Train Your Brain to Manage Chronic Stress: Ease Anxiety with NeurofeedbackJan 02, 2022 02:27PM ● By Marly Jones
According to the American Psychological Association, “We are facing a national mental health crisis that could yield serious health and social consequences for years to come. Covid-19 has had a substantial impact. It has disrupted work, education, health care, the economy and relationships.”
The level of stress so many of us have experienced has taken a toll on our mental health. We are looking for ways to manage chronic stress and we feel desperate for trauma release and ways to relax.
Even without the added stress of a global pandemic, more than ever before, our brains are asked to process extraordinary amounts of information.
Even without the added stress of a global pandemic, more than ever before, our brains are asked to process extraordinary amounts of information. Many experts believe, our brains simply can’t process it all. When faced with this constant overload of stress and information, our brains aren't always able to respond in the present moment with adaptability and flexibility. Instead, the same thoughts often get repeated, creating persistent and consistent patterns in the electrical signals of the brain. For example, we may worry about the same things repeatedly or we may miss important details or lose sight of the big picture as we move through life. Sleep, moods, relationships, and performance can all be impacted as well.
To break up these consistent, persistent patterns, the brain needs its own activity reflected back to itself. Once its patterns are mirrored back, the brain can and does make changes in its electrical activity to improve resilience and adaptability. Neurofeedback technology serves as the mirror, reading the brain's electrical activity 256 times per second and reflecting the brain's activity back allowing for self-correction. Because the brain makes these changes itself, the results are lasting, and the training is natural.
Brain training helps support the brain and central nervous system to recover from anxiety, trauma, PTSD, depression, addiction, insomnia, migraines, chronic pain, mental disorders, and many other challenges. Neurofeedback sessions result in feeling a sense of calm and relaxation, like going to the spa and the gym at the same time.
This form of neurofeedback fits well into a naturopathic approach to health and wellness by allowing the brain and central nervous system to determine the body’s healing priority. It is not a medical device, but instead a training device that is used to train people rather than conditions.
In today’s fast-paced and stressed-out world, the overloaded central nervous system needs training to adjust and regain balance. The goal of brain training is to restore resilience and flexibility for the brain.
Marly Jones is the owner of Harmony Neurofeedback in Indian Harbour Beach. She provides brain training sessions to help her clients experience clarity, balance, and synchronization in their life. For more information, call 321-405-2795 or visit HarmonyNeurofeedback.com.