At Brain Optimax, over 85% of our clients with a variety of clinical conditions see improvements in their symptoms across a spectrum of functional areas within the first block of 18-20 sessions. We believe that symptoms improve and brain functions become optimized because the brain is neuroplastic, i.e., it is able to change functionally and structurally by forming new neural pathways that reinforce new patterns of behavior, resulting in improved cognitive & emotional functioning and physiological well being – when exposed to the stimulation of learning through the Brain Optimax program. Brain Optimax’s programs are neuroplasticity-based. Some of the clinical conditions the Brain Optimax program is able to help include the following:
The Brain Optimax process which is based on established learning principles, works by subtly “disturbing” the state of the system to evoke a change that shifts the brain towards restoration of a desired or optimal state. Over time and through repetition, the nervous system learns to perform in a way that is optimal – as a learned response.
There is a mounting body of scientific research evidence that supports the efficacy of neuro-psychophysiology-based intervention in ameliorating symptoms associated with a host of clinical conditions.
For instance, studies have shown that EEG Biofeedback helps organic brain conditions such as ADD/ADHD seizure disorder, autism spectrum disorder, anxiety-depression spectrum, sleep disorders, migraines, and emotional disturbances. Several uncontrolled studies have shown that it improve attentiveness, impulse control, reduce hyperactivity and raise IQ scores and academic performance (Grein-Yatsenko et al., 2001; Lubar, Swartwood, Swartwood & O’Donnell, 1995; Thompson & Thompson, 1998).
According to Daniel Amen, M.D., author of Change Your Brain, Change Your Life:
“In my experience with EEG Biofeedback and ADD, many people are able to improve their reading skills and decrease their need for medication. Also, EEG biofeedback has helped to decrease impulsivity and aggressiveness. It is a powerful tool, in part, because the patient becomes part of the treatment process by taking more control over his own physiological processes.” ( pp. 143-144).
According to the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry,
“Neurofeedback (EEG Biofeedback) meets criteria for Clinical Guidelines for the treatment of ADHD, seizures disorders, anxiety ( e.g., Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Generalized Anxiety Disorder, PTSD, phobias), depression, reading disabilities, and addictive disorders…This finding suggests that Neurofeedback always should be considered as an intervention for these disorders by the clinician…”
Professor Frank H. Duffy, M.D., a Pediatric Neurologist at Harvard Medical School, has this to say about EEG Biofeedback:
“In my opinion, if any medication had demonstrated such a wide spectrum of efficacy (as EEG Biofeedback) it would be universally accepted and widely used…It is a field to be taken seriously by all.”
Editorial, Clinical Electroencephalography, January 2000
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