Monday, February 11, 2013

How Can Neurofeedback Help with So Many Things?

It's a great question, and one that sometimes has people ambivalent about trying neurofeedback. How can it be that good? How can anything help with problems ranging  from depression, anxiety, insomnia... and the desire to lower your golf score?

Here's why it can be that good. Neurofeedback works directly with the central nervous system (the brain and the spinal cord), commonly referred to as the CNS.

I think of the CNS as the captain of the ship, central to all the ways you experience your life, for example:
  • Emotions, including those associated with anxiety and depression
  • Sensations - what your eyes, ears, nose, etc., are telling you
  • Coordination of the activity of the body (including the involuntary actions like breathing and keeping your heart beating)
  • Control of behavior (along with the peripheral nervous system, which connects the CNS to your hands, arms, legs, etc., and to your organs)
Neurofeedback is training for the CNS, tuning it up to be at its best. Since the CNS is key to all of the above, that means there is potential positive change in a huge variety of the things you would like to have change. To see more examples of this, read the Client Comments page of New York Neurofeedback's website.

You're also welcome to email with questions about what you'd like to see change, or you can post a question or comment here on the blog.

Catherine Boyer, MA, LCSW
New York Neurofeedback

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