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Announcing the release of Turn Your Brain On to Get Your Game On: The How, What, Why to Peak Performance by Leigh Richardson.
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In this current age of distraction and abundance, your brain is constantly stimulated. Your brain is working constantly throughout day and night, and just like your body, working overtime can begin to take its toll. Just as your overall health and hygiene requires maintenance, so does your brain. We are now at a time when we have the science, understanding, and perspective to take a step back and realize the importance of brain health. But what do we need?
Brain On, Game On is a user’s manual to your most important tool, your brain. It lays out what your brain needs and teaches you how the brain is impacted by what we do every day and the world around us. Leigh Richardson will teach you why the lifestyle choices and environmental factors that impact brain health, also impact the physiology and psychology of your mental state. If you want to enhance your mental performance, increase your well-being, and optimize your overall health, this book is an essential tool in your journey.
We are now at a time when we have the science, understanding, and perspective to take a step back and realize the importance of brain health. But what do we need?
Paperback: 192 pages
Publisher: Clovercroft Publishing (January 7, 2020)
ISBN-10: 1950892093 - ISBN-13: 978-1950892099
Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 8.5 inches
TABLE OF CONTENTS
1) The Physical / Mental Connection
The Brain Body Connection
How to Protect Your Brain Health
Brain Injury Myths
The Gut/Brain Connection
The Heart/Brain Connection
The Biomarkers Precision Medicine for the Brain
Defining Trauma – The Bridge between physical and emotional
2) Emotional Influencers
Depression / Fatigue
How to cope with Panic Attacks
Beating Social Anxiety
Train your Brain to Reduce Stress and Anxiety
How Grief Affects the Brain
Pain Lives in the Brain – Use the Brain to Control It
Rewire the Brain to Be Happy
3) Cognitive Barriers
We all Learn Differently
Autism Makes It Hard to Fit In
The impact of ADHD in Adulthood
What Multi-Tasking does to the Brain
Are you Overthinking Things –
Get Focused On Your Goals
How to Clock Your Brain Out After Work
4) Environmental Factors
Weather Impacts Your Brain
Why Winter Can Make you SAD
The Holiday Blues
5) What Sleep Means to the Brain
Sleep is critical for Brain Health
Insomnia – Give it a rest
Learning occurs as we sleep
The benefits of Oxygen and Sleep
6) Lifestyle Choices Can Be Limiting
Coach Potatoes may have a smaller brain
Does TV Rot the brain
Social Media & Mental Health
Internet gaming, Cell Phone Usagae
The Power of Being Able to say NO
Choose Dark Chocolate
Caffeine on the brain
What Alcohol does to the brain & body
Music & the Brain
Self Care, Me Time
7) After 40 the Brain Plateaus
What Can Prevent the Brain from Aging
What Happens In the Brain Changes The Brain
Can You Prevent Alzheimer’s?
Living Alone Doesn’t Mean Living Lonely
8) Neurobiological basis of Intelligence
Oh What a Beautiful Mind
9) Motivation & Creativity
Is Boredom Stopping You
Where Does Motivation Come From
Train the Motivation Center in The Brain
Creativity – Right brain myth
10) Stress Management
How To Handle Your Stress
Use Breathing to Manage your stress
Think Happy Thoughts – Power of Positive Thinking
Teach the Brain to Calm the Mind
Being Mindful Keeps Your Brain/Body Healthy
Be Grateful – Gratitude Is Good
Dear Reader – Afterword
This book is dedicated to my family that rallied around me from the beginning to build the business from the ground up. Bob, provided financial, emotional, loving support. In 2008 financial support was greatly needed an appreciated. Jon, Chris, Henri worked in the business and always provided honest feedback, whether I wanted to hear it or not. Sally, who never gives up, a mountain of inner strength.
Also, to those that shared their healing journey with me and left me a little wiser.
About the author
Leigh has spent her educational and professional career learning human behavior. Her focus shifted in 2002, to understanding the role the brain plays in human behavior, and how behavior can be modified with the use of neurofeedback and biofeedback. Leigh holds a Master of Science in Counselling from the University of North Texas and is working to integrate cognitive behavioral therapy into the treatment programs for many clients.
Leigh completed her didactic training for neurofeedback at the University of North Texas. She completed her internship with a nationally recognized neurologist and pioneer in the field of Neurotherapy, Dr. Jonathan Walker, M.D., who has studied, researched and taught for 35 years. In 2004, while working with Dr. Walker as a neurotherapist, Leigh received her BCIA, EEG board certification. In April 2009, Leigh opened The Brain Performance Center, adding the BCIA Biofeedback board certification, and Wellness Coaching board certification to the practice. The center added cognitive behavioural therapy in 2014.
Leigh is an Author, Speaker and a Licensed Professional Counselor, National Certified Counselor and is Board Certified in Neurofeedback and Biofeedback.
What readers say
I think that this place is a miracle place for people with many different disorders and Dr. Leigh Richardson has a special heart. She is brilliant. She’s studied this and her compassion to help people is far above anybody I’ve ever met and I’ve been many different kinds of physicians and therapists. She doesn’t just want to be your therapist. She wants to fix you. She wants to make your brain better and get you to where you feel whole. Knowing that everything that I was struggling with was fixable changed my life. Nearly off every medication I have ever been on, Dr. Leigh has helped me heal my brain and I will continue to work with her to keep being the best me.
There are very few “cures” in life for those of us challenged with an array of mental and emotional health issues. I came to Leigh with attachment disorder, deep endless depression (the kind that swallows you up in a well you can’t crawl out of), Borderline Personality Disorder, Massive trauma from losing both my parents in the same 2 years, and losing my largest client. I told Leigh I had “piles” all around me I was paralyzed to attack, so the problems just grew and grew… creating even more stress and desolation. I read about LENS and LORETTA brain training and, even though expensive, I figured drugs and therapy costs (not that I could even handle THOSE any longer) and went for the intensive treatment. Leigh used a combination of LENS and Loretta treatments over my 10 days of 2 session per day treatments. My immediate feeling was that the “bottom of the well” was elevated to the point where I could feel like it was possible to be happy again someday. As the treatments progressed, miracles began to happen. I started “seeing” circumstances (and myself!) more clearly. No longer shrouded by self-hatred, I can now report I see my positive attributes, which had eluded me all my life. I am at peace now. I can be still and know that God is in control and all is well versus screaming at God all the time to rescue me. I am starting to spend my life in gratitude for the wonder I see in every day versus the black desolate landscape my life used to be. The piles are now gone, and my business is running RIGHT – the first time ever, really. I am excited to wake up every day to look for improvements and tweak the weaknesses. The treatments have given me the ability to make good, solid, balanced decisions about my way forward. Leigh sent me off that last day with that very blessing – and her blessing has come to pass. It’s truly a new life… And what price could I ever assign to these miracles? Thank you, Leigh. Everything you promised has come true. You are truly one of God’s Angels.
Six years ago I was in a terrible car accident that caused a brain injury. I started seeing Leigh to try to get past all the problems that happened with the injury. The journey hasn’t been easy, but she has helped me so much. I have been seeing Leigh now and using her treatment for 3 years and since the accident I have seen lots of improvement. One of my biggest struggles was my voice, I had lost so much of it in the accident. While I am still not a hundred percent, but it’s 70 or 90% better. I can’t explain how amazing it is to see that kind of progress. The biggest piece of advice I can give anyone facing any kind of trauma, or internal anxiety, depression or even learning disorder, you can get better. Even if the journey is slow. Just be persistent don’t give up.
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