How Does Neurotherapy Help?
Neurotherapy Promotes Relaxation
Neurotherapy gives you real-time information about what your brainwaves are doing. When brain activity (amplitude or connectivity) changes in the direction desired by the customized neurofeedback protocol, a positive “reward” feedback is given to the individual. Most neurotherapy methods train brain waves to create conditioned self-regulation.
Neurotherapy Gives You Information
Neurotherapy starts with a qEEG brain map. This is an electrical measurement, analysis, and quantification of the brainwaves. We first gather the raw EEG data, and process it through a normative database of healthy individuals’ brainwaves of the same age as the patient. This gives us a comparison of the client’s brain relative to others’. The brain map tells us which parts of your brain need the most attention so we can prepare a individualized treatment plan and get working. As you begin training, the Neurotherapy equipment gives you real time information about what your brainwaves are doing, which gives you a chance to change things and make it all work more efficiently. Depending on the problems you’re working on, it may take 20-40 sessions, and sometimes more.
Neurotherapy Helps Stimulate Your Brain
Neurostimulation is comprised of transcranial alternating current stimulation (tACS), transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS), transcranial random noise stimulation (tRNS) and pulsed electro-magnetic field stimulation (PEMF). We use this stimulation device to help their patients heal, recover, and change the behavior of the brain and their bodies. Using this technology helps you learn how to get the frequency you need. Our brains can work so much better and more efficiently this way!
Neurotherapy Can Help Improve Focus
It also helps improve sleep, decreases anxiety, helps support a balanced mood, improves attention and concentration, and helps you clear some mental space for things you want to focus on. It can help with learning disabilities and recovery from brain injury or stroke.
Neurotherapy Works Best if Your Brain Has What It Needs to Recover
This includes a healthy diet of wholesome foods, regular exercise, good sleep, the absence of drugs or alcohol, and plenty of water; especially after each session. Sometimes vitamins and supplements\ can help, too. We recommend practicing healthy lifestyle to insure the best outcomes.
Neurotherapy is a therapy method that has been evolving since the 1970’s when research showed that it was possible to increase a person’s relaxation by training and reconditioning brainwave patterns. The research and innovation in this industry continues to evolve with the latest advances in modern technology. It does not involve surgery or medication and is neither painful nor embarassing and generally has no negative side-effects. Today, neurotherapy includes the use of neurofeedback, stimulation techniques and photobiomodulation applied by licensed mental health professionals with appropriate systems training. Simply stated, the process involves using precise instruments to measure and analyze brainwave activity; this information is then presented to the client as continuous “feedback” and the physiological behavior in the brain begins to change as the client’s behavior is positively reinforced by the system and the practioner. Information can also be administered to the client through magnetic fields and low current stimulation, chosen based on their specific brain functioning. Neurofeedback is referred to as a self-regulation method because it teaches the brain to modulate itself by increasing the flexibility and relaxation/activation patterns of the neural pathways. These changes influence the thinking, feeling and behavior of the client. Over time, it is expected that these changes will become the normal functioning of the person.
Neurotherapy provided by ARCHWAY counseling in Midland, Texas is intended to offer clients an alternative form of drug-free therapy . The goal of our therapists is to empower clients to heal rather than suppress symptoms of Anxiety, Depression, ADHD, Autism, Dyslexia, Insomnia, Chronic Pain, Headaches, emotional disturbances and many other problems and disorders. ARCHWAY Neurotherapists combine their knowledge of traditional psychotherapy with the newest, state-of-the-art technology in neurotherapy (EEG-biofeedback) to offer clients a unique, non-drug alternative for a variety of conditions. We use medical grade EEG equipment and provide most clients with pre- and post- assessment brain mapping using Neuroguide QEEG collection and analysis systems and an individualized treatment plan based on these results.
Neurotherapy is essentially exercise for the brain and the central nervous system. The body (head, heart, and gut) is also a focus of neurotherapy because it is part of the vagal system and provides fuel and information for brain balance; diet is important the therapy success. Most of our clients are not required to “do” anything during the session and there is nothing to “learn”. Typically during a session, we apply sensors, a cap, small boxed coils (paddles) or light to the head and/or body and then tune the instruments to send information to the client and then measure the response. The opportunity for counseling and conversation occurs as the neurotherapy is administered and poses little interference with the session content. The process is intended to gradually allow the body to decrease the symptomatic behavior that is effecting their lifestyle and return to a more balanced state while our therapists focus on the needs and psychological issues presented by the client and provide professional therapy advice.
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