The Beast of Brain Injury Anger Shows Up During Biofeedback

The Beast of Brain Injury Anger Shows Up During Biofeedback

Rage, anger, fury: these are the emotions people with brain injury are excoriated for. While I was in the middle of SMIRB last week, the next client walked in and actually TALKED TO ME! Like, was he blind?! Closed door. Electrode on head. Writing. Apparently, his need to know where the biofeedback trainer was trumped […]

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A Change Up in Neurofeedback Protocol to Help My Reading Rehab

As I think I mentioned before, we began changing up my brain biofeedback protocol because of the emotional tides sweeping through me as PTSD takes its toll. Honestly, it’s bad enough I have to treat my brain injury to read again, now I have to overcome PTSD too. Humph. Since gamma brainwave enhancement reduces the […]

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HRV Training Post Brain Injury Achieves an 89

Holidays — getting away from my life and the people in it who attack, diss, require me to be normal, live in denial to my detriment, and drain me — are good for my heart rate. First, after I flew to England and now, after I chugged to Ottawa. For the first time on its […]

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Thirteenth Week of FP1-F3 Neurofeedback of Brain Injury

This week is my 13th session of brain biofeedback at FP1-F3, left frontal, not too far above the hairline and near a side part. Two weeks ago, not long after my 11th session, my prefrontal cortex woke up, looked around, and said: let’s get busy! At first, it was different but good. All of a […]

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Full Circle yet not the Same Reading Rehab

Sometimes it seems like nothing ever changes with my reading; when my neurodoc talks about my great progress, I go feh. You’re too hard on yourself, he says. Maybe. But when I began my reading rehab journey way back in 2000 (and failed or faltered several times on the way since), I began with taking […]

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Inadvertent Gamma Brainwave Enhancement at FP1-F3

I inadvertently trained gamma up during my brain biofeedback last week. I knew I had because I felt the pressure underneath the electrode at FP1-F3 and, after, my perception had significantly improved. I was much more aware of my surroundings. I did it again this week, probably because I had figured out how to decrease […]

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Reading Rehab for Brain Injury: Adding Out Loud Summarizing

It is never that easy, is it? Never as easy as: go for assessment, start treatment. Sigh. I was thinking: this week we begin the new brain biofeedback training for reading. But nope. Once the ADD Centre get full cap parameters — the EEG readings from 19 points on your head — they like to […]

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Everyone on the Same Reading Rehab Page: Finally!

Everyone on the Same Reading Rehab Page: Finally!

 This floating piece of metal is huge. It dwarfs the Redpath sugar plant, which is no tiny building but itself an edifice on the waterfront where people gather to work and play, enjoy life. As it is with that ship, so it is with reading. Reading is a huge cognitive process, a monolithic problem that’s […]

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A Crisis, A Call, A Camera

A Crisis, A Call, A Camera

My health care team is not really a team: it’s three parts linked through me, the one with the injured brain, the healing brain, the brain that has suddenly sent them into crisis mode while freaking me out. I have tried for years to get the disparate parts of my team to talk together. I’ve […]

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