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LENS (Low Energy Neurofeedback System)

…is like a restart button, unlocking your brain for optimal functioning

Neuroscientists have discovered that physical brain structures change over time. Because of this neuroplasticity, we don’t have to be stuck with old neural pathways which once defended against trauma or stress. The Low Energy Neurofeedback System (LENS) helps our brain be more flexible by safely addressing the brain in its own electromagnetic language.  The LENS can encourage  improved memory, mood and overall functioning .

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The LENS is a specific kind of Neurofeedback that operates much more rapidly than traditional Neurofeedback and has qualities that make it much easier to use with people who can’t sit still.  With the LENS, the client doesn’t need to “do” anything, and there is nothing to learn.  The typical session with the LENS lasts 3-4 minutes.  This means that the LENS works well for people who either cannot or will not pay attention to a computer screen for a longer time periods.  Additionally, the LENS works much faster than traditional Neurofeedback with the number of sessions ranging from as few as 1 to an overall average number of sessions of 20.dreamstimeextrasmall_32715059

The LENS works well with problems of the Central Nervous System, which can be numerous. These include symptoms of anxiety-depression spectrum, attention deficits, behavior disorders, various sleep disorders, headaches and migraines, PMS and emotional disturbances. It is also useful for organic brain conditions such as seizures, the autism spectrum, and cerebral palsy.  These are all signs of Central Nervous System dysfunction which result in the body’s difficulty regulating itself.

LENS Neurofeedback works for many conditions

LENS is a biofeedback tool that can help improve overall functioning related to how we think, feel and experience our lives.  It is not a treatment for any specific condition or geared towards a specific diagnosis.  It has been utilized for the past 20+ years by over 500 clinicians world wide as a process that can contribute to improved brain functioning.  As self regulation  happens many symptoms begin to improve as the central nervous system can work more effectively.

Addressing the brain in its own electromagnetic language, LENS opens the way for the brain to reorganize itself, allowing interruption of dysfunctional patterns.  In helping the irregular brain wave activity to soothe itself overall symptom functioning improves over time.

The LENS provides information in the form of biofeedback. By using feedback frequencies that are closer to the brain’s own  the LENS achieves brainwave changes with gentle feedback information that may also be obtained with considerably stronger signals. The actual feedback signal is far less than what our cell phones emit.

The LENS treatment doesn’t directly change sleep or other problems. It helps the brain become better regulated and more flexible. Since sleep, emotions and behavior are regulated by the brain, improvements are generally seen after the first few treatment. Clients often report that there are noticeable positive changes. Overall response to the LENS and associated shifts are monitored at every session.

When you give the brain information about itself, it has an enormous capacity for change. The LENS  makes the information available to the brain almost instantly, and asks it to make adjustments. This gives the brain a greater ability to self-manage or regulate for your optimal functioning.

People often notice many symptoms improve after the first 2 to 4 sessions.

Anxiety and depression lift. Clarity, energy and mood  improve. Peaceful sleep returns. Annoying things don’t cause reactions. ADHD kids focus calmly. Athletes excel. Artists create.  Projects get completed. You’re simply better at being you.

Do the results of LENS last?

 If the problem being addressed is one of brain disregulation, then the answer is yes, and that covers a lot of ground. Neurofeedback involves learning by the brain and if that brings order out of disorder, the brain will continue to use its new capabilities, and thus reinforce them.

At times there are unknown issues such as early-stage degenerative disease, allergies, strong reactions to some foods or pollens, or spills and falls leading to bumps on the head.  In these instances longer courses of the LENS may be needed. And it may also be that some direct medical help may be the best course of action.  The LENS can’t do everything for everybody.  But it can and has made a difference that other approaches have not provided, and in general, in a much shorter time.  Matters are different when we are dealing with degenerative conditions like Parkinson’s or the dementias, or when we are working against continuing insults to the system, as may be the case in the autism spectrum. In such cases, the LENS sessions may need to be continued at some level over time. Allergic susceptibilities and food intolerances may make it more difficult to maintain the gains. Poor digestive function will pose a problem, as does poor nutrition. A child living in a toxic environment (in either the physical or the psychological sense) may have more difficulty retaining good function.

The typical number of sessions to optimal functioning is between 6 and 25.  Many people can experience relief after just a few sessions and treatment is personalized for each individual.  The treatment process should be cumulative with long term improved response.

http://www.goodtherapy.org/blog/low-energy-neurofeedback-system-is-it-for-me-0613136

A Peer-Reviewed Research Paper puts it like this:
“The LENS process is not a treatment for any specific condition or directed toward a specific diagnosis. It’s a general process that can optimize brain function.”

“However, as self-regulation occurs, many symptoms that have their basis in central nervous system dysfunction begin to improve.”

“It can manifest as mood improvement in people with anxiety, depression, and explosiveness.”

“It can manifest in improved sleep in people with sleeping disorders, restless leg syndrome, or night teeth grinding.”

“This unique LENS neurofeedback technique may also benefit people who are already healthy and want peak performance and inner resilience to stress.” —Read the entire peer-reviewed article: – http://www.townsendletter.com/April2008/ltr_white0408.htm

Please watch this “Introduction to LENS Neurofeedback for more information:                                                                                  

 

Prior to the initial consultation please  fill out the following paperwork and bring it with you:

*   LENS Intake Form                                                                                                                                               

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