Welcome to the May 21, 2007, edition of brain fitness. Thanks to Alvaro Fernandez of SharpBrains for inviting me to host it. He is currently looking for hosts of future editions. Are you interested? E-mail Alvaro for more information.
I hope you find a post or two below from which you learn.
The quotes following the carnival entries were written by the bloggers.
Education and Professional Development
Scott Lee presents Top 10 Personal Development Tools & Practices posted at Scott Free Thinking. "Paraliminal technology is different in that you’re conscious, you can hear everything in it, and it’s based off a number of proven technologies. Its language is inspired by NLP (Neuro Linguistic Programming), and the sounds themselves are, in stereo, essentially speaking to two sides of the brain."
Kabeera presents Unemployed? Cognitive Behavior Therapy may be able to help posted at Cognitive Therapy Today. "Those in the CBT group had significantly better improvements in mental health measures, and significantly more of them had found full-time work by the follow-up period. As researchers noted, '…results suggest that group CBT training can improve mental health and produce tangible benefits in job-finding.'"
Brett presents Neurofinance and the Anthroscopic Measurement of Trader Performance posted at TraderFeed. " Research from Sandia Labs finds that real-time computer feedback about everything from perspiration, heartbeat, vocal inflection, and facial expression aids participants in team-based tasks. Their idea is to turn the computer into an 'anthroscope': a measuring instrument of global human functioning. A particularly interesting application is defining those states that occur during "personal best" performance, so that these can be replicated."
Brett presents TraderFeed: My Favorite Techniques for Overcoming Performance Anxiety in Trading posted at TraderFeed.
Victor Fam presents Towards a Better Life Articles » Archive » How to Enhance Your Brain and Memory posted at Personal Development Articles. "Studies show a definite link between mental stimulation from leisure activities and improved cognitive function. Mentally challenging activities can actually provoke the growth of new cells and new connections in the brain. There are even studies that show the possibility that the human brain can regenerate."
Health and Wellness
Hueina Su presents Life Balance Lessons: 7 Keys to Avoid Burnout posted at Intensive Care for the Nurturer's Soul. "Chronic stress could lead to burnout, which could greatly impact a person's physical & emotional health, relationships, work, and everyone related to him/her. When you are burned out, you can't function at your best, and everyone you care about suffer with you. It's not difficult to see that there is much at stake. Here are some proactive steps you can take today to prevent (or overcome) burnout."
Leslie Feldman presents PATERNAL AGE EFFECT How Old is Too Old? posted at PATERNAL AGE EFFECT How Old is Too Old?, saying, "Advice to father children by 32 so that they will have less risk of Alzheimer's and healthier nervous systems. It would be great to cryobank sperm in ones mid to late 20s for any later fathering of babies."
Raymond David Salas presents The Powerful Benefits of Walking posted at ZenChill.com Power Tools Blog. "Among the many benefits, walking exercises the brain by increasing the blood circulation, oxygen, and glucose to it."
JoLynn Braley presents How To Use Your Brain to Lose Weight posted at The Fit Shack. "This article pertains explains how to use the power of your subconscious mind to move past negative, limiting beliefs that are in the way of your weight loss and fitness goals."
Kabeera presents Using Cognitive Therapy to treat Delusions posted at Cognitive Therapy Today.
"Dr. Aaron Beck recently responded to an interviewer’s questions about
addressing delusions among Schizophrenic patients. One of the central
tenets of Cognitive Therapy is that individuals learn to evaluate their
thinking and look for evidence that supports and/or contradicts their
Alvaro Fernandez presents Bill Clinton on health care and wellness posted at SharpBrains.
"[W]e were fortunate to attend Healthetc yesterday, a day-long health
event in San Francisco that had Bill Clinton as keynote speaker. Some
of the speech highlights . . ."
Scott Lee presents Acknowledge Your First Steps But Always Ask: What is the Next Step? posted at Scott Free Thinking.
"At the time of my writing this, I’m struck with something that
resembles a cold or perhaps just some kind of bacterial infection. So,
in other words, I’m sick. And under my belief, this illness was likely
caused by my own heavy physical activity. The heavy physical activity
is based on a symbolic abundance of physical holdings, but without the
fuel to power it(money)."
ananga presents 5 Ways to Master Your Emotions posted at Ananga Sivyer's Living by Design Blog.
"Negative emotions such as sadness, anger, fear etc can hinder the mind
as much as any disease can hinder the body. Here are five easy ways to
master your emotions and stay on course for the life you choose to
Shaheen Lakhan presents Unconscious Competence in Medical Training posted at GNIF Brain Blogger.
"Despite the complexity of the unconscious mind in the field of
psychiatry, in Medical and Surgical fields 'unconscious competence' is
used to describe the requirement that a physician have such a grasp of
knowledge of how to take care of patients that he can do it in his
Kabeera presents Forbes Magazine: Patient Fix Thyself posted at Cognitive Therapy Today.
"'Dump the Couch! And ditch the Zoloft. A new therapy revolution is
here,' says the cover of the April, 2007 issue of Forbes Magazine."
News about the Field
Personal stories and techniques
Mike Estep PhD presents Right-Brain Training - Practical Applications Part 2 posted at Mike Estep.com .
"This article will continue discussing the benefits of exercising
intuitive-feeling perceptions needed to unleash right-brain activity
(intuition, random access, synthesis, imagination). Intuitive-feeling
perceptions include all emotion, intuition (knowing something is
correct, but not knowing how you know), and sensory input (touch,
sight, hear, taste, smell)."
Scott Davis presents Finding Your Marbles » A Mental Health Survival Guide » How To Survive a Panic Attack Part 1 posted at Finding Your Marbles. "I spoke to my therapist about the panic attack, and she explained that panic attacks are “misplaced” fear responses. Here’s how they work . . ."
Phil B. presents Reducing Stress « Phil for Humanity posted at Phil for Humanity. "All too often, I see people around me looking for short term solutions to stress, such as taking 'must needed' vacations, and then they go right back to their hectic and stressful schedule immediately afterwards. I equate this with yo-yo dieting that does not work in the long term. Handling stress must be a lifestyle change that minimizes everyday stress."
ananga presents The Power of One: Mono Tasking posted at Ananga Sivyer's Living by Design Blog.
"In a world where many of us are getting driven crazy by having so much
to do that we feel like we have to do it all at once, there is great
pleasure to be found in the mono-task. What does that mean? It means
committing to doing one thing at a time and with your full attention.
It means 'I am doing this; and only this.'"
John Hill presents Your Thoughts are like Cosmic Glue posted at Universe Of Success.
"It is all those trillions and trillions of thoughts that produce a
kind of energy which shapes the world we see and live in. All these
thoughts are like cosmic glue holding our reality in place."
Mike Estep PhD presents Right-Brain Training - Practical Applications Part 3 posted at Mike Estep.com .
Arguments Can Be Good at Phil for Humanity. "Is it better 'to win friends and influence people' by avoiding arguments or is it better to try to improve your friends and the world and in so trying, also improve yourself?"
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