How Can Neurofeedback Help?
by Nikki Schwartz
Neurofeedback can be very helpful for a variety of of people. If you get a chance, check out What is Neurofeedback? Neurofeedback or neurotherapy works by helping the client to self-regulate. So that they are able to wake-up easier, go to sleep easier, focus better, and manage their emotional state more easily. CONTINUE READING
What can I Expect?
We want to give our clients and families reasonable expectations about what can be accomplished with neurofeedback. Neurofeedback will not cure Autism, Asperger's, or ADHD. It is a tool that can be used to help what you are already doing, in terms of different therapies, counseling, as well as parenting techniques. Things seem to get easier with neurofeedback. Almost all of the children and adults that I see are already trying very, very hard. In fact their brains are working too hard. We want our brains to work more efficiently, not just to work harder. Since neurofeedback helps their brain work more effectively, clients, both children and adults, seem more motivated and are able to put their efforts and energy to better use.
How does neurofeedback help that?
I typically see that things simply get easier across the board. Counseling and other therapies seem to proceed more rapidly and to be more effective. Parents' strategies seem to be more successful, often with much less effort and less frustration.
If you imagine your child's range of good to bad days. Think of an average day in the middle, a great day at the top, and a rough day at the bottom. What we are looking for, using neurofeedback as a tool, is for what used to be an "average" day to be what we would now consider a "rough" day. What used to be a "great" day would now seem more like the norm. This means a "great" day would look a little better, though this is usually a smaller shift in terms of improvement.
We accomplish this by adding neurofeedback as a piece of the puzzle. We help families with parent coaching techniques, family therapy sessions, conflict resolution training, social skills training, developmental play therapy, among other effective counseling techniques. We use the feedback from session to session to customize the neurofeedback process to each individual.
If you're looking into neurofeedback in Virginia Beach, we would love to see if we can help. Nikki offers consultation appointments, at no-charge, so that families can get answers to their questions and make an educated decision about whether neurofeedback is the right choice for them. Give us a call, we'd love to help.