Friday, April 23, 2010

Neurofeedback - What's Possible?

Probably more than you think. Here's a personal example.

I first heard of neurofeedback in relationship to my own sleep problems. Sleep improved quite quickly, but then I also noticed other things were getting better.

My husband was also reporting positive changes that he saw in me. I asked him what he'd noticed and he said, "You're not angry at me as often." I thought he'd just been behaving better! (Naturally, he was all for my continuing with neurofeedback.)

I also had less anxiety. For a really clear example of that, read the story of what made me decide to become a neurofeedback trainer. I tell about how that popular anxiety dream about being back in school and not being prepared changed dramatically. (About 60% of women and 40% of men report having school anxiety dreams long after they're out of school.)

Neurofeedback trains the brain to be at its best, more resilient and more stable, and also more flexible. Part of the fun as a trainer is in watching how that shows up in each individual.

My point in telling you my own neurofeedback story? Have goals for what you'd like to see changed, but don't be surprised if other things change as well! And please comment here or email me with questions.

Catherine Boyer, MA, LCSW
New York Neurofeedback


  1. Thanks for sharing your interesting story.

    It's cool how your sleep improved quickly.

  2. Hi, Clare,

    Thanks for your comment. And you're right about how nice it was to have my sleep improve. Better sleep makes just about everything better.

    I've enjoyed reading your articles on Future Health.