Resilia ~ Neurotherapy

There are many types of neurotherapies. At Resilia we incorporate the neurotherapies listed below.

Neurofeedback

Like other forms of biofeedback, neurofeedback using monitoring devices to provide moment to moment information to an individual on the state of their physiological functioning. The characteristics that distinquish neurofeedback from other forms of biofeedback is a focus on the central nervous system and the brainwaves. Neurofeedback has its foundation in basic applied neuroscience with supportive research findings. A detailed list of neurofeedback research can be found at the International Society of Neurofeedback and Research (ISNR) website. At Resilia we incorporate behavioral and cognitive interventions while utilizing neurofeedback to support changes in brainwave activity.

Conditions Addressed:

Anxiety (Panic,Phobia, OCD)
ADD/ADHD
Depression
Post Traumatic Stress
Pain
Sleep Challenges
Stress Reduction

Neurofeedback training is often preceded by an assessment of brainwave activity and psychological status. Please see neuroassessment for detailed explanation of this process. During neurofeedback training, sensors are painlessly placed on the scalp and then connected to sensitive electronics and computer software that detect, amplify and record your brainwaves. While you are connected to the neurofeedback equipment via the sensors, you will be asked to conduct a variety of different activities such as mental fitness and computer-driven exercises. Each time your brainwaves cooperate in the manner that supports the changes you want to make, you are rewarded via a feedback loop. In time your brain is gently nudged into behaving in a new way with a healthier pattern of functioning. Once change/learning is achieved, the benefits appear to be permanent in most cases. At times, "tune -up" sessions may be required if stressors or significant life circumstance disrupt normal functioning.

Cranial Electrical Stimulation

Cranial Electrical Stimualtio (CES) treats anxiety, depression, and/or insomnia with a microcurrent that enhances certain types of relaxting brain frequencies. The treatment is very simple. The current is applied by easy to use clip electrodes that attach on the ear lobes. Used just 20 to 40 minutes every day, every other day, or on an as-needed basis, it can help induce a pleasant, relaxed feeling of well being. CES is well tolerated and very safe. After use of CES the mind and anxiety reduction is usually experienced. Depression and insomnia control is generally experienced after one to two weeks of daily treatment. CES can also help treat the underlying mood disorders associated with pain.

It may be used as an adjunct to medication and/or psychotherapy. After treatment, there are usually no physical limitations imposed so the majority of people can resume normal activities immediately. Maintenance of a relaxed, yet alert state is generally achieved with treatments three times per week. As a result, CES is suitable for clinical or home use.

Because the CES is not suited for everyone, we require a thorough assessment prior to recommending the treatment. We then work directly with your doctor to obtain a prescription for the treatment.

EMDR


EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) is a scientifically validated integrative psychotherapy. It is a phase-oriented approach to treatment, including a uniquely combined protocol, within a standardized procedure, grounded in the theoretical foundation of the Adaptive Information Processing model. It is based on the philosophy that human beings are capable under appropriate conditions of naturally moving toward greater health and integration. EMDR is used to resolve disturbing emotional material secondary to traumatic or disturbing events, as well as a means of potentiating positive emotional states, in order to facilitate natural growth and healing processes.

Audio Visual Entrainment

Audio Visual Entrainment or "brainwave synchronization", is any practice that aims to cause brainwave frequencies to fall into step with a periodic stimulus having a frequency corresponding to the intended brain-state (for example, to induce sleep), usually attempted with the use of specialized software. It purportedly depends upon a "frequency following" response on the assumption that the human brain has a tendency to change its dominant EEG frequency towards the frequency of a dominant external stimulus. Such a stimulus is often aural, as in the case of binaural or monaural beats and isochronic tones, or else visual, as with a dreamachine, or a combination of the two with a mind machine.