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Brain Training and Neurofeedback


Millions of Americans suffer from anxiety, fears, panic and nervousness. Some cannot hide their anxiety, while others appear calm, yet deal with an anxious, stirring mind. While medications are a popular option for treatment, Brain Training (Neurofeedback) is a powerful tool used to curb the brain’s reaction to stress.

It’s believed that the roots of anxiety are addiction, perfectionism, and controlling tendencies. Yet, there are many ways that anxiety manifests itself. Consider the following:

  • Constant worry
  • Nagging fear
  • Negative thoughts
  • Heart palpitations (racing heart)
  • Sweaty palms or feet
  • Shallow breathing
  • Feelings of anxiousness, or feeling overwhelmed
  • Obsessions
  • Insomnia
  • Busy mind

Changing Your Brainwaves

While brain training may sound like a new concept, it is not. As a popular anxiety reduction method in the 1970’s, it lost momentum over time, due to changes in insurance companies and coverage. Today, with incredible advancements in the knowledge of brain waves and patterns, it is even more effective for teaching healthy brain responses.

Brain training measures the pace and rhythms of the brain through an EEG brain map. Suppose a brain map recording shows a fast brain pattern. The result of an excessive brain pattern is often anxiety, fear, and even panic. Many individuals with fast brain patterns will say to themselves, “I can’t seem to quiet my mind.”

The good news is that the brain can be taught to recreate balance, returning to calm. Using a computer game, patients learn exactly how they are responding. In turn, they learn suggestions for how to change their responses. This is achieved through a series of neurofeedback sessions. The goal is for the patient to be able to minimize unhealthy responses that lead to anxiety, replacing them with reactions that bring stability to their mind and body.

Houston Health and Wellness is committed to personalized treatments with an integrative approach to mental health, including anxiety, fear, panic, and nervousness. We work to identify triggers that are below the surface such as physical, nutritional, environmental, social, genetic, and spiritual that may control the brain’s reaction. Call Houston Health and Wellness today for a consultation. You deserve to find peace for your mind and body.

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