• Gregg Sledziewski

Children with ADHD


SPONSORED BY: THE BRAIN WAVE SARASOTA

The routines and habits we fashion as children can set our life long template for happiness and success. Most often these routines help us develop into happy productive adults. However, sometimes they can result in poor choices and negative thinking. Starting life with a healthy template certainly can make the whole journey much easier.

Children frequently have anxieties and worries about the broad new world they are facing. Fortunately, for most children, these are just stages that they grow through. However, for some children, these symptoms become a way of life and many of their fears are carried into adulthood creating potentially destructive negative thoughts. If children can be helped before these “worries” become part of their template, perhaps they will be able to avoid unnecessary pain in later years. Neurofeedback can help.

A Hot new technique uses qEEG Guided Biofeedback. The heart of the system is the Quantitative Electroencephalography (qEEG), also known as a brain map. This non-invasive tool is designed to objectively and scientifically evaluate a person’s brainwave patterns and takes the guesswork out of determining a person’s condition.

Once the Brain Map has been established, they begin neurofeedback. Neurofeedback is the direct training of the brain in real time, which helps the brain learn to function more efficiently. The process of neurofeedback is actually quite simple. Brain cells interact creating thoughts, sensations, actions and emotions; detectable as brain waves. Neurofeedback monitors these brain waves, looking for irregularities, then produces a signal designed to correct and guide them back into a healthy pattern.

The computer monitors your brainwaves while you watch a movie or listen to music. When deviations from normal brainwave activity occur, the computer triggers an audio or visual cue that alerts the patient that they are outside normal ranges. These cues are received by the brain, which subconsciously adjusts itself back to a normal pattern to make the cue stop. Overtime, the brain will learn to stay in healthy ranges on its own.

Neurofeedback is safe. The system is approved by the Food and Drug Administration. In fact, the FDA recognizes that neurofeedback has NEVER produced a serious side effect since it was first discovered over 40 years ago. There are also thousands of research articles and personal testimonials that prove it effectiveness. In fact, according to The International Society for Neurofeedback and Research (ISNR) there are over 1,400 peer reviewed journal articles cited in theNational Library of Medicine relating to the efficacy of neurofeedback.

Neurofeedback is effective on its own. However, many research articles indicate that neurofeedback is frequently used as an adjunct to traditional treatments such as cognitive behavioral therapy, speech therapy, meditation, pharmaceuticals, etc. In addition, research and clinical evidence shows repeatedly that when Neurofeedback is added to other therapies the outcomes are typically superior.

In other words: Neurofeedback plays well with others! Who can benefit from neurofeedback training?

Everybody! Whether it’s mood, memory, stress, mental clarity, more energy or sleep, neurofeedback can help to retrain your mind to peak performance. Research indicates the effectiveness of neurofeedback for various symptoms including: ADHD, anxiety, depression, trauma/PTSD, brain fog, stress, memory, focus and more.

Neurofeedback appears to be especially effective for children. Doctors see the most remarkable benefits when working with young and flexible brains, before habits mature and become their template in adulthood.

Gregg Sledziewski is the General Director of Brainwave Sarasota. For more information on this cutting-edge approach call 941-552-4500or visit their website at www.BrainwaveSarasota.com

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