To welcome in the New Year, let’s come together for some consciousness-raising on the first day of 2019. Through guided meditation, visualisation and group discussion, this workshop will help us soothe negative thoughts, connect with an intention for the year ahead and cultivate a tender heart.Read More
At The Neuro Brain, we use NeurOptimal® neurofeedback, the world’s most advanced neurofeedback system. NeurOptimal® neurofeedback does not try to ‘treat’ individual symptoms, instead it is the only neurofeedback system in the world that works to optimise the entire Central Nervous System (CNS). Once the CNS is calm and in balance, we find that symptoms naturally begin to improve. Here is a letter to the Zengar organisation (the owners of NeurOptimal®) from the mother of an American client who suffered from epilepsy. We think it explains pretty well the difference between NeurOptimal® and other forms of neurofeedback.Read More
There is no anxiety in the present moment. For someone who suffers from anxiety that statement might sound strange. But bear with me...
Look around you now. For most of us (at least in this country) and for most of the time, nothing untoward is happening in this present moment. No bombs are exploding; no tiger is chasing us. Instead, we are lucky enough to have the opportunity to open to our direct experience—without fear.
However, an anxious mind is one that is continually LURCHING FORWARD—into fear.Read More
GENERALLY, two key conditions are met when people consistently perform at the top of their game. They are completely focused with an alert mind; while at the same time their body is relaxed and free of tension. Think of the relaxed but mentally alert posture of a golfer, a concert pianist or an Olympic sprinter. When performing well, they often describe their experience as 'being in the zone' or achieving a 'state of flow'.Read More
As we (hopefully) get ready to usher into law marriage equality for any two consenting adults irrespective of gender, transgender or non-specific gender, it is difficult to believe that just 13 years ago our fearless leader John Howard was so fearful that our Constitution did not expressly forbid same-sex marriage that he changed the law to include (what seemed to be even then) an antiquated statement that marriage could only take place between a man and a woman! Despite loud protests from many that a country with our track record on discrimination...Read More
MEDITATION is not about changing anything. I think there is a misconception out there about meditation - that it's about getting rid of thoughts and getting rid of discomfort so that we may be perfectly calm and at ease. But much of our stress and pain comes from ...Read More