Dichotomisation

Dichotomisation, also referred to as all or nothing thinking refers to the tendency to evaluate one’s persona qualities in extreme black or white categories. Dichotomisation is a cognitive distortion which means it keeps us from seeing the world as it often is: complex, yet full of all the shades in between. Most of us engage […]

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The new normal – creating balance

The world of work has changed over time, but nothing prepared us for what we are going through right now. We were almost dumped into a situation that caused a lot of fear and anxiety in most people. We are locked down and the number of global deaths are on the rise. Our team meetings take place on […]

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A.D.D & Neurofeedback

Can neurofeedback & coaching help my add/adhd child? What is neurofeedback coaching and how can it help? Firstly, neurofeedback, is a type of operant conditioning (an individual makes an association between a particular behavior and a consequence). Neurofeedback is  based on the understanding that the brain produces various types of brain waves in response to […]

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Emotional Intelligence

The concept of Emotional Intelligence has been around for many years and is a strategic concept in life. We know that as a parent you need to have a high level of it, but what does that mean? Dr. Daniel Goleman, author of the book Emotional Intelligence,  addresses 5 aspects: 1. Self-awareness Self-awareness refers to your […]

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Digital Cocaine

What is the difference is between half a line of cocaine and an hour playing a video game? Nothing, as far as your brain is concerned (ref. Brad Huddleston, Digital Cocaine). What about your need to constantly engage on your phone. Constantly checking new messages, followers, likes…Tech is the thing, right! But that was not […]

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Neurofeedback

We have seen an increase for the demand of neurofeedback over the past couple of years as individuals start seeking alternative solutions to medication for i.e. depression, anxiety, ADHD etc. So what is neurofeedback? In short, Neurofeedback measures brain waves through EEG to produce a signal that can be used as feedback (through a computerised device) to […]

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Brain Fog

Brain fog is a commonly used phrase for feelings of confusion, forgetfulness, and lack of focus and mental clarity. In our practice we have seen an increase in clients suffering from brain fog. Typical symptoms are: Confusion Headaches Difficulty concentrating Difficulty learning new skills Fatigue Struggling to find the correct word Short-term memory problems Taking longer […]

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Neuroplasticity

Neuroplasticity is the ability of the nervous system to respond to intrinsic or extrinsic stimuli by reorganizing its structure, function and connections. It is powerful!! Early research believed that the brain did not have the ability to create new neural pathways to adapt as it needed to. Subsequent research on neuroplasticity has confirmed the brain’s […]

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Human Bank Accounts

Good relationships are based on human bank accounts. A human bank account is the level of trust that you have with another human being. It is also the level of trust that this person has with you. Your level of trust in someone might not be the same as the level of trust that the […]

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Serotonin

Serotonin, a neurotransmitter present in the brain and the lining of the digestive tract, controls the different switches affecting various emotional states (ref: Society for Neuroscience). Your happiness and well-being are important, both as factors protecting against mental and physical disorders and in their own right. As you know negative moods are associated with negative outcomes. […]

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