Anxiety is both a brain issue and a mental issue
It can happen to anyone. Anxiety means that your brain is stuck in survival mode. So it shows up in our bodies, and also in our mind. Children can become hyperactive, irritable, get sleep disturbances or become very self-critical. It can even provoke skin rashes, headaches or stomach problems.
Neurofeedback helps your brain get unstuck FAST, in four ways:
- First through gently unblocking neural pathways that are ‘stuck’ or ‘frozen’ as a result of overwhelming traumas or fears.
- By reducing the activity in the ‘sympathetic’ part of the nervous system, associated with the ‘fight, flight or freeze’ response.
- By enhancing the response of the ‘parasympathetic’ system, responsible for the calming effect resulting in relaxation, which can then allow the mind/body to heal itself.
- And finally, it increases overall normal brain functioning.
You will finally be able to apply all the coping strategies you’ve learned about and eliminate panic attacks.
Vielka Almanzar Bautista HBA, MEd, MA is a psychotherapist in Whitby, Ontario. She has over 10 years of practicing psychotherapy with children, youth and adults. If you would like to learn more you are welcome to call and book your first appointment or fill out the contact form and click Send.