You may THINK you know this, but you might not really get it….. Your BRAIN is in charge of most of your life. Here’s info from my Nora Gedgaudas neurofeedback interview to help you find out why!
Neurotransmitters are messengers giving instructions and feedback to all parts of the body. If the message is inaccurate, the outcome is inadequate Take the neurotransmitter GABA for instance. It has partial control over functions as diverse as breathing, sleeping, anger, reflux, urination, anxiety, attention, pain and allergies. If you can impact a neurotransmitter as important as this, you can make changes in a lot of places at once.
If the brain is chronically under-aroused or over-aroused, feedback loops don’t work right. Neurofeedback can get these interferences rebalanced. It’s brain TRAINING, not brain ALTERING. The brain LEARNS from the Neurofeedback sessions and makes its own changes to allow it to perform more masterfully and efficiently.
Nora Gedgaudas is a Certified Nutritional Therapist and author of the best-selling book “Primal Body, Primal Mind”. She developed a passion for Neurofeedback in 1994 when it resolved her chronic depression and panic attacks. I spoke to her recently to tell me more about this wonderful brain work. Listen to our discusiion from the link below or from my website.
Nora distinguishes between two types of Neurofeedback. I had some experience with Qeeg testing (a form of an EEG brainwave test) and Neurofeedback based on that test. Nora prefers a newer, more subjective model, where a person’s history and their response to each Neurofeedback session help the clinician choose the subtleties of brain training for the next session.
A Qeeg-based system generates a lot of data, but the data must be interpreted correctly. Search for a Cygnet software-trained practitioner in your area at EegDirectory.com. If you can’t find one, other practitioners may provide useful support for you too. Qeeg is still valid, just more cumbersome.
Neurofeedback can support a happier, stronger and more resilient brain for a huge variety of people. Competitive athletes, corporate executives, autistic children (and their weary parents), and those with chronic stress, anxiety and depression. Sessions are about a half-hour long, and the brain will need 20 sessions or more to learn new ways to behave. Results are lasting, and can be followed-up when new life issues appear. It may be a Missing Link n your quest for change. I’m beginning sessions again myself, this time with a Cygnet-based system.
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