Mental health providers and other professionals often talk about a child or adult's "dysregulation" and "self-regulation," but these terms are often left undefined. A 2017 summary and the 2015 report from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services help define self-regulation and show the complex social, biological, and environmental factors involved in development of self-regulation.
The summary defines self-regulation as "the act of managing one’s thoughts and feelings to engage in goal-directed actions such as organizing behavior, controlling impulses, and solving problems constructively."
Being able to self-regulate helps us succeed in many aspects of life, including creating satisfying relationships, tolerating difficulty, prospering in school and work, managing finances, and maintaining physical and mental health. Self-regulation is a critical life skill. ...continue reading →
Neurofeedback is a type of psychotherapy that helps you return your brain to the way it was designed to work. It has been used successfully to help people with a wide variety of problems, including depression, anxiety, ADHD, serious behavior issues, addictions, sleep issues, epilepsy, PTSD, and brain damage from head injuries.
The "neuro" in neurofeedback refers to nerves and the nervous system because neurofeedback measures the electrical activity of the nerves in your brain. "Feedback" refers to the visual, auditory, or tactile information (in other words, feedback) that a neurofeedback system gives your brain to help it shift its brainwave patterns.
Neurofeedback is a form of biofeedback applied to the brain itself. It uses the brain’s natural abilities to learn in order to help it function more efficiently. ...continue reading →