We see a lot of people with stress at our NeurOptimal® neurofeedback centers. They come to us because they, or their spouse, boss or doctor tell them they need to get a handle on their stress. Often people don't realize how detrimental mounting
January is the month we take stock of how we're doing and set our New Year's resolutions. The fact that we don't always meet our goals is not a reason to forgo making them this year. The process of self-reflection and contemplating how to
NeurOptimal trainer and therapist, Heather Coleman, has seen her fair share of professionals who want to achieve their goal. This has led to creating her own list on how to achieve peak performance in the work place.
Heather: As a Psychotherapist
A frequently question we get at our NYC neurofeedback clinic is: who can benefit from the training? One answer is: everyone can. Or anyone under stress. Why? NeurOptimal improves the overall functioning of the brain and therapists know that
NYC Neurofeedback Trainer Alison Pepper, LCSW who also works as amindfulness-based psychotherapist explains how neurofeedback training can help support a healthy lifestyle and promote wellness.
How Does The Brain Respond To Stress?
There are three states, or zones, that make up the stress response cycle. The brain goes in and out of these states in the course of the hours and days of your life. Your physical, emotional and mental
The practice of mindfulness meditation is the latest trend in effective drug-free approaches to decreasing anxiety and stress.
Inscape, created by former CEOs of Intermix and Coach, is the new secular meditation studio to open up in New York.
The holiday season is a stressful time of year. And this year is particularly difficult with all of the sensational news headlines. We are seeing people struggling with their own fear and stress in these uncertain times and also worrying about
In the mental health field we’ve come a long way in our understanding of the brain and how brain functioning produces the symptoms we call anxiety and depression. Dr. Van Der Kolk in his book The Body Keeps the Score, gives an excellent
For those of us who grew up in homes that weren't safe or didn't feel safe, which for the brain is the same thing, the idea of living in a state of calm is almost impossible to imagine. Why is it so hard to feel relaxation at the end of the
"Over the past eight years Google searches of the word 'anxiety' have more than doubled," noted researcher, Seth Stephens-Davidowitz in his New York Times opinion piece on anxiety in America. Statistics indicate that anxiety, which arise when
One of the first positive shifts from neurofeedback training is improvement in sleep — sleeping more soundly, falling asleep more quickly, not waking up in the middle of the night, and feeling more rested—even when sleep is not the presenting