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Balancing the Brain

Our health is important.  Our mental health is extremely important.  Depression is real.  So is anxiety and so many other mental health issues.  This is something that has been on my mind a lot lately.  I’m writing this now after learning of the tragic passing of the utterly talented musician Chris Cornell.  To hear of his death was heartbreaking, to learn it was suicide was unfathomable to me.  He is such a beautiful soul.  We never know what is truly going on in a person’s life or head but he seemed to have so much going for him.

Unfortunately I have known people who have taken their own lives.  It’s always been a shock to me and I didn’t see it coming.  It always makes me wonder what goes on in a person’s life where their mind or their soul says they have just had enough and can’t take it anymore.  I think we all go through dark times, but there has to be a way out, something better than choosing death, if only we could all find that light.

Throughout my life I have been blessed to come across many individuals who are truly invested in helping others heal.  The world is so greatly in need of that.  It has been a great learning experience in talking with all of them, sharing our wisdom.  I myself get frustrated when doctors just throw pills at people.  It’s like trying to put a band aid on something and many times it doesn’t work, or work that well.  Don’t get me wrong, sometimes medicine is necessary and can be a life changer as well but there has to be other answers.

Many of us are doing our part to try and inspire people to take care of their health, mind, body, spirit and soul.  There are many ways to help mental health through meditation, visualization, yoga, breathing, exercising, eating healthy and so on.  But what if that’s not enough?  The brain wants to be in balance, but what if it can’t get their on it’s own?  Recently I’ve been introduced to Neurofeedback.  A qualified individual can hook your brain up to a machine to work on things like depression and anxiety and balance your brain’s right and left hemispheres.  I’ve seen it work wonders.  I’m hoping that it can work for others who are not aware of it.  It takes going at least 4 times one week apart at first and then adjusting from there on an individual basis.  I’m not able to give much more technical details than that and I don’t know how many people out there do Neurofeedback but if you think you or someone else might need it, please do your research and find someone who can help.  I’m passing this information on because I don’t want to see others struggle.  I hope you pass on the information as well.

Sometimes it’s difficult to tell but if you see someone in need, please be a listening ear to them.  Sometimes it gets rough but all we can do is try.  If anyone needs to chat, I’m here.

In closing here are a few photos I took of Chris during his solo tour in 2011.  He was part of a movement in music.  He stretched his talent in so many ways and touched the hearts of many.  May his soul rest in peace.

 

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13 comments on “Balancing the Brain

  1. Is this similar to EMDR? Some of it is manual and some practitioners use a non-invasive machine. There is also something called neuro-restorative chiropractic which balances the brain as well.

  2. Mental health is so important. For too long I’d grudge along with just keep busy and moving as my anxieties show. This disillusion creating a small self mantra of falseness. In turn, I have met and worked with some very “dark” individuals who have also learned through my methods ways of release and finding their sweet spot.

  3. Thank you for bringing awareness to this important issue. Depression and suicide are serious issues and reaching out to people around us with a listening ear and an open heart can make a big difference.

  4. Thanks for letting us know about this new treatment option. Great article.

  5. Was sad to hear as well, I loved his music. Thank you for sharing:)

  6. I do not know the musican I have expereinced depression and feel blessed that prcesses like the Journey and other tolls have freed me xxx

  7. I’ve heard about neurofeedback, but don’t know of any places that offer it….

    • I could look into it and see how one would find out how to find someone who does neurofeedback. I know someone who knows the person here in Milwaukee, WI that offers it, that’s how I found out about it. Not sure otherwise but I will see what I can find out.

    • I found an article that explains a bit about it. http://www.eeginfo.com/what-is-neurofeedback.jsp Neurofeedback (EEG Biofeedback) is typically provided by mental health professionals such as psychologists, family therapists, and counselors. The training may also be provided by nurses, clinical social workers, rehabilitation specialists, and educators. Have you tried a google search for it? If you know of any Dr’s or these types of professionals maybe you could ask them if they know of someone in your area.

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