Do you have slow reaction time? Or do you find it is difficult to think fast enough to respond before others do?
I know how to help you with this!
If it is difficult to ‘think on your feet’ or if you find you just tire easily then perhaps you are experiencing problems with the Prefrontal Cortex. A place in your brain that is responsible for Decision Speed.
Some people have a difficult time getting started with a task, some may find it hard to work through the task quickly! I have even found some people will procrastinate and come up with reasons for why they cannot get started or complete a task. If these sound like you, then YOU are in luck!
Our ‘thinking part’ of the brain, sometimes referred to as the CEO of the brain, lies just behind the forehead. This area helps us modify our behavior, deciding what is appropriate therefore, letting us use our best behavior. It take in ALL the information from the rest of the brain and then determines what our thoughts and actions should be to achieve our goals.
Focusing Attention, Organizing thoughts, Problem Solving, Foreseeing and weighing the possible consequences, making predictions, forming strategies and planning, impulse control and delaying gratification, modulating emotions…
At Cognitive Connections, I have developed a program that helps people learn about these important skills our brain does (even without us knowing it is doing it)!
But it isn’t enough to only know what your brain is supposed to do, like most other manuals and eBooks tell you. It is necessary to know HOW to help yourself or your child to learn these very specific skills when they are not working as they should be!
Interested in helping yourself?
Look for our Volume 1 in the Series of 7 eBooks entitled “Thinking With Your Brain in Mind; A Look Into the Prefrontal Cortex…from Function to Remediation”
Coming to a website near you SOON!!! Follow our blog and find the answers to your brain questions and concerns.
Our brains are hard-wired to learn from our past mistakes, however, it is a delicate balance between constantly thinking about what you should have done (ruminating) and revisiting the past long enough to evaluate your actions and move on. Moving on to only focus on the future and ONLY think about what is down the road is also detrimental. However, again it is a necessity for our existence to see ahead, ‘what if I do this, how will that action affect that’? Making goals and planning on how to achieve them are part of being successful, but when we are only looking ahead and never appreciating the now, then the balance has also been skewed.
In my world of brain function both mulling and dwelling in the past and/or being hyper-focused in the future are considered concerns with turbulence in the 23-38 Hz levels. This condition, creates catastrophizing and ruminating and most Physicians would consider a variety of medications to help you. The medications will change chemically the functioning of the brain, decreasing the cortical activity, but most of the time creating unwanted side effects.
It is not my thought that medication is bad or unwarranted. I understand the need for medication at different times in peoples lives. However, I also personally try to take the path that is less invasive and allows the body to function on its own, renormalizing brain function. I have found that using a method that helps ‘retrain’ the brain to a homeostasis, that delicate balance point, will allow the body’s internal natural state to heal itself.
As the healing process occurs, the turbulence in the 23-38 hz frequency eases and the variance in the brain becomes less allowing the individual to be able to ‘live in the present’. Now they can make decisions based on what they learned in the past and what will affect their future.
We are able to assist people as they gain this peace and calmness, achieving the ability to sleep…to internally heal…to relax…and yet stay focused. If this is what you are looking for in your life you might want to consider Neurofeedback. It is a method that is noninvasive and yet can help make significant positive changes in your life.
At Cognitive Connections we are able to help with home rental units, in office sessions with us or with a purchase of a new system.
NeurOptimal is the Neurofeedback system we use at Cognitive Connections – we have been using Dr. Valdeane Brown’s system since its conception and have helped to transform many peoples life. This Neurofeedback system is VERY robust and although quite sophisticated it was created so YOU can use it safely and simply in the privacy of your own home. Whether it is for Peak Performance as with the Bulletproof podcast, or with a family member that has a brain concern; from a fall, stroke or birth condition, this program will make a significant difference in your life.
Here is a snippet from the Bulletproof podcast:
This episode of Bulletproof Executive is all about the most effective biohack yet – NeurOptimal® brain training. Dr. Valdeane Brown, Founder of NeurOptimal, joined Bulletproof on the show to share how his technology takes your performance to uncharted levels! The NeurOptimal brain trainer is the most powerful and affordable neurofeedback technology available. You will get to hear about the EEG technology and how it transforms your brain, upgrades athletic performance, and even helps with migraines, PTSD, and abusive relationships.
Does this sound too good to be true? Listen for yourself…
Dr. Valdeane W. Brown is an internationally recognized “trainer of neurofeedback trainers”, who has taught and consulted widely on personal and organizational transformation. With a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology and a background in math, Valdeane Brown physics, computer programming, philosophy, yoga, meditation and martial arts, Dr. Brown brings a presence and precision to his work. This is further informed by a profound sense of compassion, a facility with energy dynamics and a deep commitment to revealing the elegant simplicity inherent in learning and transformation.
Developer of the Five Phase Model and co-creator with his wife Sue of the Period 3 Approach to Clinical Neurofeedback, Dr. Brown has realized his vision of a truly comprehensive training system in NeurOptimal. His vision in bringing NeurOptimal to the world is to make personal transformation effortless and available to all.
Bulletproof Executive Radio at the iTunes, App Store, iBookstore, and Mac App Store
Click here to download the mp3 of Podcast #54 with Dr. Valdeane Brown
What We Cover
2:25 Dr. Val Brown’s wide experience & the creation of NeurOptimal
5:30 The high cost and complexity of normal EEG technology
7:10 The problem with typical EEG technology
9:00 What is neurofeedback and why it is Dave’s most effective biohack
10:15 The central nervous system, neurofeedback, and connectivity
11:00 Dave’s problem with typical EEG technology
12:00 Dr. Val’s vision for neurofeedback and NeurOptimal
14:55 How the brain optimizes itself vs. controlling what your brain does
16:10 Hangovers and drunkenness vs. NeurOptimal feedback
17:15 Why negative feedback is more powerful than positive feedback
18:10 Real life examples of negative feedback
22:00 Dave’s initial response to NeurOptimal
22:45 The strange abilities of musicians and cameramen
24:40 “Therapy in the rearview mirror”
26:50 What aspects of life are NeurOptimal most impactful?
28:10 The answer to the teenage circadian rhythm
30:40 How NeurOptimal has helped people with abusive relationships
31:30 Val’s golf game and rapid improvement
32:50 Biohacking technology and sports
35:20 Special Ops psychophysiological abilities
37:40 The power of mastering awareness/focus at a young age
39:50 NeurOptimal and family
42:50 How the brain is blind to itself
44:10 Case study: NeurOptimal and migraines
46:00 The NeurOptimal approach to diagnosing health problems
47:50 How NeurOptimal takes your “game” to a whole new level
48:45 How many sessions does it take to improve performance?
51:55 What are the possible risks of NeurOptimal?
55:10 Case study: Problem with EEG
57:00 Top 3 recommendations to kick more ass in life
If you are interested in renting or purchasing a NeurOptimal system, give us a call and let us help you find a way to help yourself!