We humans are emotional beings and our emotions add richness to our lives. But when emotional reactions to everyday occurrences are too extreme and intense we feel out of control and unable to think rationally or behave effectively. What’s happening is that the part of the brain associated with emotion becomes over activated (hyper-arousal). When this occurs the part of the brain associated with organizing, and evaluating information, planning and taking rational action (executive function) is unable to play it’s role. We call this phenomenon, emotional dysregulation because the brain, in all of it’s complex wisdom, is unable to gather it’s innate resources to modulate and regulate.
This ability to self-regulate, which naturally develops physiologically from infancy into our mid- twenties is impacted throughout life by many biological and environmental factors. Emotional dysregulation is at the heart of severe anxiety, self harming behaviors, addictions, PTSD, sleep disorders and many other mental health conditions. Brain training with NeurOptimal® assists the brain in harnessing it’s innate ability to self-regulate, by reducing hyper-arousal and enhancing communication within the brain itself. A more balanced brain leads to new and improved ways of thinking and behaving. In other words it leads to a better you.