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Welcome to FamilyCounselingSanDiego.COM, a private practice based in San Diego California area offering Neurofeedback to the Mira Mar Naval Air Station personnel and there families in the Mira Mesa area of San Diego.
Neurofeedback is Brainstate Management Training, or is sometimes referred to as a “Self-Regulation” modality that can help with a wide variety of presenting symptoms. Training with Neurofeedback helps your brain and your Central Nervous System communicate and execute better, dramatically reducing many presenting symptoms and thus improving your quality of life!
Imagine your brain as a high performance race car, and the electrical systems of your brain and how it communicates with your central nervous system are the gears that help to “shift” the states of your brain and body. When we have a driver that struggles with “shifting” that state due to any number of presenting issues; sleep disorders, headaches and migraines, attention issues, addiction, anxiety related or behavioral/emotional issues (tantrums, anger management), stress, etc., we tend to find that life becomes more of a struggle, and things become more difficult, escalating the cycle.
Neurofeeback is a safe, non-invasive or medication based modality that helps to alleviate the symptoms that tend to present when our systems are not functioning optimally, blocking us from living full and complete lives. Sometimes it is difficult to change the patterns our brains have fallen into, and Neurofeedback is a way to “re-train” your brain to perform better. It’s like going to the gym for your brain!
Many people have issues that do not respond well to medications or want to explore alternative solutions for their presenting issues, and research has proven that people with these issues have different brainwaves (EEG) than those without these issues. Using this information, Neurofeedback helps to teach the brain to get more regulated.
How do we do this? We show the brain a picture of itself (the brain is quite self-absorbed), by placing sensors on the scalp to “show” the brain its activity. The clinician sees the actual brainwaves, the client sees things in the form of a video game that the software is using to give “feedback” to the brain The brain receives a tone and/or image to let it know it is functioning better. By showing the brain its ebb and flow, and allowing itself to “train” towards better self-regulation, the brainwave activity begins to shift towards more desirable performance. No electrical current comes from the sensors to the client, it is completely safe and non-invasive. The frequencies that we work with and the placement of the sensors over specific parts of the brain are based on the presenting symptoms and our assessment of the conditions we are trying to improve.
Is this a “cure”? When we are speaking of problems of dis-regulation, Neurofeedback takes the approach that there is not a disease to be “cured”, but that better self-regulation has proven to alleviate the issue. When speaking of more organic brain issues, it is about getting the brain to function better. In either case, the word cure is not applicable.
Because Neurofeedback is a way to retrain the brain, the brain will hold onto these skills. We typically start with 20 sessions, with a minimum of twice weekly, and re-evaluate at that time to see if more sessions are needed. Sessions are between 30 and 45 minutes of actual time on the software, and clients tend to find it very enjoyable. You really won’t “feel” anything as we are working at a subconscious level where the brain is processing this information on its own. It is a passive process, you don’t have to make it work. More degenerative type conditions like Dementia or Parkinson’s may require ongoing treatments, as would something like the Autism spectrum where there are ongoing issues with the system. Most clients see results surpassing their expectations, since their current states have become so “normalized” they are frequently surprised at how much they improve.
At FamilyCounselingSanDiego.com, we strive to make Neurofeedback accessible to all, and as such you will find that our rates are offered at a discount compared to other providers. We offer a free consultation over the phone, and be sure to ask us about our free assessment and 1st session offer that comes with a multisession purchase.
Thank you for considering FamilyCounselingSanDiego.com as your provider in the San Diego area, we look forward to speaking with you soon!
Neurofeedback addresses problems of brain disregulation. These happen to be numerous. They include the anxiety-depression spectrum, attention deficits, behavior disorders, various sleep disorders, headaches and migraines, PMS and emotional disturbances. It is also useful for organic brain conditions such as seizures, the autism spectrum, and cerebral palsy.
Using EEG (electroencephalogram) Emotiv Epoc 14 ch device with mind retaining games can improve performance and decrease symptoms of learning disabilities. With ADHD Mr. Martin found this method makes significant progress and high functioning autism neurofeedback has been researching impressive gains in ability to socialize better and over all quality of life improvements in multiple research studies over the last 10 years. This treatment is only $100 for initial assessment session and $50 per session but you must agree to at least 20 sessions for long lasting change to occur as per all the research studies indicate. After the 2 time a week sessions for the 20 times then you can go into maintenance of twice a month.
We apply electrodes to the scalp to listen in on brainwave activity. We process the signal by computer, and we extract information about certain key brainwave frequencies. (All brainwave frequencies are equal, but some are more equal than others…) We show the ebb and flow of this activity back to the person, who attempts to change the activity level. Some frequencies we wish to promote. Others we wish to diminish. We present this information to the person in the form of a video game. The person is effectively playing the video game with his or her brain. Eventually the brainwave activity is “shaped” toward more desirable, more regulated performance. The frequencies we target, and the specific locations on the scalp where we listen in on the brain, are specific to the conditions we are trying to address, and specific to the individual.
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