Neurofeedback and the treatment of Trauma

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Slim

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Neurofeedback and the treatment of Trauma
« on: September 18, 2018, 09:17:14 PM »
Dear All
I have some good news. I have been using a neurofeedback device, on my own, and it is having some effective benefits.
It doesnt hurt (only your pocket as it's about $200).
It does not involve reliveing any trauma.
It has helped my hypervigilance, as well as my preverbal trauma (ie bodily sensations).
You only need about 10 sessions to get good at it.
My sleep is better.
My alcohol consumption has plummetted too - and that wasnt intentional.

This isnt an advert. Also I don't sell the equipment, or own a company that does.
The research on it seems good too.

As a sufferer of cPTSD from early childhood, this allowed me to stay in control whilst getting some help.
It has helped me, but I don't think it is a cure-all, and my quality of life has improved too.

BW
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Kizzie

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Re: Neurofeedback and the treatment of Trauma
« Reply #1 on: September 18, 2018, 11:32:31 PM »
I did some NF about two years ago Slim and it helped me too.  I found I was able to distance myself from my trauma better, that is until Trump got into power in the US and it reignited a lot of that for me. I can only imagine if I hadn't done any NF what I would be like by now.  :aaauuugh:

Do you mind sharing what equipment you bought and how it works on your own?  I would have gone back for more NF but we moved to a more rural location and there's isn't anyone here who does it. 

That's amazing about reducing your drinking  especially given that wasn't why you were doing the NF.  Speaks to why we drink in the first place doesn't it?  Reduce/process the trauma and we don't need to numb out. 

Glad it's working for you  :hug:

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Re: Neurofeedback and the treatment of Trauma
« Reply #2 on: September 18, 2018, 11:46:35 PM »
Hi slim, nice to hear from you again  :) and I'm curious about the particulars, too.

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Re: Neurofeedback and the treatment of Trauma
« Reply #3 on: September 19, 2018, 11:45:41 AM »
Hi there
Thx for the warm welcome back, Three Roses. I do follow Kizzie on Twitter, so have not gone away completely. I tend to isolate, and not share when in a dark place...that's a habit to change.

I am sure that there is a solution to Trump.....I follow US politics to take my mind off the Brexit fiasco. Rachel Maddow for President!
That Brett Kavanagh has really reminded me of how bad these sexual predators are, and how pervasive and manipulative. Eurgh...even across the Atlantic I can feel his creepiness.

The $99 Neurosky headset which comes with it's own training programs: buy here: https://store.neurosky.com/. I chose this cos it was cheap and wanted to try it out. I found it works well.

MindReflector for $99, works with the Neurosky headset http://www.mindreflector.com/products.htm. I chose this because it's possible to use whatever sounds and video you want: try my own relaxing compositions which are free (hint, hint).....https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLA5L_GUwgurZKJWtl7dhawgxfN-D_RcMH .

There is good work that shows that traumatised people have R/L frontal lobe imbalance. This can be healed using neurofeedback. It however, requires a more sophisticated system that costs about $500 from https://shop.openbci.com/collections/frontpage. I havent used it, but am thinking about it as it might be useful in my dayjob.
Best Wishes
Slim
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