Neurofeedback changed my son's life.
He is able to do the activities he loves without the weight of his anxiety holding him back.
Neurofeedback Can Help With:
Stabilizes the Brain
Increases Energy Levels
Increases Positive Outlook
Promotes a Sense of Peace
Improves Sleep Hygiene
Compliments Other Therapies
Performance Enhancement (music, art, sports, meditation)
If you have had very little success with psychotherapy, you are tired of taking new medications, and you are open to trying something new, neurofeedback can help. We provide strategic interventions that are tailored to meet your own unique needs. At A Mind of Your Own Neurofeedback, we offer professional consultation, one-on-one counseling, and most importantly, neurofeedback training.
We understand how frustrating it can feel when it seems as if there is no feasible solution to your problem. Neurofeedback training entails using state of the art electroencephalogram software to assess brain wave patterns. The testing process is seamless & productive. Giving us a direction as to which protocols are best suited for your brain and your desired goals. Contact us if you need a Neurofeedback Therapist in Cumberland RI
Neurofeedback Cumberland Rhode Island
A Mind of Your Own uses different approaches that are widely practiced in the field of neurofeedback. We use only the best and most modern methodology to assess our clients. A Mind of Your Own Neurofeedback data represents real brain activity based on authentic EEG brainwaves. Everyday we see improvements in our clients and we are happy with their continued success. In fact, Neurofeedback has been ranked by the American Academy of Pediatrics as a "Level 1 Best Support" treatment for ADHD. It is one of the most resourceful tools that we use to stabilize the brain, focus, increase overall energy, and promotes a sense of peace.
Neurofeedback Assessment and Therapy Services
In the journal Applied Physiology and Biofeedback, the authors of a study on "Neurofeedback for PTSD", reported the following, "We found that neurofeedback significantly reduced PTSD symptoms (Davidson Trauma Scale scores averaged 69.14 at baseline to 49.26 at termination), and preceded gains in affect regulation (Inventory of Altered Self-Capacities-Affect Dysregulation scores averaged 23.63 at baseline to 17.20 at termination)." Research continues to show significant improvement especially for veterans with PTSD.
How was neurofeedback developed?
In 1964, Dr. Marian Diamond was a pioneering scientist and educator who is considered one of the founders of modern neuroscience. She was the first to publish evidence that the brain can change with experience & improve given the right circumstances, what is now called neuroplasticity. Neuroplasticity is the brain's ability to reorganize itself by forming new neural connections throughout life.
Neuroplasticity allows the neurons (nerve cells) in the brain to compensate for injury and disease and to adjust their activities in response to new situations or to changes in the environment. These changes to the environment can be enriching or detrimental. Nurture versus nature is a good example of how brains can develop differently depending on the environment an individual is exposed to. So, we now know that the brain can change over time, even well into adulthood, for better or worse.
Right around the same time Dr. Diamond was researching brain plasticity, Dr. Barry Sterman was doing research on sleep and was observing cat’s brains with an EEG. During his studies, which involved Pavlov-like experiments, he noticed the mental state of the cats & discovered that when these cats were in a relatively calm state, they produced a brain wave he identified as sensory motor rhythm (SMR). He went on to train these cats to produce these brain waves on demand and they eventually produced them of their own accord.
At that same time in history, NASA was having trouble sending astronauts into space because some of them were experiencing seizures do to a fuel they were exposed to. They were aware of Dr. Sterman’s research and asked him to join their team in helping them research the seizures and what could be done about them. Dr. Sterman, using the cats he was already experimenting with exposed them to the same fuel. He noticed that the cats he had previously trained to increase the SMR rhythm (the relaxing brainwave rhythm), had a much higher tolerance to developing seizures than the ones who had not been trained to increase SMR brainwaves.
Accidently, he discovered brains that were trained using the EEG and operant conditioning (punishment versus reward) were much more resistant to developing seizures. This was the beginning of what we now call neurofeedback training. It originated with seizure control and went on to become an effective way of stabilizing the brain by teaching the client to correct these instabilities in their own brain. If you are looking for Biofeedback Therapists in Cumberland, Rhode Island we can help. Give us a call or send an email and we will get in touch with you.
Neurofeedback therapy is not appropriate for clients in crisis.
If you are suicidal, violent or have psychotic symptoms please get appropriate psychiatric help.
Neurofeedback does not replace traditional methods; rather it offers additional, effective complimentary opportunities for healing. Click here to learn more about neurofeedback.