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Natural Awakenings Sarasota / Manatee / Charlotte

Meditation and Neurofeedback: Effortless Awareness.

Sep 30, 2019 11:56AM

Scientists have come to recognize the emotional and health benefits of a balanced and centered mind attained through meditation. The United States Center for Disease Control (CDC) demonstrated a more than threefold increase in adult meditation practice between 2012 and 2017. However, learning how to meditate can be difficult or even intimidating.   

The advantage of adding neurofeedback to mindfulness and meditation techniques is that mental training can be accomplished in a shorter time, working directly with the brain's inherent neuroplasticity. A study at Yale University back in 2011 showed the benefits of combining meditation and neurofeedback.  The study indicated that neurofeedback can help patients learn how to meditate correctly to increase the therapeutic benefit of the practice. 

Neurofeedback training acts as a mental compass, showing the way into mind states that can be difficult to reach without guidance. Then, after some practice, you can achieve this on your own. In addition, we have found that distractions or worries that once took you out of a meditative state become easier to overcome. As you grow more consistent with your meditation practice, and it starts to feel more effective. 

Generally, our clients at The Brain Wave Center, report improved moods, decreased impulsivity, restored control of anxiety or depression, enhanced mental clarity, more restful sleep and other benefits—all without drugs and harsh side effects. We can also provide psychotherapy, nutrition counseling, light therapy and more to help you rediscover well–being.  


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