Everyone knows that working out at the gym, over time, leads to a healthier, stronger body. In recent years, research on neuroplasticity has shown that training your brain can similarly lead to a healthier, stronger brain. Now, Oak Ridge has a “gym” for the brain: BrainAble Neurofeedback and Coaching.
Training with Neurofeedback, toward the state of calm focus, is like learning meditation with the benefit of real-time, ongoing feedback, letting you know when and how much you are “in the zone.” Our brains generate different frequencies of electricity. Often, we get stuck in the habit of producing too much slow, or “Theta” waves—so we’re sluggish and spacey. Or, we might produce too much fast, or “Beta” waves—so we’re anxious and stressed. Neurofeedback helps us regulate our brains, to achieve a more balanced mix of frequencies. Research has shown neurofeedback to help counter the effects of ADHD, depression, addiction, PTSD, and several other conditions. Some people turn to neurofeedback not to treat deficits, but to attain excellence. A well-tuned brain can lead to higher functioning, generally.
BrainAble is co-owned by Jake Morrill and Shay Boswell. Morrill, a long-time minister in Oak Ridge, and also a chaplain in the Army Reserves, has a master’s degree in marriage and family therapy from East Tennessee State University. Boswell has a rich background in yoga instruction and alternative health practices. Both have received training in neurofeedback from the Center for Applied Neurobiology in Asheville, North Carolina.
BrainAble Neurofeedback and Coaching is located at 687-A Emory Valley Road, at the corner of Emory Valley and Briarcliff, in Oak Ridge. Their website is brainabletraining.com. For more information, contact Shay Boswell at (865) 308-3667 or [email protected].
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