At Creative Brain Spark, we teach people how to control and redirect their thoughts based on how they are feeling. We also teach methods to increase social and emotional intelligence. The foundation of incorporating these new skills is based on self-love, self-care, and the motivation to improve their emotional and physical wellbeing. We love what we do and especially love serving our Veterans who have already served us. We look forward to working with you!
Our online and onsite courses/workshops for Veterans are focused on cognitive-emotional management, self-care, relationship skills, resilience, and overall wellbeing.
Topics We Cover:
- Increasing Your Emotional Management and Intelligence
- Controlling Your Inner Voice
- Identifying Your Emotional Triggers
- Pivoting Your Thoughts When Feeling Bad
- Loving and Taking Care of Yourself
- Overall Brain Health and Physical Health
- Improving Relationship & Communication Skills
- Staying Active and Mindful Eating
Here at Creative Brain Spark, we have seen the impact of Post-Traumatic Stress and are we are heartbroken at the rate of suicide of our soldiers. Soldiers are trained to be on high alert at all times, but do not get training on how to turn off being in that hypervigilant mode once they return home. We intentionally do not call it PTSD because we do not believe it's a disorder, we believe that the symptoms associated with PTS are a misfiring in neural connections and the brain is 'stuck' in a hypervigilant mode that is constantly detecting threats, re-looping traumatic events, and stays in a high Beta-wave brain state so sleep and relaxation are difficult. Extensive research shows what happens in the brain of someone struggling with PTS (hippocampus, amygdala, etc.). There are many effective methods to address PTS that are well documented and researched such as EMDR, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Neurofeedback Therapy, Time Perspective Therapy, etc. Neuroplasticity research shows we are able to create new neural connections daily and can literally rewire our own brains until the day we die. There are many different and effective therapies and trainings for people struggling with PTS to assist them in rewiring their own brains.
Here at Creative Brain Spark we do not address the physical implications of PTS (many people with PTS also have physical brain injuries that can be treated with methods such as hyperbaric oxygen therapy, supplements, etc.). We address the soft skills associated with stress management such as cognitive training, emotional management, natural relaxation techniques, and brain health training. We also offer Relationship and Communication training to active duty and veteran families. We are honored to serve our veterans with training on soft skills and if therapy or brain scans are necessary we can offer referrals for those services. We offer our services at a discounted rate and also partner with non-profit organizations serving military members. If you are a non-profit organization who would like to partner with us please contact us.