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 In times of high stress, including the current government shutdown, therapy often gets shoved to the bottom of the priority list, and relationships which are already struggling with miscommunications, differences of opinion on how to address the children, or who are trying to work through infidelity find themselves struggling even more as a family. People find themselves turning to alternative sources of comfort, and away from each other instead of turning
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 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 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 During the holidays, there is an expectation of connection and joy. We are supposed to get together with family, rejoice and sing Christmas carols. But the image of happiness can often be very thin. For many of us, it is a struggle to find the joy of the season because we feel disconnected from those we love, or because the demands of our schedules overwhelm our ability to find peace and relaxation. If this sounds familiar, give me a call. There IS a way t
By Dr. Allen Novian If you are unable to make it to my talk at Patriot Heights on September 29th, you will have another chance to hear me speak on October 7 in Stone Oak.
There is a Symposium at the Laurels and the Haven in Stone Oak. I will be posting details soon, but I will be speaking in the morning starting at 9:45 #presentations #caregivers #caregiving #alzheimers #anxiety #stressmanagement #stress #mentalhealth #eldercare #dementia
By Dr. Allen Novian As I work more and more with Anxiety patients and study the impact of anxiety and frustration in people’s lives, I encountered the perfect illustration in my own life. Have you ever tried to hook something up without directions? How about put together a puzzle only to find that a key piece is missing? All I can say is that technology is only good when it WORKS! Technology is in every facet of our lives these days. We have digital clocks, laptops, our cell
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