Could life “Stuckness” be Brain-based?

Since receiving Neurofeedback with the customized approaches we use at Ashland Neurofeedback & Therapy, many clients have realized that the source of their difficulties was poor brain function. If you think about it, everything is processed and mediated through the brain, so why not consider the brain first to solve problems? This is often overlooked. If your neurology is stuck in a dysfunctional loop, you may find many mind-body approaches largely ineffective. Most limitations can be due to a lack of neural plasticity ­ the brain’s capacity for lasting change throughout life.

There is something I call the “rubber band theory”.  Imagine you’re in a giant parking lot with a massive rubber band around your waist. The other end of the rubber band is fastened to a phone pole. You start to run and begin to pick up steam.  You are thinking, “Yeah, this is great! I’m doing well!”  Without warning, you begin to feel resistance. You keep pushing, thinking that you can push through that resistance by an act of willpower. Suddenly, you run out of slack.   Before you know it, “Whap!” you find yourself back where you started.  You might judge yourself or you might be baffled at why you started with such enthusiasm and failed.  Again.   

Some of the clients we most enjoy working with are those who have had recurrent feelings of being capable, creative, and intelligent, but repeatedly “lose steam” and are unable to “land” in their capacities. You might know someone who goes from thing to thing and simply cannot figure out why success continues to elude them.

The issue may be attentional, such as ADHD or ADD.  You may have a chronic pain condition. You may have suffered with low-level depression or illness for many years. You may have had brain injuries or concussions. You may simply find it hard to deal with the stresses of life. All of these can affect what we call “neurological stamina”, or your brain’s ability to create, manage and sustain change.

The methods we use allow you to increase your resiliency and your ability to sustain a desired state. Focused attention, excitement about life, creativity, calmness, confidence, energized awareness, courageousness, acceptance and peace. When your brain is functioning optimally it is much easier to sustain these states. Life becomes a joy instead of a struggle. I have experienced this, and I invite you to train your brain to deal with your limitations at the root level with IASIS MCN. Neurofeedback is both a stand-alone intervention and can be used with other approaches.

Contact us to discuss your unique brain and how it can achieve optimal function at Ashland Neurofeedback & Therapy. See our “Be Pain Free Group!” announcement.

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