Brain Change Treatment

About Neurofeedback

The difference between Neurofeedback at home & Neurotherapy with a professional...

The craft of altering the brain is a complex task, as it includes a technical component, an emotional or psychological component, as well as an art of interpreting data and observing one's subjective condition. Neurofeedback training at Novo addresses all these components.

Just about anyone can become a Neurofeedback practitioner, by attending a weekend workshop, or learning from a knowledgable home trainer. However, there is an extremely important component that is overlooked... the emotional and psychological "baggage" of living with a debilitating concern such as chronic stress, depression, irratibility, substance abuse, or even for children who can't focus in school and are falling behind. While home training is a logical finanical gain, as opposed to visiting a neurotherapist's office, the quality of care will not be as encompassing .

A Neurotherapist is a trained health care provider, usually a licensed psychologist, social worker, or counselor, who "specalizes" in Neurofeedback as well as Psychotherapy. This marriage of these essential tools, provides ANY client with a better chance of succes, while taking into consideration the therapist client relationship. It doesn't matter how trained, qualified or certified one is, if they aren't able to idenfity with the client and provide an open and trusting environment for change.

The Neurotherapist also has the unique advantage to purchase a higher quality of hardware and software, such as FDA approved brain mapping hardware and software. Overall, being able to provide more assistance to the client has proven to be more benefical, even for clients how "don't have anything wrong, but want to increase their peak performance." There are psychological issues concerning the need to focus better on the job, or the athlete who wants to perform better; both of these instances greatly benefit from looking at more than just the technical aspect of brain training.

Neurofeedback Case Studies

Neurofeedback FAQ

Videos on Neurofeedback

"Before the anger management treatment –

I had a problem with anger management and frustration regarding small things and bigger things, had a short temper, no patience, saw only problems and no solutions, smashed things, screamed and yelled at everything and everybody. My anger was directed towards my family, friends and people around me in general even though the problem often had nothing to do with them.

The only way I had to get my 'message' or my 'will' heard was to use my temper as a tool and crush something. I had about 1-2 outbursts each week when I smashed things.

After the anger management treatment –

Today I'm able to disconnect from the problematic situations that arise. I feel calm and controlled. My body feels in harmony, no stress. If I get stressed I use the tools I learned from Judy. This works 'like a bullet' and I'm completely calm and controlled in stressful situations. I see possibilities in difficult situations, something that was completely impossible before this treatment. Before I painted a picture of something and feared the worst scenario. 'I painted the devil on the wall'.

Sure I can still get annoyed, but now I talk about the problem instead of going to the stage where I couldn't control my feelings. Earlier in 99% of the cases I always got feelings of anger and frustration.

Thank You Judy Thomas, LCSW"


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