Sep 052012
 

Arrive in a bad mood.
Leave in a good mood.

Arrive feeling frustrated and overwhelmed, wondering how I will do this, this exhausting, demanding brain training.
Leave knowing success is again and always possible.

Arrive with a fast heart rate.
Leave with a less fast heart rate and a lighter chest and easier breathing.

Arrive tired.
Leave uplifted.

Arrive needing to talk.
Leave having talked the trainer’s ear off, feeling listened to, respected, and understood.

Arrive feeling alone.
Leave knowing you’re not alone, knowing no matter what the stupid docs say, you ain't hallucinating some of the brain injury sequelae. You have a real physical problem that the medical profession needs to address and researchers need to study, not just physical trainers and psychologists.

Arrive effing HOT!!!
Leave cooler.

Arrive weighted down with a narrowed-in perception of surroundings.
Leave lighter, alert, aware of more of your surroundings, and feeling that strange new energy (initiation??) deep inside you flickering a little stronger.

Arrive with stiff muscles and high muscle tension.
Leave with lower muscle tension — and for the first time having been able to drop it radically within one session.

Arrive under dry skies and thunderous brow.
Leave under thundering, pouring rain, too much in a good mood to care about getting wetter than a baptized child in Lake Ontario.

My results (my EMG or muscle tension was quite high on September 4, which as we know adversely affects gamma, but able to drop it down to normal in last feedback screen):

Date Baseline HRV Fdbk 1 Fdbk 2 SMIRB Fdbk 3 HRV
27 Jun 0.83 0.88 0.90 0.90 0.91
4 Jul 0.85 30s 0.91 0.94 0.898 0.90 0.84 EC
10 Jul 0.85 30s 0.89 0.86 0.84 0.86 0.90 EC
17 Jul 0.91 30s 1.05 1 0.94 0.96 0.97 EC
25 Jul 0.96 30s 1.03 1.02 1.01 0.97 1.02 EC
3 min 10 min
7 Aug 0.85 0.949 0.95 0.89 0.93 0.92
28 Aug 0.98 0.98 0.986 0.92 0.97 0.934 0.93 EC
4 Sep 0.87 0.872 0.84 0.876 0.92 0.95 0.88
EMG: 2.32 2.27 2.36 1.86 2.33 1.48 1.97

 

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