Personalised Brain training for mind and soul
Anger, rage, passive aggression and impulsiveness result from unregulated impulses originating in our ‘reptilian’ mind, the thalamus. Ideally, we would like our primal urges to be translated into group-minded, consensual behaviour. This way, we can achieve more than if we treat the world as a direct threat to our existence and an individual struggle for survival. Our cortex takes our instinctive urges and processes these; with healthy maturation, there is no need for uncontrolled outbursts. With a brain map, we can localise cortical areas in need of improved integration. We can then train these with neurofeedback.
The brain uses 20% of our overall energy and as such is an expensive organ to maintain – it has evolved, or was given to us, for a reason.
Neurofeedback can address anger management issues by targeting brain areas responsible for maintaining our sense of self. We can work on disrhythmia in regions responsible for impulsive aggression and rage, and strengthen our inhibitory complex. Training is calming and helps our Reticular Activating System self-regulate better.
Anger Management Issues often present with many other problems someone is experiencing in their life. With Personalised Brain Training, we can work on specific brain areas to help establish a healthy sense of self and emotional control. Sleep, Focus and a sense of purpose usually follow as a result, and we are able to structure our life in a way that it becomes a positive, energising feedback loop.
Issues commonly also experienced are:
– Mood regulation / Depression
– Loneliness and Anxiety
– Severe frustration
– Chronic Fatigue / Hyperactivity
With Personalised Brain Training, we can address these issues in a drug-free, non-invasive way.
Neurofeedback is a form of complementary therapy and should not be seen as a replacement for conventional medicine. qEEG brain map-based neurofeedback training takes a more holistic approach to brain functioning, rather than just focusing on medical symptoms. It is not intended as a form of diagnosis nor medical intervention nor medical advice per the disclaimer.
The functional connectivity between various brain areas allows us to see vulnerabilities to character traits or behaviour patterns.
A brain map is an analysis of brain wave behaviour as measured by a qEEG recording. We record 20 minutes of the brain activities with a 19-sensor qEEG recorder. There is no stimulation, and contact between the sensors and the head is via an easily removable gel applied to specific points. From this recording, we can generate a brain map using Kaiser Neuromap software.
Neurofeedback training is a process where we give the brain feedback about its own activity at a particular cortical site in real time, via visual, auditory or tactile means. There is no direct stimulus to the brain and the sensors attached are for measurement of cortical EEG, or tiny electrical currents detectable on the surface of our head. This signal is then amplified and analysed by software in real-time, and this information is used to provide auditory and visual feedback to our brain.
With neurofeedback training, we can reduce stress, calm the mind and restore cortical functionality.
We take a holistic approach to healthy brain self-regulation, rather than categorisation or diagnosis. In our view, and experience, symptoms resolve when our system is balanced.
We use a movie of choice as the feedback mechanism – our conscious mind engages with the film, and feedback is delivered by small changes in volume or picture size. Our pre-conscious mind adapts its behaviour to preserve the more comfortable volume and picture size, and learning occurs.
Neurofeedback training is safe, effective and non-invasive.
There is no direct stimulation of the brain: We measure brain activity and provide feedback through changes in volume and picture size. The brain understands this and adjusts its behaviour preconsciously.
A qEEG recording takes about 45minutes for a 20 minute recording. We analyse the data with Kaiser Neuromap software which gives us a unique view into character traits and vulnerabilities. Findings are presented in a separate conversation. Note this is not diagnosis – issues found are necessary, but not sufficient conditions for a particular attribute and represent vulnerabilities.
We use a movie of choice as the feedback mechanism – our conscious mind engages with the film, and feedback is delivered by small changes in volume or picture size.
Our pre-conscious mind adapts its behaviour to preserve the more comfortable volume and picture size, and learning occurs.
Volume changes are slight, not stop-start, and the process is enjoyable.
A two hour training sessions allows us to do 90 minutes of neurofeedback. This captures an entire ultradian rhythm cycle and corresponds to the approximate duration of feature film movies. We can start with shorter sessions as appropriate, mainly with children.
Ideally, we do three or more sessions per week to start with. We would expect to see responsiveness within the first few sessions and remap after twenty hours or ten sessions. Generally, we would expect to doing forty hours or twenty sessions over two months, though this can vary.
We can also accommodate intensives, where we do two sessions per day over a number of days, and have had good results with these.
Living in the moment is a fine balance between acting on impulse and imposing conscious constraints on our actions. We want to be free to live out our emotions, without having to think and double-think about everything we do. At the same time, our impulsive drives might not always be apposite. We might find ourselves often triggered by events or others’ actions. This might be compounded by a general anxiety and feeling of irritability. Once we embark on a course of action, we feel a sense of adversity by our environment. In response, we try to overcome this with more determination. In the course of what we perceive as goal-directed behavior, we might be perceived as unrelenting and overbearing. At this point, we become accused of having anger issues.
Neurofeedback can help bring us on an even keel and restore our internal balance. We reduce symptoms of anxiety and irritability through physical and emotional calming. Next, we restore prefrontal control, the lack of inhibition that makes us explode. Then, we can start to address the underlying cause – we call this trauma, or unprocessed emotional events in our past. Importantly, we do NOT need to rework this or bring them up into our conscious minds, unlike other psychological approaches. With Alpha-Theta training, we put the brain in a state where it can subconsciously process the past. It does this by delving into a deep state, theta, picking up an unharmonious element and taking this into the meditative alpha , where it is able to separate the emotion from the event and then store it without the triggering attachment.
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