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Neurofeedback: A Fresh Approach for Prisons

Neurofeedback: A Fresh Approach for Prisons


This article on neurofeedback was written by a psychology class at the Marble Valley Regional Correctional Facility in Vermont. The Community High School of Vermont program sponsoring the course provides opportunities for inmates to earn high school credit and complete diplomas. Students in this class learned about the benefits of neurofeedback from Rutland, VT-area neurofeedback specialist Dr. Sharrie Hanley, who explained how neurofeedback works to help individuals overcome a wide variety of mental health concerns, including issues that greatly affect the prison population, such as addiction, anxiety, anger management difficulties, and more. Students also noted that incorporating neurofeedback into rehabilitation programs would cost less than other current strategies currently being used, and is likely to be just as effective — if not more so.

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