By Stephen Larsen
A advisor to neurofeedback for larger actual and psychological overall healthiness in addition to larger emotional stability, cognitive agility, and creativity
• offers easy-to-understand causes of other neurofeedback methods—from the LENS strategy to Z-score training
• Explains the advantages of this treatment for nervousness, melancholy, autism, ADHD, post-traumatic rigidity illness, obsessive-compulsive disease, mind accidents, stroke, Alzheimer’s, and plenty of different ailments
• Explores the right way to mix neurofeedback with breathwork, mindfulness, meditation, and attention-control workouts reminiscent of Open Focus
What is neurofeedback? How does it paintings? and the way can it aid me or my family?
In this advisor to neurofeedback, psychologist and neurofeedback clinician Stephen Larsen examines the numerous advantages of neurofeedback for diagnosing and treating some of the such a lot debilitating and now pervasive mental and neurological diseases, together with autism, ADHD, nervousness, melancholy, stroke, mind harm, obsessive-compulsive affliction, and post-traumatic rigidity disorder.
Surveying the paintings of neurofeedback pioneers, Larsen explains the recommendations and merits of other neurofeedback methods—from the LENS approach and HEG to Z-score education and gradual Cortical Potentials. He unearths proof of neuroplasticity—the brain’s skill to develop new neurons—and indicates how neurofeedback can nourish the getting older mind and aid deal with degenerative stipulations reminiscent of Alzheimer’s and strokes. analyzing the differing kinds of mind waves, he indicates how you can realize our personal dominant brainwave diversity and therefore learn how to workout keep watch over over our psychological states. He explains find out how to mix neurofeedback with breathwork, mindfulness, meditation, and attention-control routines comparable to Open concentration. Sharing winning and nearly superb case experiences of neurofeedback sufferers from a huge variety of backgrounds, together with veterans and overlooked youngsters, this booklet indicates how we will nurture our intimate dating with the mind, bettering emotional, cognitive, and artistic flexibility in addition to psychological healthiness.
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