Anxiety and Your Brain

Do you worry a lot? 

Do you struggle with invasive, negative, self-defeating thoughts that you can’t seem to stop?

Have you tried counseling, meditating, even medication, and found sporadic, or little to no relief?

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Did you know that Anxiety is a symptom of Brain Dysregulation? 

You have Anxiety Networks in your brain and when they get out of whack, no matter what you do, you will struggle with worry until those networks get re-regulated.

Consider Neurofeedback

Neurofeedback is a safe, non-invasive, efficient and effective way to re-train the Anxiety Networks in your brain to take on the Habit of CALM.  You actually can achieve the brain of a lifelong meditator in a short time with Loreta Z Score Neurofeedback, the Ferrari of Neurofeedback!  

Beware of Anti-Anxiety Medications

You don’t have to take dangerous anti-anxiety medications that create a host of unwanted side effects. 

         Side Effects of Anti-Anxiety Medications

                 * Addiction and difficulty getting off medication

                 * Impaired Memory Formation

                 * Increased Anxiety, Anger, Fear & Frustration

                 * Insomnia

                 * Muscle Pain & Weakness

                 * Cognitive Impairment / Inability to Think Clearly

                 * Coordination problems, Increased Chance of Falling

                 * Headaches

                 * Depression              

Retrain Your Brain

Instead of taking dangerous medications that MIGHT merely suppress symptoms for a short time, you can actually retrain your Brainwave Habits in a very safe, effective, and lasting way.

Rather than spending your resources on conventional medical treatments that increase the risk of long term emotional and physical damage, invest in true health so you can be the happiest and best you.  Train your Brain to Live Fearlessly and Abundantly!  Try Neurofeedback.

Be a Smart Consumer of Neurofeedback Services

There are several kinds of Neurofeedback on the market now and providers do not have to be well trained or certified, so you want to be a smart consumer.  Here are the questions you should ask of any provider who is offering Neurofeedback:

  1. Are you certified by the BCIA? 
  2. Is your Neurofeedback FDA Approved?
  3. Is your Neurofeedback based upon an individual’s functional neuroimage, or 19 channel 3-D Brainmap? Or are you using a one-size-fits all program?
  4. Does a highly qualified Neurofeedback provider actually run my session or do you just hook me up to a machine and let it run a program?

Dr. Dale Foster is a BCIA Certified Senior Fellow, a QEEG Diplomate and a Licensed Neuropsychologist with 30 years’ experience in evidence based NeuroFeedback.

Give us a call for a Free Phone Consult:  (901) 624-0100.

Anxiety & Your Brain

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Do you worry a lot?  Do you struggle with invasive, negative, self-defeating thoughts that you can’t seem to stop?

Have you tried counseling, meditating, even medication, and found sporadic, or little to no relief?

Did you know that anxiety is a symptom of Brain Dysregulation?  You have Anxiety Networks in your brain and when they get out of whack, no matter what you do, you will struggle with worry until those networks get re-regulated.

Neurofeedback is a safe, non-invasive, efficient and effective way to re-train the Anxiety Networks in your brain to take on the Habit of CALM.  You actually can achieve the brain of a lifelong meditator in a short time with Loreta Z Score Neurofeedback, the Ferrari of Neurofeedback!  

You don’t have to take dangerous anti-anxiety medications that create a host of unwanted side effects. 

         Side Effects of Anti-Anxiety Medications

                 * Addiction and difficulty getting off medication

                 * Impaired Memory Formation

                 * Increased Anxiety, Anger, Fear & Frustration

                 * Insomnia

                 * Muscle Pain & Weakness

                 * Cognitive Impairment / Inability to Think Clearly

                 * Coordination problems

                 * Headaches

                 * Depression              

Instead of taking dangerous medications that MIGHT merely suppress symptoms for a short time, you can actually retrain your Brainwave Habits in a very safe, effective, and lasting way.

Rather than treating your health as a short term expense by throwing your money into the current “disease care system” that only benefits when you remain sick, decide to invest in yourself so you can be the healthiest and best you. 

Train your Brain and Live Fearlessly and Abundantly!  Try Neurofeedback.

There are several kinds of Neurofeedback on the market now and so you want to be a smart consumer.  Here are the questions you should ask of any provider who is offering Neurofeedback:

  1. Are you certified by the BCIA? 
  2. Is your Neurofeedback FDA Approved?
  3. Is your Neurofeedback based upon my individual functional neuroimage, or 3-D Brainmap? Or are you using a one-size-fits all program?
  4. Does a qualified Neurofeedback provider actually run my session or do you just hook me up to a machine and let it run a program?

