Low Energy Neurofeedback (LENS) is a unique EEG Biofeedback modality. It uses a proprietary technique to establish a subtle, but dynamic electrical “conversation” with the brain, working each head site addressed into a more functional relationship with the whole. For a specific issue such as anxiety, a series of sessions may be as few as 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, 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*.
This short film is an introduction to LENS:
The first half of this hour long Public Radio interview is a good overview of LENS
LENS is not just an effective method to alleviate symptoms – it is also a powerful personal development tool which unlocks brain potential. A description of why LENS alleviates many symptoms (ranging from physical to emotional and cognitive) and is such a powerful tool to extend our brain potential, thereby changing the trajectory of our lives, can be found on this webpage:
One powerful feature of LENS is the mapping report, which guides treatment options. The underlying algorithm has been validated over 20 years and many thousands of treatments and is one reason why cognitive improvements using LENS manifest so rapidly. The map represents the site’s response to feedback, which is a very different type of information than what is contained in a standard QEEG. Comparing reports from consecutive sessions with a client offers graphic validation that change is occurring, where they may otherwise have to rely on subjective experience. Here is an example of the map report:
Another innovation somewhat unique to LENS is the integrated subjective assessment. Before starting LENS therapy a comprehensive subjective assessment of sensitivity and reactivity can be done, the results of which are integrated into the client file in the LENS software. Follow up short assessments based on the initial assessment after sessions can indicate change that otherwise might go unnoticed, and to new avenues for treatment options.
EFFICACY OF NEUROFEEDBACK EXAMPLE: Quantitative EEG (QEEG) maps are done by EEG monitoring over 20 head sites, sometimes for a number of hours. QEEG offers a clear metric for changes in global brain function. In the example the column on the right was measured 6 months after the left column. During the 6 month interval weekly EEG Biofeedback sessions were done. (NB: LENS is usually much quicker than standard EEG Biofeedback).
LENS is also used with domesticated animals. More information on this here: