Low Energy Neurofeedback (LENS) is a unique and highly effective EEG Biofeedback modality. For a specific issue such as anxiety, a series of sessions may run less than 5. For ingrained issues that may have an epigenetic (family history/cultural) aspect, perhaps as many as 15 – 20 sessions will be needed to alleviate symptoms. The client is not required to actively engage with the feedback (they can shut their eyes if they want to), and the results are comparable to the well researched, often spectacular results achieved with traditional visual neurofeedback, which usually requires between 20 – 80 sessions of focused participation to achieve comparable results.
We are just beginning the journey into unraveling the mysteries of our brains. As we become more skillful at mapping how our minds handle a task or perception (THE CONNECTOME), the mechanism of efficacy of LENS becomes more apparent. A single task or experience may involve many hundreds of nodes in our brains. Any single node in the chain will influence global competence (of that task/experience). LENS identifies suboptimally performing nodes (based on their region in the brain) and challenges them to reestablish collaboration. The challenge is so subtle it is rarely felt – a curious attribute of this style of therapy is that the more subtle, the more powerful…
There is a strong correlation between being competent and feeling safe. As we bring more facets of the brain “on the team” competency increases, thereby increasing feelings of wellbeing and safety. Adaptations and compensations that limited our scope may disappear as we find ourselves simply dealing with our challenges more efficiently and without habituated stress. Lessening of the feeling of the need to control (vigilantly forecasting) frees energy for a more direct and consistent present moment experience of our lives.
LENS starts with an initial 50-minute session where we will map your brain to identify regions that may not be completely “on board” with your agenda*. Subsequent 30-minute sessions work with sites designated from the mapping process. As we work through these sites, you can observe your progress in the embedded reporting function, as well as, more importantly, in your experience and task performance.
* Neurofeedback is enabled during this process so you very well may notice some results from the first session.
Here is a story of LENS enabling a profound reset from a traumatic experience. LENS is very effective with recovery from all forms of traumatic experiences, including physical trauma (TBI):
Here is a paper on the application of LENS for a profound Traumatic Brain Injury:
QEEG Evaluation of the LENS Treatment of TBI – Dr. Cory Hammond
You can schedule a 50 minutes LENS intake and mapping with feedback session here:
LOW ENERGY NEUROFEEDBACK