Mary McPherson

Mary McPherson

Mary McPherson is the founder of Awoken Life Brainwave Optimization™, where she helps adults and children achieve brain balance and harmony in order to live healthier, happier, and more abundant lives. Connect with Mary and Awoken Life by calling (949) 661-6909 or visit www.awokenlife.com. Call today for a complimentary consultation. Awoken Life Brainwave Optimization is located at 30320 Rancho Viejo Road, Suite 104 in San Juan Capistrano.

As it happens each January, we all have the best of intentions in keeping our “new” resolutions. Which, for most folks, are similar (if not identical) to last year’s goals, and the year before ...

Every single year, we start with the highest of intentions but along the way we get sidetracked.

In 2013, Forbes Magazine reported that while over 63 percent of Americans make New Years resolutions, less than eight percent of them are actualized. No matter your socio-economic circumstance, the statistic pretty much stays the same for everyone from highly successful entrepreneurs and professionals to soccer moms and students.

If we are generally excited and motivated to change, forge new paths, improve our health and clean out the garage, why don’t we take action and keep their momentum? The answer is “self-regulation.”

In 2009, Psychology Today reported that “the brain is operating from 88 percent subconscious and only 12 percent conscious.” So when you are in a store, telling yourself “I’m not going to buy that candy bar” and five minutes later, you find yourself in your car candy bar in hand ... who made the purchase? Your powerful subconscious!

Let’s look at how the brain works to better understand how we might best consciously “self regulate.”

In simple terms - experience shapes the brain. Experiences determine which connections to keep and which connections to ignore, for better or worse, regardless of our conscious desire. The more or the longer we’ve had the bad habit, the harder it will be to encourage the network to rewire. If we have never had experience of a new habit we would like to make, the brain will have a very hard time implementing the new desire.

Luckily, the execution of any task is a trainable skill. It it weren’t, we would all be “set in our ways” for life. Fortunately, the human brain is very sensitive to coaching (both positive and not so positive), from others and also ourselves. When it comes to changing a habit, learning how to adopt new ways of thinking is at the center of all behavioral change.

Every action we take gets transformed into neural circuit connections in the brain (what fires together, wires together). Long-term habits create a network of neural connections, the growing axon develops increasing connections the longer we have a habit. Even procrastination becomes a well-wired habit in the brain.

Likewise, it is the opposite effect when a neural connection is not being used (i.e. use it or lose it). When we stop good habits like reading, taking walks, working out or eating healthy, we lose the connection to that action.
With a lack of understanding as to how best to rewire the connection, resolutions are unfortunately often all but forgotten by February.

Achieving your goals

In order to achieve a particular goal, it needs to be attainable in order for the brain to create the axons necessary to encourage new pathways. Like tentacles, the axons will find a way to grow so that the specific goal can develop into a long-lasting habit.

Celebrate each success. The brain responds to declaration more than affirmation. Each small step rewarded will create a deeper desire to move forward.

There is an easier way - Brainwave Optimization encourages the brain to make conscious and unconscious changes by balancing and harmonizing brain frequencies. This holistic clinically proven technology, coupled with customized coaching from our expert staff, will help you achieve long lasting goals in as little as five days of treatment.

Awoken Life is dedicated to helping people achieve their potential, through Brainwave Optimization, guided visualization and even hypnotherapy. It’s our goal to see you getting back to your life as soon as possible.

Depression does not discriminate based on your social standing, how much money you have in your bank account, your accomplishments. Even if there’s nothing but happy moments around you, why then do you still feel depressed?

Research has found that the brain out of balance and lack of harmony between the lobes could possibly lead to disorders such as depression, anxiety, insomnia and more. Many people turn to prescription medications in an attempt to address their symptoms, but ironically these same medications can possibly cause or perpetuate the afflictions we are expecting them to treat.

Brainwave Optimization is a unique highly scientific yet holistic approach. Over 120,000 people have successfully participated, and the number grows every day. What are they experiencing? We start with an intensive scientific evaluation of your brainwaves, using a very advanced computer program in the initial assessment. We determine where the imbalances and frequencies levels are in the initial assessment. We can then create a plan customized to your specific needs. Over the next 5 days, you can relax in our zero gravity chair while listening to audio feedback being created by your own brainwave frequencies and mirrored back through this advanced technology. This process can be viewed on our website,www.awokenlife.com, under “What is Brainwave optimization?

Have you ever heard someone say “just think positive, look at the bright side or just get over it” and think “easy for you to say?” Depression is a real thing and the answer can be as easy as relaxing for five days while having Brainwave Optimization at Awoken Life.

“The best part of this process was I was able to bring myself to a calm state and focus on me and smooth me over. I have been able to manage my high anxiety through the visualizations. I would highly recommend this to anyone,” says Awoken Life client Cheryl., San Clemente. “This technology may seem odd, but the more you look at it and understand it, the more it makes sense. If the brain is out of balance, how can it communicate to the rest of the body? This is a more balanced way of doing things and more holistic. The value of doing brainwave optimization is huge! I spent a lot more money on a lot dumber things and with this, you aren’t a patient for life. You get help and then move on with your life. One amazing thing I discovered after my treatment was that I had even forgotten about the Rx of Xanax I had at home. I just felt no need anymore. I now live in a state of reality instead of a state of fear.”

