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Latest news, updates and interesting articles about treatments for Anxiety, ADHD, learning disorders, post concussion syndrome and PTSD.

The best way to get something done is to begin

The best way to get something done is to begin

You may be a chronic procrastinator if avoiding or delaying behaviours cross all dimensions of your life. For example, if you pay bills late, buy tickets at the last minute, neglect family or relationship responsibilities, or fall behind regularly at work. What can you do?

Don't overthink it!

Don't overthink it!

"I think too much and then I put myself in a bad mood".

Does this sound like you? It can happen to anyone. Perhaps you did not get the job you felt was a sure thing, and you begin to think you will never find a job. Maybe you give a wave and give a shout to your friend across the street, but she does not respond and you think you have done something to make your friend ignore you. These types of thoughts happen automatically, and if we ruminate on them long enough, we can work ourselves into an unhappy state.

New Year's Resolutions - Set achievable goals

New Year's Resolutions - Set achievable goals

Many cultures follow the tradition of making New Year's resolutions. The practice is believed to have begun with the Babylonians some four thousand years ago. They made promises (like paying off debts) in order to earn favour from the gods. We still make promises for "better behaviour" in the new year. "I promise to lose weight, quite smoking, exercise more..." the list we create for ourselves can seem daunting. In the slump that seems to begin in January after the hustle and bustle of the holiday season, being unable to keep up with our resolutions into February can increase anxiety and perhaps lead ruminating on our "failures" or to some feelings of hopelessness into the later winter months.

For it is in the giving that we receive

For it is in the giving that we receive

'Tis the season. You may look forward to the social activities this time of year brings: family gatherings, holiday parties, good cheer or, you may view the holiday season with some trepidation. Maybe your financial situation is not the greatest and you worry about meeting the extra expenses. Maybe you experienced a significant relationship loss due to death or estrangement and the thought of the "festive" season brings despair. Or maybe you have an ugly Christmas sweater for each of the twelve days of Christmas and can't wait to start wearing them! Whatever your personal situation, 'tis the season for giving and in doing so, you may just notice something.

Brush Up! On Your Mental Hygiene

Brush Up! On Your Mental Hygiene

Hygiene is defined as "clean or healthy practices or thinking."  While good dental hygiene improves the quality of teeth, good mental hygiene improves the quality of life. This is an introduction to a seires of Blog posts with the goal of giving you the knowledge and skills to help you navigate your path to psychological wellness, and to brush up! on your mental hygiene.

What is Occupational Therapy combined with Yoga Therapy?

What is Occupational Therapy combined with Yoga Therapy?

I am an Occupational Therapist at Renew Neurotherapy and offer yoga therapy sessions. These are one-on-one sessions, either in your home or at our clinic, that can be combined with other treatments to help you overcome a wide range of issues such as brain injury, concussion, trauma and PTSD, chronic pain, depression, anxiety, spinal cord injury and dementia. So, how does this work?

Anxiety Treatment using Infraslow Neurofeedback

Anxiety Treatment using Infraslow Neurofeedback

Imagine you are walking along the street with 101 things on your mind.  “Did I reply to that email?”, “Did I remember to lock the car?”, “Did I pay that bill?”. You step off the sidewalk to cross the street and a car comes to a screeching halt only inches from you.  Immediately you have goose-bumps, you feel sick to your stomach and you feel that awful adrenaline rush that you’ve felt before. You are lucky to walk away from the near-accident, but you just can’t shift that sick feeling from your stomach. Now imagine feeling like this all the time. 

Can Neurofeedback Effectively Treat ADHD?

Aug 08 2018
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In looking for supporting evidence of studies that have been done to measure the effectiveness of Neurofeedback as a treatment for ADHD we came across this nice little summary article. Sadly fully double blinded studies are hard to set up and fund effectively for this type of therapy, but good to see that efforts are being made in that direction.

Researchers Discover How Even Short Periods of Training Improve Learning.

Jul 17 2018
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Researchers at the Leibniz-Institutes für Wissensmedien (IWM) and of the Graduate School and Research Network LEAD at the University of Tübingen discovered strengthened neuronal connections between brain regions in adults after only 5 training sessions. The participants performed better in the mathematics tasks and the researchers were able to determine specific structural changes in the brain responsible for the improvement.