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 neurofeedback and stimulation techniques applied by licensed professionals with appropriate 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 systems and an individualized treatment plan based on these results.
Neurotherapy is essentially exercise for the brain and the central nervous system. 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 or paddles 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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