Neurofeedback: A non-invasive way to balance your mind!
Have you heard about neurofeedback? Lucy from Lucy-Anne Lewis Neurofeedback and Counselling has written a guest post explaining what it is and how it can be of benefit to almost anyone but in particular mums and mums-to-be.
So, what is neurofeedback?
Neurofeedback is a non-invasive brain training that helps the brain return to stability and operate at it’s best. Neurofeedback uses real-time brain activity to show the brain what it’s doing, as it’s doing it. It’s like holding a mirror up to your brain so it can see what it’s doing.
I use NeurOptimal Neurofeedback, which is an auditory feedback system developed by clinical psychologists. If you came to have a session with me, I’d sit you in a big comfy chair, attach 3 sensors to your ears and 2 to your head, pop some headphones on, and you would sit back and relax, listening to music.
That’s it. You wouldn’t need to do anything. You can even fall asleep. It’s working with your unconscious mind and central nervous system. The sensors monitor your brain activity, and if they notice turbulent processing, they interrupt the music. That’s the feedback.
By constantly bringing your brain’s attention to what it’s doing, it learns how to self-regulate and you are able to effectively integrate your life experiences.
As I mentioned, it’s non-invasive. The sensors are not doing anything other than monitoring. They are not trying to push or pull your brain, they are not taking anything away, or putting anything in, merely reflecting back. Your brain then uses this information to learn. Learn about what it’s doing, learn to strengthen ‘good’ neural pathways, forget ‘bad’ ones, and even learn new ones!
What are the potential benefits?
Everyone can potentially benefit from neurofeedback. It can help to improve concentration, assist in coping with stress, it may help to improve sleep, and generally allow you to operate every day at your best. It helps your brain to heal itself. Each client notices and experiences different things, however, some of the benefits reported by my clients include:
Ability to let go
Improved hand-eye coordination
Effortless resolution of old wounds and issues
Faster, efficient information processing
and more (preliminary studies have reported that the potential benefits warrant the undertaking of randomised controlled trials).
I, myself healed from depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, to name a few. My life changed with neurofeedback, and this is why I am so passionate about it. I want to help other people, particularly women, heal from the things holding them back. I have a particular interest in pregnant and postnatal women. Pregnancy, birth and motherhood bring about huge changes for women, and neurofeedback is such a safe and gentle way to be supported through these changes.
The other great thing about neurofeedback is that, once you are where you want to be, you are processing well, and living well, the brain remembers. You might need a top up every now and again, but that’s it. It helps give you the tools to handle whatever life brings.
If you’d like to know more or are keen to give it a go yourself, you can find me at www.lucyannelewis.com.au
I am offering 10 sessions packages for $500 at the moment. That’s a saving of $100!
Lucy is an advanced certified NeurOptimal trainer and holds a Diploma of Counselling.