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How Do You Know It’s Anxiety?

Anxiety manifests in many ways. Symptoms can include excessive worrying, a nagging sense of fear, restlessness, overly emotional responses, negative thinking, catastrophizing, and defensiveness. Anxiety is usually present in cases of addiction, perfectionism, being overly controlling, and behavioral issues. Anxiety sufferers often feel overwhelmed, exhausted, and stressed out. Some can’t concentrate due to their intense… Continue reading How Do You Know It’s Anxiety?

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Reactive Attachment Disorder or RAD

Reactive Attachment Disorder, or RAD, is usually associated with children who have been adopted.  RAD can occur even if a child was adopted in the first few days of life. Although RAD is generally linked to adoption, not all adopted children develop RAD. In addition to the many misconceptions regarding Attachment Disorder, it’s often not… Continue reading Reactive Attachment Disorder or RAD

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Neurofeedback and Peak Performance

We look for ways to improve our free throw percentage, our batting average, and our start and finish times.  We improve those statistics with practice.  So, what if there was a way to help athletes to enhance optimal performance in addition to practice?  There is, and it's about brain waves.  Based on new awareness of the… Continue reading Neurofeedback and Peak Performance

ADHD, fibromyalgia, Neurofeedback, Sleep, Uncategorized

The Brain and Medication

If you have been medically diagnosed with depression, anxiety, insomnia, ADHD, migraines, etc, most likely you were given a prescription for a stimulant, an antidepressant, an anti-anxiety medication, or some other form of medication to "treat" the symptoms.   For many, even after taking the medications, they still struggle with symptoms along with unwanted side effects of… Continue reading The Brain and Medication

Nutrition, Uncategorized

What are you feeding your body?

Hydration is key: Wherever you are with your water intake per day, we could probably all stand to increase that amount. We do not recommend a certain amount because we understand that everyone is different and we don’t want you to run to the bathroom every hour. A good rule of thumb is that water… Continue reading What are you feeding your body?

Autism, Uncategorized

Autism

There are 3 categories of the “Autism Spectrum Disorder:” Autism Asperger Syndrome Other (technically described as PDD-NOS, which stands for “Pervasive Developmental Disorder, Not Otherwise Specified”) To obtain the diagnosis of “Autism” requires that the child’s symptoms are present before 3 years of age. While it is not fully understood, the cause of autism involves… Continue reading Autism

Neurofeedback, Uncategorized

Can our thoughts affect our health?

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If the idea of our thoughts affecting our health seems far fetched, let’s look at this way.  If you open your hand and then close it into a fist, this is an illustration of how your mind or your thinking causes your body to move and to function.  Now, imagine if someone knocked on your door and told you that you had just won the You’re Gonna Be A Millionaire sweepstakes and the grand prize is $100 million dollars. Do you think your breathing would change? Would your heart rate change? How about your blood pressure? I know mine would. That’s because our awareness or consciousness affects our physical body, and it can work both for and against us.  Most people don’t realize this cause and effect relationship.  It is up to us to determine what we choose to feel and our bodies respond to these choices.  Our thoughts are…

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