Frequently asked questions
1. What is Mindfulness?
"Mindfulness is the intention to pay attention to each and every moment of our life, non-judgmentally. While there are many possible definitions, the key aspects of any definition of mindfulness involve purposeful action, focused attention, grounded in the current experience, and held with a sense of curiosity. " - Centre for Mindfulness
2. How is it different from meditation?
Meditation is a large umbrella term that encompasses the practice of reaching ultimate consciousness and concentration, to acknowledge the mind and, in a way, self-regulate it. Mindfulness is the act of focusing on being in the present, such as focusing completely on drinking a hot cup of tea, taking in its scent, warmth, and taste and removing overpowering emotions from the mind.
3. What is ADHD?
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is one of the most common mental disorders affecting children. ADHD also affects many adults. Symptoms of ADHD include:
a. Inattention - Not being able to keep focus
b. Hyperactivity - Excess movement that is not fitting to the setting, and
c. Impulsivity - Hasty acts that occur in the moment without thought
4. How does mindfulness help those with ADHD?
Mindfulness helps in developing individuals’ inner skills. It helps develop different relationships to experiences that are stressful. It improves their ability to control attention levels (by strengthening their ability to self-observe) and to train attention. In other words, it teaches them to pay attention to paying attention, and can also make them more aware of their emotional state, so they won’t react impulsively (often a problem for people with ADHD).
5. What is biofeedback therapy?
Biofeedback therapy is a non-drug treatment in which patients learn to control bodily processes that are normally involuntary. Electrical sensors are used to help provide information of the body.
6. What is Neurofeedback?
Neurofeedback is also called EEG biofeedback because it is based on electrical activity of the brain. Neurofeedback is a direct training of the brain function through which the brain learns to function more effectively. It is a gradual learning process.
7. How is Neurofeedback useful?
Neurofeedback addresses problems of brain dysregulation including anxiety-depression, attention deficits, behavioral disorders, various sleep disorders, headaches and migraines, PMS and emotional disturbances. It is also useful for organic brain conditions such as seizures, the autism spectrum, and cerebral palsy.
8. Is this therapy safe?
Neuro-feedback is completely non-intrusive and safe. Since neuro-feedback is essentially structured exercises for the brain, the term side-effect isn’t applicable in the same sense as for medications. Unlike medication, nothing is put into the body or the brain.