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Metabolism and Mental Health

Research has increasingly shown that metabolic health and mental health are deeply intertwined. One of the leading voices in this field, Dr. Christopher Palmer, a Harvard psychiatrist and researcher, has been pioneering the concept that mental disorders are, at their core, metabolic disorders of the brain.

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Why Choose Neurofeedback?

As research into the neural underpinnings of mental disorders continues to evolve, approaches like neurofeedback stand at the forefront, offering new hope for those who might find traditional talk therapy alone insufficient.

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The Power of Red Light Therapy

Photobiomodulation is a groundbreaking therapy that uses red and near-infrared light to stimulate, heal, and regenerate damaged tissue. At its core, it’s about energy transfer – similar to how plants use sunlight to create energy.

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Mental Health in a Complex World

In this 21st-century landscape, we are witnessing a significant shift – we are living longer than ever before. This extension in our lifespans is a remarkable achievement, but it also brings forth new challenges, particularly in the realm of mental health.

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New Year, New You: Leveraging Goal Setting for Real Change

As the New Year dawns, many of us are filled with a sense of renewed hope and a desire for change. It’s a time for setting resolutions and dreaming big. But how often do we find ourselves abandoning these goals, only to repeat the cycle year after year? The key to breaking this pattern lies in understanding the science of goal setting and learning how to commit to and achieve these objectives effectively.

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Helping Your Teen Overcome Anxiety

As parents, watching our teens struggle with anxiety can leave us feeling helpless. 
But there’s good news—therapeutic approaches like EMDR, DBT, CBT and talk therapy provide effective ways to support our children. Let’s delve into these therapies with real-life scenarios that might resonate with your teen’s experiences.

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Why Choose Neuroscience Informed Therapy?

Knowing how the brain works can make therapy more effective. It’s not just about changing behaviors but understanding how our brain can be our biggest ally in this process. Armed with the knowledge of neuroscience, therapists can guide clients out of loops of negative thinking and behavior into cycles of positivity, growth, and stronger mental health.

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The Discipline-Self-Esteem Connection

In the intricate tapestry of parenting, striking the right balance between discipline and unconditional love remains a paramount challenge. It’s crucial to recognize that discipline can play an integral role in fostering self-esteem, not just by encouraging accountability but also by teaching children valuable lessons in making relationship repairs and embracing imperfections. In this article, we’ll delve into the symbiotic relationship between discipline and self-esteem and how these elements are vital for a child’s growth.

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Positive Parenting: Unconditional Positive Regard

In today’s fast-paced world, parenting often comes with its unique set of challenges. One of the most crucial aspects of raising emotionally healthy and confident children is the delicate balance between discipline and unconditional love. Renowned psychologists like Gordon Neufeld and Carl Rogers have shed light on the profound impact of unconditional love on a child’s self-esteem. In this article, we’ll explore the relationship between self-esteem and unconditional love and discuss how parents can demonstrate approval for their children as individuals while addressing their behavior.

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Using Neurofeedback and EMDR Together

Neurofeedback focuses on training individuals to regulate their own brainwave activity. This can lead to improved self-regulation skills, such as better emotional regulation, increased focus and attention, and reduced anxiety or stress. These self-regulation skills can be beneficial in the context of EMDR, as individuals who have better control over their brainwave activity may be better able to manage their emotions and thoughts during the processing of traumatic memories or distressing experiences in EMDR sessions.

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Why Does Having A BCIA Certified Technician Matter?

Choosing a BCIA-certified practitioner for neurofeedback provides assurance of their expertise, adherence to professional standards, client safety, personalized treatment, and a results-driven approach. It helps ensure that you are receiving neurofeedback services from a qualified professional who has met the standards of the field and is committed to delivering effective and safe care.

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How does sleep affect health?

It is essential for cognitive functions such as memory consolidation, learning, emotional regulation, and problem-solving. Sleep also impacts mood, with sleep deprivation being linked to increased risk of mood disorders, such as depression and anxiety. Poor sleep quality or inadequate sleep can also exacerbate existing mental health conditions and contribute to the development of new mental health issues.

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