5 Reasons Why Neurofeedback is Great for Children

As a parent, all you want is to see your child succeed in their life. If your child suffers from a brain-based issue or disorder, daily functioning becomes more difficult which can burden families. Brain-based issues can include everything from anxiety and depression to learning disabilities to behavioral issues. Parents often struggle to find the right course of treatment to ensure that their child can grow up to be a well-adjusted adult and experience academic, career, and personal success. Success in the formative years of their youth is crucial. If your child is struggling to succeed, neurofeedback may be the treatment of choice, and here’s why. 

Spotlight on the BAUD: Enhancing Brain Function

The BAUD (Bio Acoustical Utilization Device) is a small device that utilizes sound to enhance brain function by effectively stimulating neuroplasticity which produces lasting change to the brain and eliminates symptoms of both neurological and psychological issues. During a BAUD treatment session, the patient listens to specially designed sound frequencies that allow the brain to create new habits of brainwave activity, alleviating symptoms of anxiety, ADHD, PTSD, chronic pain, addiction, cravings, and more. Even some physical symptoms may be effectively eliminated because they actually initiate in the brain even though they may be felt in the body.

Agoraphobia and Neurofeedback

Having anxiety about being in spaces with large groups of people can be a normal experience for some. However, if a person experiences so much fear and anxiety about leaving home that it begins to interfere with their ability to live life normally, treatment may be necessary. Agoraphobia describes a condition where a person fears being in a place where they cannot escape or it may be difficult to do so. This includes both large open spaces or large crowds. Additionally, travel at any capacity may also trigger so much fear and anxiety that the individual remains confined to their home. In fact, the word agoraphobia is a Greek word that means “fear of the marketplace”. 

Phobia and Neurofeedback

Anxiety manifests in a variety of different disorders, including phobia, defined as unreasonable yet overwhelming fear of something. Typically, the trigger for someone who experiences phobia should pose very little or no threat to a person. However, phobia causes serious physical and emotional reactions of distress.

Naturally, some fears are not uncommon in a person’s life, however if particular fears suddenly begin interfering with a person’s day-to-day life, treatment is required to reduce and/or eliminate the trigger.

5 Methods of Overcoming Social Phobia

For those living with social phobia, feeling extremely self-conscious in social situations occurs in almost any social interaction, leaving the person feeling uncomfortable and more likely to avoid any social situation at all costs. This behavior may seem like shyness to others, however these experiences actually induce feelings of panic for the sufferer. Social anxiety bars people from being able to enjoy life and mentally forces a person into a reclusive lifestyle. However, that is the opposite of what a person needs for happy and healthy functioning. Social interaction is necessary for human beings to thrive. Overcoming social anxiety takes time and practice along with various treatment methods. Here are five methods for overcoming social phobia.

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