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Brain challenges tend to be rooted in “looping” patterns.Simply, when our brains loop, our thinking and functionality are restrained, and we can become fearful, anxious, fatigued and ill.
The brain can be thought of as “stuck” when the range of connectivity is compromised. Its activity is, in a sense, stuck and cut off from he rest of the brain and body.
Some people will notice an effect of this as ruminating. Their thoughts loop around, rather than progressing forward. This is a sign of compromised functioning, of being less functionally capable.
An extreme example of looping is obsessiveness.
"stuck-ness" plays out in moods, energy and pain too.
When cells are clustered and stuck in an altered state such as a bruise, they are not integrated with the whole system. (When circulation is poor, it can take a while for a black & blue mark to dissipate, especially in those areas farthest from the heart.)
We also see examples when the natural flow of nutrients in and waste out is disrupted and inflammation takes up residence, as pain and swelling, or we become ill from the stagnation. We see this from unwelcome toxins and microbes becoming stuck as well as stuck emotions and stagnant perceptions.
the feeling of true freedom comes from liberation of loops, releasing of stagnant perceptions, neuropathways and patterns.
A Flexible Brain is a Calm and Happy Brain
If you grew up in the country and know what it’s like to be able to go outside and run seemingly forever without fences or cars to interrupt your glee, you’ve known the feeling of true freedom.
When our brains don’t have that kind of freedom, the ability to run freely and make necessary and new connections, they can’t function at their best. There are walls and dead ends like the mazes in children's books, creating unrelenting boundaries that force a person's functions into a tighter range, not unlike an angry dog chained up in a yard.
Humans, like our Brain requires infinite space to grow, evolve and change. Society programs us to fit into a box that restrains and kills us slowly, over time.
so how about traditional neurofeedback??
Operant Conditioning (OC) is the standard form of neurofeedback; Treatment generally takes many months before any changes are noticed, and many more months before there’s “completion”.
While people notice some improvements in some functioning, something tends to remains out of reach – they don’t quite feel themselves. Depending on how perceptive they are, and what their brain was conditioned to do, they may experience a kind of haziness comparable to the fog of suppressive medications.
The haze comes from the process that quiets overactive parts of the brain. While the quieting may help with some functionality, it doesn’t address what causes the brain's over activity. Putting the lid on over- activity can create inner tension. (The image of an angry constrained bull waiting to come out of its pen, comes to mind - of course, that's an extreme image, but the point remains.)
"Functionality" aside, the conditioning, the “corrections” if you will, are not generally integrated with the core of the person and it can leave people grappling with less than a full and meaningful sense of them self. Often times these people show up at my door because someone told them about the LENS, and more recently, the Chrysalis.
LENS Neurofeedback enables the brain to become liberated to do what it was designed to do. Treatment doesn’t involve or insist on any particular way of being or functioning. Instead, the feedback itself is based in real time, enabling the person's entire system to calm and step forth from its dysfunctional looping patterns.
For the client, it is a passive process.
An example of why a focus on functional physiology may not be the solution:
One cannot assume that because a brain’s area of speech, is not doing its job, that the fault lies in that physiologically defined area of the brain. Perhaps the connectivity to that area has been compromised
and it only needs to be reestablished. Much like a traffic jam. The problem does not lie in the congestion itself, (other than our annoyance of it) but on what has caused the backup several miles ahead.
We all know how conditioned to repetition we can become. It becomes obvious when we arrive at a destination without remembering how we got there, if we’ve only been subliminally involved with the drive itself. (Of course we feel grateful to arrived without incident, given that we were lost in thought, but it is a bit disturbing none-the-less.)
Generally when there’s an interruption in our looping, we experience it as a relief. When the noise in our heads quiets, people begin to feel more in touch with themselves. They can hear their own thoughts and notice what they feel. A sense of ease is experienced. Perhaps for the first time in their lives. The ease stretches from that inner being place and with it a new found sense of the world around them. This leads people to function at a higher level and it continues to deepen.
"The most beautiful experience we can have is the mysterious. It is the fundamental emotion that stands at the cradle of true art and true science. Whoever does not know it and can no longer wonder, no longer marvel, is as good as dead, and his eyes are dimmed." Albert Einstein
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