Decades of Brain research may have yielded an answer for why emotions are so hard to manage for some. It has to do with the Alpha waves in our brains.
Alpha waves are one of 4 main brainwaves that exist in every person. They are responsible for regulating our emotional state. Too much alpha can create an overload in the brain, resulting in excess stress, worry or fear. Conversely, too little alpha can slow down the brain’s ability to react to external stimuli, resulting in a lack of desire or ambition. This can result in depression or even suicidal thoughts. So how can one correct these alpha waves? The answer: Neurofeedback.
Neurofeedback is a modern computer based technology that can directly target alpha waves and bring them back in balance. The process involves watching a movie or listening to music while small electrodes attached to your scalp monitor brainwave activity and make minute adjustments. Over time these neurofeedback sessions can gradually restore healthy brainwaves, which can reduce or eliminate symptoms. The process is safe, non-invasive, drug free and sessions are enjoyable.
If you suffer from anxiety and live in the Winnetka and Chicago area, call us today to schedule a QEEG brain map. It may be the best decision you can make for your health.
Speak one-on-one with Dr. Kim Martin.
Your evaluation includes:
• Cognitive assessment
• Private consultation to review results