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What happens in a neurofeedback training session?

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Watch excerpts from a neurofeedback demonstration session where Jen is training Emmett. The form of neurofeedback being used in this session is SMR (Sensory Motor Rhythm) EEG biofeedback and the feedback modality is a DVD. These video clips were compiled for a young woman with an intellectual...
Depression & Inflammation

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The link between inflammation and depression is increasingly gaining credence in the world of scientific research as well as with our own experience, and observations of others. Here’s my interpretation of what the evidence says.   Contact us at Coffs Psychology & Neurotherapy if you w...
Mind brain body behaviour – About our tagline

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At Coffs Psychology & Neurotherapy, we’re absolutely convinced of the fundamental integration of the entire human system. What you do – your behaviour* - influences your body, brain and mind. The state of your brain – its oxygenation, inflammation, energy, developmental status, age, damage, anat...
New perspectives through poetry

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Poems, like metaphor, can help liberate us from the prison of words and language. They do this by disrupting, unravelling and deliteralising the everyday flow of language. I've selected some poems for you to try for yourself. They've been grouped according to the skill of psychological flexibilit...
Favourite ACT Metaphors


Why metaphors are helpful in therapy Seeing thoughts as leaves floating on a stream Metaphors are an excellent way to get a different perspective on our suffering. Us humans tend to live in a world excessively structured by literal language Verbal constructions of life can even become a ver...
What do you need?

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Use this simple practice to change your relationship to unhelpful habitual urges. What do you do when you notice an urge to do something that you know is not going to be helpful for your longer term goals? Maybe reaching for that chocolate bar or icecream, buying that bottle of wine or pack of ...
About Acceptance & Commitment Therapy

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Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT, pronounced as the word not the acronym) is a form of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy that has been found to be useful for many people with different issues. ACT builds on the basic idea that the way we think about things is the key to many psychological prob...
Making the Most of Your Therapy

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Engaging in therapy is an important step for your wellbeing, now and in the future. Like most things, you can get this working for you to a greater or lesser extent. These notes are general - everyone’s circumstances are unique but you can use the resource of therapy best if you are actively eng...
The challenge of doing more and worrying less

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We all have a tendency to worry about things. Many of these are things we can’t really change – like wishing things in the past didn’t happen or turned out differently. Worrying about these things is like picking at a wound – the wound never heals and just ends up getting more and more infected –...