Psychotherapy and Neurofeedback
I was deeply moved by these words written by my client, F (longer version below). 'My brain feels like someone has opened the window in a very hot stuffy room for the first time in forty years – a room in which I felt alone and terrified.
The truth of the matter is that neurofeedback is the first treatment that has worked for me, plain and simple, and has actually allowed me to have hope'... 'I have found the benefits to be astounding'..
Her longer testimonial is here... 'I was afraid to try neurofeedback because I had heard that for some people, very occasionally, it is not a good exerience. To this end Natasha never pressured me to try it and we simply did traditional psychotherapy for several months. My curiosity grew however, and she answered all my questions in detail with honesty, and eventually, we agreed to start gently, with just 6 sessions at low intensity. Even at this level I have found the benefits to be astounding. The fear with therapy that you will have to recount and revisit your every trauma and endure a hard slog of traumatic conversation is traumatic in itself! With neurofeedback you merely have to sit in a chair and listen to music and allow your brain to be retrained – all on its own, with zero conscious effort. I have been recommended up to 80 sessions, but after 3 I noticed improvements. 3!
As soon as we begin each session, a wave of calm comes over me. This is a big deal. For as long as I can remember I have only known life through a lens of fear – due to anxiety, complex trauma and panic attacks. But with neurofeedback, I feel calm, clear-headed, grounded and have increased focus and competency. This lasts for about 2-3 days after each session. But the more sessions I have the longer it lasts, and this is the point of neurofeedback - with each session you experience old patterns less and less – with the possibility of never experiencing them again.
It is subtle but profound: noticeable in my every interaction and quite frankly unbelievable. My daughter says we can actually have real conversations!
I am honestly unable to contain my excitement about the journey ahead. In just SIX SESSIONS, I feel I have grasped something genuine and life altering. My brain feels like someone has opened the window in a very hot stuffy room for the first time in forty years – a room in which I felt alone and terrified. The truth of the matter is that neurofeedback is the first treatment that has worked for me, plain and simple, and has actually allowed me to have hope.
Beyond all this, Natasha herself gave me – and continues to give me – the warm, intelligent, sincere support that I need to feel confident in this process. There’s nothing I would be afraid to ask her or to tell her, and her passion for neurofeedback along with providing it (as well as psychotherapy) to people who need it most is inspiring and heart-warming. It gives me confidence in her as a person and as a therapist.
I am in the process of convincing my husband, who suffers from severe depression to have a taster session! Since seeing my response to it, my daughter has become interested in neurofeedback for her OCD.
Neurofeedback acts on a myriad of conditions, both physical and mental, including chronic pain!'