Treat Anxiety, Naturally
As humans, we are designed to be alert in situations of potential danger. Our bodies give us a surge of adrenaline to make us ready for "fight or flight" - a response to danger that keeps us alive. In people suffering from anxiety, the fight or flight response is always engaged and ready, whether danger is present or not. Research has shown that this is usually because the part of the brain that deals with conscious thoughts - the cortex - is overactive. It's working overtime, and as a result, the brain has been trained itself to stay hyper-alert and in a constant state of arousal.
The initial stages of treatment begin with gathering data on the current brainwave activity of the patient. Painless sensors are placed onto the patients head at specific sites to track current brain wave activity so that the neurofeedback practitioner can see what needs to change in the brain to reduce or eliminate the anxiety.
The patient then begins the neurofeedback therapy treatment sessions in the comfort of their own home, training the brain to operate more efficiently several times a week. The client knows if the training is working by receiving visual and auditory cues as they change their brainwaves to the desired state and self-regulation occurs. Visual stimulation darkens and lightens as brainwave patterns change
Over the course of the treatments, neurofeedback creates new circuits in the brain resulting in permanent positive changes. Read more about the neurofeedback process.
Anxiety Treatment Timeline
For informational purposes only. Individual Anxiety treatment plans may vary.
Initial Anxiety Treatment Consultation
We meet and discuss your or your child’s case details and suggest a tailored anxiety treatment plan specific to your scenario.
Testing and First Treatment
In the first anxiety treatment session we test the brainwave patterns using a sophisticated EEG equipment and establish a baseline. Imbalances are recorded and a specific course of at home anxiety treatment is established. Patient receives neurofeedback equipment to take home in order to proceed with anxiety treatments from the comfort of their own home which saves both time and costs from a more traditional strictly in-clinic approach.
In-Home Neurofeedback Training
Patients conduct in home neurofeedback training with equipment provided by the ONS team, 4-5 times per week. It takes approximately 40 minutes to conduct the Neurofeedback/EEG Biofeedback training for best results.
Final Review and Retest
This in-clinic session will retest the new brainwave patterns to confirm anxiety treatment effectiveness. Most clients will already see the results first hand in changes prior to the retest.