Dr. Dale Foster is a BCIA Certified Senior Fellow, a QEEG Diplomate and a Licensed Neuropsychologist with 30 years’ experience in evidence based NeuroFeedback.

Give us a call for a Free Phone Consult:  (901) 624-0100

 


		

Sleep Problems and Your Brain

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Do you have trouble turning your brain off at night?  Does your over-active thinking get in the way of either getting to sleep or staying asleep?

Did you know that your brain can be the biggest factor causing your sleep problems?

The Problem

Sleep problems are often related to brain dysregulation.

When the anxiety networks of your brain are overexcited, as happens with chronic stress, your brain has a hard time turning off.  It’s not just a thinking problem, nor a biochemical problem.  It’s a wiring problem. 

The Good News

At Memphis Neurofeedback, we can help re-wire the brain. We train the brain to be more calm and less reactive to stressors.  When the brain develops calmer habits, it is more able to settle down into sleep and stay asleep.

When you get good sleep you are ultimately think more clearly and creatively.  And even more than merely improving sleep, with neurofeedback, we often see IQ actually increase!

So, if you want to be healthier, sleep better, get smarter, and perform better in all areas of your life, invest in becoming your optimal self by investing in Neurofeedback.

 There are several kinds of Neurofeedback on the market now and so you want to be a smart consumer. Here are the questions you should ask of any provider who is offering Neurofeedback:

  1. Are you certified by the BCIA?  
  2. Is your Neurofeedback FDA Approved?
  3. Is your Neurofeedback based upon my individual functional neuroimage, or 3-D Brainmap?  Or are you using a one-size-fits all program?
  4. Does a qualified Neurofeedback provider actually run my session or do you just hook me up to a machine and let it run a program?
  5. And for maximum impact, are you a Psychologist or Counselor who can also help us with the cognitive and emotional aspects of behavior and life change needed?

Dr. Dale Foster is a BCIA Certified Senior Fellow, a QEEG Diplomate and a Licensed Neuropsychologist with 30 years’ experience in evidence based NeuroFeedback.

Call us at Memphis Neurofeedback to learn more about how Neurofeedback can help you sleep!  (901) 624-0100.

Relief from Holiday Stress and Anxiety

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‘Tis the season for gatherings and gift-giving! For many it’s a joyful time of year, but for others it means added stress and anxiety. For those less than jolly, turning to medication may have harmful side effects.

Stress and anxiety are like the body’s alarm system saying that something needs to be changed. Instead of silencing it through medication, there are other ways to address and treat the issue. In a 2014 study by Lambos, W.A. and Williams, R. A, many people were able to reduce or get off of anxiety medication after completing a course of LORETA Z-Score Neurofeedback.

At Memphis Neurofeedback, Dr. Dale Foster, Lee Ann Foster, MS, and their staff specialize in helping people heed the body’s signals— specifically from the brain. Brain mapping technology can detect where the brain malfunctions. LORETA Z-Score Neurofeedback is a powerful technology that translates the brain’s signals into information or feedback that the brain can use to train itself to have healthier functioning brainwave patterns. Research showed that each patient’s anxiety symptoms improved and average of 70 to 90 percent after completing a course.

For example, in some types of anxiety, parts of the brain are overactive, which promotes fear-based feelings and the flight or flight response. Neurofeedback would train those areas to normalize and the person would feel relief. Depending upon the complexity of the case, a person could see sustainable changes in their brain within 10 to 20 sessions of Neurofeedback.

During Neurofeedback, a person wears a brain cap that measures brainwave activity. They select a movie or video game as their feedback. When the brainwave activity changes in the desired way, the brain is rewarded by the movie or game playing large, bright, and full.

During Neurofeedback the brain is learning and changing itself. There is no pressure to figure anything out. The only task is to watch the screen. The brain is neuroplastic and has the ability to change itself.

Research by Lambos, W.A. and Williams, R. A shows neurofeedback effectively normalizes brainwave patterns that contribute to stress and anxiety, thereby alleviating them. Patients find a reduction in anxious feelings, improved sleep, no longer waking up with anxiety, increase in socialization (able to talk more to others and make eye contact) by those who felt isolated due to the symptoms of anxiety, ability to drive again by those who had stopped due to the anxiety, and able to maintain better coping skills in stressful work environments.

Neurofeedback has also been found to be helpful with ADHD, autism, concussions, epilepsy, insomnia, memory problems, as well as for Peak Performance training. Biohackers Dave Asprey and Ben Greenfield are two health celebrities who promote neurofeedback.

Memphis Neurofeedback uses Loreta Z-Score neurofeedback—FDA approved, and meets the highest criteria for evidence-based neurofeedback practice.