Neurofeedback for Stress

Some of the questions clients ask us pertain to stress. How does the world around you play into stress?

Reducing situations that cause stress as much as possible in your day-to-day life is key. This means first reducing unwanted activities and responsibilities when you have way too many obligations.  

How do you know when have too many things to do any given day or week. It's simple; you're stressed-out. A second thing you can do has look is closely at stressful situations and negative relationships and realize that something has to change or the stress will continue. This is where you can make the changes, because you can start small!         

Some examples:

  • Eliminate one of your child's recreational activities.
  • Eliminate one of your non-family or non-career obligations.
  • Say "no" to an invitation to an event that you really don't want to attend.
  • Set a new boundary in a relationship that is particularly draining for you by being more assertive.
  • In business, understand when you are overwhelmed with obligations and work projects. In order to succeed we often take on far too many responsibilities that inevitably hamper our success.
  • Increase the amount of personal time you have to enjoy things you really like to do.

Managing stress starts with taking responsibility. You don't have control over some life events but you do have a say in how you react and respond, even if it doesn't feel like it. We often have more influence in situations than we realize.

If you are looking for more information on stress tests, QEEG brain mapping, and neurofeed treatment to relieve stress or stress symptoms, develop stress management skills, deal with work stress, post-traumatic stress and other causes of stress - give us a call or check out our other videos. 

Neurofeedback for ADHD or Attention Deficit Disorder

After Brain Mapping or QEEG: Typical Session of Neurobiofeed for Adults and Children with Learning Disabilities or ADHD - ADHD Treatment in St. Louis, MO

There are many questions parents have related to a typical session of neurofeed. What do you do during the appointment? How does it work? How can it help children with learning disabilities?

Understanding what happens during a typical session will help eliminate some of the fear and angst a parent has about the treatment. Neurofeed does not involve needles or any pain to the child. It is a safe environment for the child to learn how to utilize their brain potential. 

Neurofeedback is often suggested for children with learning disabilities. Neurofeedback therapy and training typically involves using three sensors, some types of neurofeedback use a full mesh cap and nineteen sensors on various locations on the head and ears. For neurofeedback which is using three sensors, one sensor is placed on the ear and the other two are positioned on the scalp at specific locations determined by the information from the brain map or QEEG. 

The client sits at a computer station with two monitors and a technician or neurotherapist assisting in the neurofeedback therapy. After taking an initial brain map reading of the client's brainwaves, goals are set to increase or decrease a particular frequency. These goals pertain to something the brain needs to work on, for example relaxing or focusing.

When the goals are met, positive reinforcement or feedback occurs. This is usually through visual cue, such as an airplane flying and an auditory signal, such as a bell ringing. For example, if a client has increased certain brainwave frequencies and lowered other brainwave frequencies, then the plane on the screen starts to fly and a bell will ring. It is through this process that brainwave patterns shift over time. Many times the technician or neurotherapist can also use movies or video games to help engage children with learning disabilities.