The good news is, anxiety is very treatable! To help you feel better, we can combine counseling with neurofeedback training to optimize your brain wave activity. As a result, clients report feeling calmer, better able to focus and in better control of their emotions. Neurofeedback is our “secret weapon” that greatly amplifies the results of anxiety treatment. It works for children and adults.
One of our board certified neurotherapists will perform a 19-point QEEG brain map to measure your brain wave activity. It’s a painless, simple procedure for you. You simply relax in a comfortable chair and wear a cap with special sensors that will track the electrical impulses from your brain waves. We’ll measure your brain wave activity for several minutes with your eyes open and again for several minutes with your eyes closed.
That’s it. It’s perfectly safe. Nothing is put into your body (and no, we can’t read your mind!). Your hair will just need a good wash before and afterwards since we use conductive gel with the sensors.
Next, we compare your brain activity to a national database of healthy individuals your age to identify problematic areas. Then we create a customized training protocol for your brain and will share our report with you. Neurofeedback equipment is available to rent so you can complete the training in the comfort of your own home at a time that is convenient for you. Learn more about our at-home rental program.
Anxiety usually affects the basal ganglia, which is a structure located deep in the middle of the brain. Beta brain waves are responsible for awareness of our environment, and can create anxiety. When we have too much beta, we get anxious and overwhelmed. We use neurofeedback training to decrease beta in the right hemisphere of the brain, or wherever there is too much beta activity.
While we don’t prescribe supplements (or medications), one supplement that is recommended for anxiety is L-theanine. L-theanine is an amino acid supplement and is safe for adults and kids. (We have used it on our children.) You can chew it or let it melt in your mouth, like a mint. You can buy it at any health food store or on Amazon here.