If you’re like I was, you’re looking into neurofeedback after trying many different things to function better in some way. Maybe you’re weary from feeling anxious or depressed. Maybe your child is challenged with ADD or ADHD. Maybe you want to be mentally sharper, increase your IQ and live with more ease and joy. Sometimes there’s a plateau in psychotherapy, medication or other treatments, yet you know better functioning is possible. There’s a desire for lasting improvements as opposed to only small gains. More than anything, you’d like to just get on with life operating closer to your own personal best.
It’s in this space that many people are introduced to neurofeedback. It quite literally improves how our brain and nervous system function, allowing for more optimal, overall well-being. Those who’ve done neurofeedback routinely report better focus, attention and concentration. Anxiety diminishes and sleep becomes more restorative. Neurofeedback is an elegant tool which helps the brain help itself.
The innate adaptability of the human brain – it’s neuroplasticity – makes healing from many conditions possible. It literally reaches the root cause of imbalances at the source of dysregulation. This is a very different approach to wellness than many medications which simply mask the cause of ailments such as depression, anxiety, insomnia, ADHD or PTSD, as opposed to resolve such ailments. Neurofeedback is quite simply the most effective, affordable and holistic treatment available to help an array of conditions.
Neurofeedback is evidence-based and backed by numerous research studies, with a high rate of clinical efficacy. Promoting better self-regulation by calming the brain and nervous system, it helps us stabilize our emotions and reactions to things. People of all ages – from infant to elder – may benefit from neurofeedback because it is completely safe and non-invasive.
As a practitioner, I address the unique needs of each client and tailor a plan specifically for each individual. I’m always eager to talk about the latest research and about the neuroscience behind why it’s effective. The field of neurofeedback is advancing rapidly because it works so well. People are looking for safe and healthy treatment alternatives. It’s an exciting time to be doing this work and I’m eager to share it with you!
Susan Smiley, Ed.M.
Please call (424) 625-9645 for a free consultation. I will be happy to discuss if neurofeedback is right for you.