Did You Know?
Brains with ADHD often show too much slow brainwaves in the part of the brain that is in charge of focus, attention, and impulse control.
The brains of people with Generalized Anxiety Disorder or Panic often have extra fast brainwaves.
The two halves of our brain work together but are different. For example, more fast brainwaves in the right side of the brain often causes anxiety, while too many slow brainwaves in the left side can cause depression.
Symptoms people associate with ADHD, like trouble focusing, restlessness, or forgetfulness are often more related to anxiety. We can help tell the difference with a Brain Map!
qEEG Brain Mapping Services
A qEEG (Brain Map) is a valuable way of looking beyond external symptoms and behaviors to the brain activity beneath. Ruminating thoughts, chronic agitation and anxiety, stubborn depression, knowing what to do but not actually doing it. These are often the symptoms that bring people to psychotherapy but just do not seem to change no matter how hard they try to think their way out of them. We call these “sticky brains” or “sticky symptoms.”
These “sticky symptoms” are actually ways your brain has learned to adapt to the world around it through the course of your life but do not represent the way your brain is actually supposed to be working to best enable your success. As Chantel Prat, PhD, author of The Neuroscience of You: How Every Brain is Different and How to Understand Yours says, “The fact that something about your brain causes you to think, feel, or behave in a certain way does not necessarily mean either that you were born that way or that it can’t change.”
A Brain Map is the foundation of our Neurofeedback Training programs. It allows us to identify what your brain needs and we can best help you move toward the changes you want to see in your life. Having a deeper understanding of what is and is not as likely to be under your control lets us fine-tune your neurofeedback training while also providing important information for areas to focus on with therapy, coaching, academic counseling, and more.
A Brain Map:
- Identifies key areas for brain optimization with neurofeedback training;
- Creates a personalized brain optimization plan for you;
- Helps to confirm, clarify, or rule-out diagnoses such as anxiety, depression, ADHD, etc.
During a Brain Map you get to watch your brain activity on the TV screen. In a follow-up session with your Neurofeedback Clinician, you get to look at the inner workings in your mind as they show up in your brainwave patterns and the implications for your life. Afterward you will receive a written report of the information from your Brain Map. We pride ourselves on not only providing a high-quality Brain Map but also a written report that is straightforward and outlines tangible, actionable data that you can apply to your life.
Many of our patients chose to do a Comprehensive Brain Function Assessment in order to get a deeper assessment at their physician’s recommendation or to provide neurobiological data for a psychological assessment or educational testing. Learn more about the Comprehensive Brain Function Assessment here.
Join us for moving into deeper relationship with the symphony in your brain!
*Sample of a Magnitude topographical map from a Comprehensive Brain Function Assessment report:
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