Neurotherapy for ADHD & Stress Reduction

Connections within the brain and nervous system are constantly becoming stronger or weaker, depending on what is being regularly utilized in the brain. Neurotherapy teaches the brain to better self regulate itself and support stress reduction, mood, behavior, cognition and more. In simple terms, neurotherapy is positive reinforcement for the brain.

Since the brain controls everything we think, feel
and do, harnessing and maximizing one’s own neuroplasticity is essential for making the necessary changes in your life to achieve optimal performance and complete wellness. Neurotherapy works with the fundamentals of neuroplasticity to help the brain make changes in the way its basic and essential components, “neurons,” function and work.

Neuroplasticity is the ability of your brain to learn, change and adapt to stimuli and repetitive training. A simple example of neuroplasticity at work is when you begin routinely driving to a new location and are unfamiliar with the route to get there. As you begin to drive, you must pay careful attention to the signs, finding your way slowly and making note of landmarks that indicate where to turn. As you repeat the drive, your brain learns the correct pathway, taking you to your destination with little or no thought.

How it Works

Neurotherapy begins with an evaluation of brain activity and brain wave function. Utilizing an Electroencephalogram (EEG), we are able to measure activity in different brain lobes and identify functional brain stress, specifically neurological hyperactivity, inefficiency and brain-mapping patterns consistent with common physical, behavioral, cognitive or emotional decline.

Benefits

When slower brain waves are dominant, you may feel sluggish, tired, sleepy, experience “foggy thinking” or have difficulty comprehending information. When fast waves are dominant, you may feel hyper, alert, agitated or strange. The details of how and where the brain wave patterns are working within the brain lobes and at what frequency reveal an understanding of certain symptoms or behaviors one may be experiencing.

Neurotherapy works well in conjunction with psychotherapy and medications to promote:

  • Sleep improvements

  • Stress & fatigue reduction

  • Cognitive function

    • Attention

    • Concentration

    • Focus

    • Memory

  • Performance in:

    • Academics

    • Arts

    • Sports

  • Sleep improvements

  • Stress & fatigue reduction

  • Support for addictive behaviors

Neurofeedback has been recognized as an effective therapy for supporting Attention Deficit Hyperactivity  Disorder (ADHD) by the American Academy of Pediatrics.

 

In May 2013, they recognized it as being “as effective as medication for ADHD.” They also rate it as a “Level 1 best support treatment for ADHD.”

© 2019 Body/Mind Balanced Wellbeing

Michael Goad, DC, CCEP, Board Certified Master QNRT

4316 Center Point Road NE
Cedar Rapids, IA 52402