Texas School Triples Recess Time, Solves Attention Deficit Disorder

March 20th, 2017 - By jen in Information on ADD/ADHD, Uncategorized

Public educa­tion is more stressful than ever for our chil­dren, as stan­dard­ized testing require­ments increase and programs like art, music and phys­ical educa­tion are being phased out. The result of this type of envi­ron­ment is predictable, and the medical estab­lish­ment and big pharma are making a killing by drug­ging active chil­dren with ADHD medica­tions – but one Texas school district is chal­lenging that status quo. … Continue reading

Depression Strikes Today’s Teen Girls Especially Hard

February 14th, 2017 - By jen in Psychotherapy

It’s tough to be a teenager. Hormones kick in, peer pres­sures esca­late and acad­emic expec­ta­tions loom large. Kids become more aware of their envi­ron­ment in the teen years — down the block and online..But a recent study published in the journal Pedi­atrics suggests many more teenage girls in the U.S. may be expe­ri­encing major depres­sive episodes at this age than boys. Read full article: npr, … Continue reading

Six Phrases That Weigh You Down on Game Day

January 31st, 2017 - By jen in Athletic/Performance Enhancement

There are six phrases I hear from athletes that are truly cringe-worthy to me because they are huge red flags that you have put on that weight vest and put heavy expec­ta­tions and pres­sures on your­self. Read Full Article: Dr. Jim Taylor, “Six Phrases That Weigh You Down on Game Day.”

The Power of Concentration

January 9th, 2017 - By jen in Psychotherapy, Uncategorized

Though the concept orig­i­nates in ancient Buddhist, Hindu and Chinese tradi­tions, when it comes to exper­i­mental psychology, mind­ful­ness is less about spir­i­tu­ality and more about concen­tra­tion: the ability to quiet your mind, focus your atten­tion on the present, and dismiss any distrac­tions that come your way. Read Full Article: The New York Times, “The Power of Concen­tra­tion”

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”

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”