Let’s talk weather! It has been a long, harsh winter in my part of the world. Spring has not been pleasant either, but we are now into May. Thankfully we have had some beautiful warm days to help us forget the past six months! We are now busy gardening, planting, bringing out the patio furniture or planning our summer vacations. While we pay attention to external activities, let’s not forget our beautiful brains… time for a cerebral tune-up?
According to American Psychological Association, the negative impact of extreme stress is most severe when people ignore symptoms and fail to manage their stress well. Dr. Nordal advises people to be aware of their stress levels as well as the emotional and physical symptoms of stress. Symptoms include irritability, sleeplessness, changes in appetite, headaches, digestive problems, nervousness, excessive worry, and feeling sad and depressed. Eventually this could be the cause of serious medical conditions such as heart disease, irritable bowel syndrome and even cancer.
“People’s emotional and physical health is more vulnerable, given the high levels of stress in our country right now,” says Dr. Nordal. “Pay attention to what’s happening around you, but refrain from getting caught up in doom-and-gloom hype. Take stock of your particular situation and what causes your stress. Reach out to family, friends, and trusted advisors. Research shows that receiving support from others is effective in managing stress. If you continue to feel overwhelmed by stress, then consider seeking professional help.”
Stress Facts from Statistics Canada (2010 General Social Survey)
Highly stressed employed people state cause of stress:
- 62% Work-related
- 12% Finances
- 12% Not enough time
- 8% Family
- 6% Personal, other
Over 50% of Workers report regular sleep problems, much higher in positions such as first responders and other high-stress occupations.
Looking for an effective way to de-stress?
This one-hour relaxation session is helpful to calm the mind and allow your brain to rest and relax!
All you have to do is recline in our big, comfortable chair and the process of Brainwave Optimization® will guide your brain to a more peaceful state… it’s that easy!!!
When? After a stressful day, before an important interview or meeting, before a big exam!
What a perfect shower gift for a bride-to-be… to escape for an hour for total relaxation a day or two before the big day!!
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(This does not replace our main program of EEG assessment, careful analysis and at least 10 sessions to address issues such as insomnia, anxiety, depression, learning issues, focus problems, etc). They are completely different programs.
In recent months, Wake Forest Medical Research Center has issued papers regarding a few important independent studies it has conducted using Brainwave Optimization®. The following papers are available to view: