There are many paths to change and growth. In addition to psychotherapy, spirituality, and psychiatry a powerful modality of change is neurofeedback. Neurofeedback trains your brain by reading its thermal or electrical data and feeding it back to you via an external device such as a computer screen. Neurofeedback can treat many conditions including:
- Autism ASD and Asperger’s Syndrome
- Emotional overwhelm due to unregulated sensory processing
- Headaches Migraines
- Mood disorders
- Paranoia, Delusions, Hallucinations
- Traumatic brain injury frontal lobe
- PTSD or trauma
Dr. Thomas offers neurofeedback that collects thermal data. One of the challenges with electrical neurofeedback or EEG is the disruption of data collection due to artifacts. Thermal data is less susceptible to artifacts. An example of an artifact is eye blinking. The thermal neurofeedback Dr. Thomas uses is called pIR HEG (passive infrared hemoencephalography) or HEG Neurofeedback.
HEG Neurofeedback upregulates the exeuctive functioning part of the brain which resides in the prefrontal cortex. Executive functions include organization, planning, working memory, flexible thinking, and the all important impulse control (key area of treatment for ADHD). Impairments in executive functioning is what HEG Neurofeedback helps with. Improvements in the choices that people make for their own well-being are the benefits of enhanced executive functioning. Addictive behavior or chronic repetitive unhealthy choices can be addressed by improving executive functioning with HEG Neurofeedback.
HEG Neurofeedback offers what might be considered a psychological theory of everything
Stephen Hawking attempted to create a theory of everything that would explain the universe in one simple mathematical formula. HEG Neurofeedback offers what might be considered a psychological theory of everything. This is accomplished by “reducing the rate and magnitude of response to benign stimuli” (Carmen, 2017). Underlying many mental health problems is chronic stress. Chronic stress can be defined as a prolonged excessive response to benign stimuli.
A recent Gallup poll placed the United States in the #4 position of most stressed countries in the world. Socioeconomic stressors, in addition to trauma, create an increased rate and magnitude of response to benign stimuli. Reducing stress is essential to mental health across all diagnoses. HEG Neurofeedback’s fundamental goal is to reduce the rate and magnitude of response to benign stimuli or in other words reduce an excessive response to stress.
Is Neurofeedback for you?
Dr. Thomas can provide neurofeedback on its own or in conjunction with psychotherapy. Contact Dr. Thomas for a free consultation by calling 408.409.4167 or completing the contact form.