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  • NeurOptimal Neurofeedback for Anxiety

    Neurofeedback for AnxietyAnxiety is miserable, as anyone who suffers from it will attest. And too much of it is bad for the body and bad for the brain.

    Stress hormones are powerful and necessary. We need them when we’re in actual danger, but too many of us walk around floating in cortisol and adrenaline when they aren’t naturally needed.

    People can find it difficult to turn off their anxiety response. Is it an accident that the word “dead” is contained in “deadline?” Many of us operate as if we are being chased by predators with large teeth and claws, scenarios from our species’ ancient history that for most of us aren’t applicable now.

    Anxiety can be spread between parents and children, in both directions, between spouses and friends. Have you had the experience of “catching” anxiety from someone else, especially someone you’re close to? I’m sure it’s often as contagious as a cold.

    If you look on your family tree, you may also have a suspicion that you inherited genes that predispose you to anxiety. That may mean DNA plus modeling. The expression of anxiety can be difficult to control. It can manifest in irritability, anger and controlling behavior. But even if you’re able to protect your children and those around you from being affected by your anxiety, what about you?

    If you’ve been tolerating anxiety and haven’t been addressing it, here’s another reason to try the best way I know to bring it down.

    NeurOptimal neurofeedback for anxiety

    The most effective thing I know for reducing anxiety is NeurOptimal® neurofeedback. Many of my Neurofeedback for Anxietyclients come for neurofeedback citing anxiety as a chief complaint.

    Anxiety may be disrupting their sleep or giving them digestive problems, as well as having its own set of unpleasant physical symptoms. Clients may want to avoid taking anti-anxiety medications or reduce or eliminate those they are already using. Anxiety can lead to or be combined with depression.

    It is very rare in my experience for clients to not be helped. I hear reports like these:

    • I’m not scared of my boss anymore.
    • My kids aren’t stressing me out the way they used to.
    • I can’t figure out why I was so worried about that.
    • I’m taking time to relax with my family now.
    • I’m not having to double check myself like I used to.

    If you have questions, please post them here on the blog, or you are welcome to contact us.

    Catherine Boyer, MA, LCSW
    New York Neurofeedback