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.
With a Kaiser Neuromap, we can identify character traits, vulnerabilities and strengths.
This particular type of brain map shows us relevant information about functional connectivity between brain areas that govern our behaviour patterns.
For the purpose of Personalised Brain Training, we are interested in more persistent attributes than simply states. Kaiser Neuromaps make these uniquely identifiable and meaningful.
A brain map is a way to break down the sources of behaviour patterns in a highly granular form and represents these visually.
Kaiser Neuromaps reveal the maturity of over 50 Brodmann areas – each with specific functions and contributions to our preconscious interpretation of our surroundings and how we interact with them.
Instead of categorisation, we get a unique and individual representations of a person’s needs and strengths, and can apply a personalised holistic training approach.
Personalised Brain Training is a neurofeedback training method devised by founders of the field, Barry Sterman and David Kaiser.
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 feedback to our brain via small changes in volume.
Our pre-conscious mind responds to the feedback and corrects its behaviour while our conscious attention is focused on the reward – watching the movie at full volume.
A learning curve is observable as the brain adopts new behaviour patterns.
With neurofeedback training, we can restore functional connectivity and thus calm the mind.
The ability to balance instinct with reason enables us to share realities when needed and thus perform better in groups while preserving our individuality.
We take a holistic approach to healthy brain self-regulation, rather than categorisation or diagnosis.
Neurofeedback is evidence-based. It’s first application was discovered in 1971 when it was used to resolve intractable epilepsy.
There are over 2,000 peer-reviewed research reports on PubMed demonstrating efficacy across a number of pathologies.
In the US, it is an accepted complementary treatment for many issues.
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 with a training plan.
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 session 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 about ten sessions.
Generally, we would expect to doing twenty sessions over two months, though this can vary substantially.
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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