Archive for the 'frontal lobes' Category

It’s A Whole Different Playground

He is 26, and has been in and out of jail.  He has used any substance he could get his hands on to try to numb the pain and anger. So, we made a scale of 0-10 (on the bottom of graphic below), and he realized he could stay perfectly calm when he felt a […]

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“My poor hurt squirrel drains my empathy battery.”

“My poor hurt squirrel drains my empathy battery.” After surviving Thanksgiving Dinner at her in-laws, and then making a trip to a friends house on the coast (and finding friend into drinking and drugs), she sat on my couch and was wiped out. Her batteries to process life were again worn down. While describing the […]

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“Things are different, and they aren’t at all what my mind makes them to be.”

(this was originally posted on 4-02-2014) He came into the office pretty heated. He as angry about several things. We reviewed the limbic system’s response in perceived danger. How he couldn’t separate all the things he was mad about. How he couldn’t get access to good thinking for the decisions he had to make. And […]

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“You know it’s a lie, but it consumes you.”

(this is a recreation of a post originally done on 4-02-14, which was spammed to death. Here is the new life of it!) Usually he could follow a conversation, and be somewhat curious about thinking differently. Not today. He was under a dark cloud. As we looked at situations in his life, he said just couldn’t […]

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I’ve learned a totally different way of thinking.

We met off and on for the first year of his recovery.  The second year, it has been ever week. And now the 23 year old single Dad is excited. He is learning about his brain and how to do his own thinking without the drugs he relied on for years, or without the panic […]

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It wasn’t backed up. Make a new one!

In a hosting snafu last fall, I lost the web page for my brain training and counseling business that I had developed over the last three years. Dozens of blog entries, gone! Hosting dude says “didn’t you back it up?”  Umm, yes, I did! On the lap top that was stolen last September! I could feel […]

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