Anxiety and Neurofeedback
Over the past few years the utilization of Neurofeedback in the treatment of different psychological issues has grown. In this much research and work has been done around how this intervention can help varying issues as a non-medication based tool to help bring about change.
Neurofeedback in the treatment of anxiety can be used to help bring about regulated functioning for a dysregulated brain. Think relaxation and balance. What we know about dysregulated brain function in short is that it is part of the overall systematic issue that fuels things like anxiety, as well as many other issues.
When the brain isn’t able to function in a balanced and fluid manner – regulated – things like anxiety can be the resulting personal experience.
Think of brain wave functioning as the transmission in a car. In order for the driving experience to be smooth you need the transmission to be operating in a clean and progressive manner moving back and forth between gears and neutral as needed. If the transmission gets stuck in a gear or is unable to shift into certain gears, the driving experience changes drastically and can even be dangerous.
Your brain operates similarly. The brainwave function of the brain is like gears in a car you’ve got low and high gears that are needed at different times and in different ways. As it pertains to anxiety, think of it in terms of the brain getting stuck in high gear with the inability to move up or down, thus creating a hectic and stressful experience that we call anxiety.
In Neurofeedback we work with the brain to help it relearn how to shift properly and in a timely manner. Thus helping the brain learn how to naturally shift out of anxiety or anxious states, overtime letting the brain learn to do what it is naturally capable of; efficient and smooth processing.
If you are struggling with anxiety and have questions about Neurofeedback or are interested in beginning training, please reach out and we will be glad to assist you and share more!