Mindfulness during the coronavirus: Harvard professor’s tips to help lower anxiety

March 15th, 2020 - By jen in Anxiety, Uncategorized

The coronavirus, officially known as COVID-19, continues to disrupt life as we know it.  As the World Health Organization officially declared the virus a “pandemic,” cities across the country are implementing preventative measures, like “social distancing,” to try to mitigate the number of cases. To combat the scary news and anxiety around it, meditation and mindfulness can be your best friends. Read full article: ABC Action News, “Mindfulness during … Continue reading

Learn How to Do Nothing With the Dutch Concept of Niksen

January 26th, 2018 - By jen in Anxiety, Neurofeedback News, Uncategorized

Instead of constantly occupying your mind with what you need to do next or bouncing from one task to another, niksen is the practice of slowing it all down. As Mecking writes, it’s a welcome reprieve from societal expectations about work and productivity that permeates the culture. Read full article: lifehacker, “Learn How to Do Nothing With the Dutch Concept of Niksen.”

Tests Raise Hopes for Radical New Therapy for Phobias and PTSD

November 22nd, 2016 - By admin in Anxiety

Scientists have raised hopes for a radical new therapy for phobias and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) with a procedure that can dampen down fears linked to painful memories. Read full Article in The Guardian,”Tests Raise Hopes for Radical New Therapy for Phobias and PTSD”

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”

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

How Meditation Changes the Brain and Body

February 22nd, 2016 - By admin in Anxiety, Information on ADD/ADHD, Neurofeedback News

Follow-up brain scans in a study of those who underwent mindfulness meditation showed that there was more activity, or communication, among the portions of their brains that process stress-related reactions and other areas related to focus and calm. Full Article: The New York Times, “How Meditation Changes the Brain and Body”

Brain Training for Anxiety, Depression and Other Mental Conditions

January 26th, 2016 - By admin in Anxiety, Neurofeedback News

Not everyone responds to current treatments like antidepressant medication and talk therapy. There is an urgent need for new approaches for psychiatric disorders, particularly anxiety and depression. Neurofeedback uses real-time scans to show patients how their brains go awry—and how to fix the dysfunction. Full Article: The Wall Street Journal, “Brain Training for Anxiety, Depression and Other Conditions” View PDF Version: WSJ – “Brain Training … Continue reading