More fascinating results combining the ancient and the modern- Davidson's work studying meditating monks shows enhanced levels of brain organization and focus. What could this mean for children with attentional problems or sensory distractions? Potentially a great deal. The dilemma for many children is that have difficulty controlling their emotions and direction of focus. With biofeedback that provides a visual picture of their responses and attention, many children learn to control their alertness and focus better.
The problem has been the high cost, lack of insurance coverage, and need for periodic re-visits. But we just found out about a exciting new solution to this dilemma, though...we bought a software biofeedback product that can be used on your home computer (Wild Divine)-it's pretty amazing...everyone in the family tried it, and as expected, we were all quite different in being able to focus, increase our level of alertness, and calm ourselves. We'll post more updates as we look into it further. It's a lot cheaper than traditional biofeedback and other home-based biofeedback programs. Better home-based neurolearning programs are long overdue. If you investigate this program, be aware that it does have 'New Age-y' motifs and graphics. It is really innovative in its approach though, and it is a great addition to the attention-biofeedback arsenal.
Meditation and fMRI