Teaching Teenagers to Cope With Social Stress

October 7th, 2016 - By admin in Anxiety

Though academic and social pressures continue to pile on in high school, teenagers can be taught effective coping skills to skirt the pitfalls of anxiety and depression. Read full article: The New York Times, “Teaching Teenagers to Cope With Social Stress”

Resilience Is About How You Recharge, Not How You Endure

September 2nd, 2016 - By admin in Athletic/Performance Enhancement, Sleep

One often believes that the longer we tough it out, the tougher we are, and therefore the more successful we will be. However, this entire conception is scientifically inaccurate. The very lack of a recovery period is dramatically holding back our collective ability to be resilient and successful. Read full article: Harvard Business Review, “Resilience Is About How You Recharge, Not How You Endure”

Scientists Complete the Most Detailed Map of the Brain Ever

August 11th, 2016 - By admin in Information on Neurofeedback, Neurofeedback News

Researchers at Washington University published the “mos intricate” map of the human cortex to date. To many, the cortex represents the seat of human intelligence: not only does it process information from our various senses, it also drives higher cognitive functions, such as planning, strategy and self-control. Read full article: Singularity HUB, “Scientists Complete the Most Detailed Map of the Brain Ever”

Silence is good for your brain and lowers stress, but where can you find it?

July 19th, 2016 - By admin in Anxiety, Athletic/Performance Enhancement, Sleep

Even as the world gets noisier, scientists are learning more about the very real negative physical and mental effects of noise. And it’s through those studies of noise pollution that we are also getting a handle on how important silence is to the brain and mental health. Read Full Article: mother nature network, “Silence is good for your brain and lowers stress, but where can … Continue reading

Why You Still Probably Need More Rest

June 10th, 2016 - By admin in Sleep

Of all our personal limited resources, it is a wonder why rest gets such short shrift. Too many of us have forgotten what being rested actually feels like. In light of that, this article offers up a few suggestions to remedy the situation. Read Full Article: Why You Still Probably Need More Rest (and 23 Ways to Get It)

In Defense of Absurdly Early Bedtimes

May 19th, 2016 - By admin in Sleep

Research consistently shows that putting kids to bed early is beneficial for their physical, emotional, and cognitive development. Not only do kids tend to sleep more when the lights go out sooner, but they also may get a greater proportion of restorative sleep, too. Read Full Article, “In Defense of Absurdly Early Bedtimes”

CDC Issues Treatment Plan for ADHD Kids

May 16th, 2016 - By admin in Information on ADD/ADHD

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) emphasized this month that behavior therapy should be the first step in treatment for kids with ADHD. Full Article: Albany Patch, “CDC Issues Treatment Plan for ADHD Kids”

Better Aging Through Practice, Practice, Practice

May 13th, 2016 - By admin in Athletic/Performance Enhancement

Something that might provide you with a deeply satisfying sense of yourself that you did have when you were much, much younger. Find something — something new, something difficult — to immerse yourself in and improve at. Full Article: The New York Times, “Better Aging Through Practice, Practice, Practice”