Each of us experiences stress on a daily basis. Stress can be external such as demands made by others, internal such as worrying about our children, physical from an injury or chronic pain, or stress can be emotional depression or anxiety. According to the American Psychological Association, “Stress becomes dangerous when it interferes with your ability to live a normal life over an extended period. You may feel tired, unable to concentrate or irritable. Stress can also damage your physical health.” (1)
The top seven causes of stress in the U.S. are job pressure, money, health issues, relationships, poor nutrition, media overload, and sleep deprivation (2). There are many ways to combat stress in our lives, but one thing all the experts agree on is a multi-pronged approach. Adding a brain training regimen to your routine for a short period can propel you over the hump toward healthier living and peak brain performance.
Pro Athletes Stand By Neurofeedback Brain Training
Pro and Olympic athletes like tennis champion Mary Pierce, Olympic Beach Volleyball champion Kerri Walsh-Jennings, Olympic gold medal skier Hermann Maier, and many NHL, NBA, NFL, and LPGA athletes have raved about the mental performance edge they get from neurofeedback brain training for more than 15 years. Alexandre Bilodeau, the Canadian men’s mogul champion, credited his gold medal to neurofeedback which helped him stay ‘in the zone’ at all times which translates to feeling more calm, relaxed, and focused. We could all use some of that!
People using neurofeedback have experienced accelerated improvements with specific cognitive, emotional, and physical conditions such as anxiety, depression, addiction, chronic pain, brain trauma, sleep issues, memory, and so many more. The American Academy of Pediatrics named neurofeedback a Level 1 treatment for ADHD, confirming that it is twice as effective as medication.
Neurofeedback is not talked about therapy. It is a drug-free and completely non-invasive way to train the brain to balance central nervous system activity and is now being offered by PEAK Health Group right here in Coronado. Neurofeedback uses brainwave activity (EEG/ electroencephalogram) to give non-invasive feedback to the brain which shows it how to perform better. Most people require about 40 sessions and the training is permanent. Learn more at BrainSpaNF.com