People who are diagnosed with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) would benefit greatly from the highly effective Neurofeedback Therapy. This method of treatment, which has zero side effects, has been proven to help alleviate posttraumatic stress long term and it’s even possible to reduce medications once a person’s symptoms begin to improve. Research shows that PTSD is a disorder that lies in the brain. PTSD is a serious type of anxiety caused by a traumatic and stressful series of events. According to the National Center for PTSD, about 6 of every 10 men (or 60%) and 5 of every 10 women (or 50%) experience at least one trauma in their lives.
It’s imperative to understand that PTSD can happen to anyone, even if you aren’t a vet or a victim of sexual or physical abuse like many of the clients that I’ve treated. Those who suffer from PTSD can develop trust issues, addictions, emotionally detach themselves from their loved ones (isolation), become depressed, have suicidal thoughts and many people will exhibit extremely aggressive behavior—acting out violently towards others. If left untreated, those who suffer from the disorder are likely to experience severe consequences that can debilitate their lives.
Now, since PTSD affects our brain and our brains are the control center of our bodies and mind, our brain becomes unbalanced and this becomes the main reason why we can’t find peace and harmony within our lives. Neurofeedback therapy brings the brain back into balance. For example, when a person is treated for a neurological disorder like PTSD, sensors are attached to their scalp so the patient and the specialist are able to monitor the brain waves through an EEG machine. Immediately, the neurofeedback specialist and the client are instantly provided with the information needed to detect the parts of the brain that aren’t working properly or as efficiently in conjunction with the rest of the brain. Furthermore, the specialist is afforded the opportunity to zone in on the specific areas with focused “brain training” exercises, therefore helping the patient retrain their brain to create healthier brain patterns.
According to recent studies, 95% of every pain and disease, that a person experiences, is emotional. Therefore, if someone’s emotions are not balanced, then their bodies are not balanced either. Everyone deserves to live a healthy and successful life.
Dr. Elena Eustache is a specialist in Neurofeedback Therapy, with a PhD in Psychology and Cognitive Behavior Therapy. Dr. Elena Eustache helps her patients reach their full potential so they can live the life they’ve always dreamed.