Posts Tagged ‘joe’

Change your brain, enhance your happiness

change your brain, enhance your happiness

Change your brain, enhance your happiness Dr Shelley Hyman Neurofeedback and brain modulation has been around for years, and there is a vast body of research that shows that the brains of people with low mood and depression are very different to a happy, well-functioning brain. Neurofeedback provides a means by which individuals can learn…

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Not getting enough sleep? There’s a nap for that.

Not getting enough sleep?

Not getting enough sleep? There’s a nap for that. Dr Shelley Hyman Smartphones have revolutionized the world in which we live, facilitating instant communication across oceans and continents or merely from the kitchen to upstairs. While this love affair with convenience is inevitably set to continue, there seems to be plenty of love lost for…

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Neurofeedback AND post-traumatic stress disorder

Neurofeedback AND post-traumatic stress disorder

Neurofeedback AND post-traumatic stress disorder Dr Shelley Hyman Bessel Van Der Kolk has just published a paper in December 2016 which describes a wonderful new study he has conducted into the treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). He examined 52 individuals with chronic PTSD and found a significant drop in traumatic events. Post-treatment with neurofeedback he found a…

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Neurofeedback and performance enhancement in elite athletes

Neurofeedback and performance enhancement in elite athletes

Neurofeedback and performance enhancement in elite athletes Dr Shelley Hyman A research study by Dr Dupee and colleagues, published in December 2016, explored the perceived outcomes of neurofeedback training intervention with high performance athletes. Five Olympic level athletes preparing for world championships and the 2012 Olympic Games took part in a 20 session intervention over the…

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The effects of gluten in children with ASD

effects of gluten in children with asd

The effects of gluten in children with ASD Dr Shelley Hyman The gluten-free, casein-free (GFCF) diet is an alternative intervention that has been extensively used with children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD). The GFCF diet involves the elimination of all foods containing gluten or casein (proteins found in wheat or barley products and dairy products,…

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The Psychology of Happiness

The Psychology of Happiness

The Psychology of Happiness Dr Shelley Hyman Have you ever thought about what makes you happy? Considered why the things that used to make you happy might not anymore? Or maybe you have wondered why the things that make you happy aren’t the same things that make your friends and family happy? The psychology behind happiness…

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Neurofeedback versus stimulant medication: Who is the winner?

Neurofeedback vs Stimulant medication

Neurofeedback versus stimulant medication: Who is the winner? Dr Shelley Hyman ADHD is commonly combated with medication and this is because pharmaceutical methods have historically been considered the only efficacious treatment for this disorder. However neurofeedback has recently emerged as a complementary or even alternative treatment to medication. By training the patient to increase or…

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Neurofeedback as a treatment for epilepsy

Neurofeedback as a treatment for epilepsy

Neurofeedback as a treatment for epilepsy Dr Shelley Hyman Sterman and Thompson have recently detailed how epilepsy can be effectively treated with neurofeedback therapy, with some patients resistant to anti seizure medication experiencing significant reductions in seizure frequency and intensity after this non-invasive treatment. Sterman, a guru of neurofeedback and an innovative researcher in this…

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Neurofeedback may improve cognitive flexibility in children with epilepsy

Neurofeedback may improve cognitive flexibility

Neurofeedback may improve cognitive flexibility in children with epilepsy Dr Shelley Hyman Neurofeedback is a non-pharmacological therapy used for the treatment and long-term management of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). Among children with ADHD, studies have shown neurofeedback provides a sustained effect and is effective in improving executive function. Improvements in executive function can have…

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