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Anxiety and Neurofeedback

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 Symptoms of Anxiety

 How does Neurofeedback  help treat anxiety? 

  • Anxiety is usually a person’s response to stress, which can come from psychological, physical, dietary, or environmental sources, like loud noises.

  • Once a person’s brain gets locked into a pattern of anxiety, it can be difficult to break.

  • Anxiety is considered severe when the worrying is not controllable, disproportionate, consistent, and most importantly, when it impacts one’s daily functioning negatively.

  • In these cases the severe anxiety may be a symptom of a more serious mental condition, such as a Generalised Anxiety Disorder (GAD), Social Anxiety, Phobias, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder and a Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder.

  • It is not clear what the exact cause of severe Anxiety  is yet - in some situations it occurs after a stressful life event, others experience anxiety without an apparant immediate cause.

  • Some contribute anxiety to a complex combination of causes such as genetics, a certain environment and life events.

  • The main assumption is however, that severe anxiety expereinced as a result of a deregulation of certain neurotransmitter chemicals that occur naturally in the brain.

  • Because of this deregulation, one’s mood can change and anxiety symptoms can develop.

Symptoms can include:

  • excessive worrying,

  • a nagging sense of fear,

  • restlessness,

  • overly emotional responses,

  • negative thinking,

  • catastrophizing,

  • defensiveness.

Anxiety is usually present in cases of addiction, perfectionism, being overly controlling, and behavioral issues.

  • Anxiety sufferers often feel overwhelmed, exhausted, and stressed out.

  • Some can’t concentrate due to their intense internal focus.

  • Others obsess about specific things.

  • Anxiety is easily detected if someone appears outwardly nervous; however, many sufferers appear calm on the outside, but their brain never stops.

  • They can’t stop thinking, and the constant internal chatter can get so bad that it interrupts their sleep and steals their quality of life.

  • They don’t live in the present, because they constantly worry about the future or live in the past.

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  • Neurofeedback training is a natural, non-invasive and effective choice in reducing Anxiety.

  • Neurofeedback is one of the quickest and most efficient ways to teach people how to help themselves, and it’s easy to learn.

  • Brain Training been used for many years with solid, proven results.

  • With Neurofeedback the brains own self-regulating ability is used to resolve brain-deregulation, resulting in less worries and fear, decreased muscle tension, less head – and/or stomach ache, and improved sleeping pattern and better concentration

  • Learning this life skill decreases the need for dependence upon medications, and improves quality of life by teaching the brain to make healthier patterns on a more consistent basis so anxiety responses are avoided and a calmer brain stays more in control.

  • For anxiety sufferers, learning how to modulate or turn off chronic stress responses is life changing.

 

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