Mindfulness is focusing our intentional abilities. This type of exercise promotes emotional regulation, so when someone is feeling high strung, short-tempered, and just out of whack, taking a few minutes to practice mindfulness can be extremely beneficial. By exercising our brain in this way, we work the prefrontal cortex, which is critical for interpersonal and intrapersonal stimulation. Mindfulness can take just one minute to accomplish and can help you de-stress at a moment’s notice.
I have found that mindfulness can be extremely helpful in working through feelings of anxiety, depression, and sleep. Working on mindfulness in your everyday life can help people work on balance throughout their day and quiet the anxious mind. Finding the peace, positivity and beauty in any moment can create calm versus chaos.
Neurofeedback helps the brain get out of its own way. For example, many people who come in with symptoms ranging from depression to insomnia have brains that have become stuck in a negative cycle. Neurofeedback helps to re-train the brain to work more efficiently and break free of what has been keeping a person stuck.
As a neurofeedback practitioner, I see the brain as malleable and capable of change. Using neurofeedback to enhance mindfulness and vice versa can help create stronger pathways, which can only benefit the client and their goals.