Education

Brain Performance Optimization with Neurofeedback

Brain Performance Optimization with Neurofeedback

“Peak performance” has become a bit of a buzz word in a lot of executive, professional and athletic circles lately. Peak Performance is a state in which a person performs at a maximized level of skill, immersion and concentration leading to exceptional output or achievement (Recruiting Times, 2019). In our current digitalized world, we consistently have a high level of demands and distractions which can impact our ability to concentrate and focus on the task at hand.

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The Stories We Tell Ourselves: Overthinking and What to Do about It

The Stories We Tell Ourselves: Overthinking and What to Do about It

It’s no surprise that our thoughts play a major role in our mental health. They can influence how we feel about ourselves, others, and the world; they can influence how we behave; they can impact how we experience life in general. Given the level of impact that our thoughts can have on us, our thinking can sometimes cause us needless harm and distress. This is often overlooked in the moment since thoughts can feel so personal, intrusive, automatic, and intense.

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Mountains into Mole Hills: How Mental Health and Meditative Movement with a Kinesiologist Can Help

Mountains into Mole Hills: How Mental Health and Meditative Movement with a Kinesiologist Can Help

Every day we have a list of tasks, a pile to move, or a metaphorical mountain to climb. For some, these feel like mole hills and for others, it can feel overly cumbersome. Our mood and mental well-being depict the interactions with our environment and those around us. This is where working with a kinesiologist, like myself, can help shift one’s perspective on that mountain and bring it into a mole hill size.

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Return to Play after Injury

Return to Play after Injury

Sport-related concussion (SRC) has received increasing attention from the media, researchers, and athletes over the past few years. With the increased awareness surrounding concussions in sport, there has also been an increased amount of diagnosed concussions.

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What is Neuroplasticity?

What is Neuroplasticity?

Our brain is made up of multiple connections, think of it as multiple wires (neurons) that are connected to each other to communicate messages. After an injury to the brain, some of these connections can become damaged.

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What is the Vestibular System?

What is the Vestibular System?

The vestibular system is a sensory system in your inner ear that helps you maintain your balance. This system is key for providing information regarding motion of the body/head and spatial orientation.

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Pain, Yoga, and the Brain

Pain, Yoga, and the Brain

Originally posted at Pain BC. Chronic pain is linked to our minds through emotions, memory, experiences and mood, and in this way, a form of exercise that targets both the mind and body simultaneously can prove to be extremely beneficial for chronic pain.

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New to Yoga? Here’s how to start

New to Yoga? Here’s how to start

Originally posted on Pain BC. You may have heard of the numerous health benefits associated with yoga, and perhaps you’re open to trying a class but not sure where to start. Not all types of yoga are beneficial for people living with chronic pain.

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Let’s Talk About Concussion

Let’s Talk About Concussion

From The Balance Sheet: Quarterly BC Balance and Dizziness Newsletter. Learn more about concussions, maintaining wellness and treatment tips.

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Helping Others Understand Your Invisible Illness

Helping Others Understand Your Invisible Illness

Originally posted on Pain BC.

An invisible illness is one that is unseen to the naked eye. People in pain often have a difficult time explaining their pain to loved ones because, on the outside, they still look the same. Without any obvious signs of physical injury (such as a cast, using walking aids or having visible scars) it may be difficult for people to understand that there is still something serious happening inside of your body.

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