Conditions We Treat

Neurofeedback Therapy Use Cases

Neurofeedback therapy can help improve a wide array of symptoms and behaviors and is widely regarded by the scientific community as a valuable recourse with demonstrated results.

Symptoms We Address

  • Trauma
  • PTSD
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Brain injury and concussions
  • Exhaustion and fatigue
  • Sleep issues
  • Attention deficit disorder and ADHD
  • Concentration and focus
  • Emotional control
  • Trouble sleeping and insomnia
  • Stress
  • Autism spectrum disorder (ASD)
  • Peak performance

The rigors of work, school, and relationships lead us all to experience periods of anxiety, depression, and stress. Through brainmapping (QEEG), we first identify the areas of the brain that are dysregulated. Through subsequent training, the brain learns to regulate and in turn reduces the symptoms, giving lasting relief.

The Science

Neurofeedback effectiveness in treating anxiety has been identified in 10 controlled studies (Hammond, 2005c; Moore, 2000).
One placebo-controlled study found that only 10 neurofeedback sessions were enough to help relieve symptoms of anxiety in alcoholics, with results sustained on a 18-month follow-up (Passini, Watson, Dehnel, Herder, & Watkins, 1977).
A randomized placebo-controlled study found that neurofeedback improved mood, confidence, energy levels, and composure in medical students (Raymond, Varney, Parkinson, & Gru-zelier, 2005).

Neurofeedback is a treatment for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) as well as other behaviors that manifest as dysregulation. Brain training addresses the underlying issues in brain performance that lead to difficulty concentrating, impulsiveness, and disorganization. By addressing the root causes, our brain-based trainings lead to sustained changes and reduction in symptoms.

The Science

One study found that 20 sessions of neurofeedback therapy triggered improvements in concentration and attention that were similar to those brought on by Ritalin (Rossiter and LaVaque, 1995).

One study demonstrated that 30 sessions of neurofeedback therapy were effective in producing cognitive, attentional, behavioral, and IQ improvements (Leins et al., 2007).

Neurofeedback for ADD/ADHD is associated with decreased impulsiveness and hyperactivity, improved mood and concentration, increased mood stability, improved sleep patterns, and increased academic performance.

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), or symptoms resulting from negative unprocessed experience, is a debilitating condition where a person relives the initial traumatic experience as if it is current and first person. Our method finds the areas of the brain that have been impacted by the trauma and restores those areas to optimal functioning. In most cases, if the client is not currently working with a therapist, we will recommend a brainspotting expert to work alongside the patient in a therapeutic setting.

We also focus heavily on developmental trauma in adopted children. Our design of neurofeedback and brainspotting is based on the work of Dr. Bessel van der Kolk, author of The Body Keeps the Score.

The Science

When compared to a group of Vitenam combat veterans with PTSD who only received traditional treatment, a group who also received neurofeedback therapy saw a significant decrease in relapse: all 14 traditional treatment patients have relaped after 30 months, compared to 3 of the 15 treated with neurofeedback (Peniston and Kulkosky, 1991).

In adopted children with histories of abuse and neglect, neurofeedback therapy produced significant improvements in both externalizing and internalizing problems, aggressive behaviors, anxiety, depression, and attentional problems (Huang-Storms, Bodenhamer-Davis, Davis, & Dunn, 2006).

Getting a good night’s rest is vital to having a healthy brain and lifestyle. A full night of sleep (>7 hours) reduces the likelihood of chronic conditions occurring including depression, diabetes, and arthritis. Brainmapping (QEEG) reveals issues that are related to poor sleep quality. Neurofeedback promotes flexibility in the brain to calm down at bedtime, allowing most clients to naturally fall asleep and stay asleep. We also recommend other interventions such as diet, exercise, and sleep hygiene practices.

The Science

Neurofeedback therapy was shown to improve insomnia symptoms in multiple control group studies (Hauri, 1981; Hauri, Percy, Hellekson, Hartmann, & Russ, 1982).

One randomized control group study on insomnia patients found that 18 neurofeedback sessions administered online were enough to significantly improve sleep time and ease of falling asleep (Cortoos, De Valck, Arns, Breteler, & Cluydts, 2010).

One in ten Americans battles some type of dependency issue. Whether it is a substance, a behavior, or an eating disorder, neurofeedback can help you self-regulate your brain, reduce cravings and addictive behaviors, and restore healthy brain functioning.

The Science

One study noted that individuals frequenting an inpatient substance abuse program were more likely to remain in therapy longer if they received neurofeedback sessions alongside therapy. The same study noted that neurotherapy minimized relapse incidence (Scott, Kaiser, Othmer, and Sideroff, 2005).

Reports from a similar treatment program with homeless crack cocaine addicts showed that adding neurofeedback to treatment more than tripled the length of stay in the recovery center (Burkett, Cummins, Dickson, & Skolnick, 2005). Finding were similar in opioid addition programs.

Flow states are those rare moments where you are fully immersed in an activity and able to optimize all aspects of mental and physical performance to peak levels. We help professional and collegiate athletes, performers, musicians, writers, and business leaders to unleash their fullest potential through brain training. Our custom protocols promote optimal communication between both sides of the brain, the biological marker of flow. The result is greater clarity, focus, creativity, and awareness.

The Science

One randomized, blinded controlled study found that neurofeedback significantly improved musical performance (Egner & Gruzelier, 2003).
Similar results have been observed with ballroom dancing (Raymond, Sajid, et al., 2005), golf (Arns, Kleinnijenhuis, Fallahpour, & Breteler, 2007), archery (Landers, 1991; Landers et al., 1994), visuo-spatial abilities (Doppelmayr & Weber, 2011; Egner & Gruzelier, 2004), singing (Kleber et al., 2008; Leach et al., 2008), and acting (Gruzelier, Inoue, Smart, Steed, & Steffert, 2010).

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