Neurofeedback, in my experience and that of my clients, works particularly well for peak performance, anxiety, depression, PTSD (and developmental trauma), chronic pain and addictions.
Neurofeedback has also been shown to work well for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Autism and Aspergers, Developmental Delay, Attachment Disorder, Bipolar, Learning difficulties, OCD, seizures and epilepsy, strokes and Traumatic Brain Injury. Neurofeedback in pregnancy may help the mother child bond and to settle the baby: two for the price of one!
Neurofeedback works for a large majority of people. Often my clients have ‘tried everything' and come to me as a last resort… and it really shifts things! It's not a quick fix solution, neurofeedback takes several months to really take effect, but then the changes are long lasting. You might need to come for top ups.
Neurofeedback may help people with:
Neurofeedback can help people with peak performance by stress management and improving focus. Athletes, musicians, business folk, creative people can benefit from biofeedback and neurofeedback
reducing stress and anxiety.
getting more control over energy levels,
learning better to focus and achieve self-regulation,
and improving consistency in performance.
Relapse rates tend to be high in the majority of addiction programmes; people struggling with addiction can find themselves in and out of treatment and rehab for years. Neurofeedback helps bring increased success to the treatment of addiction - during times of stress, we all need to be calm, reasonable, and rational in order to make important choices.. and those struggling with addiction need this in particular to stay clean and sober. It is here Neurofeedback can help?
According to a number of research studies, integrating neurofeedback training into one’s treatment program yields higher rates of success and lower rates of relapse than treatment programs without neurofeedback, for all age groups.
Neurofeedback clinicians report that more than 85% of their clients who train with neurofeedback improve their ability to focus, regulate behavior, and reduce impulsivity.
Since neurofeedback helps a person manage emotions and mood and improve sleep, adding neurofeedback to an addiction treatment program gives people the necessary tools to help them be more in control, achieve success, and avoid relapse.
With neurofeedback, you learn to calm and moderate your response to stress so that anxiety is minimized and occurs less frequently. With sufficient training, your brain learns to maintain healthier patterns on its own more consistently. It’s like exercise for the brain. As the brain learns, clients can begin decreasing the frequency of their brain training sessions. Many people can stop training once they reach their goal, and the training is holding. A number of my clients suffer with persistent, extremely resistant or complex issues and they require “tune ups” or maintenance sessions.
Depression has traditionally been treated with therapy and medication. Even with medication, countless depression sufferers continue to struggle. Medications don’t teach the brain how to get out of the unhealthy brain pattern of depression. While drugs can serve some positive benefit, there are numerous problems with these medications
Neurofeedback can help restore healthier brain patterns and eliminate depression by teaching the brain to get “unstuck” and better modulate itself. Brain training can be an effective method of treating depression and, for people taking medication when they start neurofeedback, reducing or stopping their prescribed drugs needs to be done with their doctor’s supervision as their brain becomes more stable over time.
Neurofeedback actually retrains the dysfunctional brain patterns associated with depression, making it a powerful treatment tool. Those with depression often notice improvement after only a few sessions, but for the brain to fully learn to make healthier patterns consistently, a number of brain training sessions are required. With sufficient practice, the brain learns to make these healthy patterns on its own and regulate mood independently.
Developmental trauma, PTSD and Complex PTSD
Neurofeedback can help a person with PTSD get his or her life back.. With PTSD, a severe stress response is triggered which leads to numerous disruptive symptoms. The challenge is to teach the brain to turn off the stress response. Training with neurofeedback is so effective for severe PTSD that in many cases, professionals and patients have reported that neurofeedback helped someone with PSTD “get their life back”. Psychiatrists, psychotherapists, and other mental health professionals around the world have achieved success for their patients with PTSD using neurofeedback training.
Neurofeedback trains the brain to produce a calm state, as well as regulate the stress response. The specific areas of the brain affected by PTSD can also be targeted and trained to produce healthier patterns.
Pain occurs in the brain and neurofeedback can reduce sensitivity to it. The brain is in charge of how severely the pain is perceived and where it is localised, and it also registers pain emotionally. Feelings like fear, anxiety, depression and helplessness may increase pain sensitivity.
I was walking with a walking stick with badly arthritic knees and after a few weeks neurofeedback training I soon gave up my stick. My knees are still sore but nothing like they used to be and my emotional response to my pain has also reduced. I have had numerous clients suffering from fibromyalgia and migraines improve their quality of life
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