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Can Neurofeedback Help My PTSD? by Meeray Ghaly

 

 

Scared. 

A story of resilience, recovery and paying it forward

 

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a particular set of reactions that can develop in people who have been through a traumatic event.

That is, they have experienced or witnessed an event which threatened their life or safety, or that of others around them, and led to feelings of intense fear, helplessness or horror. This can be a car or other serious accident, physical or sexual assault, war or torture, or disasters such as bushfires or floods. It can also be accumulated and sustained "small t" trauma, a result of workplace bullying, unhealthy relationships and a history of childhood or developmental trauma. 

 

Most people who suffer from PTSD are looking for an effective way to treat their symptoms, but unfortunately, many sufferers experience only limited benefit after trying various therapies and medication. Some of the signs of PTSD may include: re-living the traumatic event, being overly alert or wound up, avoiding reminders of the event and feeling emotionally numb, unable to relax and difficulties with cognitive processing.

 

VIEW Ted Talk | Stress is not always bad but too much can change the brain.

 

Can Neurofeedback Be Helpful To Me?

NeurOptimal neurofeedback does not treat any condition.

NeurOptimal trains the brain to work more effectively and efficiently.  The first thing most will notice is a substantial improvement in the quality of their sleep. Many report that they dream more vividly and sleep more soundly. After a few NeurOptimal neurofeedback sessions, users report feeling more focused, calm and centered. 

They work faster, more efficiently and experience a significant reduction in physical complaints. They’re less bothered by doubts and insecurities and are more apt to experience confidence and satisfaction. Nagging, upsetting thoughts simply drop away with no effort on the user’s part. Free from distraction, the brain can focus on the present and naturally discover the best way to tackle the task at hand.

 

 


Research

 

Ptsd (post traumatic stress disorder)

Overcoming Extreme Challenges: How NeurOptimal® can be an Answer for our Veterans

Marie-Laure Wagner, M.S. Zengar NeurOptimal® Representative & Founder ofInnerOptimal

 

A Randomized Controlled Study of Neurofeedback for Chronic PTSD

Study (December 2016) by Bessel Van Der Kolk - well-known leading psychiatrist who has studied PTSD since the 1970's. This study involved 52 individuals who suffer from chronic PTSD. The Neurofeedback group produced significant symptom improvement as well as affect regulation. "Neurofeedback deserves further investigation for its potential to ameliorate PTSD".

Bessel A. van der Kolk, Hilary Hodgdon, Mark Gapen, Regina Musicaro, Michael K. Suvak, Ed Hamlin, Joseph Spinazzola