The Cabins Neurofeedback Program is a solid game changer when it comes to mental healthcare. Our Neurofeedback Program looks for the causes of a problem and then offers a cutting-edge evidence-based strategy to combat it. Assessment using brain scanning is performed by your therapist that locates the cause of the symptoms.
Often these problems arise from specific pathways in the brain that are functionally dysregulated or over or under activated. Following each assessment, your therapist will deliver a Neurofeedback session that helps regulate the brains functioning using its own capacity to re-learn and adapt; a process known in neuroscience as neural plasticity.
The Cabins Neurofeedback Program is non-invasive and uses sophisticated computer technology to both read your brain waves and give feedback to the brain so that it can adapt and change. Neurofeedback tracks the brains electrical activity and then this information is given back to your brain in the form of auditory or visual input: videos, games, colours, or sounds.
Once this feedback is given to you via the computer we use, the phenomenon of “self-regulation” begins to occur. The Cabins Neurofeedback Program takes advantage of the scientifically proven fact that our bodies and brains are inherently self-regulating systems. However, if we do not provide a healthy environment for the body and brain to heal itself, it makes it more difficult to occur. The Cabins Neurofeedback Program speeds up this process, making healing from mental health problems such as anxiety, depression, complex trauma, PTSD, and dependency disorders more efficient and effective.
With just a bit of biofeedback the brain observes what it is doing and seeks a balanced state. For example, imagine you are walking past a shop window, you catch site of your reflection in the glass and see you have poor posture, you innately straighten your spine as you walk on. That is how the brain works. It is constantly looking for a bit of feedback to regulate itself. This is called “awake state” neurofeedback.
The Cabins Neurofeedback Program also uses a “deep state” approach called “Alpha Theta Training” in which the patient vacillates between Alpha and Theta brain waves. Alpha waves produce a state of calm, focus and relaxation. Theta waves produce a dreamier state. Alpha Theta Training can be compared to being in a continuous dreamy state that is similar to that felt just before you fall asleep. It is also a similar feeling to hypnosis which is why it’s an effective treatment for trauma and addiction. With The Cabins Neurofeedback Program, even whilst you are experiencing this deep relaxation, your brain is adapting and conditioning itself to the necessary changes it requires to heal.
Patients benefit from using neurofeedback in many ways while treating addiction, anxiety, depression, and trauma. Here are 6 Benefits of The Cabins Neurofeedback Program for dependency, mood, anxiety and behavioural health disorders.
1. Detox Symptoms
Neurofeedback can be especially helpful in both the detox and post-acute withdrawal stages of recovery. Post-acute withdrawal syndrome is a collection of symptoms that may persist for many weeks following cessation. The Cabins Neurofeedback Program can help calm the entire nervous system and help reduce the symptoms of acute and post-acute withdrawal.
2. Early Recovery Agitation
In early recovery – when the nervous system is most agitated and desperately craving the substance or behaviour – neurofeedback can help a person make it through one more day by regulating brain waves. If the person is in very early recovery or has just left treatment, this can make the difference of being able to stay in recovery versus panicking or becoming overwhelmed.
3. Underlying Trauma
Alpha Theta Training is especially helpful for those who have experienced complex or acute trauma that may underpin a dependency or behavioural disorder. The Cabins Neurofeedback Program can address the underlying trauma which eases a great deal of the emotional pain that clients often present with. Used in conjunction with EMDR and Mindfulness therapy many of our clients’ report feeling a sense of peace unlike they have never experienced before.
Both awake state and alpha theta help train the brain to be more present and mindful. This makes it much easier for those clients engaging in our mindfulness stress reduction modules to develop a meditation practice which is a great tool for trauma, depression, and anxiety recovery.
The Cabins Neurofeedback Program therapists are experts in using neurofeedback to help regulate neurotransmitter production which increases dopamine. Dopamine is responsible for motivation and pleasure. Increased dopamine production will provide more motivation for recovery and achieving longer lasting recovery. With more dopamine, there is an excitement for life which is a great motivator for maintaining your new healthier lifestyle.
6. Sleep Regulation
Sleep is a critical component to overall health and well-being. Those who are new in recovery tend to have erratic sleep patterns. Within just a couple of sessions, nearly all our client’s report regulated sleep. Many more report sleeping better than they ever have in their life. The Cabins Neurofeedback Program also significantly reduces and often eliminates nightmares and ruminating thoughts which are significant for those with a history of acute and complex trauma or who are in early recovery and affected by poor sleep hygiene.
These are just a few of the numerous benefits that The Cabins Neurofeedback Program provides for those in early recovery. The benefits of neurofeedback also include:
- improved physical health
- lower blood pressure
- reduction or elimination of headaches
- improved symptoms of asthma
- overall attention and focus improvement
The Cabins Neurofeedback Program for Behavioural Health and Dependency Problems
The Cabins Neurofeedback Program essentially imparts to the patient valuable coping skills that can help maintain long-term recovery.
Through the utilization of whole brain regulation software, our Neurofeedback protocols measure your brainwave output 256 times per second. The results or ‘feedback’ is then communicated back to your brain to tell it how it is functioning. Our protocols identify the specific malfunctioning areas using non-invasive sensors placed on the scalp, and communicate directly with your brain through sub-audible sound. In this way our computers deliver an individualized brain-training plan that is uniquely formulated to your needs.
Our expert treatment specialists make use of their knowledge of different brain waves when designing these neurofeedback protocols.
The regions of the brain where problems arise from are then retrained using whatever your brain needs to adapt; typically characterized by under-arousal and over-arousal.
Neurofeedback can assist in the modulation of under-arousal (sleepiness, depressed feelings or crying) and over-arousal (aggression, heart palpitations, and teeth-grinding).
Normally, over-arousal problems affect alcoholics, or those who may have had issues with sedatives and narcotics. Under-arousal issues influence methamphetamine and other stimulant users.
It is normal for specialists to confer with their patients regarding any changes they may have noticed since the last meeting and discuss goals for the next session. Neurofeedback helps replace harmful behaviours with more healthy behaviour patterns.
Many of our clients come to learn that anxiety and mood disorders and addiction treatment is largely about managing triggers and symptoms effectively, The Cabins Neurofeedback Program puts you out at the front of the recovery field by offering you new ways to do so. A person can learn to be more conscious of triggers that initiate destructive behavioural patterns and that may ultimately lead to a relapse.
The Cabins Neurofeedback Program was designed because our psychologists know that neurofeedback has in recent times, gained a solid grounding within the neuroscience community. This is because it can be applied as both an addiction, mood disorder and trauma recovery treatment. Its efficacy is also due to its non-invasive nature and the fact that no drugs are prescribed and there are minimal or no side-effects.
Research has shown that more than 85 percent of dependency clients presenting for neurofeedback treatment gained an improved ability to focus, regulate their behaviour and reduce impulsivity. The Cabins Neurofeedback Program is designed to help you better manage your emotions, improve your mood and your sleep hygiene. Adding neurofeedback to your recovery plan and continuing care choice gives you the necessary tools to help you be more in control, achieve success, and start living the life you dreamed of.
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