Therapy for Mental Health and Pain Relief
Biofeedback is a technique used to heighten awareness and learn control your body’s response to stimuli, such as stress.
This feedback helps you make subtle changes in your body, such as relaxing certain muscles, to achieve the results you want, such as reducing pain or stress. In essence, biofeedback gives you the ability to practice new ways to control your body, often to improve a health condition or physical performance. During biofeedback, you’re connected to electrical sensors that help you receive information about your body such as a heart rate and respiration monitor.
Neurofeedback, while similar to biofeedback in its outcomes agenda, dives deeper into the mind by directly giving stimuli to the brain. The ultimate goal in neurofeedback is to balance the brain to alleviate more complex symptoms such as depression and PTSD.
Biofeedback and Neurofeedback appeal to people for a variety of reasons:
- Reduce or eliminate the need for medications.
- Works for many, where conventional treatments have failed.
- Helps people feel more in control of their health.
Biofeedback therapy starts with an intake specific form, geared toward your goals for treatment. Based on your goals, a personalized biofeedback plan is made. Each session is 15-30 minutes long, with a feedback print out available so you can track your progress each session.
Biofeedback is used for:
- Academic Performance
- Adult and childhood ADHD
- Anxiety and Stress
- Chronic Pain
- Headaches and Migraine
- Mental Clarity
- Sports Performance
- Urinary Incontinence
Your first Neurofeedback session starts with a a map of your brain, from an electroencephalograph (EEG). This information allows your practitioner to see where your brain may be over active and under-active.
It is important to remember that a symptom, like Anxiety is just that, not the end cause. Neurofeedback looks for the cause, such as what specific pathways are dysregulated or over or under-activated. Once this type of assessment locates the cause of the symptom, then a wide variety of methods and equipment can be chosen based on what is the best one specifically for your needs and neurological issues.