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.
Neuroscientists believe the brain’s response to trauma and stressors 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 and activate the brain's own capacity for self-healing and self-regulation.
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. LENS neurofeedback involves measuring and recording brain wave signals, and using the frequencies of those signals to guide the speed of a very low powered 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 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 numerous clients 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
Depressive disorders, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Anxiety disorders
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and many other symptoms.