About Connect My Brain
Connect My Brain looks at the individual from the inside out, from top to bottom, and everything in between.
You can create change in your physical self, your energy, and your thoughts. It is not a magic wand but rather a navigation system. And that system is entirely directed by your individual needs.
Today, more than ever, children are receiving so many labels, whether it’s:
- Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADD)
- Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
- Aggressive Behavior
- Asperger’s Syndrome
- Dyspraxia or Clumsy Child Syndrome
- Coordination Dysfunction
- Frontal Lobe Dysfunction
- Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
- Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD)
- Pervasive developmental disorder (PDD)
- Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
- and the list goes on…
However, most research today does not point to a genetic origin for these issues, but rather a response by the body based on the environment inside or out.
How Connect My Brain Works
We start by looking at your brain, which is made up of about 100 billion neurons.
As a baby, your mind was exploding with new nerves called neurogenesis. Think about a baby’s ability from day 1 to year 1. There is so much change.
The first year of life is so unique. It takes a year to stand up and interact with gravity.
By age two, your stomach matures, and by three, your immune system develops.
This developmental progression is where you were wired, and it began when you were in your mother’s womb. This unique process is the foundation for every one of us.
For example, If an individual had a stroke, their brain would return to a rudimentary place of learning to recover.
A child with developmental delay, regardless of the label its given, is typically noted as being neurologically younger than their chronological age.
You can appear one way on the outside but function very differently on the inside. However, if the brain receives the right stimulus, integration, and fuel, significant changes are possible.
Your Brain Is The Key
The brain can get “stuck” in a pattern. Your brain is made up of frequencies for communication. When you focus or pay attention, the electrical patterns in your brain slow down and relax, and the amplitude of your brain-waves generally stabilizes in the alpha range. The alpha brain wave is responsible for focus, attention, self-reflection, deep relaxation, and suppression of anxiety.
There are many brain waves: delta, theta, alpha, SMR, Beta, high beta, gamma. Each brain wave has a unique frequency. Each area of the brain utilizes brain waves differently.
The brain in unison works together allowing you to accomplish your tasks, thoughts, conversation, attention, sleep, setting the pattern for self-regulation.
When brain wave frequencies are not within an expected range, then symptoms will manifest. Each of these labels identifies a frequency disruption.
The good news is that you can change your brain.
Neuroplasticity is the way your brain reorganizes itself throughout your life. If you keep it flexible, exercise self-control, and give it optimal fuel, your brain is teachable. You can change your pattern through neurofeedback.
What is Brain-Based Therapy?
Brain-based therapies involve using the brain, the body, and the fuel that makes your body run.
Today’s healthcare system traditionally manages one part of your body at a time. For example, you may see a cardiologist for your heart, an endocrinologist for your hormones, and a geneticist to discover links to symptoms.
While all are excellent providers, they usually do not discuss “you” with each other.
The missing link in our healthcare system is that it does not consider the whole body at the same time: the brain, the body, and the fuel. Assessing all three together helps to provide a complete picture of your unique self.
What To Expect
Connect My Brain is a place for you to get back in touch with who you are and what you want to do. Our program can be tailored to children and adults. The heart of the program includes brain mapping, functional nutrition, neurofeedback, biofeedback, and movement designed to restore your body.
Neurofeedback is the practice of self-regulation. It is not an isolated therapy but rather an ongoing practice in real-time. One that helps reveal your unique brain and how it functions so that you can gain control of your life.
Consider that when you are hungry, you receive a feedback message telling your brain to get something to eat. When you are cold, your brain prompts you to get a coat or blanket.
Science has learned that we function through feedback. So if an area is not communicating as expected, then you practice regaining the ability to control what you think and do.
We have helped countless patients overcome situations and issues they felt were insurmountable. You do possess the ability to get back in touch with yourself and regain control. Connect My Brain can help.
Meet The Team
Dr. Laura Hanson
Dr. Hanson has practiced since 1996 in the area of pediatric development and brain-based patient management. Dr. Hanson is recognized as a world expert in teaching and caring for children with developmental delay. Her goal is to educate communities on the effects of stress. Stress is a real physiological event. Stress changes the developing brain. Stress interferes with conceiving a baby. Stress causes children and parents to have meltdowns. Chronic stress causes chronic ill health.
Gabby graduated from Georgia Southern University with a B.S in Kinesiology. Her interest in researching the effects of exercise on the body, coupled with her passion for working with children, led her to Connect My Brain.
A client and friend of Connect My Brain, Stephanie he has experience transitioning her kitchen to accommodate the dietary needs of her family. Also she has developed strategies for shopping, organizing the kitchen and managing supplementation.
Stephanie Briles is a parent of former patients of Connect My Brain and now a formal business partner of the company. She serves as the office manager of Connect My Brain handling clerical and administrative duties.
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