Monday, December 19, 2011

Neurofeedback Helps Canadian Vets with PTSD

The use of neurofeedback for PTSD has been getting considerable notice lately. This makes the neurofeedback trainers I know happy because we know how effective it can be.

An article published in September, 2011, in the Toronto Globe and Mail describes the experiences of one Canadian veteran who served in Syria and Afghanistan. Neurofeedback helped him get his life back on track, to the point that he felt comfortable starting a family.

The description of the neurofeedback used sounds like it must be NeurOptimal® neurofeedback, the system I use.

Dr. Janet McCullough, this vet's psychiatrist, suggested the use of neurofeedback. I like her description of how neurofeedback works:
"It acts like a rumble strip on a highway,” Dr. McCullough said. “The brain self-corrects.”
Canadian Veterans Affairs have authorized payment for her patient to have a personal system at home. Many United States military agencies are also now funding neurofeedback for PTSD.

NeurOptimal®, by the way, is a Canadian-based company. One of the reasons I like being a neurofeedback trainer has been having opportunities to spend more time in that beautiful country. More important, is the chance to make a difference.

Catherine Boyer, MA, LCSW
New York Neurofeedback

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