You can spend your lifetime trying therapies to help you clean up your thinking, be more positive, get centered, but your temporal lobe helps manage emotion. If it runs too slow, or is not communicating with the frontal lobe for example, it’s hard to have stable emotions under stress. Your brain can affect your whole life. Yet almost no one tells you about the role of the brain. Too many people are told they just have to learn to control their emotions. How do you do that without helping your temporal lobe?

A qEEG brain map shows which areas of your brain are firing too fast, too slow, or are not connecting with other areas. Neurofeedback helps people train brain patterns by changing the connectivity and activation patterns. It’s based on neuroplasticity—the brain’s ability to change itself.

Other beneficial options based on research include consistent physical exercise, e.g. walk 30 minutes, five times per week. High intensity exercise can be very helpful two to three times per week, to improve brain blood flow. Reduced sugar and an anti-inflammatory diet can be critical. Mindfulness training and meditation, used consistently, have been shown to produce reduced cortisol and help in overall brain function.

The Center for Brain Training has offices in Boca Raton, Jupiter and Wellington,, 561-744-7616. See ad page 12.