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Help for Cops

  • July 15, 2013
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It wasn't long ago that the mindfulness topic was considered taboo in fields like law enforcement. Fortunately, that is changing.  Officers suffer some of the worst statistics when it comes to quality of life, longevity, health, and happy marriages.  We…

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Is Your Head full of Plastic?

  • July 11, 2013
  • Blog

In the last few decades the concept of neuroplasticity has taken hold of the science community.  We agree now that our brains are malleable, waxing and waning in their structure and function, and ever changeable.   NOW we know it's…

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What Cops are Doing but Most Won’t Admit To!

  • April 23, 2013
  • Blog

Neurosculpting® is not just for the self-help enthusiast.  I've been bringing these techniques to first responders for the last few years as a way to help them deal with the extraordinary amount of trauma they experience in their careers.  Many…

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Interoception…the Foundation of Our Development

  • April 4, 2013
  • Blog

Interoception is basically our ability to recognize stimulus originating inside the body.  When we are disconnected from the vast information and knowledge in our own three-dimensional bodies we are disconnected from the very core of our healthy development.  Dr. Stephen…

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Are Two Brains Better than One?

  • March 25, 2013
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The enteric nervous system, or intrinsic nervous system in our intestines is called the second brain because it contains many of the same neurons and neurotransmitters as our brains do. Many of these are involved with processes like learning, memory…

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Can we Command our DNA with Our Actions?

  • February 26, 2013
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The influence of our environment on our DNA is called epigenetics. Dr. Richard Davidson notes in his book The Emotional Life of Your Brain that we have the power to command the traits our DNA expresses through the idea of epigenetics.…

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Goal Directed or Avoidance Directed?

  • February 19, 2013
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Science is showing us that the left prefrontal cortex activates more with individuals who are goal-directed, and the right prefrontal activates more with individuals who are avoidance-directed. Consider this ad: "Floss regularly to avoid gum disease" vs. "Floss regularly to…

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You are in Control of Your Stories

  • February 18, 2013
  • Blog

Our prefrontal cortex regulates attention and thoughts with vast amounts of neural connections and a system of arousal and neurotransmitters. If we take no action, our default system can favor excessive stress response and disease. Science proved that focused attention…

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You Are NOT a Victim

  • February 11, 2013
  • Blog

Autonomy and control wire into our brains directly into the reward center: the ventral striatum. When we perceive we don't have control, we deactivate the reward center and activate the pain/stress pathway. In 2009 the Journal of Psychosomatic Research published this…

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