Science Based Results
What is Neurofeedback?
Brain Paint is a neurofeedback workout for your brain with lasting cumulative results.
Brainwaves assist in conveying information affecting our emotions, physical movement, concentration, and creative expression. When our brainwaves are not working properly, we experience that in a multitude of ways, including depression, anxiety, insomnia, and so on.
At AwakeningsPM, we believe that neurofeedback creates part of the foundation necessary to heal and recover. This scientifically proven, non-invasive, FDA approved treatment modality helps stabilize clients’ brainwaves, which reduces the fight-or-flight reaction that often triggers a relapse into old behaviors. Clients experience clarity that improves compliance in treatment programs, decreases relapse rates, and increases continued 12-step participation long after treatment ends.
Can Neurofeedback Help?
Anyone under stress has a difficult time learning. Alcoholism, drug addiction, or mental health conditions cause an immense amount of stress, which creates an environment that reduces the chance of successfully learning and implementing the tools of recovery.
Neurofeedback is a proven brain re-training method that facilitates stress reduction while boosting the brain’s ability to learn and integrate new information. It does this by “educating” the brain to be more adaptive and flexible. Clients experience the effects of neurofeedback directly in treatment and throughout every aspect of their lives. Their stress level is reduced significantly; therefore, typical life stressors become manageable.
How Neurofeedback Works
Also known as EEG Biofeedback, Neurofeedback utilizes the human biological mechanisms of self-regulation and homeostasis. Neurofeedback helps change the “reactive” brain into a better-muscled “interactive” brain—a calmer, less reactive state that will serve the client through all stressful situations in life.
At AwakeningsPM clients receive 3-5 neurofeedback sessions a week.
For more information on Neurofeedback please visit : www.braintherapyusa.com
What do I have to do?
- With the guidance and care of a staff member, an evaluation is completed through a multitude of questions.
- Non-invasive sensors are placed on your ears and scalp, which gather electrical brain activities for approximately 30 minutes total. There is NO electricity entering the brain!
- The client relaxes in a comfortable chair while viewing beautiful images on a computer screen.
- Each session thereafter is a comfortable experience where the client does nothing but relax while the BrainPaint program
and the brain work together.
Pharmacogenetic Testing (PGT)
All clients at AwakeningsPM receive a PGT saliva test. This is a non-invasive genetic test which identifies a patient’s metabolic response to certain medications. Providers use this information to increase the likelihood of prescribing the most effective medication first. The report may also explain why a higher or lower dose is most effective, how to avoid medication interactions, and why certain side effects manifest for some individuals.
“The Millennium Analysis of Patient Phenotype (MAPP®) Report provides clinicians with evidence based and clinically actionable information to support medication decisions for over 40 commonly prescribed medications across 13 medication classes.” For more information, please visit: www.milleniumhealth.com
Each client receives a laminated, wallet-sized card from AwakeningsPM that has their specific results to each gene tested.
We include Alpha-Stim® in our program for the quick, effective symptom reduction many clients experience after the first treatment. It is a non-invasive treatment modality where the benefits are cumulative and complement all other types of treatment we provide.
Alpha-Stim® relieves acute, chronic, and post-traumatic pain as well as depression, anxiety, and insomnia. A patented waveform flows from electrodes on the ears and encourages higher brain function which results in a feeling of overall well-being.
“The efficacy and safety of Alpha-Stim® is backed by more independent research than there is for all other CES (cranial electrotherapy stimulation) devices combined.” For more information, please visit: www.alleviahealth.com
Hemi-Sync® Hemi-Sync® is a therapeutic treatment that generates complex, multi-layered sound signals that create mental, emotional and physical enhanced states. Clients report increased clarity of thought and dramatically reduced post-acute withdrawal symptoms in the weeks and months following their last drugging/drinking experience. For clients attending AwakeningsPM for depression and anxiety disorders and/or chronic pain syndromes, Hemi-Sync® dramatically alleviates the more acute symptoms of hopelessness and helplessness as well as the agitation associated with anxiety disorders. “Hemi-Sync® is a scientifically based and clinically proven “audio-guidance” technology that uses sound to influence brain wave activity. This patented and highly sophisticated technology is backed by over 50 years of research. The result is a focused, whole-brain state known as hemispheric synchronization, or Hemi-Sync®, where the left and right hemispheres are working together in a state of coherence.” For more information, please visit: www.hemi-sync.com
Our clients listen to Hemi-Sync® ‘music’ through headphones while resting in comfortable chairs. Often, our clients use Alpha-Stim® at the same time.