THE SCIENCE OF NEUROFEEDBACK and
Without even talking about problems, neurofeedback and biofeedback can address anxiety and distress where other therapies have failed. Why?
Your brain and nervous system make you happen the way that you do: They control every body function, everything you perceive, everything you think, everything that you feel, and all of your behaviors. Your life has to happen in your brain and nervous system for it to happen at all..
This practice specializes in calming hyper-aroused, overexcited nervous systems. The neurotherapies of neurofeedback, biofeedback, and conversational hypnotherapy efficiently re-regulate an out-of-balance nervous system. Changes in how the brain and body are functioning causes change in feelings, thinking, and behavior.
You have seen this effect of the brain and body on behavior following trauma or drug abuse. Dysregulation from trauma and abuses causes people to say they just want their health back, their sleep back, their sanity back. This can be accomplished by re-regulating the body and brain.
Neurofeedback, biofeedback and hypnosis work at a deeper level, at the level of automatic (autonomic) regulation. This can be much faster and more powerful than conversation alone.
Changing the brain over a few months with neurofeedback, biofeedback, and/or hypnotherapy can be a very efficient way of achieving lasting change because this type of change has a direct effect on perception and reaction. Perception and reaction are the way we interact with the world.
Ongoing dysregulation will disrupt a person's ability to feel stable, make good decisions, learn efficiently, pursue satisfying work, or have positive and trusting relationships. As we change with neurotherapies, our reality responds to that change with new opportunities, solutions, and directions.
It has turned out that many clients are in recovery. Why? Because they originally turned to substances as a solution to anxiety, depression, disturbing thoughts, ADHD, or trauma. All of those problems stem from the way the brain is overwhelmed or deficient. Cravings are a sign of instability. Helping the brain learn balance brings better stability to the human being who wears that brain.
Treatment at Fisher Behavior uses a team approach. We work with your established therapist and physician to help your nervous system deeply recover from imbalances and abuses.
THE NEUROFEEDBACK ADVANTAGE
"I'm so amazed at who I've become with brain training. I came for anxiety. Now, I can't explain it, but I feel more connected to my SELF, and to other people. Work flows. I'm choosing healthier relationships, and even started craving vegetables. I don't overreact like I used to. Lately, I sense an optimism I never had before. It's like nothing else. Just do it." -- R.K.
Empirical studies report improvements in attention, intelligence, thoughts, mood, and self-control.
Watch how a brain can rewire in just seconds!
THE MAGIC OF CONVERSATIONAL HYPNOTHERAPY
and THE ZEN OF HEART RATE VARIABILITY TRAINING
Sexual violence, childhood abuse, painful medical experiences, substance abuse, or heartbreak can lead to isolation, destructive behaviors, hopelessness, or problems with natural body functions like sleep. digestion, and immunity.
Trauma creates a reaction that is, in itself, an hypnotic state. It's the job of a skilled hypnotherapist to compassionately unlock the painful trance.
Hypnotherapy can create a natural state of mind that can produce extraordinary levels of clarity and reorganization of mind, body, and emotions. Imaging studies with fMRI show that the brain actually remodels as deeper levels of awareness calm and reorganize the way events have been experienced.
The ultimate change is that old meanings are updated with wiser and more useful ones. Following trauma, conclusions and meanings about the world can last for decades. That means that your inner child may be running the show! The ongoing trance state is why you may often act contrary to what you know to be your best interest.
Hypnotherapy is fun, interesting, and calmer than talk therapy. Hypnotherapy has nothing to do with quacking like a duck, or forgetting the number 6. We work together in a targeted way to change the specific ways that your mind has been stuck in replay or avoidance so that painful emotional reactions are able to transform into deep wisdom, mindfulness, and self-control.
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HRV BIOFEEDBACK FOR CALM CENTERING, IMPROVED HEALTH, AND POSITIVE MOTIVATION
Have you always thought that your heart beats with a regular rhythm? Scientists have learned that a healthy heart accelerates with every inhalation and slows with every exhalation. This is called heart rate variability (HRV).
Not only is heart rate variability normal, but it is healthy! In fact, loss of heart rate variability is the single greatest predictor of imminent cardiac death.
The good news is that you can improve your health, outlook, longevity, and even your feeling of spirituality, by co-training your heart and breath. When breathing and heart rate rise and fall together, this is called coherence. Coherence is a state that triggers recovery from stress. It makes us adaptable physiologically, emotionally, and mentally.
Clients train in the science of mind-body regulation through HRV coherence as an assist in calming mood and cognitive disorders.
HRV is so powerful, it is now known to reverse end-stage heart failure allowing people to get off transplant lists. HRV has been shown to improve anxiety and immune disorders such as panic and rheumatoid arthritis.
When people use marijuana, alcohol, or other dulling substances to calm or mask anxiety, HRV training is a holistic way to achieve a Zen state without the use of substances. It makes the body and mind calmer in general, and can, within 4 hours of training, help people become less interested in using sedatives.
INSIGHT FROM HARVARD UNIVERSITY
Watch this amazing Ted Talk to learn more about how your brain causes your experience and behavior as a Harvard neuroscientist describes her experience of observing herself having a stroke:
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9749 Gregory Way, Beverly Hills, CA 90212, at the corner of Gregory and Spalding.
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and Fisher Behavior, 2010.