Did you know you can train your brain to develop a skill much in the same way you can train your body to develop a skill? Think back to when you learned how to ride a bike. At first, it probably felt completely foreign to your body. But over time, the more you practiced, your body slowly became used to the feeling of pedaling, keeping your balance, directing the bike, and paying attention to your surroundings. You naturally developed the muscles, coordination, and rhythm needed to stay on the bike. Eventually, it became a habit. It’s actually a very similar process when you are teaching your brain to do something like getting calm, focusing, and regulating your emotions — you have to train it.
Imagine you’re sitting in a meeting for work. Your boss is talking about planning for the next quarter. You have a notebook out and you’re scribbling notes. Then, you hear a ding from your phone, which is lying face-down on the table next to you. You start to wonder who it’s from, what it’s about, and if you need to check it. You quickly glance at it to make sure it’s not something pressing. In the time since you first heard the ding, you’ve completely switched gears in your brain and missed several minutes of discussion on the next quarter’s goals.
It turns out you CAN teach an old dog new tricks. Not only that, but it’s good for your brain. Remember those piano lessons you took as a kid? Memorizing verb conjugations in Spanish? Volunteering at a food pantry? Believe it or not, revisiting some of those long-lost interests or finding similar ones later in life can actually rewire your brain to become healthier and prevent diseases like Alzheimer’s.
As we age, neuroinflammation and changes to blood flow impact our ability to concentrate, remember details, and process information. However, scientists have learned that older adults can build neuronal connections just like younger people and minimize the aging process of the brain. What can you do to optimize your brain performance as you age? In this webinar, Dr. Sita Kedia will address the best ways to improve your cognitive function, reduce your risk for dementia, and maintain mental acuity as you get older.
Is your child having problems with focus, attention, stress, anxiety, or school performance? PALM Health has a neurofeedback package specially designed to help children and families address these symptoms. Neurofeedback, or “brain training,” is a learning therapy that measures brainwaves, then provides performance-based feedback to improve various brain functions such as attention. The virtual package includes your choice of all-virtual sessions or a combination of in-person and virtual sessions, as well as two months of remote neurofeedback software and equipment rental.
All of us have probably experienced episodes of brain fog at some point in our lives. It’s not uncommon to forget someone’s name or where you parked the car. However, if you find these incidents happening frequently or on a daily basis, you may be suffering from persistent brain fog.
Students seeking to improve academic performance or students with ADHD can benefit from neurofeedback sessions, which help to improve focus, memory, and mental clarity. In this seminar, neurotherapist Ashley Wiegand will address how neurofeedback can help students reduce performance and test anxiety. Ashley will also elaborate on the Neurofeedback Student Package offered at PALM Health, for students seeking to improve their performance in school or manage their ADHD symptoms.
Shy as well as confident artists are invited to enjoy the benefits of two hours of creativity. Art for Well-Being instructor Maria Ojascastro will show beginners how to break down organic forms into geometric forms, then add texture and color to bring it to life. More experienced artists will be given an extra challenge to make their negative space unique to their mood or personality. Coffee, kombucha, tea, and wine will be available, along with some light snacks and refreshments.
Students seeking to improve academic performance or students with ADHD can benefit from neurofeedback sessions, which help to improve focus, memory, and mental clarity. In this seminar, neurotherapist Ashley Wiegand, PhD, LMFT, BCN, will address how neurofeedback can help students can reduce performance and test anxiety. Ashley will also elaborate on the Neurofeedback Student Package offered at PALM Health this summer, for students seeking to improve their performance in school or manage their ADHD symptoms.
Students seeking to improve academic performance or students with ADHD can benefit from neurofeedback sessions, which help to improve focus, memory, and mental clarity, as well as reduce performance and test anxiety. This summer, PALM is offering a Neurofeedback Student Package for school performance and ADHD, which will be addressed in more detail at the seminar. Ashley Wiegand will be our main speaker.