Top 5 ways biofeedback can change your life

Dr. Adi Jaffe, PhD
Dr. Adi Jaffe, PhD

“For over 40 years technology has allowed practitioners of these techniques to help individuals who are struggling with attention, anxiety, sleep, focus, obsessive thoughts, seizures, irritable bowel syndrome, ADHD, autism, brain injury and more. And these therapies are targeted, hitting the specific problem areas while minimizing collateral impact and side effects. It’s like the best kept secret that doesn’t need to be a secret at all.”

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“Positive feedback” article on APA.ORG

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In 2016, we have watches that count each step we take, phone applications that tally each calorie swallowed and burned, “smartshirts” that measure our heart rate and respiration. We are living in an era of personal data tracking — yet many experts say we’re missing a huge opportunity to use our body’s data to change our physiological activity for the better.

Biofeedback is hardly new; its therapeutic use dates back nearly 50 years. Yet the technique is easier than ever, says Paul Lehrer, PhD, a psychologist at Rutgers-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School.

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Paraplegics moving again years after injuries

Source: CNN
Source: CNN

“The study involved eight paraplegic patients who had been completely paralyzed for at least three years due to spinal cord injuries. They were asked to spend at least two hours a week training on brain-machine interfaces over the course of a year.

How did the brain-machine interfaces work? The patients were fitted with caps lined with electrodes that recorded their brain activity. That brain activity triggered movements or behaviors in virtual reality systems and robotic exoskeletons, such as making the virtual avatar of a patient walk. Then, the interface sent signals back to the brain, such as the sensation of movement, Nicolelis said.”

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Danville, Pittsylvania County a ‘mission field’ in neurotherapy

Danville, Pittsylvania County a ‘mission field’ in neurotherapy

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Danville, Pittsylvania County a ‘mission field’ in neurotherapy

Dan River Neurotherapy Center opened in June 2015 and has already made an impact on what a medical expert referred to as a “mission field” in neurotherapy and neurofeedback–Danville and Pittsylvania County. Dr. Richard Bindewald Jr, PhD, licensed clinical psychologist, left, Susan Parcell Bindewald, psychiatric clinical nurse specialist, front, center.  Richard “Andrew” Bindewald III, resident in counseling, board certified neurotherapist, back, and Michaela Bindewald, social worker, right. The center’s office manager is Linda Barber, not pictured.

 Posted: Thursday, July 14, 2016 4:31 pm

Danville, Pittsylvania County a ‘mission field’ in neurotherapy

By BOBBY ALLEN ROACH
Star-Tribune Assistant Editor

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Dan River Neurotherapy Center opened in Danville, Virginia last summer as a Tribal Non-Profit in conjunction with Whole Counsel Associates and the need for neurotherapy and neurofeedback services has only grown since then, said Resident in Counseling and board certified neurotherapist R. Andrew Bindewald, III.

“There is a tremendous need in our hometown community. When someone mentions attention, memory, sleep, anxiety, and/or peak performance, many people think of improvements they themselves need in brain functioning, or they think of a family member or close friend who could benefit from neurotherapy,” Bindewald said.

He went on to share a personal account of how the field of neurofeedback helped change his life.

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