Counseling, Mental Training & PsychoPhysiological Conditioning for Optimal Health and Performance
Dr. Julie Madsen, Clinical Psychologist
Refresh your mind.. Calm to your body... Accept change .. Connect on common goals ..
APPLIED NEUROSCIENCE AND PSYCHOLOGY SERVICES
Typical Goal: Typical Techniques : Our clients include:
Optimize performance Biofeedback. Neurofeedback. Mental Rehearsal Golfers, Students, Athletes, Executives, Artists
Regulate stress Relaxation. Awareness Training. Priority Assignment Doctors, Nurses, Fire, Police, Coaches
Optimize resilience Time Management. Biofeedback. Neurofeedback Insomniacs of all kinds
Headache management Hand-warming, Breath-to- Relax Severe Headache Sufferers [Migraine, cluster, menstral, Head-Injured]
Neuromuscular Re-Education. Sensory-Motor Myofeedback.Motor Neurofeedback Complex Partial Pain Syndromes [RSD], Sufferers
Anxiety Management Mental Rehearsal. Biofeedback Systematic Desensitization Phobic, Anxious and Panic-prone People, Those with PTSD Episodes or Syndromes
Counter Hopelessness. Cognitive-BehavioralTherapy. NeuroBehavioral Neurofeedback Chronic sufferers, acutely hopeless, PTSD
Family Conflict -Resolution Training Communication Skills, Anger Management, Better Listening, GSR Families
Couples issues Similar to Family issues techniques. Psychophysiological Awareness Couples, Partners
For those the that experience stress or anxiety, a Stress Profile provides a guide to aid in rapid management and recovery.
Stress is largely unique to an individual Results help you to understand you current stress reactions, and your ability to recover. This is invaluable for determining what we are going to do, and which areas are most vulnerable.
Of course, a detailed interview and specific surveys are also given.
1. Stress Profile Assessments: No additional fee is charged
If you need these specific NeuroBehavioral services, we want you to know that ithey are available here:
NEUROSCIENCE INSIGHTS INTO EMOTIONAL NEUROBEHAVIORAL LEARNING PATTERNS:
To survive, we are always learning and modifying subconscious NeuroBehavioral patterns.
These patterns are a rich complex of reflexes, perceptions, biases, and intuitions.
This kind of learning is pre-verbal, rarely conscious, and evokes autonomic reflexes.
Emotion-linked images and hormone-releasing chemicals in less than the blink of an eye [about 200 milliseconds].
These patterns are predominantly adaptive, like food-seeking and eating. Seeking-Eating Patterns can become maladaptive, leading to a variety of eating disorders.
Similar potential for maladaptive patterns hold for anxieties, feelings of hopelessness, loneliness, suffering from physical maladies and addictions.
HOW DO YOU CHANGE NEUROBEHAVIORAL PATTERNS?
Of course, talk can help. But sometimes the wrong kind of talk can just retrigger old memories, and cause avoidance or other strong reactions. These reaction patterns are part of our infant-based implicit memory system, not readily accessed or modifiable with traditional talk therapy. Traditional talk therapy relies on more mature explicit memory. Adults talk about a problem, not being aware of re-experiencing it. There is a link to your body and brain, but we are often unaware until a strong emotion erupts into our awareness. So change usually requires patience, rehearsing the difference between truly calm states and states of anxiety, or depression or cravings, to name just a few. And it requires training and repetition to 'stick.' This is where mindfulness, biofeedback and neurofeedback come in to play: neuroscience provides a new understanding of these disorders, and points to a realistic approah to its resolution.