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is the control center of the body. There is a constant flow of
information between the brain and body regulating every cell,
organ, gland and system. This is commonly referred to as the mind-body
brain becomes dysregulated or imbalanced for any reason the body also
becomes dysregulated or imbalanced over time.
most common causes of brain dysregulation are; genetic, physical
trauma, emotional trauma, chronic stress, poor nutrition,
has five primary states of arousal from deep sleep to wide awake and
highly focused. Each state has one dominant
brainwave pattern (see below).
A balanced brain functioning optimally is a flexible brain, able to
adjust the dominant brainwave pattern to the activity required
e.g. delta for sleep, beta for learning.
When the brain becomes dysregulated for one of the reasons above, it is
no longer balanced and flexible, able to adjust the dominant
brainwave pattern to the activity and arousal level required. It becomes
stuck, frozen in a dysregulated brainwave pattern.
An example of a stuck dysregulated pattern is a
child with ADHD. The brain is stuck in typically theta and won't move
into beta for learning.
The child tries their best to shift the brain into beta through
hyperactivity but with little success.
Drugs are commonly prescribed to manage the
symptoms of brain dysregulation but do little to correct the root
problem. Stop the drugs
and the original symptoms return. Plus drugs often cause negative
Luckily there is a quick, safe, non-invasive, non-drug alternative. It's
Neurofeedback goes to the root of the problem
correcting many brain dysregulation disorders permanently, making it the
most cost effective
long-term treatment modality currently available.
are twotypes of neurofeedback. Both use sensors
attached to the scalp to monitor brainwave patterns.
) The first
is "active"neurofeedback where the brain is actively retrained
by engaging in an activity such as a game on a computer screen.
The person is rewarded when they are able to shift their dominant
brainwave pattern to a more optimal pattern for the activity they're
This form of neurofeedback has been around for decades and is well
proven however it requires a great deal of focus and patience. The
sessions are longer than the next form of neurofeedback and it can
necessitate 30-50 sessions to see significant change.
second is "passive"neurofeedback, the newest and arguably the
most cutting edge. Being passive there is nothing to learn or do.
The brain is interrupted with an extremely weak radio signal that cannot
be felt. This weak signal disrupts the stuck dominant brainwave
pattern prompting the brain to develop a new more optimal pattern.
neurofeedback the sessions are
shorter, improvements happen without effort, and many people feel a
within their first few sessions. Significant and lasting change is
usually experienced within only 20-30 sessions.
At Wellness Northwest we use the clinical trial tested
neurofeedback system HPN or High Performance Neurofeedback.
In clinical trials HPN has successfully alleviated symptoms of Traumatic
Brain Injury (TBI) in former NFL football players and PTSD
Corey Snook and
High Performance Neurofeedback (HPN)
About 10 years
ago New England engineer Corey Snook, with a
daughter on the Autistic Spectrum, who
suffered from a seizure disorder, attended LENS
(Low Energy Neurofeedback System) training
workshops, both at an ISNR conference,
and at the Stone Mountain Counseling Center. His
engineering skills led subsequently
to his being hired
by Len Ochs of Ochs Labs, Inc. as a systems
couple of years later, Corey felt he had
discovered engineering anomalies in Len's system
as it was being offered at the time, and
suggested to Len Ochs that the system needed to
Ochs subsequently fired Snook;
but Corey was still determined to help his
daughter. He went on to went on
to develop his own neurofeedback device, called
the NeuroGen, or High-Performance Neurofeedback
Corey Snook for a decade, and trusting his
integrity. Dr. Larsen and his staff were trained
HPN NeuroGen in the fall of 2013. After
purchasing the equipment, which rests on an FDA
Engineering hardware platform
(always our preferred instrumentation, because
of its stability and reliability)
we have developed an eight month clinical record
which shows, unequivocally, that the HPN indeed
and for a variety of disorders such as TBI,
Neurological Lyme, Seizure Disorders, ADD,
While we continue
to use both the LENS and the HPN at Stone
Mountain, we have come to feel that there
are advantages to each. Informal and subjective
evaluations suggest the HPN reaches deeper into
physiological parameters of the body
(immune, digestive and circulatory system) and
the effects may
last longer after treatments than with the LENS.
Dr. David Dubin MD founder of the Dubin Clinic located in Los Angeles,
California, whom Shane trained with, originally used traditional
in his clinic, then shifted to the faster acting "passive" neurofeedback
and now primarily
Neurofeedback versus LENS "Passive" Neurofeedback:
Introducing High Performance Neurofeedback (HPN):
Mentor/Teacher Dr. David Dubin MD
dysregulation patterns will take longer to rebalance than acute, and
functional dysregulation patterns resolve more quickly
than dysregulation patterns caused by structural damage to the head.
Because neurofeedback helps rebalance the root cause, relapse of
symptoms is rare.
Neurofeedback can also slow age related decline, but unfortunately
cannot eliminate it.
people fear that neurofeedback will change their personality or
identity. In reality it removes the brain dysregulation that is masking
their true personality or identity allowing them to be free to be
themselves at last.
Neurofeedback offers hope to those who have tried everything else for
their depression, anxiety, ADHD, PTSD or other debilitating brain
disorder, and nothing else has worked.
safe for both children and adults. There are no contra-indications, and
no serious side-effects have been reported in over 30 years of use.
Some people may experience a mild headache, mild fatigue, slight
spaciness or irritability after a
session which soon resolves on its own.
"You've got to get your brain in order, to get your body in order, to
get your life in order." - Anonymous
Some of the many benefits of neurofeedback include:
Improved clarity, focus and cognition
More vibrant perceptions
Fewer mood swings
Reduced pain and renewed energy
Less anxiety and stress
A better quality of life!
Neurofeedback Giving Hope And Changing Lives: