Countless people who suffer from anxiety live in a constant state of “worried thought.” What is worried thought? It’s when people are trapped by their thoughts, never experiencing the joy of living in the now and instead concern themselves with the past and the future, worrying about things that already happened or might happen. People with anxiety also lack focus, are stressed out, overwhelmed, exhausted and experience obsessive behavior—a constant need to always be in control. In addition, people with anxiety also have poor sleeping habits and a lack of sleep can bring about other symptoms and illnesses. Consequently, all of these symptoms can have a negative impact on one’s personal and professional relationships, leaving them to feel isolated and alone. If left untreated, those who suffer from anxiety will experience anxiety attacks, bringing about symptoms extremely similar to a heart attack. Anxiety attacks are a powerful and unforgettable experience. People suffering from an attack will feel an overwhelming sense of fear and panic. In addition to these symptoms, one will also experience, numbness or tingling sensations, weak in the knees, chest pressure, dizziness, pins and needles, burning skin, hot and cold flashes and shortness of breath.
People diagnosed with anxiety by a licensed physician are prescribed medication. However, if you feel uncomfortable taking medication and would like to decrease your dosage or feel as though you’re experiencing side effects from the medication, neurofeedback, which is a non-invasive treatment with zero side effects, has been proven to reduce anxiety long term. Our brain waves produce signals that can be used as feedback to help teach self-regulation to the brain function, bringing it back into balance. Neurofeedback will teach a person how to train their brain to relax and focus because it locates the area or areas of the brain that causes the anxiety. It’s important to remember that our brain is the control center of our bodies and mind. Once the brain is balanced, a person’s body and life will find harmony.
According to recent studies, 95% of every pain and disease, that a person experiences, is emotional. Therefore, if someone’s emotions are not balanced, the body is unbalanced.
Dr. Elena Eustache is a specialist in Neurofeedback Therapy, with a PhD in Psychology and Cognitive Behavior Therapy. Dr. Eustache helps her patients reach their full potential so they can live the life they have always dreamed.