Your brain will develop
Every time that we go through a severe stress or trauma in life, our brain will develop coping strategies to help, these can become our new normal. Brain Training shows our brain how to let go of these patterns that complicate or don’t serve us to live more efficiently.
Excessive stress, anxiety, Post traumatic stress, childhood traumas, alcohol and drug use as well as illnesses all affect our brains adversely. Depending on which combinations of imbalances you may have, you may find yourself reacting too quickly to a situation or freezing in conflict when you don’t say what you need to say.
Other factors that are influenced are stress, chronic stress, anxiety – these all lead to depression and issues with sleep. Some brains can lock into not letting a pattern or a thought go which makes people obsess over something that is not always relevant or develop cravings or addictions.
When our brain can balance these imbalances, life and new stressors are much easier to cope with.
Elements that we treat...
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Stress is vital to our lives and serves a good purpose. If you feel stress before you are about to drive into the car in front of you, the stress response enables your brain to kick in to break in time. When stress is long term, it will cause havoc with your brain and body. Stress becomes your new normal, but this can affect your sleep quality. You are wide awake when you need to sleep and feel exhausted when you have to concentrate. If you are not rested, you will then battle to focus. The ‘little voice’ in the back of your head can become quite loud and continuous. It feels like you are in a raging river of thoughts and you don’t have an island to hop onto every now and then to evaluate from. Anxiety can be even more crippling, there aren’t always absolute reasons why you are feeling it, it can creep in from nowhere and no matter how much you rationalise that it is not needed, your brain and body doesn’t co-operate. Severe anxiety can stop you from interacting with others and life because it doesn’t feel safe. Your brain’s only job in the world is survival and your brain will do whatever it can to ensure this even if it is creating a negative pattern.
Long term stress, anxiety, illness, medication, drug or alcohol abuse, anaesthetics, pregnancy or childbirth as well as having your sleep pattern interrupted can all cause issues with our sleep quality. Added to this, your brain might be locking into the pattern of not sleeping. You may find that you battle to fall asleep, wake often or don’t feel rested on waking, this would happen when you don’t experience the correct REM cycles in a night. Brain training teaches your brain how to calm down and relax with your eyes closed, Sleep is one of the easiest things to fall into place with Brain training.
Depression & Internal Happiness
When stress becomes ongoing or severe, we can get stuck in the emergency response—a vicious cycle where our minds try harder to control it. We waste large amounts of energy until the body’s fight-or-flight system burns out. We experience lack of resources: helplessness or hopelessness, depression and racing minds which also affect our sleep quality. Ongoing depression affects as mentally as well as physically and is detrimental to our whole being. We also look at your internal happiness levels to see if you are able to deal with these external stressors or if they weigh on you heavily and get you down. When your internal happiness is also imbalanced, then the depression markers feel far more severe.
Memory, Focus & Concentration
There are quite a few reasons or imbalances that affect focusing, concentration and memory. Your brain could be going to the wrong place to retrieve information for tasks, names, math's or directions, You could be exhausted when you are taking information in, it feels like you are in a fog. You could be looking at someone talking to you and have no idea of what they have just said because you are not taking the information in at all. Your brain could be slowing down because of age or traumas. Lastly, you might have too many sleep frequencies in the front of your head which makes you really tired every time you focus and wide awake when it is time to sleep, this happens from long term stress, illness, medications, drug or alcohol abuse. You can also have different combinations of these happening at the same time. Our assessment will enable us to see exactly what could be causing issues with memory and we can accurately advise on how we can help once we have seen your brain in action.
Do you feel you suffer from one or more of these issues?