Anxiety is a person’s response to stress, which can come from a variety of sources including things like environmental stimulation, physical stimulation, psychological issues or dietary issues. Once a pattern of anxiety is locked in, it’s difficult to reverse or break through these habits or feelings.
Neurofeedback is a physiological assistance that aids in people learning to change their response to stressful stimuli. Anxiety sufferers often feel overwhelmed, stressed out and exhausted while others obsess over specific things or triggers. Teaching and helping people calm themselves is, by far, the most effective solution for anxiety. It gives those who suffer from anxiety – especially chronic anxiety – hope that they can take control of their own lives.
Neurofeedback is the fastest and one of the most effective ways to teach sufferers how to help themselves. It’s simple and easy to learn and helps decrease the need for and reliance on medications.
Anxiety patients are often prescribed medications but those medications are only designed to address physical symptoms, they don’t teach you how to quiet your mind. Neurofeedback puts you through simple brain exercises while you’re able to watch your brainwaves on a monitor. This can help you cope with your response to stress, so that anxiety is minimized and occurs much less frequently.
Allowing you to see your brain activity can show you your triggers or causes of anxiety on a much more psychological level. This raises your awareness, provides positive reinforcement and allows monitoring of your own brain waves during the sessions. It’s a safe, positive way to deal with you or your child’s anxiety.
With this Neurofeedback system, the brain learns how to regulate anxiety responses resulting in less worry, less fear, elevated mood and better concentration – overall decreased anxiety.
Neurofeedback is a natural process, so there are no side effects from chemicals. It also helps in lessening other ailments such as headaches and mild anger issues. The non-invasive procedure allows for training without blood tests and checking chemical levels in the body.
Many people who have used Neurofeedback find that in just five to 10 sessions they are able to do things that, prior to Neurofeedback, they were unable to accomplish – such as staying in a waiting room with other people or going to a grocery store. It may seem too simple and too good to be true but Neurofeedback is certainly a step in the right direction of biologically based psychiatry.
At Advanced Health and Performance Institute in Orlando, Fla., we specialize in Neurofeedback with a 75 percent success rate in addressing anxiety. Call Advanced Health and Performance Institute today to set up an appointment and find out if Neurofeedback is right for you or your child.