“My training has always focused on physical agility but brain training helps sharpen my mental agility as well.”
In my 38 years of practice, I have never seen any treatment that comes close to producing the results that Neurofeedback offers…I have seen results achieved in days and weeks that previously took months and years to achieve, using the best methods available to us.
In my experience with EEG Biofeedback and ADD, many people are able to improve their reading skills and decrease their need for medication. Also, EEG Biofeedback has helped to decrease impulsivity and aggressiveness. It is a powerful tool, in part because the patient becomes part of the treatment process by taking more control over his own physiological processes.
It improves seizures, depression, low self-esteem or congenital head injuries, and it helps the ‘craziness’ that often comes with these…Patients report they sleep better, they don’t have seizures, they are more in control, and that they get more work done. It helps with closed head injury patients. It helps with chronic neurologic disease, where there is no active injury but there are problems with normal functioning. We’ve had success with multiple sclerosis, with toxic encephalopathy (for example, chemical poisoning interfering with neurologic functioning), with chronic pain, migraines and fibromyalgia. And of course, we get very good results with ADD.
Among the newer approaches to managing ADD, the most exciting is a learning process called Neurofeedback. It empowers a person to shift the way he pays attention. After more than twenty-five years of research in university labs, Neurofeedback has become more widely available. This is a pleasing development, because Neurofeedback has no negative side effects.
My training has always focused on physical agility but brain training helps sharpen my mental agility as well. I like to use the analogy of always having my foot on the gas, even when the car is parked, I’m always going on a really high level, but you’ll run out of gas that way. I needed to learn how to run really high, but then take a deep breath and come back down.