Neurofeedback is one of the best techniques in reducing anxiety and the effects of anxiety. Neurofeedback has been practiced since the late 60's in university research centers and hospitals. Only in the last few years has technology been able to develop less cumbersome/expensive and more accurate/accessible equipment.
Neurofeedback is EEG (electroencephalography) biofeedback. Neurofeedback aims directly at the body's control center; the brain. Our brain cells fire in a synchronous fashion. A group firing together causes a small electrical current called a brain wave. Classified by frequency and size of intensity, each wave is associated with a distinct mental and physical state. When these brain waves are too intense, they can cause or augment a series of dysfunctions from physical ailments, addictions, over activity to emotional trauma.
Neurofeedback reduces the intensity of these dysfunctional brainwaves back to balance, thus reducing physical and emotional symptoms.
Neurofeedback has been found helpful to clients in:
Self regulation of behaviors. Children and adults will improve calmness, focus, flexibility and resilience. It has been very effective with children diagnosed with ADD/ADFHD and Autism
As an adjunct to counselling and psychotherapy. Attitudes and beliefs underlie mood and anxiety can either promote or block daily personal satisfaction about the future.
Restoring cognitive skills. The skills of attention, memory and problem solving are critical for school, work and everyday living including recovery from injury and emotional trauma.
Reducing anxiety. Anxiety is often the cause of poor decisions, physical ailments and addiction relapse.
Our client's report these results:
- Quit smoking
- Improved reading
- Reduced anxiety and panic attacks
- Enhanced memory
- Improved sleep
- Better focus
- Stronger immunity
- Improved golf score and sports peak performance
- Pain reduction
- Addiction control
- Seizure reduction
Neurofeedback sessions are surprisingly fun and simple. It is like playing a computer game where your brain makes every move on the monitor and tones that are heard.
You sit in a comfortable lounge chair with your feet up. Two small electrodes, that measure the electrical charge of your brainwaves, are attached to the top of your skull. You wear a set of headphones to hear the tones. All you have to do is watch the monitor and relax. Your brain does the work!
For complete information on Neurofeedback see the following web sites
Zengar Institute, Rhythms for Living www.zengar.com
Stens Corporation www.stens-biofeedback.com