June 27, 2016

The awareness of sports related concussions has increased dramatically in recent years. A part from the initial "bell ringing" physical symptoms such as headaches, sensitivity to light, and fatigue can hinder an athlete's confidence in returning-to-play. Often the psyc...

June 27, 2016

If you have ever experienced a concussion no doubt you have been told to got into a "shut down" period. But how long is too long? An article published in February of 2015, by Pediatrics, the Official Journal of the American Academy of Pediatrics, tackled this question....

June 27, 2016

It seems like mindfulness meditation is everywhere and for good reason. Mindfulness can help you focus on the present moment by reducing anxiety and increasing focus. The practice of mindfulness is also extremely helpful for those experiencing distress due to depressio...

June 27, 2016

Relaxation response training, such as yoga, meditation, or prayer was studied at the Institute for Technology Assessment and the Benson-Henry Institute (BHI) for Mind Body Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH). The Investigators found individuals who engaged...

June 27, 2016

This is a very interesting article published by Medical News Today concerning concussion-like symptoms in uninjured athletes. Grant Iverson, Ph.D conducted a study at Harvard Medical School in Boston, MA where he examined data from 30,000 uninjured adolescent patients...

June 27, 2016

Many times athletes are viewed as "invincible." We as spectators may hear about an athlete who has been charged with a DUI or anger issues and immediately chastise them for poor decisions. Here is a great article posted on the BBC about Clarke Carlisle who talks about...

June 27, 2016

Yesterday the Fairfield community experienced a traumatic event. Thankfully no one was physically hurt and all members of the Fairfield Public School community returned home safely. Even though no physical injuries were reported, this life threatening experience can tr...

June 27, 2016

When an athlete takes the field for the first time he or she adopts the identity of an athlete. Much of the athlete's self-worth is dependent upon their performance on the field. Those who excel athletically develop a strong attachment to their athlete identity. Athlet...

June 27, 2016

Here is a great article about how developing realistic academic goals for your child is more effective than "Aiming too high."

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June 27, 2016

Here is a great article about how the brain processes trauma.

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