Did you know that computer, phone, tablet, and TV screens can have an impact on how your child develops, both physically and relationally? One of the scariest things I've seen lately are toddlers and young children, some times even infants, with their eyes glued to a device screen. This isn't just during entertainment time, like when Mom and Dad are watching the news and it's BORING. I'm talking about at a table in a restaurant, sitting in the grocery basket at the superma
Neurofeedback is an interesting field, because it is not just one technique done a standard way across all clinicians and therapists. The field has changed over time, adding new understanding of how the brain works, and how it "should" work. In keeping with new scientific knowledge, new techniques and protocols have been added. In our office, we have the ability to train in many of these techniques, and we use some of the most up to date software and hardware in the indust
By Dr. Allen Novian on October 9, 2013 Upon attending the 2013 ISNR (International Society of Neuronal Regulation) Conference in Dallas, TX, we began looking for new methods for working with complex cases. We have been watching the development of a neurofeedback protocol type called LORETA neurofeedback, which combines the technology of a full quantitative EEG (19 sensors are used to collect a full picture of the electrical activity of the brain) with moment-by-moment feedba
By Dr. Allen Novian Update: We are so proud of Brianne for becoming a FULLY LICENSED LPC!!! She has moved on to other career opportunities upon receiving her license, and we wish her all the best in her future as a Licensed Professional Counselor. While Brianne is no longer with iCNS, we look forward to bringing in new LPC-Interns to offer counseling, neurofeedback, and biofeedback services in the near future. Original Post: We are SO excited to be welcoming a new member of
By Dr. Allen Novian In this TED Talk by Thomas Insel, the director of the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), he discusses the need to redefine “mental health disorders” and “behavioral disorders” by acknowledging their source: they are brain disorders. It is a wonderful thing to see the greater mental health field embracing the idea that behavioral disorders show up first in the brain, and then in the behavior. In the talk, he discusses early detection and intervent
By Dr. Allen Novian Have you ever seen a brother and sister sharing the back seat of a car? It seems inevitable that one will begin to pester the other by pushing boundaries. One of them crosses the invisible “middle line” and the other immediately complains about it. The same thing happens between spouses as invisible boundaries and expectations are not respected. Arguments between parents and children also often come from the breaking of unspoken or unseen boundaries. O
By Dr. Allen Novian Recently, I have had several clients, current and perspective, ask a lot of questions about the state of mind that athletes refer to as “the Zone” or “Focus and Flow.” This is the state that we are trying to achieve with neurofeedback, meditation, and practice, but it means more than that. To me, “flow” is a state in which your conscious mind, or superego, stops telling you why you can’t do something and lets the rest of your mind and body get it done.
By Dr. Allen Novian When parents bring their kids in for ADD testing, they are often surprised to find that many of the problems their children have are actually reflected in their own lives as well. Did you know that ADD has a genetic component? It does, and it always amazes me to see how many parents can benefit from testing and therapy along with their kids. If you are beginning to find fault with your children because they are disorganized, unfocused, or fail to follow
By Dr. Allen Novian Zukor's Grind- a new feedback game for clinicians to use with their clients! In addition to running our clinical practice and preparing to write up some case studies, Dr. Novian and his wife, Kate, have been working with a specialized game development company called Zukor Interactive. Zukor Interactive has been working with us for the past 2 years in order to develop new feedback options for the neurofeedback field. The first of these options came out la
By Dr. Allen Novian What if you knew what was going on behind that perfect haircut? Sometimes, it seems as if there is nothing but air, other times, it feels like the gears are turning so fast that you can’t shut them off! Well, we can actually take a look and see what your brain is doing, without even opening up the skull. We look at the brain’s activity electrically… yes, I said electrically. Did you know that your brain works off of electricity, just like computers and
This is a very informative, well done video about Neurofeedback services, like those that I provide in my clinic. The video is done by some of the leaders in my field, and it does an excellent job of discussing Neurofeedback therapy.If you have any questions about Neurofeedback, or if you are interested in seeing if and how it might help you or your children, please give me a call. #add #adhd #anxiety #brain #brainwaves #neurofeedback #neuroscience #ocd #panic #peakperformanc
By Dr. Allen Novian My wife has now joined me in my practice. She is a former teacher, who works with students who have learning differences and learning disabilities to strengthen and solidify “success skills,” which include communication, study, and coping skills which fit the needs of each client.Kate is a blessing to me, and an excellent complement to my work with neurofeedback. If you are coming to my new office for the first time, Kate is probably the first person you w
By Dr. Allen Novian As I have been trying to correct some minor formatting issues with my ADD/ADHD article which was posted in December, I decided to repost it as an article, as opposed to a series of blogs. This way, the graphics will be displayed. This article gives you information about Attention Deficit Disorder with and without the Hyperactive component. Attention Deficit Disorder Attention Deficit Disorder is a complex condition that is often misunderstood at the presen
By Dr. Novian People often ask me how Neurofeedback works. It’s a simple concept that, what “fires” together “wires” together in our brain. In other words what experiences and reactions we have to daily life create connections in the brain. The neurons that fire at the same time connect (or wire) with each other. This is a powerful idea and one that can change your life when you begin to implement it daily.
How does it happen? Well, the brain does not judge whether something
What is neurofeedback?
Neurofeedback, neurotherapy, or neuro-biofeedback, is a technology based therapy technique that can be used to treat many mental health issues and neurological disorders. Some (but certainly not all) of these are: 1. ADD/ ADHD
4. Stress Management
5. Pain Management
7. Peak Performance Training
9. Sleep disorders
10. Panic disorders #neurofeedback #add #adhd #anxiety #depression #stressmanagement #p