What is Neurofeedback?
Neurofeedback is a form of biofeedback.
Biofeedback is defined as “a process that enables an individual to learn how to change physiological activity for the purposes of improving health and performance. Precise instruments measure physiological activity such as brainwaves, heart function, breathing, muscle activity, and skin temperature. These instruments rapidly and accurately 'feed back' information to the user. The presentation of this information — often in conjunction with changes in thinking, emotions, and behavior — supports desired physiological changes. Over time, these changes can endure without continued use of an instrument." (definition approved May 2008 by leading organizations AAPB, BCIA, and ISNR)
Neurofeedback is specifically a kind of biofeedback that focuses on brainwaves.
What is the LENS?
The LENS stands for Low Energy Neurofeedback System. I received training and certification to use this neurofeedback system by Len Ochs, PhD, who developed the system, and his team. You can read more about Ochs Labs, Inc., here: http://www.ochslabs.com/potential.php
The LENS uses a very low voltage EEG (electroencephalogram) device to read brainwaves from electrodes that are placed at various locations on the scalp. The readings from the device allow me to view a “report” of how your brain is functioning, and therefore, design a treatment plan to go about restoring function.
What symptoms will the LENS treat?
The LENS improves functioning in areas such as mood, anxiety, cognition, energy, and movement/sensory integration by treating underlying symptoms. It is NOT a cure for any disease or diagnosis. Overall, it provides better cognitive functioning and self-regulation.
Symptoms related to these areas may be helped:
Explosiveness and Irritability
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