ADD, ADHD and Brainwave Training

March 21, 2009 by  
Filed under Build Mind Power


There’s strong evidence that brainwave training can remedy both adult and childhood ADD and ADHD.

What is adult and child ADHD?
Adult attention deficit hyperactivity disorder affects the brain and causes difficulty in focusing and concentrating. The disorder is most commonly associated with children, but today more and more adults are being diagnosed with the disease. It is estimated that 8 million adults in the United States alone have ADHD.

How do I know if I have ADHD?
Adults with ADHD tend to be inefficient, easily distracted, impulsive, emotional, display low self-esteem and worry about being judged.

How may ADHD affect my life?
ADHD affects all aspects of life. Adults who have ADHD are more likely to be divorced, unemployed, change jobs frequently and also to abuse drugs, smoke cigarettes and have more driving accidents.

In a special report by Rita Baron-Faust published by CNN, it was revealed that one increasingly popular solution to both ADD and ADHD for both children and adults is neurofeedback. The goal is to reduce theta waves and increase beta waves, thus increasing the individual’s attentiveness.

Dr. Joel Lubar, a psychologist at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville who originated neurofeedback treatment for ADHDand ADD  in the 1970s, says neurofeedback can produce some of the same brainwave changes as drugs used to treat these disorders.

In a 1998 study published in Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback, researchers in Ontario, Canada taught ADHD patients biofeedback and learning strategies. They found a significant improvement in symptoms such as impulsiveness and inattention after 40 EEG biofeedback sessions, as well as a change in the ratio of beta to theta waves.

Biofeedback can not only help a person use brainwaves they don’t usually employ, but it may also help increase blood flow to specific parts of the brain involved with ADHD, says Lubar (and) can help these people become less dependent on stimulants like Ritalin.

More than 700 groups nationwide are using EEG biofeedback for ADD/ADHD, according to the Association for Applied Psychotherapy and Biofeedback, an organization of biofeedback practitioners.

Patients have reported a 60 to 80 percent significant improvement in symptoms, and much less need for medicine.

Ther problem is the cost of of clinical treatment. Many people are therefore turning to a popular low cost online solution — the Self Growth Planet‘s ADD and ADHD brainwave training programs.

How to Build Mind Power

March 21, 2009 by  
Filed under Build Mind Power


Thinking Builds Connections

Recent research on the physical results of thinking have clearly demonstrated that just challenging your  brain by thinking actually increases the number of connections between your brain cells. The more we think, the better our brain function – regardless of age.

The famed researcher Dr. Marion Diamond says the brain can change at any age. In fact, older brains may often have an advantage. She discovered that highly developed neurons respond even better to intellectual enrichment than less developed (younger) ones do. You can build your mind power, regardless of your age!

Walking Builds Brain Power
Walking is especially good for your brain and mind power, because it increases blood circulation, and thus more oxygen and glucose reach your brain. And since walking isn’t strenuous, your muscles use up the extra oxygen and glucose like they do during more intense forms of exercise.

Walking may seem to clear your head and help you to think better because is oxygenates your brain. Also the increased blood flow to the brain enhances your brain’s energy production and waste removal. Several studies now show that in response to exercise, cerebral blood vessels grow, even in middle-aged, in response to exercise.

A Toe Wiggle Brain Exercise
Wiggling your toes  immediately activates a set of nerves that stimulate your brain and internal organs?  Try this mind power exercise in the morning before you get out of bed: Slowly begin to move your toes any way that feels good to you. Try moving them all and once, and then in smaller groups.

You can also do this exercise after sitting for an extended period of time. You will be surprised at how it helps you become more alert and energized.

A Daily Brain Building Exercise
Here’s a do it now exercise that will immediately develop your mind power by creating new physical neural connections: Switch the hand you’re using to control your computer mouse and begin to use the hand you normally avoid.  If you immediately feel uncomfortable and awkward, that’s a good sing that your brain is struggling to learn a new skill.

Try expanding this to other everyday routines such as getting out of bed on the opposite side, holding your brush or toothbrush with the other hand, driving a different route to the store or work, etc.

Brainwave Training
In the final analysis, the fastest way to build your mind power is through the regular use of engineered brainwave training. There’s a reason Dr. Deepak Chopra calls brainwave training the medicine of the future. You can immediately bust your stress, develop amazing mental clarity, and even raise your IQ or overcome ADD and ADHD. Check out the Self Growth Planet!

Fake Your Way to Happiness

March 20, 2009 by  
Filed under Feeling Positive


Can you steer your life toward happiness by simply counting your blessings? Maybe. One recent researcher found that people who pause each day to reflect on the positive aspects of their lives (for example: their health, friends, family, education, freedom) are more likely to get happy and experience heightened well-being.

Or if you’re feeling a little down – maybe you can fake your way and get happy too! You may have more control over your mood than you think. According to other new research, people who choose to act more outgoing, happy or assertive actually improve their outlook on life.

In three complementary studies, William Fleeson and colleagues tracked the moods of more than 100 students. In the first study, 46 students kept diaries for approximately two weeks. They reported feeling happy and more positive when they acted outgoing. When acting shy and reserved, their feelings were just the opposite.

The second study looked at long-term effects of acting like an extrovert. Once again, the 10-week study revealed that the 57 students in this portion of the study were more likely to be happy when they acted more extroverted.

In the final study, 47 students were told to act either like an extrovert or introvert during a discussion group. Participants who were energetic and assertive had more fun, were happy, and enjoyed the group — while the passive and shy ones were unhappy in the situation.

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