Despite having the resources to evoke change, some individuals seem to remain "stuck" in old patterns of thinking and behaving. While medication can be advantageous in these situations, we provide LENS Neurofeedback as an alternative when appropriate. 

Neuroscientists believe the brain’s response to trauma and stressers can result in a sort of neural gridlock. This gridlock creates dysfunctional and inefficient patterns that can disrupt emotional, cognitive and behavioral functioning. The LENS or Low Energy Neurofeedback System, attempts to disrupt these patterns that can disrupt emotional, cognitive and behavioral functioning. The LENS or Low Energy Neurofeedback System, attempts to disrupt these patterns and activate the brain's own capacity for self-healing and self-regulation.

LENS neurofeedback involves measuring and recording electrical brain wave signals and using the frequencies of those signals to guide the speed of a very low powered electromagnetic feedback signal to the surface level of the brain. (This FDA approved signal is a million times less than the signal generated by a cellular telephone). Despite such a weak signal, the LENS can produce measurable brainwave change without any effort from the client, increasing the capacity for greater self-regulation and optimal functioning.

LENS neurofeedback begins with a client interview and an assessment focusing on the client's concerns or symptoms, as well as life events and responses to those events. This information helps guide decisions regarding protocol selection. Unlike a brainmap in traditional neurofeedback, the LENS map actually consists of measuring the brains response to the electromagnetic feedback signal. LENS neurofeedback is passive. All you do is sit quietly and your brain interacts with the signal on its own. You don’t do or feel anything other than monitor your response.

LENS Neurofeedback has been used with more than 200,000 patients with a wide variety of symptoms. However, it is a general process and not directed toward any specific condition or diagnosis. As self-regulation occurs symptoms resulting from central nervous system dysfunction tend to improve. LENS Neurofeedback has been successfully used for relieving the symptoms of:

Depression

Stress

Depressive disorders

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

Anxiety disorders

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

And many other symptoms. 

What is LENS?

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Within two weeks of LENS treatment, (my daughter) felt like a new person. She had dealt with her anxiety for many years. Previous neurofeedback had helped with her anger, but the LENS was like a miracle.  

 - Alysa

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