multi-electrode recording employing a computer. Various algorithms like the
Want to improve your mental performance? Exercise, exercise, exercise! Most people are aware that they should exercise to improve physical fitness, but exercising improves your mental fitness as well! How Exercise Impacts Your Mental Performance While you’re exercising, your brain has to learn new muscle skills. For example, your brain has to work to estimate distances, remember and it has