DEPRESSION NO MORE 

     

 

CONTACT US: Georgia K. Connor   327 Eric Place,   Westlake Village, California  91362.   Tel:(805) 370-5388.  Fax: (805) 370-5339.

Email: georgia@mindmoves.net  http://www.mindmoves.net

" In the midst of winter, I finally learned that there was in me an invincible summer." Albert Camus

DID YOU KNOW THE CYCLE-OF-DEPRESSION CAN BE BROKEN IN AS LITTLE AS 5 DAYS?   IT'S TRUE!

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WHAT IS DEPRESSION?

Depression is a mood disorder resulting from ongoing stress to the central nervous system. It has biological, environmental, and ontological origins that affect one's emotional and mental life.  Depression is not a mental disease.  And, if not remedied, it eventually robs the individual from experiencing the joys of everyday living.

THE WARNING SIGNS:

Have you or a loved one experienced any of the following for more than 90 days?  Insomnia; feeling tired no matter how much sleep you get; chronic fatigue; chronic pain; allergies; hopeless despair; non-productivity or lack of motivation; auto-immune dysfunction; lack of concentration; reduction in cognitive abilities; impaired organizational skills; irritability; sensory/motor deficits; anxiety; struggling with feelings of worthlessness and/or thoughts of suicide, long crying spells; severe headaches, poor appetite or overeating.  If so, you may have depression.

THE COST OF DEPRESSION:

Depression is estimated to cost American businesses $33 Billion per year in absenteeism and lost productivity.  Depression is the second leading cause of lost days at work. Compulsive overeating, compulsive shopping, promiscuity and other sexual problems, shoplifting, stormy relationships or repeated romantic failures including divorce, and frequent job and career changes are often associated with mood disorders. In many cases, these problems respond to the same treatments used for mood disorders.

 

"The best way to cheer yourself up is to try to cheer somebody else up." --Mark Twain

THE HOLISTIC APPROACH:

Neuroscience and Biofeedback technology are integrated into a multi-modality approach to holistic living. Advanced technology can test and accurately determine many of the causes of depression.  Intensive Neurofeedback & Advanced Biofeedback Training are accompanied by nutritional support, detoxification, meditation, and sensory integration practices with one-on-one personal care to ensure a safe environment for personal change. 

Georgia Connor's program has had unprecedented results in the setting of a private practice. The brainwave patterns of clinically depressed individuals actually alter within the first five days of Intensive Neurofeedback & Advanced Biofeedback Training if the individual adheres to their "integrated-therapy-protocols". Results are more dramatic and longer lasting if an individual is not taking prescription anti-depressants.  However, in certain cases prescription medication is advantageous and we are willing to work closely with doctors prescribing medication.  Neurofeedback technology is a wonderful tool for viewing allergic reactions to prescribed medication, and how they affect the brain. Also, it is most helpful in assisting individuals in titrating down on drugs in a more serene way.

In many cases a team of professionals will be integrated into the over-all program.  Other specialists in naturopathic medicine, homeopathy, acupuncture, structural rehabilitation and of course MD's are available for both standard and alternative medical care as needed. 

THE PROCESS:

An initial consultation will be set up with Georgia Connor to determine if the individual is a candidate for this program.  From that meeting, an Assessment Day is scheduled. Comprehensive testing may follow to determine further underlying causes contributing to the state of depression.

While the brainwave patterns of clinically depressed individuals actually alter within the first five days of training, it must be emphasized that this program is designed as a 16-Day Intensive Training Protocol with periodic follow-ups. The changes that occur encourage 'life-style' changes. Permanency (i.e. staying depression free) and /or continued evolution with regard to progress in personal fulfillment and accomplishment are dependent on the individual's ability and willingness to accept the things that can not be changed, find the courage to change the perceptions and habits they can change, and to "stay-the-course" with their follow-ups and " integrated-protocols" which includes nutrition. 

