As a neuropsychologist, I have spent many years studying how the brain works and helping people when their brains are not working they way they need them to. In my work and in my life, the most powerful tool I use is mindfulness. Mindfulness is the practice of living in the present moment, of focusing Continue Reading
Neuropsychological assessment, when done well, is much more than the administration of a set of tests. It is a process of information gathering that addresses the child as a whole. Its purpose is to give parents as complete an understanding of the child as possible, to guide their parenting at home and support their education Continue Reading
Emotions tend to rise up and wash over us like a wave in the ocean, taking us temporarily out of control. They can hit suddenly and without warning, sweeping our thoughts and feelings in an entirely different direction than they had been heading a moment before. But, as with ocean swimming, we can learn to navigate this temporary hijacking of our mind, anchoring safely in deeper water until the storm is over. We must stop our thinking, like we stop our swimming and duck under water, because to think or act while angry is not a good idea.