As you’re probably aware by now, that is if you’ve been following my blog, I am a big fan of physical health and wellbeing. What I haven’t yet touched on is mental health and my experience with it. I believe that the state of your mental wellbeing dictates the qualify of life. If you’re free from excessive stress, anxiety, depression, fear and other intense psychological issues, you are able to be in control of your life and live it to the fullest. I believe mental health is available to everyone but many individuals default to traditional forms of medicine and medication which can lead to further issues. These traditional measures absolutely serve a purpose and I am not simply discounting them. I am saying that it is worth investigating alternative forms of treatment that are available. Which brings me to my study. I began to study mental health and alternative forms of treatment for Epilepsy as a close family member has this unfortunate condition. This is when I came across Neurofeedback Therapy or Neurofeedback Training.
If you’re not aware, Neurofeedback Training is essentially the training of your brain to function at optimal levels and increase efficiency. The training works by rewarding the brain when it functions with the right activity and patterns.
I have yet learn if Neurofeedback is an effective treatment for Epilepsy but do know from personal experience with friends and family that it is an effective alternative treatment for ADHD and learning disabilities. I encourage anyone out there going through some form of mental health issue to research Neurofeedback as it applies to any aspect of brain function that we are able to measure..which is a lot. Some of the common conditions that are known to have been successfully treated with Neurofeedback include ADHD, Insomnia, Stress, Anxiety, Learning Disabilities and OCD.