Neurofeedback is a powerful brain training method that works stand-alone, without further practice or commitment. However if you want to complement your training, two very good practices are mindfulness meditation and diaphragmatic breathing. In this page you can find more information about meditation and also how to join a group meditation course.

Mindfulness

Scientific studies have shown that mindfulness not only prevents depression, but that it also positively affects the brain patterns underlying day-to-day anxiety, stress, depression and irritability so that when they arise, they dissolve away again more easily. Other studies have shown that regular meditators see their doctors less often and spend fewer days in hospital. Memory improves, creativity increases and reaction times become faster.

Mindfulness is about observation without criticism; being compassionate with yourself. When unhappiness or stress hovers overhead, rather than taking it all personally, you learn to treat them as if they were black clouds in the sky, and to observe them with friendly curiosity as they drift past. In essence, mindfulness allows you to catch negative thought patterns before they tip you into a downward spiral. It begins the process of putting you back in control of your life. Over time, mindfulness brings about long-term changes in mood and levels of happiness and wellbeing.
 

Reading
[1] "Mindfulness: A practical guide to finding peace in a frantic world", Mark Williams, Danny Penman.
[2] "The Power of Now", Eckhart Tolle. 

Diaphragmatic breathing

Breathing is the fundamental necessity of life. With each breath of air, you obtain oxygen and release the waste product: carbon dioxide. Poor breathing habits diminish the flow of these gases to and from your body, making it harder for you to cope with stressful situations. Certain breathing patterns may actually contribute to anxiety, panic attacks, depression, muscle tension, headaches, and fatigue. As you learn to be aware of your breathing and practice slowing and normalizing your breaths, your mind will quiet and your body will relax. Breath awareness and good breathing habits will enhance your psychological and physical wellbeing, whether you practice them alone or in combination with other relaxation techniques.  

By increasing our awareness of our breathing patterns and shifting to more abdominal breathing, wecan balance the oxygen and carbon dioxide blood levels in our body, normalize heart rate, and reduce the muscle tension and anxiety present with stress-related symptoms or thoughts. Diaphragmatic breathing is the easiest way to elicit the relaxation response. 


Reading
[1] "The Relaxation and Stress Reduction Workbook", Martha Davis, Elizabeth Robbins Eshelman, Matthew McKay. 
[2] "How To Activate Your Diaphragm To Improve Breathing And Performance" .

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Group meditation sessions​​ can be joined through 
meetup.com . In addition to mindfulness meditation, different topics are discussed:​​​​​

1. How meditation fits in one's life, and what benefits it can bring.  

2. Different approaches to mindfulness, such as the heart coherence technique, body scan, or a simple focus on the breath.  

3. Paced breathing, a most powerful relaxation tool always at your disposal.  

4. Relevant psychology and spirituality concepts.  

5. Meditation music, which can have a significant impact on one's ability to reach a meditative state.  

6. How biofeedback and neurofeedback enter the picture of meditation.

For more information 
https://www.meetup.com/High-consciousness-and-self-development/ .