Jean Alvarez shares her story of overcoming the neurological issues associated with cancer and cancer treatment – aka chemobrain – and how she used NeurOptimal® neurofeedback to overcome it. You can also read the results of Dr. Alvarez’ chemobrain study here.
Some say the way to get a bump up to first class on that grueling cross-country flight is to be a diva; get all up in that smirking officiant’s grill and demand it. But in truth, if you want an upgrade to that room with the ocean view, do this first: flash your pearly whites and if that doesn’t work, bribe them….preferably with chocolate. (Note: leave the Snickers at home; this calls for Swiss or Belgium 70% cocoa.)
Any travel blogger worth their weight in Elevated Miles will tell you that honey always gets you a lot more than vinegar. So be nice. Bring gifts. Like chocolate.
But that’s easier said than done. Traveling can seriously stress you out. Running late? About to miss your flight? With two screaming kids? You’re not in the mood to be generous or kind. Our family’s secret weapon for getting an vacation upgrade? Never forget to pack the personal brain training system. Ever.
Here’s five instant travel upgrades you will enjoy AUTOMATICALLY when you stash your neurofeedback system in your overnight bag:
- Luxurious sleep
First step to ensure a great vacation: get a good night’s rest. But when the clock reads 1am and your body is thinking 10pm, good luck with that! So then, you end up zombie-ing through the first few days waiting for your body to readjust. Enter NeurOptimal® neurofeedback, the Time Zone Terminator. After our neurofeedback sessions, our entire family slept like babies. You know the kind of sleep I’m talking about—the kind that makes you feel like you’re royalty, cuddled up in a luxurious feather comforter and 700 thread count sheets. I woke in the morning feeling refreshed, renewed, and ready to take on a busy day.
- Four course meal in a rooftop restaurant? Yes, please!
Since we were so well rested, we were able to jam-pack our travel itinerary without completely running ourselves into the ground. For my 10 year old son, this is a big deal. New environments can sometimes be overwhelming for him (and for me!), but this vacation was different. In a recent visit to New York, we hit the Natural History Museum, enjoyed fine dining in DUMBO, and took selfies with the Brooklyn Bridge—all with smiles on our faces! Because we stayed on top of our neurofeedback sessions, we got to indulge in many experiences that would normally have been too much.
- Spa mindset during stressful moments
Let’s face it, travel is stress-inducing. Tight schedules, planes to catch, unpredictable mishaps. During one crazy afternoon, we spent an hour trying to hail a cab, sat in traffic for ages, and stood in a mile-long security line, only to run through the airport at the last moment to catch our plane. In retrospect, I look back on that afternoon with wonder. I can honestly say that, because we ran neurofeedback sessions beforehand, we were able to handle that ridiculous situation with grace and humor. Through planes, trains, and automobiles, we kept our cool. Due to travel brain training, stressful situations morphed into grand adventures. I could practically hear the calming spa music playing in my head.
- Patience, patience…PATIENCE!!
While we were dealing with those stressful situations, it could have derailed our family dynamic. We could have taken our stress out on each other and ruined the trip. But what does my son say when we fail to catch a cab after thirty minutes? “It’s okay. We’ll get there.” Because we weren’t stressed out, we were able to be patient with each other and work as a team. We problem-solved together, came up with a solution, and had a marvelous time doing it.
- We were happy
Wanna know the big secret of scoring vacation upgrades? One word: kindness. When you want to get an upgraded hotel room, a little chocolate shared with the concierge can go a long way. When your son wants to meet the chef, a smile and a friendly attitude can work wonders. With regular neurofeedback, we are just happier. Plain and simple. And it turns out, the age-old adage is true: you really do catch more flies with honey than with vinegar. Or maybe you just catch more happy with neurofeedback.
On the flight home, we decided to upgrade our seats to first-class. Why? We wanted our outer surroundings to match our tranquil inner mindset. Thanks to neurofeedback, we were relaxed, patient, and just plain happy. Rather than feeling cramped and stressed, our minds got a little extra leg-room to breathe. The rest of our vacation had been so luxurious, we owed it to ourselves to finish out the trip in style. Glass of BUBBLY? Don’t mind if I do.
Sleep Recovery Centers showcases client interviews and a description of how their sleep training program works. Sedative Hypnotic Addiction to Ambien and Lunesta is also discussed. Program greatly reduces Ambien withdrawals and teaches the brain how to achieve normal, healthy sleep naturally.