Wondering if Neurofeedback will Treat Anxiety? Wonder no more. Maybe it feels like it never fully goes away: the nagging thoughts, the constant worrying, the inability to turn your brain off. You’re restless, you can’t sleep, and you can’t focus. Your mind won’t leave you alone. Or rather, your anxiety won’t leave you alone.
Anxiety can be a frustrating and intrusive disorder that can make you irritable and affect your daily productivity — and that’s just everyday anxiety, not a full-blown panic attack. If it goes on untreated for too long, it can severe effects on your personal and professional life.
Maybe you’ve tried to treat your anxiety before, and it hasn’t worked:
What You’ve Tried Before
- Self-treatment: the good or bad kinds. People who suffer from anxiety often self-treat, whether they do so with alcohol/drugs or through relaxation techniques and exercise. The latter methods are healthy ways to deal with anxiety, but they aren’t effective for everyone. Constantly working out and meditating with no positive changes can be demoralizing.
- Medications. Anxiety disorders are commonly treated with medicine, but these often just treat the symptoms, and many have side effects such as drowsiness and weight gain. Other medications can have severe withdrawal symptoms. It often takes a long time to find the right medicine.
- Cognitive-behavioral therapy and counseling. Therapy can find the root of anxiety and help manage it, but it doesn’t work in all cases.
3 Ways Neurofeedback Will Treat Anxiety Better than Other Methods
- It will literally reshape your brain, instead of masking symptoms. Neurofeedback trains you to rewire your brain to literally think differently.
- It is based on science. Neurofeedback uses a computer-based program that analyzes brain activity to help you get better.
- You’ll work with a certified practitioner. When you work with Dr. Trish Leigh in one of her short courses on neurofeedback, you work with a Board-Certified Neurofeedback practitioner and scholar.