The Self Regulating Brain

A second model centers around the view of the central nervous system as a self-regulating system and postulates much more generalized, systemic effects of NF training. This seems to be the model implied when practitioners make statements such as, ''NF lets the brain see what is possible and then the brain proceeds to optimize its own function." Seigfried and Susan Othmer and associates have developed this theme in some detail. If one proceeds from a view that rhythmicity regulates and facilitates communication within the central nervous system, it is reasonable to assume that EEG abnormalities or dysrhythmias are indicative of central nervous system disregulation. A dysrhythmic, disregu-lated brain may be considered a disorganized, unstable brain, giving rise to disorganized, unstable thoughts, moods, levels of arousal, and behaviors. As viewed by Othmer and associates, NF challenges the self-regulating function of the brain. That is, by challenging the brain out of its present homeostatic state (which may be an unhealthy state), a new and improved homeostatic state and greater stability of the brain's regulatory function are attained. With such attainment, not only will specific symptoms such as those for which a client may have sought help be attenuated but there will be generalized improvement in functioning because appropriate neuroregulation is basic to all behaviors. Those who emphasize this model tend to be less concerned about matching NF training to specific site-frequency abnormalities on the basis of the assumption that normalization of any one of them may have the same effect, i.e., assisting the self-regulating brain to improve its neuroregulatory function.

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Everything you ever wanted to know about. We have been discussing depression and anxiety and how different information that is out on the market only seems to target one particular cure for these two common conditions that seem to walk hand in hand.

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