If you suffer from chronic pain, then you know the importance of having a pain management plan. It’s what keeps you functioning just so that you can get through your day. Yet, despite both your best efforts and those of your clinical team, chronic pain still persists. This can make it really hard for you to live your life. In fact, it may feel as if you must live with chronic pain forever. However, that doesn't have to be the case. Research is confirming that neurofeedback can be an important part of your chronic pain management plan. How so? Consider... How Can [...]
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If you live with both anxiety and depression, then you know that you carry twice the burden. It’s almost as if one feeds into the other. Despite your best efforts, keeping both anxiety symptoms and depression symptoms at bay is taking up a lot of your energy. At the end of the day, you either feel exhausted or really stressed-out. Is there anything you can do? Consider five ways that you can cope with the double onslaught. 1. Create a Positive Environment for Yourself When you think about what’s in your control, creating a positive environment for yourself has to be near [...]
“It feels hopeless, nobody understands me!” These may be your thoughts as once again you find your relationship in ashes. Everything seemed great at first. In fact, it even occurred to you that this person may be the person with whom you would spend the rest of your life. However, your partner just got tired of having to “deal” with your ADHD. Even though they loved your passion, energy, and excitement, in the end, the effects of ADHD have caused harm to your relationships. Does this sound like you? If so, it's important that you understand the effects of ADHD on [...]
You have had a few bad arguments...and those arguments went too far. On occasion, you have gotten yourself too worked up. Perhaps you have said and done things you regret. That's probably true of most of us. But looking forward, are you at risk of anger management problems in relationships? Red Flags For Anger Management Problems in Relationships In 1998 I began working to help women and men learn key anger management skills. In my anger management counseling practice, I've worked with couples, individuals, and I have taught mindfulness based anger skills groups. Over the years, I have had literally thousands [...]
“Why can’t I sleep? I must be going crazy!” Not getting a full night’s rest can be frustrating at the least and debilitating at its worst. No wonder many people who struggle with sleep problems are at their wit's end. Have you tried going to therapy for your sleep problems or worked to improve your sleep hygiene, yet, nothing improves? It could be that the solution is neurofeedback for insomnia. This form of neurofeedback therapy can help you get back into a more typical sleep cycle, allowing you to enjoy the full night’s rest that you’ve been dreaming of. What Is Neurofeedback [...]
You try hard. You really do. However, you still find your thoughts drifting out the window or you forget that you have to be at an appointment on time. It seems as if you are constantly in this thick cloud that keeps you from reaching your full potential. In fact, you know that you have ADHD or executive functioning problems. But knowing that is not enough to help you keep a job or have a relationship. You need help with functioning well, with reaching our potential. Can you do it? Of course! Consider these three steps. 1. Accept That You Need Help [...]
You can still remember how your parent yelled at you constantly when you very young. Every little thing you did seemed to set them off. You tried your best, but of course, you were only a child! Over time, you learned that you had to walk a very fine line in order to please your parent. This trauma stuck with you as you became an adult. And now you struggle with chronic anxiety symptoms that you just can’t seem to shake. You may not have realized that early life trauma could be the source of these issues. However, trauma therapy can help you [...]