Neurofeedback Goes Mainstream
Neurofeedback Goes Mainstream
Neurofeedback has going mainstream, according to a Newsweek article.
“The promise of neurofeedback is to shift our brain waves back to health without drugs, exercise or even meditation. Clients suffering from attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, anxiety, anger or depression can simply sit in a comfortable chair for half-hour sessions with a few wires protruding from their scalp and get a mental tune-up, if not a complete rewiring of an off-kilter brain.”
-from Newsweek 5/9/16 “Rewiring Your Brain- Neurofeedback Goes Mainstream“
Scientists have known this for years, but it’s great news for the rest of us, and especially our brains, as this therapy becomes more widely available.
Neurofeedback is a computer-aided training method in which the client’s brain activity is monitored and improved. It has been successful in helping clients overcome a variety of neurological and behavioral disorders including Anxiety, ADHD, PTSD, Traumatic brain injury, and many more.
Alpha NeuroHealth Clinic in St George, Utah offers qEEG (brain mapping) and Neurofeedback. During sessions, our highly trained staff help clients train and improve their brain functioning through self-regulation.
The process is simple and painless. A cap with small sensors are placed on the scalp and the brainwaves are then measured and displayed, much like a doctor listening to your heart. These brainwaves can then be reward or inhibited depending on the desired effect, thru the use of a movie. When the brainwaves are responding appropriately the movie plays in color, when the brain waves are out of balance the movie plays in black and white. A person learns to control these brainwaves thru positive reinforcement to achieve a desired state.
Individuals usually report improvements in as few as 5 sessions.
Call us at (435) 292 – 8638 to set up an appointment.
Therapists are using neurofeedback to treat Anxiety, ADHD, PTSD and other conditions
Neurofeedback is a type of brain training that uses computers and other specialized tools to help a client to regulate their brain waves. There was an article in the Washington Post about neurofeedback and it’s uses in treating a variety of brain disorders, including anxiety, PTSD, pain.
A neurofeedback therapist uses high tech electronics and sensors to measure an individual’s brain waves. After analyzing the qEEG, the equipment is used to adjust waves that are out of balance, resulting in a reduction of emotional or neurological symptoms. The article mentions a trial involving 104 children published in March of 2014 in the Journal of Pediatrics. Neurofeedback produced improvements in attention and impulse control, which lasted six months after the trial ended. The authors deduced that neurofeedback may be a “promising attention training treatment for children with ADHD.”
Neurofeedback is also beneficial in treating PTSD. Service people, health professionals and military family members attending the Naval Center Combat and Operational Stress Conference (NCCOSC) heard military psychologists share their findings showing the dramatic benefits of neurofeedback for servicemen and women.
Neurofeedback has provided relief for PTSD symptoms that include irritability, anger, rage, sleep problems, pain, as well as cognitive deficits. The training may also help soldiers recover from drug, alcohol, and tobacco use. It’s completely safe, non-invasive, and the results last. It has no side effects, like much of the psychiatric medication that is currently being over-prescribed. So, neurofeedback has the potential to relieve a great deal of psychiatric problems currently experienced by a great number of our military, as well as civilians.