Another Awoken Life client, Dana Point resident Vince adds “I cannot put this in to words how much this has changed my life. Struggles of alcohol dependency, depression, spelling and even my fear of heights suddenly became manageable. I went in to this a total skeptic and was made in to a believer. Thank you for giving me a life I never thought possible.”

Awoken Life is dedicated to helping people achieve their potential, through Brainwave Optimization, guided visualization and even hypnotherapy. It’s our goal to see you getting back to your life as soon as possible.

Bumps to the head can impact your brain for years to come

How many times have you bumped your head throughout your lifetime? My granddaughter slipped and fell on a marble floor running through the kitchen in her socks when she was three years old - the blow to the back of her head sent blood flying in all directions. Rushing her to the hospital, we realized she was going to have a concussion. She will never remember that incident, yet in that moment the Neuro Net of her brain went into shock and her brain activity ramped up to start the healing process.

Concussions or head injuries from sports, automobile accidents, hard blows to the head, falling and hitting your head – almost everyone either has a similar story or knows someone who experienced a head injury. When I was a young girl I was hanging upside down from the top of the swing set and fell straight on my head.

What we don’t often realize is these blows to the head can create a number of conditions that will develop in the months and years following the injury - ADD, headaches, anxiety, depression and many more.

In fact we’re seeing it now with our professional athletes where research studies are finding that so many repeated blows to the head from playing football, soccer, etc. has a lasting adverse effect on the Neuro Net.

Often times the impact of the injury isn’t apparent immediately after the injury – in the weeks and months after a blow to the head, look for signs of stuttering, lack of concentration, possibly drifting off (or what we would call daydreaming), irritability, defiance, disassociating with friends and even feeling anxious and argumentative.

If you notice yourself or your child exhibiting any of these symptoms or behaviors after a blow to the head there is help. Having a brain assessment after an injury is a helpful tool to see if the injury has actually created damage to the neural pathways.

Depression can affect us all no matter whether we’re living a life of luxury or have lost everything in the economic upheaval.

Depression does not skip you because of your social standing, bank account, accomplishments, even if there’s nothing but happy moments around you, why then would you still feel depressed? Research has found that the brain out of balance and the lack of harmony between the lobes can cause imbalances that could possibly lead to disorders such as depression, anxiety, insomnia and more. Most of us turn to medications, but these same medications can possibly cause the afflictions we are expecting them to treat.

Brainwave Optimization is a unique highly scientific yet holistic approach. Over 80,000 people have successfully participated, and the number grows every day. What are they experiencing?We start with an intensive scientific evaluation of your brainwaves, using a very advanced computer program in the initial assessment. We determine where the imbalances and frequencies levels are in the initial assessment. We can then create a plan customized to your specific needs. Over the next 5 days, you can relax in our zero gravity chair while listening to audio feedback being created by your own brainwave fre-quencies and mirrored back through this ad-vanced technology. This clinically proven process can be viewed on our website,www.awokenlife.com, under “What is Brainwave optimization?

Have you ever heard someone say “just think positive, look at the bright side or just get over it” and think “easy for you to say?” Depression is a real thing and the answer can be as easy as relaxing for five days while having Brainwave Optimization at Awoken Life.

“The best part of this process was to be able to bring myself to a calm state and focus on me and smooth me over. I have been able to manage my high anxiety through the vi- sualizations. I would highly recommend this to anyone,” says Awoken LIfe client Cheryl D., San Clemente. “This technology may seem odd, but the more you look at it and understand it, the more it makes sense. If the brain is out of balance, how can it com-municate to the rest of the

Have you ever heard someone say “just think positive, look at the bright side or just get over it” and think “easy for you to say?” Depression is a real thing and the answer can be as easy as relaxing for five days while having Brainwave Optimization at Awoken Life.

body? This is a more balanced way of doing things and more holistic since you are able to get off medications. The value of doing brainwave optimization is huge! I spent a lot more money on a lot dumber things and with this, you aren’t a patient for life. You get help and then move on with your life. One amaz-ing thing I discovered after my treatment was that I had even forgotten about the Rx of Xanax I had at home. I just felt no need anymore. I now live in a state of reality in-stead of a state of fear.”

Another Awoken Life client, Dana Point res-ident Vince adds “I cannot put this in to words how much this has changed my life. Struggles of alcohol dependency, depres-sion, spelling and even my fear of heights suddenly became manageable. I went in to this a total skeptic and was made in to a be-liever. Thank you for giving me a life I never thought possible.”

A Message from Mary

Awoken Life is dedicated to helping people achieve their potential, through Brainwave Optimization, guided visualization and even hypnotherapy. It’s our goal to see you get-ting back to your life as soon as possible.

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