Counseling Psychotherapy Mental Health
Everybody needs somebody, sometime.
And sometimes, what is needed is someone whose is not in ‘your circle’. Somebody who is
not opinionated in your life and has the professional skills to help sort things out with you. Somebody to listen, problem solve and show the way to a more balanced, secure, focused, less stressed and happier you. Good mental health is enhanced by counseling/psychotherapy.
Results are obtained in realizing your potential, coping with the stresses of life, improved emotional, social and psychological well-being. Mental health is important and affects every stage of life from childhood through the lifespan.
What is Biofeedback
Biofeedback is a process that enables an individual to learn how to change physiological activity for the purposes of improving health and performance. Precise instruments measure physiological activity such as brainwaves, heart function, breathing, muscle activity, and skin temperature. These instruments rapidly and accurately “feed back” information to the user. The presentation of this information — often in conjunction with changes in thinking, emotions, and behavior — supports desired physiological changes. Over time, these changes can endure without continued use of an instrument.
Approved May 18, 2008 by:
Association for Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback (AAPB)
Biofeedback Certification International Alliance (BCIA)
International Society for Neurofeedback and Research (ISNR)
Biofeedback has evolved from a fascination in the 1960s and 70s to a mainstream methodology today for treating certain medical conditions and improving human performance. This evolution has been driven by years of scientific research demonstrating that the mind and body are connected and that people can be taught to harness the power of this connection to change physical activity and improve health and function.
What is Neurofeedback Training
Neurofeedback is an advanced form of biofeedback whereby a person learns to control and modify brain electrical activity (neuronal activity). Some have referred to it as “physical therapy for the brain”. Depending upon the nature of the problem, a person learns to remediate brain activity in such a way that some or even most of the problem can be resolved. A small number of sensors (electrodes) are placed on the scalp and the electrical activity in one or more areas of the brain are projected onto a computer screen. The computer is then programmed in such a way that when brain activity is occurring in a certain desirable way, the computer responds with a reward (feedback).
This reward can take many forms. It can be something as simple as a bell ringing or a sound like a flute.
It can also be much more complex (and entertaining) such as moving an image; playing musical patterns composed by the brain or something else that triggers the reward by the brainwave activity.
Regardless of the nature of the reward, the goal is the same: It is to provide an exercise for the brain that will help it to improve.
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