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Traumatic Brain Injuries and Neurofeedback Treatment: What Science Has Learned


Traumatic brain injuries and neurofeedback, let's talk about how some patients address their head injury symptoms. When it comes to human anatomy, the brain is such a fascinating organ. And today there is so much information and scientific understanding—both in clinical circles and the news—about the brain. One aspect of the brain that has gotten extra special attention is traumatic brain injury (TBI). These days, for instance, on a nationally televised football game, you will hear the announcers talking about concussion protocol as a player is escorted from the field for examination. Years back, that was unheard of. Though, in what [...]

Traumatic Brain Injuries and Neurofeedback Treatment: What Science Has Learned2020-02-03T04:28:34+00:00

How Does Neurofeedback Therapy Work?


"How Does Neurofeedback Therapy Work?" Clients, and other therapists ask me question all the time. Neurofeedback training is a therapy modality that has been around for decades. Developed by researchers in the 1960s, scientists were looking for method to help train astronauts to avoid seizures which can be caused by exposure to rocket fuel. Later in the 1970s,  neurofeedback was used to reasearch and treat ADHD. But despite it's longevity as a treatment method, some people are only coming across it now. So let's begin: What Is Neurofeedback Therapy? Neurofeedback is a type of biofeedback. Biofeedback is a form of psychological [...]

How Does Neurofeedback Therapy Work?2020-02-03T03:19:22+00:00

Can Neurofeedback Help With Anger?


Neurofeedback can help with anger. But how? Do you get too bent out of shape by small things? Do you wish you were able to catch your anger sooner, so that you would only say and do things you feel good about? Then it might be time for you to consider neurofeedback training. Our brains effect everything. They influence what we do, feel and think. It's commonly known that people use neurofeedback to train their brains to be be emotionally calmer and more focused. That's why it's a popular treatment for ADHD and anxiety. But, can neurofeedback help with anger? Absolutely. [...]

Can Neurofeedback Help With Anger?2020-02-01T04:26:29+00:00

Neurofeedback Treatment for Chronic Anxiety and Mood Disorders: How Effective Is It?


You want to get better and not feel depressed and anxious anymore. And like many people you're concerned about the dangers of psychiatric drugs. It might be time to give serious consideration to neurofeedback for chronic anxiety Chronic anxiety and depression plague many people. And if you are like them, it’s been hard finding a treatment that really works. Therapy has helped, and you might take medication that’s been prescribed to you. However, you wish that there was something more that you could do. It turns out, you can. Neurofeedback treatment for chronic anxiety and mood disorders can be another useful [...]

Neurofeedback Treatment for Chronic Anxiety and Mood Disorders: How Effective Is It?2019-08-27T04:52:07+00:00

Neurofeedback and Developmental Trauma Treatment: Making Recovery Possible


Developmental trauma treatment is a clinical specialty-it's not practiced widely. Most therapists can probably help you with the effects of a "less than optimal" early life. But unless the therapist has specialized developmental trauma treatment training and experience, you are likely to spin your wheels in therapy. Sadly, that's a tale I've heard from patients time and time again throughout my career. Let's dive in. Typically, when you think of childhood trauma, it’s connected to events of which you have a conscious memory. For instance, as a child, your parents may have been emotionally abusive to you. That trauma—perhaps occurring over [...]

Neurofeedback and Developmental Trauma Treatment: Making Recovery Possible2019-09-29T19:22:38+00:00

Who Can Benefit From Neurofeedback? A Quick Guide For Healthcare Providers


Many types of clients can benefit from neurofeedback brain training. The other day, a therapist colleague reached out to me. She asked a question that I frequently get from other healthcare providers. Not only had she heard and read about neurofeedback, but she also heard reports from her patients about how neurofeedback helped them. and She wondered if she should refer her psychotherapy client to me for adjunct neurofeedback training."I know that neurofeedback can help with a whole range of things, but who can really be helped?" Because this question is such a common one,  I thought it might make a [...]

Who Can Benefit From Neurofeedback? A Quick Guide For Healthcare Providers2019-07-01T00:01:49+00:00

Neurofeedback and Biofeedback- What’s The Difference?


What's The Difference Between Neurofeedback And Biofeedback. I recently talked with a client who spoke about his experience with neurofeedback and biofeedback. He told me he had previously done neurofeedback therapy. Once we started talking about his experience with it, I realized he was confused. He had actually done biofeedback. We are lucky. There are many forms of treatment available to us. The psychotherapy that is available goes way beyond "talk therapy". But because we have so many options, it's easy to get a bit confused. So here is a simple explanation of neurofeedback and biofeedback.   A Bit About Biofeedback: [...]

Neurofeedback and Biofeedback- What’s The Difference?2019-04-15T04:05:03+00:00

Neurofeedback For Kids-4 Reasons It’s Great For Child Therapy


Neurofeedback For Kids?  Absolutely. You may have read an article or seen a news segment about brain training. Neurofeedback is a form of technology assisted therapy which teaches kids (and adults!) how to change the way their brains work.  It's a form of  EEG biofeedback therapy that has been around for decades As humans, many of the issues we struggle with start in our brain.  You know how we develop physical habits? Well, we also have brain habits. If your child is anxious, certain areas of his brain activate. If he is daydreaming, other parts of his brain fire. When these [...]

Neurofeedback For Kids-4 Reasons It’s Great For Child Therapy2019-04-30T19:56:51+00:00

Neurofeedback For Migraines? Does it work?


Neurofeedback for Migraines?  Does it work? Many clients ask me if I ever do any neurofeedback training myself.  The answer is yes! Of course. I'm a big believer in practicing what I preach. So, it's not just my work with clients that has proven the effectiveness of neurofeedback to me. My own personal training has shown me the tremendous relief that neurofeedback for migraines can offer. Yesterday was a very tough day.  A migraine headache snuck up on me.  As the day wore on, my fingers began pressing into the muscles around my face, feeling for trigger points to help prevent [...]

Neurofeedback For Migraines? Does it work?2019-04-12T05:49:19+00:00

Neurofeedback for Chronic Pain – An Important Part of Your Pain Management


If you suffer from chronic pain, then you know the importance of having a pain management plan. It’s what keeps you functioning just so that you can get through your day. Yet, despite both your best efforts and those of your clinical team, chronic pain still persists. This can make it really hard for you to live your life. In fact, it may feel as if you must live with chronic pain forever. However, that doesn't have to be the case. Research is confirming that neurofeedback can be an important part of your chronic pain management plan. How so? Consider... How Can [...]

Neurofeedback for Chronic Pain – An Important Part of Your Pain Management2019-03-06T23:34:33+00:00