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Stress and the Nervous System

Any Disorder involves stress as a precursor to symptoms:

  • ADHD
  • Addictive Behaviors
  • Apraxia
  • Anxiety
  • Auditory Processing
  • Autism
  • Bedwetting
  • Depression
  • Dyslexia
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
  • Oppositional Defiance Disorder
  • Peak Performance
  • Nightmares
  • Tourette Syndrome

Under Stress Our bodies will have Difficulties with:

  • Sleeping
  • Memory
  • Focusing
  • Accessing the Pre- Frontal Cortex for Executive Function Skills; reasoning, critical thinking, deducing & problem solving

Common Features of Most Disorders Involve A Stressed Central Nervous System:

  • Sleep Disturbances
  • Can’t fall asleep within 20 minutes
  • Can’t stay asleep
  • Doesn’t feel rested upon waking
  • Reversed Brainwave Activity
  • EEG shows an abundance of 23-38 Hz. fast activity with eyes closed
  • EEG shows an abundance of 3-7 Hz. slow brainwave activity with eyes open

Low Self-Esteem/Self-Confidence:

Many times misunderstood communication and difficulties understanding sarcasm can drive a child deeper into the cyst-pool of self-pity.

  • Extremes in their Behavior/Attitude
  • Depression
  • Hatred
  • Aggression
  • Timidness
  • “I don’t care”
  • Difficult to get or keep involved with the family

Two Basic Mental States:

  • Alert, Focused
  • Relaxed, Stress-Free

As we remind our body to relax, we re-train the CNS to sleep, and to remain attentive when awake.