Are you dealing with anxiety or depression? Are you ready for powerful, positive change in your life?
If so, neurofeedback therapy might be the answer you're looking for.
With over 60 years of clinical application, neurofeedback is a leading-edge, research-proven, non-invasive therapy shown to produce global improvement in the functioning of the brain, body and mind.
Data shows that when done correctly, neurofeedback can provide quick relief for a variety of mental conditions, including anxiety and depression, and has little to no side effects.
What Exactly Is Neurofeedback?
One of its biggest perks is that it's completely non-invasive. This means that it doesn't require the use of medication or surgery. Instead, it only requires that certified practitioners learn how to read, interpret and reprogram a person's brain waves.
It may sound complicated, but here's how it works:
By using special equipment that displays the moment-by-moment changes in output of a person's brain waves, neurofeedback practitioners can map out how our brains react to certain stimuli compared to normal brains. This allows them to identify any abnormal reactions associated with mental health disorders.
Once abnormal patterns of brain activity are identified, practitioners can use sounds or visual cues to retrain the brain to react differently to certain stimuli.
This allows clients to improve their brain function, which, in turn can help alleviate symptoms of various neurological and mental health disorders.
How It Helps Overcome Anxiety And Depression
Sessions are normally held once or twice weekly for 5-10 weeks, and tend to be 30-60 minutes long. It's been well documented that clients claim to feel more relaxed and calm after a single session, and by the end of the treatment many have completely overcome their negative association with depression and anxiety.
The really neat thing (almost unbelievable, actually) is this can be done by using a program similar to a video game, that displays graphics or plays music while the brain and central nervous system receive feedback signals from the program.
The clinician simply monitors and directs brainwave activity towards more desirable and controlled patterns. Immediate feedback is then given when the brainwaves improves, allowing clinicians to alter the brain patterns affiliated with anxiety and depression.
3 Reasons to Try Neurofeedback as a Quick Relief to Anxiety and Depression
1. It's quick and effortless
Neurofeedback works fast. Within the first few sessions, clients should see noticeable improvements in their stress and sleep levels, and enjoy a clearer, calmer mind. The sessions are quick and effortless, meaning that not much work has to be put in to see results.
2. It's been scientifically proven to work
A growing body of scientific data speaks to the efficacy of neurofeedback for the treatment of anxiety and depression. This data concludes that "the use of this neurofeedback protocol results in significant, enduring improvements approximately 80% of the time." On the other hand, antidepressant medications tend to show an efficacy rate of around 40 to 60%.
3. It can compliment psychological treatment
Neurofeedback is not considered a cure to depression or anxiety, but rather a great way to quickly manage some of its neurological causes and symptoms. That's why it serves as a great compliment to psychological treatment (counselling), which looks at the way behavioural and environmental factors contribute to mental health disorders.
Try Neurofeedback For Free
To get started book a free 60-minute Brain Solutions Assessment at our clinic ($220 value). During the session you will have the opportunity to meet with Shelli, our neurofeedback technician, and learn about how the way your brain is working that may be contributing to some of your symptoms. Then, plan a course of action that can help alleviate your suffering by improving the performance of your brain.
If you would like to learn more about the benefits of this modern brain-training option, please call us! 604-670-4250.