SUICIDE HOTLINE: 1-800-784-2433, A nationwide 24 hours/ 7 days a week service.   To find a local number, see: http://suicidehotlines.com

                             "God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. -- Psalm 46

CONTACT US: Georgia K. Connor   327 Eric Place,   Westlake Village, California 91362   Tel: 805 370 5388  Fax: 805 370 5339

Email: georgia@mindmoves.net    http://www.mindmoves.net/

ABOUT GEORGIA K. CONNOR:

A Certified Neurofeedback Specialist, Georgia Connor is the creator of the ALP-MindMoves-Accelerated Learning Program, and in 1991 founded Possibility Kids, a California non-profit corporation dedicated to research and treatment of learning challenges.  Georgia Connor developed the holistic approach to "Breaking-the-Cycle of Depression" to remediate her own clinical depression of 19 years.  Drawing on her background as a professional musician, dancer, educator, and training in kinesiology, meditation, and guided imagery, she developed MindMoves as an answer to her own dyslexia and ADHD.  Credentials include Bachelor's in Fine Arts, magna cum laude (1973); Graduate Fellow (1974); and, Masters of Performing Arts, summa cum laude from The Ohio State University; Who's Who, Women in Entertainment, 2nd Edition (1992); California Dispute Resolutions Program Mediator through the Los Angeles County Bar Association (1993). Georgia Connor is a member of the following organizations: ISNR, International Society for Neuronal Regulation; ACT, Association of Christian Therapists; The Hunger Project; Teaching Tolerance.

WHAT IS NEUROFEEDBACK: EEG Biofeedback or Neurofeedback is a learning strategy that enables a person to alter their brainwaves. When information about a person's own brainwave characteristics is made available to them in a real-time computer display with sound, he/she can learn to change them.  You can think of it as exercise for the brain. The feedback information, like a dancer's reflection in a studio mirror, provides an opportunity for the development of skills that were previously unavailable to the conscious mind. Increased cerebral blood flow occurs which enhances brain functioning and raises cognitive abilities. This interactive methodology is known as "self-regulation".

BRIEF HISTORY OF BIOFEEDBACK:  EEG Biofeedback or Neurofeedback, otherwise known as brainwave training, has come a long way since the 1970's when NASA Astronauts used the technology in their training programs between Cape Kennedy and Houston.   The efficacy of neurofeedback training has won the confidence of The Canadian Health Care System and MAYO Clinic to the tune of multi-million dollar investments to offset the costs of senior health care and stress related disorders. Neurofeedback has proven success in private setting and in research studies around the globe.

 KNOWN BENEFITS of The ALP-MindMoves Accelerated Learning Program for "Breaking-the-cycle-of-Depression"

* greater emotional balance and inner harmony            * improved reading skills

*self-regulation of "fight-or-flight" response                   *enhanced auditory processing

* regulated sleep patterns                                            *enhanced cognitive functioning

* regulation of self-governing behaviors                 * enhanced organizational skills

* mental clarity     * enhanced creativity    * reduced impulsivity    * reduced hyperactivity

* increased self-esteem & confidence        * improved empathy and communication with self and others

* fewer stomachaches & headaches associated with neuro-toxicity               

" If you are distressed by anything external, the pain is not due to the thing itself but to your own estimate of it; and this you have the power to revoke at any moment." --Marcus Aurelius

FYI- For Your Information:

* Depression is not a mental illness. It is a biological illness that causes mental and/or emotional problems

* More than 100 Million prescriptions for anti-depressants are written every year in the US

* Half of those who suffer from depression will never seek help.

*A woman has a 1 in 4 chance of suffering from a depressive illness in her lifetime.

*The World Health Organization ranks depression the most disabling illness among women.

* It is likely many psychotherapists, social workers, psychologists, alcohol and drug counselors and marriage counselors fail to diagnose mood disorders in their clients, especially, the milder forms of bipolar illness. These clients may be inappropriately treated with psychotherapy and marital counseling alone.

*15% of people with untreated depression commit suicide. 20% of people with bipolar disorder commit suicide.

* Nearly 25% of all adolescent deaths are due to suicide.

*Someone can suffer from depressive illness and still manage to function.

* One in 14 men suffer from depression. However, few recognize the symptoms, few discuss it, few get treatment.

CONTACT US: Georgia K. Connor    327 Eric Place,   Westlake Village, California 91362   Tel: 805 370 5388  Fax: 805 370 5339

Email: georgia@mindmoves.net  http://www.mindmoves.net/

 

Important Links:

http://www.isnr.org
http://www.bcia.org
http://www.bfe.org
http://www.aapb.org
http://www.depression.org
http://www.ndmda.org
http://www.nimh.nih.gov
http://psych.med.nyu.edu/patient-care/depression-screening-test
http://suicidehotlines.com