Brainworks Press Articles

Helping people is its own reward, but it's nice to get some kudos from the press too. Read what the press has to say about Brainworks and Transformational Retreats.

Article on improving memory (excerpt)

From the moment we are born, we are fed a script. That script continues to grow as we do, and whilst many scripts given to you stand you well in life, scripts can also be damaging... read the full text here...

 

by Liz Jones

Through the years, I've spent a lot of time talking about my problems. With a friend over the phone. With an endless series of psychotherapists. In self-help groups. Hell, even with the readers of this newspaper. 'What should I do?' I always wail. read the full text here...

When former anorexic Emma Woolf wanted to unstick her rigid thinking she attended a retreat that combines old-school therapies with state-of-the-art neuroscience... read the full text here...

by Charlie Norton

Imagine being able to calm a footballer completely before a sudden-death penalty or a tennis player who has just faulted on a championship point?... read the full text here...

Result - Mens Health Approved. 
One minute I’m crossing the threshold of a well-appointed London townhouse; the next I’ve got electrodes strapped to my head and “conductive gel” in my hair while I watch butterflies flitter over flowers on a monitor...
 

These 20 spas and wellness retreats relax body and mind while giving smartphones and gadgets a rest.

Emma Woolf (Grand daughter of Virginia Woolf) has written a new book, inspired by her experience on one of our Transformational Retreats. Available on Amazon here...

Daily Mail Book Review;

How intriguing it is to see how often women talk about their lives in terms of physical exertion. We juggle, we multi-task, we lean in.

I’m watching a video of butterflies flitting above a field of flowers. I’m staring hard at them, willing them to fly down on to the blooms below. Covering my scalp is a matrix of sensors...
Determined to find a permanent solution to her ulcerative colitis, Beverley D'Silva seeks to cure the root cause - deep inside her brain.

Number 8 - These 10-day retreats in the hills above the Pacific coast, or at an eco-center deep in the jungle, is the only one in the world that specializes in "neurofeedback." The non-invasive therapy has been used with great effect to reduce anxiety and improve concentration, confidence and well being... visit CNN here...

Ever found yourself wishing you knew what was going on inside someone else's head? We all have at one time or another, and on that basis, Christina Lavelle must have one of the most interesting jobs going... this article is no longer available online.

Soldiers returning from serving in Afghanistan may benefit from a technique to alleviate the symptoms of post traumatic stress disorder. Elisabeth Winkler investigates

January 2013 "The real brain wave" by Jini Reddy. Anxious? Stressed? Beating yourself up? Neurofeedback can help to reprogramme your brain...
 
The Costa Rican Times is continuing to try to promote healthy activities in Costa Rica and ones in which we believe. The Transformational Retreats project in Costa Rica offers a new approach to yoga retreats – integrating modern neuroscience with all you can expect on a deluxe yoga retreat. I am sure you are wondering how this differs from other yoga retreats.
 
How do they deliver transformation in seven days?

by Emma Woolf - Psychologies Magazine, May 2014

Beyond the detox bootcamp, there’s the transformational retreat, combining yoga and meditation with the latest in brain-training techniques. Can it really change your mind? Author, journalist and TV presenter Emma Woolf finds out.

Known as 'biofeedback for the brain', neurofeedback's documented successes may mean this alternative treatment soon goes mainstream. In a new UK initiative, Brainworks aims to make it easy for CAM practitioners to add the modality to their practices. CAM editor Simon Martin reports. 

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I feel like a bee in a jam jar. My days are spent buzzing from one project to another in a ridiculously busy life. My brain hurtles ahead, looking for time and space to recconect with the inner me. Meditation moments become fewer and fewer...

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Neurofeedback has been steadily gaining a positive reputaion in the healing community, especially in the US for psychological and even physiological brain problems...
 
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A 'Brain Myths' writers blog about the Sunday Times article; the research quoted is 30 years out of date, but the blog following sets the record straight... 

Read the informative blog about the aritcle here...

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Presenter Sian Williams gives Neurofeedback a try in our London clinic ('Save Money, Good Health S1E6', no longer available in ITV player). 

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