IMAGINE getting sick with fever. In that moment in time, the body feels weak and unable to do anything but sleep and recover. Emotionally, one can feel down or agitated or weak. The idea of someone bringing one food or medicine can be soothing because there is a show of care. In this example, one’s mind, body and emotions are working in concert with one another.
Most illnesses have an emotional component. Examples of illnesses that co-occur with emotional components:
- Sugar cravings
- Scattered brain or inability to organize
- Avoidance of difficult situations
- Difficulty with sleep
- Gastrointestinal Issues
- Low Libido
Neurofeedback can help alleviate the following issues:
- Disruptions of Sleep
- Difficulty feeling or tolerating feelings and Controlling Cognitions (Over Thinking)
- Poor Impulse Control and Reactive States
- Immune, Endocrine and Autonomic Nervous System
- Brain fog
- Poor Appetite and Overeating
- Immaturity, difficulty adjusting to one's chronological age
- Difficulty getting close to others or feeling vulnerable and Extreme Personality Traits
- Brain Injury and Seizures
- Slow thinking or Brain fatigue affecting Peak Performance
- Medication Management/Efficacy
What to Expect:
To begin treatment, baseline tests are conducted to establish current state of performance. It can take 1-5 sessions to establish one's "sweet spot" for optimal functioning, where one can expect optimum balance of focus and calm state of being. Given that one's equilibrium will change as overall state of health improves, greatest indicator of change is most prevalent after completion of 20 sessions. Atypical clients with atypical reactions to the neurofeedback will have atypical results . Neurofeedback has a cumulative effect on one's overall health system, consequently, completion of neurofeedback treatment is highly dependent upon the individual's severity of symptoms or goals in treatment. Neurofeedback treatment is provided based on request or recommended intervention. One can expect a conversation during treatment planning before any services are initiated.
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